From the looks of his almost 21 year as a prime-time radio host on BBC Radio 1, Pete Tong has continuously stepped his game up as the possibly most legendary radio host in Electronic Dance Music history. For his third Essential Selection in 2012 then, Tong offers another brilliant showcase that touches on pretty much all the genres within Electronic Dance Music. What was kicked off with Madeon’s soon to be released Icarus and Dirty South, Thomas Gold and Kate Elsworth’s Eyes Wide Open later turned out to be another superb selection on Pete Tong’s behalf. Last night’s episode also included world premieres of the new Erick Morillo and Eddie Thoneick collaboration, If This Ain’t Love, the next release off Axtone, titled In My Mind, the Zedd remix for Skrillex and The Doors’ ground-breaking collaborative effort Breakn’ A Sweat as well as one of John Dahlback’s forthcoming Toolroom singles among many others.

Also, Nicky Romero joins in to tell us a bit about his musical background and his relationship with the Dutch DJ’s as well as feature a few of his own tracks for this week’s 15 minutes of fame while The 2 Bears called in on the phone ahead of their essential mix later on last night.

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Tracklist:

Madeon – Icarus [White Label]
Dirty South & Thomas Gold feat. Kate Elsworth – Eyes Wide Open [Phazing]
M83 – Midnight City (Eric Prydz Remix) [White Label]
Erick Morillo & Eddie Thoneick feat. Skin – If This Ain’t Love [Subliminal]
Miike Snow – Paddling Out [Sony]
Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl feat. Georgi Kay – In My Mind (Axwell Mix) [Axtone]
EJ – Mama I’m Going To Sing (Tong & Rogers Mix) [Sony]
Scuba – The Hope [Hotflush]

ESSENTIAL CONTENDER 1

Todd Terje – Inspector Norse [Olsen / Smalltown Supersound]

ESSENTIAL CONTENDER 2

Scissor Sisters vs. Krystal Pepsy – Shady Love (Riton Re-Rub) [White Label]

ESSENTIAL NEW TUNE

Goldfrapp – Strict Machine (Jamie Jones Remix) [Mute]

THE 2 BEARS ON THE PHONE

The 2 Bears – Work (Oliver $ Remix) [Southern Fried]

Niki & The Dove – Ease My Mind (Tom Flynn’s ‘Dove Tail’ Mix) [Mercury]
Bubba – Dance With Me [Hot Creations]
SLZ – Strugglin’ [Titbit]
Delilah – Love You So (Joe Goddard Remix) [Atlantic]
Sable Sheep – Painting My Fur [Be As One]
Skrillex & The Doors – Breakn’ A Sweat (Zedd Remix) [Owsla]
John Dahlback – Life [Big Beat]

15 MINUTES OF FAME WITH NICKY ROMERO

Nicky Romero – Toulouse [Spinnin]
Nicky Romero – Generation 303 [Musical Freedom]
Green Velvet – Flash (Nicky Romero Remix) [Relief]
FunkRule Supreme – Voodooz [Wireless]

WONDERMENTS

Ed Sheeran – Drunk (Rudimental Remix) [White Label]
Nicolas Jaar feat. Scout LaRue – With Just One Glance [White Label]
M83 – Claudia Lewis [M83]

HOT MIX

Anonym – If Everyday Was A Sunny Day [Bass Culture]
PBR Streetgang – The Downstroke (Deetron Remix) [Hot Creations]
Christian Smith – Get It Done [Tronic]
Joy Orbison & Boddika – Swims [Swamp 81]
Modeselektor feat. Otto von Schirach – Evil Twin [Monkeytown]

ONE MORE TUNE!

Benny Benassi vs. Marshall Jefferson – Move Your Body (Reboot Remix) [Ultra]

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/Anton

5 Comments to “Pete Tong – Essential Selection – 20-01-2012”

  • Erick Morillo & Eddie Thoneick did it again!! Amazing!

  • John Dahlback – Life is a BOMBBB !!

  • Hi guys, i just want to ask to you:
    Can you find first play of leave the world behind on Pete Tong show?
    It would be great!Thanks

  • ZaZa: Hi, it was premiered on the Essential Selection April 3rd 2009 as the show’s first track.

  • Ok, and there is a recorded, maybe on zippyshare?
    i was interested in that.

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