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.Posted by
On this week’s Essential Selection, Pete Tong had the duty of naming his ‘Future Stars.’ To no surprise, that honor was rewarded to Krewella, the supergroup that have skyrocketed through the dance music heat over the past several months. In commemoration, Krewella announced that their latest single, “Live For The Night” will be released in the form of a remix package with brand new takes from personal friends. Debuting the first remix, the Krew gave Radio 1 listeners a taste of W&W‘s rendition, a heavier and more progressive version of “Live For The Night.”Posted by
The one and only Pete Tong is back this week with his Essential Selection from the best in house music around the globe. To start of the show, he flew through his progressive picks of the week including Fiora’s trance induced “Take Me Away,” Cedric Gervais’s Remix of Lana Del Rey’s “Young & Beautiful” and Tommy Trash’s “Monkey In Love,” among others.
Pete premiered a new Size Records mainstay featuring Steve Angello vs. Matisse & Sadko’s “SLVR” first previewed on Angello’s Essential Mix back in March. He also announces the lineup who will be supporting him at the free party at Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel La Grand Bazaar on August 2nd which includes big names like Alesso and Solomun.
His Essential Tune of the Week was none other than Germany’s Kaiserdisco’s “Night & Day” which embodies the perfect summer Ibiza vibe. Philly’s techno producer Josh Wink picked out his Goody Goodies for the week including his own track “Balls” and David Alvarado’s “Ysleta.” UK’s deep house master Subb-an took the Weekend Hot Mix, while Detroit techno King Carl Craig was knighted into Pete’s Hall of Fame.
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Less than a month ago Skrillex delivered a genre-defying Essential Mix that left fans rejoicing and his detractors with their heads in the sand. As the pioneer of one of the most simultaneously hated and beloved subgenres under dance music’s massive umbrella he is often met with criticism and disdain, but his Essential Mix proved what many already knew: Sonny Moore is the real deal. Elevating the success of his mix, OWSLA announced yesterday that Skrillex’s EM has become the ”single most played piece of content in BBC Radio 1 history across all media.”
His name alone is enough to draw huge crowds, but it was likely the well-deserved hype around his unexpected track inclusions that put him over the top. Many have tried — and failed — to innovate but Mr. Moore followed through with a mix worthy of the coveted Essential Mix of the year title.
— OWSLA (@OWSLAOfficial) July 8, 2013
It isn’t often that Pete Tong takes to the decks of his own Essential Mix but back in 1994 the estimable DJ and voice of dance music for the last two decades put together two hours of thumping house jams for the iconic show. Considered classics now, Pete’s two hour mix is a trip back to 1994 and represents the sound of dance in its infancy. House in its purest form past icons like Roc & Kato, Sound of Blackness, Degrees of Motion and Renegade Legion all make appearances here. There may not be any massive drops or anthemic vocals present but for what it lacks in 2013 levels of hype-focused energy it more than makes up for in gripping grooves.
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Bondax has uploaded their upcoming production “Giving It All” to SoundCloud after receiving the coveted Pete Tong stamp of approval on Friday. “They don’t make that many but when they do, it’s worth the wait,” said Tong. The duo seem to have a knack for creating soul-inspired pop music and this new track is no exception. With its silky vocals and drum work “Giving It All” is dripping in feel good summer time vibes. A release date is still unknown.Posted by
With less than a month left until thousands descend on Boom, Belgium for the largest global gathering in the world, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have premiered their third annual Tomorrowland anthem entitled “Chattahoochee.” The tribal name originates from the Chattahoochee River which the first location TomorrowWorld is taking place this September. Pete Tong did the honors of debuting the mammoth of a track on his UK-centered BBC Radio 1 show, and new American iHeartRadio show this past Friday. The track will be released July 22nd on Beatport.Posted by
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.
Having made a significant mark on the Size Records roster with their prime time Miami anthem “Liceu,” Sweden’s Marcus Schossow & Sebjak were sure to met with eager eyes for the remainder of 2013. But as premiered by Danny Howard during his fill-in slot for Pete Tong’s Essential Selection radio show, “Kemi” provides an emotive follow-up to the track that stuck them firmly on the map, this time for Dutch powerhouse Spinnin Records. Replacing the brass with big room hallmarks throughout, the track ascends with a melodic hook and peaks in a spiral of ferocious peak time electro house. Showing yet another dimension to their dual studio capabilities, the Swedish duo refuses to be pigeonholed with a diverse take on the sound their nation has come to usher over the past several years.
Release Date: July 29th
With Pete Tong holding the fort in Las Vegas for the annual EDMBiz conference, Danny Howard took the reigns for this week’s Essential Selection radio show for BBC Radio One. Between crowning Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” his first Essential New Tune and getting the cream of the crop from Dutch duo Bingo Players, Howard held the fort with cutting edge tunes from start to finish.
Kicking off with Don Diablo & Matt Nash’s “Starlight (Could You Be Mine)” and recently unveiled Revealed Recordings vocal anthem “Escape” from 3Lau & Paris & Simo, Howard lead a festival-proof overhaul from start to finish. With brand new material coming from Dannic, Duck Sauce and Eric Prydz, Marcus Schossow & Sebjak’s latest single “Kemi” added to a future-focused installment on all counts.
Bingo Players were in the seats with their Goody Goodies, with Dancing Astronaut’s own One To Watch MAKJ and youngest Beatport chart topper Martin Garrix all along for the ride. After celebrating the country-esque wrath of “Wake Me Up” and inaugurating Axwell’s “I Found U” into the Pete Tong Hall of Fame, Howard topped a successful first stint with his own Weekend Hot Mix from across the global dance spectrum.
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