Kicking off another weekly BBC Radio 1 Essential Selection, Pete Tong glides us through the finest in house music from around the globe. This week we are treated to a premiere of Dirty South’s latest song “Until the End,” goody goodies from Apollonia All Stars and a Hot Mix from Ibiza 2012.
Spinning us through his favorite progressive hits at the moment, Pete plays Don Diablo & Matt Nash’s Axtone release “Starlight (Could You Be Mine),” Phazing upcomer Michael Brun’s “Antares,” and Morten Breum’s “Look Closer” out on Ash Pournouri’s label PRMD. Pete’s Essential New Tune went to George Fitzgerald’s lavish deep house track “I Can Tell (By the Way You Move),” replacing last week’s pick of “Isis’ by Hot Natured. Roger Sanchez is knighted into Pete’s Hall of Fame for his numerous contributions to house music over the years, while the UK’s Hot Creations-signed DeMarzo is Pete’s Future Star of the week.
Marc Kinchen has added yet another lavish remix to his 2013 collection, this time by way of Berlin techno veteran Wankelmut’s new single “My Head Is A Jungle.” Debuted this past weekend on Pete Tong’s Essential Selections, Marc deepens the jubilant melody with a sharp piano undertone playing overtop Emma Louise’s vocal. Like Marc’s take on Sinead Harnett’s “Got Me” and Jamie Antonelli’s “Divine,” this remix once again shows off his adept production abilities. Release date to be announced soon.
House music’s favorite tastemaker Pete Tong is back with his weekly Essential Selection packed with delicacies from every genre. Opening up the show with progressive mainstays including “one of the most played songs at EDC”, “Animals” by Martin Garrix, and what will sure be a smash hit, “Legacy” by Krewella and Nicky Romero. Later on Pete premieres Like Mike and Dimitri Vegas’ Tomorrowland anthem “Chattahoochee,” indie-dance favorites Bondax‘s new track “Giving it All” and Maya Jane Coles “Burning Bright” featuring Kim Ann Foxman. (more…)
Indulging us in another week of dance music hits, Pete crowns Eric Prydz new track “Layers” not only as the one of the “most in demand tunes in the world” but also as his Essential New Tune. We also get to hear Nervo’s favorite picks for the weekly Goody Goodies, and witness Armand Van Helden as the fifth member knighted into Pete Tong’s Hall of Fame.
Kicking off the progressive take of Pete’s show, we are infiltrated with the Swedes including Sebastian Ingrosso & Axwell’s new Monster’s Inc tune “Roar,” the hyped of Carli remix of Ingrosso & Tommy Trash’s “Reload” and Axwell’s massive new tune “Centre of the Universe,” among others. Pete plays Disclosure’s “Grab Her” as his favorite cut off their new album ‘Settle.’
Nervo slides us through their current personal picks including Ummet Ozcan’s “Airport” and Mike Magoo’s “The Show” while talking about their upcoming album and Ibiza summer plans. Pete names his future new star as the Miami born techno star Danny Daze, while we finish off with a limited edition weekend hot mix from German deep house master Henrik Schwarz.
On Pete Tong’sEssential Selections last night we were treated to a world exclusive first play of “This is What it Feels Like,” the first single off Armin’s upcoming Intense album. The angelic vocals of Trevor Guthrie float perfectly over a piano-laced melody. Before playing he stated,
“The track was written about a year ago. Quite an unusual structure for a dance song, I had an idea for a piano line. The vocal was recorded in Vancouver, Canada by a guy named Trevor Guthrie. I’m very proud of the song. My new album Intense will be released on the third of May. I’m very excited about it and worked on it for three years. It’s a combination of more housey electro stuff and of course trance and some rock influences, even a little bit of dubstep and classical music. It’s been a big project, worked with quite a number of artists and this is very first single from the album”