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Sasha & La Fleur
Last Night On Earth
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This week’s ENT is a collaboration between a legend from the UK scene, as well as Essential Mix history, and a young lady from the Watergate family in Berlin, who’s career is really starting to break out. They have come together to make something pretty remarkable, it’s forthcoming on Last Night On Earth, a label run by the one and only Sasha. It’s called Förbindelse, it’s brand new from Sasha and La Fleur.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 32:42 mins here.
Label: Last Night On Earth
Management:  Sasha - Phil Sales, Tap Management & Maren Brombeiss, Ki-Management / La Fleur - David De Valera, Spike Management
Publishing: Minds on Fire
Radio: Clare Dickins, Clare Dickins PR & Adam Carter, Exclusive Promo 
Club: Adam Carter, Exclusive Promo
Online: Lydia Laws, Lydia Laws PR & Clare Dickins, Clare Dickins PR
Live: Sasha - Will Nustedt, Next Generation Entertainment (Europe/Rest Of World), Emma Hoser, Paradigm (US/North America), & Ian Hindmarsh, Analog (South America) / La Fleur - Sebastian, W Agency (Worldwide excluding UK and NA), Darren James-Thomas, FMLY  (UK + Ireland), Hagi, Detroit Premiere Artists (NA)
19 Oct 2018
  • UK press company Jukebox PR is launching Jukebox Management, a new division that extends their offerings to include artist management, distribution, bookings, content creation, syncing and much more. (RotD)
  • Insomniac has entered into a partnership with ALDA after acquiring 50 percent of the Amsterdam-based company known for developing, producing and promoting dance music events and experiences around the world. (Billboard)
  • Ibiza Leisure Association has responded to Prou Ibiza sustainability plan and described it as "delirious" and it would lead to “25 years of poverty” for Ibiza. (The Ibizan)
  • Canadian radio host, DJ, producer and label owner B.Traits has announced that she is leaving BBC Radio 1 after being with the station for six years. She has decided to leave as she feels she can no longer devote the necessary time to make the show. (Mixmag)  
  • The global music industry loses out on $2.65bn every year because of small businesses misusing personal music-streaming services, according to a study conducted by Nielsen Music and licensing service Soundtrack Your Brand. (Billboard)
  • Point Blank to partner with Chinese internet company NetEase to open the first Electronic Music School in China in the summer of 2019. (XLR8R)
  • Jason Ellis has been promoted to Managing Director of Positiva Records. He will continue in his role as A&R Director for Virgin EMI Records. (MBW)
  • Novation's latest midi keyboard comes with built-in sequencer and CV out. (DJ Mag)
  • Pioneer DJ launches HDJ-X5BT Bluetooth DJ headphones. (Magnetic)
  • DJ gear prices going up as Trump’s trade war hits the dance industry. (DJ Tech Tools)
  • Diplo, Richie Hawtin, and Junkie XL to release sound packs for series. (EDM)
  • Marshmello's Alone video passes one billion YouTube views. (Billboard
  • Mixcloud and Universal Music Group have announced a direct licensing deal. (RotD)
  • SoundCloud is adding lossless streaming to its SoundCloud Go+ streaming service. It already enabled artists to make songs available to download in lossless quality. (VentureBeat)
  • Soundcloud has announced partnerships with Native Instruments, Serato, Virtual DJ, DEX3, Mixvibes and DJuced/Hercules allowing DJs to stream and mix SoundCloud’s massive music catalogue in real time via their DJ performance software of choice, with most integrations rolling out in 2019. (Variety)
  • Spotify has taken a minority stake in music distribution service, DistroKid. The company didn’t confirm the size of its stake, only saying that it made a “passive minority investment”. Spotify will also upgrade its Spotify for Artists service to include an integration with DistroKid that allows artists to simultaneously upload content to other platforms. (TechCrunch, Billboard) Spotify will not have rights to see data from other DSPs. 
  • Field Day festival pulls out of Brockwell Park for 2019 with organisers not applying to Lambeth Council for a license. (Brixton Buzz
  • New Zealand festival Sonorous is back for 2019 and features Victor Ruiz, Eelke Kleijn, and Wankelmut. (DT)
  • Glastonbury’s Beat Hotel will launch a new festival in Marrakech, with dates set for 28 - 31 March 2019 and will feature Hunne, Maribou State, Andrew Weatherall, HAAi and more. (DJ Mag
  • Dixon, Amelie Lens, and Adam Beyer to play Junction 2 Festival 2019 launch party. The festival has also announced it will take place over two days next year on 7 and 8 June. (Fact)
  • 3LAU talks about the first music festival powered by blockchain, Our Music Festival. (DA
  • Miami council has shot down Ultra music festival's proposed contract extension, which would have permitted five more years of the event taking place at Bayfront Park. (DJ Mag)
  • Odesza have announced inaugural Foreign Family Collective festival Sundara, topped by RÜFÜS DU SOL, RL Grime, and more. (DA)
  • Insomniac announces new video game themed music festival PLAY coming 2019. (Billboard)
  • Martin Garrix, W&W, and more play surprise B2B set at the Protocol Records ADE showcase. (EDM Sauce
  • Raves due to be held at the former Bijlmer prison during Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) have been cancelled, due to safety concerns. (DJ Mag)
  • The European Copyright Directive and its potential effects on the structure of the music industry. (FT)
  • The final frontier: How can dance music exist in a digital space? (Fact
  • Warung: the Brazilian paradise that had to fight for the right to party. (Guardian)
  • Fabric: an oral history (RB
  • Undivide launch new bass-driven events to showcase some of London's most beloved venues. Four shows are lined up for the rest of the year, with their first event to be hosted alongside 20/20 LDN at south London's Corsica Studios on 20 October. (Mixmag)
  • Breaking Through: Forest Drive West (RA
  • Get to know: Ceri (DJ Mag)
  • Sub Focus: Desert Island Kit (DJ Mag)
  • Get to know Giant Swan, the duo with riotous live sets and releases that match. (Mixmag)
  • This is how much it costs to spend a week in Ibiza in 2018. (Mixmag
  • EBM DJ Kris Baha talks Rammstein, magic and running a record label. (Electronic Beats
  • Hannah Wants talks new label Etiquette and single Close To You. (Your EDM
  • Lunchmeat: the continental electronic music festival that’s paving the future for live performance. (NME
  • Interview: Patrice Bäumel (Ibiza Voice
  • Meet the people creating the code of conduct to end sexual harassment in dance music. (DJ Mag)
  • Techno workaholic Marie Davidson: 'I'm a total maniac who is very hard on myself’. (Guardian)
  • Mixmag goes on the road with techno duo Blond:ish. (Mixmag)
  • Martin Jensen talks ADE, debut EP and playing in Asia. (EDM Identity)
  • Sasha, Heidi, Henry Saiz and Baile share their favourite Last Night On Earth tracks and ADE recommendations. (Magnetic)
  • Amsterdam-based artists share their hidden gems to visit during ADE. (DJ Mag)
  • Artists explain how to make the most of this year's ADE. (DJ Mag)  
  • Deadmau5 has cancelled his Clubhouse fest performance. (EDM)
  • Amelie Lens debuts on LENSKE with first solo EP of 2018. (RA)
  • Armin van Buuren has said his new release Wild Wild Son is one of his ‘proudest creations’. (DA)
  • David Guetta and Netsky sample Foreigner on new track Ice Cold. (Billboard)
  • Major Lazer and Tove Lo release new collaboration Blow That Smoke. (Your EDM)
  • Swedish House Mafia are set to play in Mexico next year, according to Steve Angello. (DJ Mag
  • A Guy Called Gerad is going on tour to celebrate three decades in the business. (Mixmag)
  • Daft Punk member Thomas Bangalter shows off acidic new techno record, Riga (Take 5). (DA
  • Illenium teams with NV Concepts and Wicked Halloween for #Awake suicide prevent campaign. (Billboard)
  • Ricardo Villalobos teases new EP, Silent, on Pressure Traxx and is expected to be released in November. (RA
  • Swedish House Mafia launch mysterious countdown on their website (Billboard)
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