Mia Dora is a Scottish production team that, since 2010, has been quietly making moves, developing a sound, and collecting fans at Radio 1. With EP releases both on High Sheen and Jaymo & Andy George’s Moda Black label in the last year, Mia Dora are kicking up a little more dust with their latest release, “Clear.” The track is essentially a cover of Smokey Robinson’s “Cruisin’” (or Huey Lewis to some of you), and it has already reached the much applauded “Essential New Tune” status on Pete Tong’s radio show. With substantial remixes from Jaymo & Andy George and DJ T to round out the package, Clear is undoubtedly going to be one of the heavily rotated records of the fall season.
On this week’s Pete Tong on Radio 1 weekly show we are whisked through dance music’s latest and greatest hits from around the globe by the world’s top tastemaker. Starting off with the hottest in progressive, Pete plays Shermanology & Amba Shepherd’s new hit “Who We Are,” Otto Knows remix of Don Diablo & Matt Nash’s “Starlight” and Qulinez’ newest Size release “Noise.”
Armin van Buuren flies us through three of his favorite delicacies including his newest single off album Intense “Beautiful Life,” an exclusive look at Audien’s remix of his “This Is What It Feels Like,” and his own remix of Mark Knight, D.Ramirex & Underworld’s “Downpipe.” He also updates us on his tour plans for the rest of the year and when his newest singles are coming out.
This week’s Essential New Tune comes by way of Glasgow’s Mia Dora’s “Clear” taking the top spot from Avicii’s “Lay Me Down.” For those who like the deeper side of things, Hot Natured is out with a new track “Alternate State,” and Francesco Rossi showcases another brilliant remix this time of Two Door Cinema Club’s “Changing of the Seasons.”
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Always a master of dance floor and radio show curation, Radio 1′s self-proclaimed “pied piper of dance” Pete Tong will be hosting his very own “All Gone Pete Tong” arena on Saturday, September 28th of the inaugural TomorrowWorld. More than many other stages, Tong’s lineup includes quality artists from a variety of genres and levels of exposure. When you visit the All Gone Pete Tong stage next Saturday, just remember that each of these artists have been hand-picked and championed by arguably the greatest ear in the last twenty years of dance music.
British indie-dance outfit The Other Tribe have blazed the summer trail with their instrumental antics, with their choice of remixers aptly following suit. Following in the footsteps of S.P.Y. and Future Connoisseur, fellow UK floor reprobate Grum is on the case with his own take on forthcoming single “My Girl.” Already a staple new talent on the BBC airwaves, the Leeds-based producer opts for an uplifting progressive remodel over his more recent deeper tendencies. Grum’s remodel sparks outspoken euphoria and melodic distinction worthy of Pryda friends and beyond, offering up a track that is certain to solidify his stature on the European circuit for the remainder of 2013. (more…)
Hot Since 82 – whose real name is Daley Padley — only made the switch to his distinguishable pseudonym two years ago. When his first production “Let It Ride” came out on Noir Music, he blasted off into the house music spotlight. His follow-ups included records on renowned imprints like Defected and Get Physical — bringing to fruition monster releases like his remix to Yousef’s “Beg” and the Forty Shorty EP. More recently, his distinct bass line work was called upon for remixing by Rudimental and Green Velvet – tracks that are seeing constant rotation amongst the industry’s top talents. He used his invitation to Pete Tong’s legendary Essential Mix to stray from the obvious crowd pleasures and don on his personal musical exposition — playing cuts from acts such as Dixon, Agoria, and unreleased material from the man himself.
In another jam-packed episode of the latest and greatest dance music from around the globe, Pete Tong whips us through his favorite picks in all genres of dance music in this week’s Essential Selections. He starts off the show with progressive picks including the world premiere of Avicii’s new True single “You Make Me,” as well as DVBBS & Borgeous’ big room electro track “Tsunami,” and Arston’s remix of Arty’s “Grand Finale.”
His Essential Tune of the Week is none other than Chris Malinchak’s smooth sailing single “If U Got It,” taking the spot from Calvin Harris’ remix of “Eat Sleep Rave Repeat” last week. London’s deep house producer Ray Foxx showcases his Goody-Goodies, while Parisian DJ W!ld is chosen as Pete’s Future Star. Felix da Housecat is knighted into Pete’s Hall of Fame, while Chris Malinchak closes out the show with a snippet from his set during Radio 1’s live show in Ibiza at Ushuaia.
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For fans both new and old, the agenda for Disclosure‘s debut Essential Mix was hard to predict. Guy and Howard Lawrence would not recite the music that shot them to star status, but they also probably were not going to regurgitate their recently gold Settle to their fanbase on Radio 1. Disclosure are not an act that can easily be painted with the brush of popular discipline, but with so much attention brewing, there was a considerable middle ground to strike on such hallowed airspace as Radio 1′s Essential Mix.
Their intro was a nod to the sound of J Dilla — an artist whose masterful beats may not have been the most obvious stimulus to the Howard Brothers to the untrained ear. From here, the mix pointed to the great field producers of American hip-hop, rallying Slum Village, Gang Starr, Jaylib, Q-Tip and the studio wizards that sealed their respective immortality along the way. This wasn’t a cheap party trick, but a tip to liberal nature we have come to expect from Disclosure – that all encompassing appreciation for good music that has not only hallmarked their discography, but fortified their dual persona of unpredictable turntablists and definitive live dance assets along the way.
With the Summer season at an all-time peak and Pete Tong otherwise preoccupied with his global ventures, Danny Howard was back to sit-in for Pete Tong with an admirable return to the Essential Selection show on BBC Radio One this weekend. With the ranks of Pryda, Toolroom, Axtone and Size Records all flaunting new and exclusive music throughout, Calvin Harris would prove a recurring star of this annual injection of Friday night floor fundamentals.
Where the White Isle has continued to play host to some of the biggest nights on the European clubbing calendar, BBC Radio 1 has seldom missed a beat. Cue a rare turn for Pete Tong’s Essential Selection duties, which saw the show transported to Ushuaia Ibiza for part-two of their Ibiza broadcast marathon. With the likes of Rudimental and Alesso already having taken the annual event, all eyes were on Pete to deliver a standout session.
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.
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