Hot off his Sensation White debut in Romania last weekend, Pete Tong returns to what he does best and what established him as a legend in the first place – hosting the prime-time BBC Radio 1 show Essential Selection. Kicking things off for this week’s episode, the already widely acclaimed new Pnau single ‘Good Morning To The Night‘, featuring Elton John, gets another spin, setting the mood ahead of a string of exclusives, including the Thomas Gold remix of ‘The Wave‘, Deadmau5’s ‘The Veldt‘ and music from Avicii, Miguel Campbell, Rudimental and more.
Nicky Romero joined Pete on the phone to present this week’s first contender, his own take on Eva Simons ‘I Don’t Like You’, ahead of his Essential Mix debut while Flashmob’s hotly tipped ‘Need In Me’ for Defected was chosen last night’s shows Essential New Tune and a brand-new Dusky remix saw its premiere as the second contender of the week.
Following a streak of well-oiled underground anthems from the likes of Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels label, Pryda, Adam Port, Eats Everything and Dan Ghenacia & Shonky, Cedric Gervais is featured in this week’s 15 minutes of fame feature, telling us a bit about how he got in contact with Madonna, the incident just before Avicii’s gig at UMF as well as why he decided to move to Miami.
Swedish duo Cazzette made their Essential Selection debut with the forthcoming remix of ‘Niggas In Paris’ alongside manager Ash, while the world exclusive spins continued with a fresh John Digweed and Nick Muir remix, Joris Voorn’s much talked about ‘Goodbye Fly’ and Pryda’s ‘Agag‘. Speaking of Eric Prydz, Tong also reveals that he will have the honors of getting a Pryda visit in the studio in a few weeks, for which the Swede is scheduled to get in the mix and feature gems off his upcoming Pryda album.
Elton vs. Pnau – Good Morning To The Night [Ministry Of Sound]
Tiësto & Wolfgang Gartner feat. Luciana – We Own The Night [Musical Freedom]
Bingo Players – Rattle [Hysteria]
Miike Snow – The Wave (Thomas Gold Remix) [Axtone]
Lenny Kravitz – Superlove (Avicii’s ‘Space’ Remix) [White]
Jessie Ware – 110% (prod. by Julio Bashmore) [Universal]
Deadmau5 feat. Chris James – The Veldt [Mau5trap]
Soul Clap feat. Roldy Cezaire (Miguel Campbell Remix) [Wolf + Lamb]
Rudimental feat. John Newman – Feel The Love [Black Butter]
ESSENTIAL CONTENDER 1 – NICKY ROMERO ON THE PHONE
Eva Simons – I Don’t Like You (Nicky Romero Remix) [Interscope]
ESSENTIAL CONTENDER 2
Hot Chip – Night & Day (Dusky Remix) [White]
ESSENTIAL NEW TUNE
Flashmob – Need In Me [Defected]
Dan Ghenacia & Shonky – Close To The Edge [Apollonia]
Jamie Jones – Frequencies [Crosstown Rebels]
Infinity Ink – Infinity [Crosstown Rebels]
The Ting Tings – Hit Me Down Sonny (Eats Everything Remix) [Columbia]
Adam Port – Sally [Play It Down]
Pryda – You [Virgin]
15 MINUTES OF FAME WITH CEDRIC GERVAIS
Cedric Gervais – Molly [Spinnin]
Florence and The Machine – You’ve Got The Love (Cedric Gervais Bootleg) [White]
Cedric Gervais – Cedanie [White]
Jay-Z & Kanye West – Niggas in Paris (Cazzette & Ash ‘That Shit Cray’ Mix) [White]
Face + Heel – No Stars [Warm]
Lianne La Havas – Lost & Found (Maya Jane Coles Remix) [White]
Slam – Eterna (John Digweed & Nick Muir Remix) [White]
Pryda – Agag [Virgin]
Joris Voorn – Goodbye Fly [Rejected]
Jay Lumen – Babel [Tronic]
Tom Maddicot – Rogue [Gung-Ho!]
ONE MORE TUNE!
Cosmos – Take Me With You (TILT’s ‘Spaced Out’ Mix) [White]