Still a Friday night dictator of the latest and greatest in dance music, Pete Tong is back with another jam-packed episode of the Essential Selection. Kicking things off with Hardwell’s remix of Krewella and Sander van Doorn’s new single, ‘Neon’, the remode mix of Axwell’s ‘Center Of The Universe’ and new music from Knife Party, Daddy’s Groove and Fehrplay round out the first leg of last night’s show. Riva Starr is on hand with a three-track selection for this week’s goody-goodies segment, Martin Solveig is featured in Pete Tong’s Hall Of Fame and Francesco Rossi’s ‘Paper Aeroplane’ had the honors of nabbing the title of this week’s Essential New Tune.
A big show by anyone’s standard, but last night’s show was really all about Tong’s much talked about interview with Daft Punk from Coachella. Referred to as the record they ‘always wanted to do’, the French titans discuss the creative process of their upcoming album ‘Random Access Memories’, replacing machines with live instruments and much more.
Krewella – Alive (Hardwell Remix) [Ultra]
Sander van Doorn – Neon [Doorn]
Daddy’s Groove & Dino – Walking On Air [Spinnin]
Knife Party – LRAD [Earstorm]
Fehrplay – Phantom [Pryda Friends]
Axwell – Center Of The Universe (Remode Mix)
GOODY-GOODIES WITH RIVA STARR
Riva Starr – Kill Me [Snatch!]
Blue Mondays – Sometimes (Test Remix)
Chube.Ka & The Deepshakerz – Let The Rhythm
Hot Natured – Reverse Skydiving (Shadow Child Remix) [Hot Creations]
Sinead Harnett – Got Me [Black Butter]
Johnny Mikes feat. Michael B – Darkness Energy [Lower East]
PETE TONG HALL OF FAME: MARTIN SOLVEIG
Martin Solveig – Rocking Music
Martin Solveig & The Cataracs feat. Kyle – Hey Now
Catz ‘N Dogz & KiNK – Good Love [Dirtybird]
LAST WEEK’S ESSENTIAL NEW TUNE
Breach & Ron Costa – Let’s Uri/Jack (Eats Rebeef)
ESSENTIAL NEW TUNE
Francesco Rossi – Paper Aeroplane
DAFT PUNK INTERVIEW
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers – Get Lucky
Daft Punk – Voyager
Mike Mago – The Show [Spinnin]
Pete Oak – The Cheater [Petfood]
Jamie Jones – Moan & Groan
Ramon Tapia – I Call It Bass [Skint]
FUTURE STARS WITH BICEP
Bicep – Vision Of Love (C2 Edit) [KMS]
Bicep & Simian Mobile Disco – Sacrifice [Delicacies]
Rocker’s Revenge – Walking On Sunshine (Groove Armada’s Tracker’s Revenge Mix)
Just Be – Don’t Make Me Wait
Michel Cleis – Hey Lady Luck [Crecimiento]
Negru – Young Man [Wow]
Mark Fanciulli – Presets [Saved]
If the past decade is any indication, Axel Hedfors, best known as Axwell, is by all accounts a dance music icon of the highest calibre. Be it his widely known perfectionism or simply his vast creativity and uncanny sense for what’s a hit and what’s not, but an Axwell production has never had any problems in finding its spot amongst the créme de la créme of club music anthems.
But more than three years in the waiting, Ax ups the ante to preview the remode version of his eagerly-anticipated solo outing ‘Center Of The Universe’, the follow-up to 2010’s ‘Heart Is King’. As given a world premiere spin on tonight’s episode of Pete Tong’s Essential Selection, the remode of ‘Center Of The Universe’ sees Axwell well in his element with a mix of resonant melodies and the renowned top line courtesy of Swedish singer-songwriter Magnus Carlson, replacing the original’s blissful synth work to create a slightly heavier-set version.
Stay tuned for the release date. The full music video will be premiered May 21st.
Sebastian Ingrosso and Tommy Trash’s acclaimed collaboration ‘Reload’ was undeniably one of the leaders among last year’s Progressive House anthems. In its original form, those captivating synth lines and creaseless breaks made for one of the essential moments of any reputable DJ set, marking that Ingrosso and Trash was a match made in heaven as far as the club floor was concerned.
Close to six months down the line from its instrumental release, ‘Reload’ is given an extended shelf life courtesy of the vocal talents of famed Swedish House Mafia vocalist John Martin. Officially premiered as an Essential New Tune on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection, the new, sing-along friendly version of ‘Reload’ is sure to be music to the ears of those who craved a vocal cut or simply missed it first time around.
Out today on iTunes.
A staple in his sets over the past several months, Tiësto releases his sought-after remix duties for Showtek and Noisecontrollers’ recently released collaborative effort for Owsla Records, ‘Get Loose’. Bringing the tempo down from 140 to more common electro house territory, Tiësto’s remix keeps much of the original’s cataclysmic drops and high-octane synth play intact while adding a sizeable proportion of the stadium-proof magic now associated with the Dutch heavyweight.
Out today on Beatport
You don’t need us to remind you that Holland is looking pretty stellar as far as its contributions to the dance music industry are concerned. Maybe it was something in the water, but even the kids are giving its fair share of veterans a run for their money. Returning to Spinnin’ Records, Dutch youngsters Martin Garrix and TV Noise combine forces for ‘Just Some Loops’. Turning their heads for the heavier side of dance music yet again, ‘Just Some Loops’ sees the trio showcase a mixture of wobbly electro house and melodic interludes.
Out May 31st.
Set to appear on the upcoming volume three of Tiësto’s Club Life compilation series, Baggi Begovic joins forces with Tab for the release of ‘Compromise’ through Musical Freedom Records. Proving a far gentler canvas than that of his remix duties for Rita Ora earlier this year, ‘Compromise’ emerges as an infectious mark of vocally charged progressive play for the summer season. Sweeping an uplifting array of synths alongside Tab’s catchy topline, Begovic’s melodic substance make for a solid release from the Dutch producer under the watchful gaze of the globe’s definitive dance icon.
Out today on Beatport.
Following in the footsteps of deep house mongers Hot Natured, New York City-based duo Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, better known under the alias of The Chainsmokers, take their turn at remixing a single off of Phoenix’s latest studio album, ‘Bankrupt’. Harbouring the same emotive resonance as previous works of theirs, the duo pit Thomas Mars’ renowned vocal stylings against an array of bubbly lead play. Packed with good-time vibes and warm melodic play, The Chainsmokers’ take on ‘Trying To Be Cool’ could not have played out much smoother.
Free download via their Facebook page.
Finland’s new kid on the block Anton Sonin, also known as Lovetone, may not posses the hallmarks of a household name just yet, but his indefinite explosion to life comes with perceptive force. Joining the ranks of Dutch imprint Flamingo Recordings, his latest efforts may well be the tipping point for this young and restless producer from the Baltic shores. Rallying a very Fedde Le Grand-esque sound of sweeping properties and rising sirens, Sonin would struggle to create a more promising first release on the label than ‘Detonate’.
Out May 20th.
After several consecutive remixes, German brotherly duo Inpetto return to the original production front with their third release for Sander van Doorn’s Doorn Records imprint. In a similar manner as previous releases for the label, ‘Girls & Boys’ sees the duo delicately layer uplifting synth work and progressive chord play alongside an infectious rerunning top line. Despite the significant resurgence of perky peak timers that always do the rounds for the summer season, Inpetto prove a sever cut above the mark with yet another quality production in the name of fine German dance music.
Out June 17th.
Still riding on the remnants of his highly-successful debut studio album ‘Clarity’, Germany’s Anton Zaslavski, professionally known as Zedd, makes a long overdue return to the remix circuit with his take on the first single from Empire Of The Sun’s upcoming album, joining M4SONIC on the official remix package for ‘Alive’. Utilizing the original track’s standout vocal assets, the German producer injects a thorough dose of persistent misshapen and bleepy chord play to the equation.
Slated for release May 21st.
Upcoming Events / Releases
- 20 May, 2013
- WOWWOWMaison & Dragen - WOW all day
- EchoesEchoesHenrik B, Niklas Gustavsson & Peter Johansson – Echoes all day
- BuzzcutBuzzcutBingo Players - Buzzcut all day
- Never Say GoodbyeNever Say GoodbyeHardwell & Dyro feat. Bright Lights - Never Say Goodbye all day
- Bad GuyBad GuyGregori Klosman & Tony Romera - Bad Guy all day
- PhantomPhantomFehrplay - Phantom [Pryda Friends] all day
- 21 May, 2013
- 23 May, 2013