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Handing the show over to a very select and stellar few up-and-comers from both sides of the Atlantic, last night’s episode of Pete Tong’s Essential Selection show saw Madeon, Otto Knows, Disclosure and Porter Robinson on hand with a four-part take-over.

In addition to discussing their steady rise to international acclaim, Madeon gives us some insight, Otto Knows chats with Burns for the first time and confirms that Alesso’s ‘Clash’ will be out next month, Disclosure turns back the clock with a couple of tracks from Fingers Inc and Joy Orbison, and Porter Robinson reveals some details regarding how his upcoming collaboration alongside Mat Zo came about.

Additionally, each was given the honor of picking their own Essential New Tune, resulting in that this week’s prestigious title fell in favor of Zedd, Alesso, Shadow Child and Mat Zo & Porter Robinson.

Tracklist:

MADEON

Madeon – Pop Culture
Madeon – Finale [Popcultur]
Lemaitre – Time To Realize [Lemaitre]
Russ Chimes – Back 2 You [Positiva]
Martin Solveig – The Night Out (Madeon Remix) [Mixture]

MADEON’S ESSENTIAL NEW TUNE

Zedd – Stache [Interscope]

OTTO KNOWS

Otto Knows – Million Voices [Refune]
Buy Now – For Sale [Superstar]
Pryda – Rymd [Pryda]
Burns – Lies (Otto Knows Remix) [Columbia]

OTTO KNOWS’ ESSENTIAL NEW TUNE

Alesso – Clash [Refune]

DISCLOSURE

Disclosure feat. Sam Smith – Latch [PMR]
Fingers Inc. – Bring Down The Walls [Trax]
Joy Orbison – Hyph Mngo [Hot Flush]
Jessie Ware – Running (Disclosure Remix) [PMR]

DISCLOSURE’S ESSENTIAL NEW TUNE

Shadow Child – The Verdict Part 2 [Food]

PORTER ROBINSON

Porter Robinson – Language [Ministry Of Sound]
Wolfgang Gartner – Fire Power [Kindergarten]
CHVRCHES – The Mother We Share [National Anthem]
Neon Indian – Polish Girl [Arts & Crafts Mexico]

PORTER ROBINSON’S ESSENTIAL NEW TUNE

Mat Zo & Porter Robinson – Easy [Anjunabeats]

ONE MORE TUNE!

Bondax – Baby I Got That [Just Us/Relentless]

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Having survived a shameful sample by Scooter, November sees Otto Knows unleash the long overdue official music video to his widely acclaimed Refune Records debut ‘Million Voices’.

Dropping nine months after the track was officially released, the young Swede’s first ever music video mirrors the sense of collective spirit that has pervaded his early-rising career alongside label peers Sebastian Ingrosso and Alesso. Adding a firm visual dimension to a track that has brought people together across the globe, this sentimental video shows that it doesn’t take half-naked women and high-budget film crews to capture the natural energy of modern Dance music.

Update (10/1): Another official video has been released.

Words by Dan Carter

Given the ease to which Scooter found means to desecrate Otto Knows’ ‘Million Voices‘, its remix duties were always going to be met with a hint of scrutiny. But facing this outright hit single for 2012 like a man possessed, 24-year-old Swede Jonas Torn steps up to the mark for the one-and-only formal remix of following his take on Lilla Sällskapet’s ‘Jag Vill Ut‘.

Armed with the same, distorted Electro stylings as his heavily supported single ‘Boss‘, Torn takes the Otto Knows original through the motions of subtle builds and grinding drops. Utilising the acclaimed vocal work of the original with discordant lead play and mechanic cadence, ‘Million Voices’ is given an extended shelf life courtesy of this fresh coat of paint from a man well on his way to a global breakthrough.

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(Worldwide release due this week)

Given the ease to which Scooter found means to desecrate Otto Knows’ ‘Million Voices‘ , its remix duties were always going to be met with a hint of scrutiny. But facing this outright hit single for 2012 like a man possessed, 24-year-old Swede Jonas Torn steps up to the mark for the one-and-only formal remix of following his take on Lilla Sällskapet’s ‘Jag Vill Ut‘.

Armed with the same, distorted Electro stylings as his heavily supported single ‘Boss‘, Torn takes the Otto Knows original through the motions of subtle builds and grinding drops. Utilising the acclaimed vocal work of the original with discordant lead play and mechanic cadence, ‘Million Voices’ is given an extended shelf life courtesy of this fresh coat of paint from a man well on his way to a global breakthrough.

Out October 19th on Universal.

Between the sterling label debuts for Stealth Records and Refune Records alike, Sweden’s Otto Knows has brought a considerable edge of melodic stamina to Swedish Dance music of late. Off the back his recent remix duties for Dada Life’s ‘Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker‘, the protégé of Sebastian Ingrosso takes on the hotly anticipated new of single London Electro trooper Burns entitled ‘Lies’.

Ditching the original’s warmer analogue imperfections for fluid peak time energy, Otto Jettman’s signature lead work and peak time energy work in considerable unison with the original’s spine tingling top line. In one of the most distinctive additions to his small yet quality output of productions, the rising Swede proves that that his nations musical legacy can still conjure a few sharp surprises.

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Words by Dan Carter

Since setting the standard with his 2010 debut for Stealth Records alongside Tim Berg and Oliver Ingrosso, Otto Knows has beckoned uninterrupted attention across Europe for his fusion of Progressive House ear candy. But in the wake of potent Refune debut ‘Million Voices’ and the remix of Dada Life’s ‘Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker‘, Otto Jettman is back on remix duty to present his third release of the year. Previously known as the ”Decadence ID”, Jettman’s remix of London producer Burns‘ latest single ‘Lies’ marks his debut on Sony Music with a well tailored array of scattered synth work and lead driven peak time energy.

The Otto Knows remix of ‘Lies’ will be released September 17.

Update (18/8): Preview of the full remix is now available.

Poised somewhat further from the dynamic Electro fuzz known more formally as Stockholm’s Dada Life, rising Refune protégé Otto Knows follows up his beloved ‘Million Voices’ with an unsuspecting stab at the duos popular vocal remode of ‘Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker’.

Already well accustomed to pulling on the heartstrings of the Beatport charts and club floor alike, Otto Jettman drives his own melodic stylings into the otherwise heavyset realms of Dada Life’s intense Electro upheaval without compromising on its underlying energy. From the remix’s intense emotive build and playful vocal loops right through to its notably stubborn climax, the young Swede successfully extends his reign on the club floor with a formative remix of the otherwise stubborn Electro hallmarks that you would struggle to have associated his Otto Knows moniker with until now.

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Dada Life – Kick Out The Epic Motherf*cker (Otto Knows Remix)

Words by Dan Carter

As far as Sweden’s new school House assets go, few can claim the smooth industrious landing of Stockholm’s Otto Knows. Launching out with a popular remodel of Imogen Heap’s ‘Hide and Seek’, Sebastian Ingrosso’s Refune Records have remained intrinsically interested in the young Swede’s footsteps, while a further signing alongside Tim Berg and Oliver Ingrosso with ‘iTrack’ for Stealth Records indicated that it wasn’t just the mafia man who was paying close attention and his inevitable debut for Refune is sure to turn a few heads in the process.

Subtly flowing from tranquil melodic breaks to emotively building synth lines, the young Swede expertly crafts the simplest of samples to create a genuinely atmospheric soundscape of first-class club grooves. Already making its way into the sets of Tiësto, Ingrosso and Avicii, less truly proves more for this fine specimen in unpretentious Progressive House music. As one of a million hopeful contenders within Electronic Dance Music, Otto Knows truly outruns the competition with a back-to-basics approach to club music’s more emotive realms.

Otto Knows – Million Voices [Refune Records] – Beatport Link

Otto Knows – Million Voices

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Words by Dan Carter

As far as Sweden’s new school House assets go, few can claim the smooth industrious landing of Stockholm’s Otto Knows. Launching out with a popular remodel of Imogen Heap’s ‘Hide and Seek’, Sebastian Ingrosso’s Refune Records have remained intrinsically interested in the young Swede’s footsteps, while a further signing alongside Tim Berg and Oliver Ingrosso with ‘iTrack’ for Stealth Records indicated that it wasn’t just the mafia man who was paying close attention and his inevitable debut for Refune is sure to turn a few heads in the process.

Subtly flowing from tranquil melodic breaks to emotively building synth lines, the young Swede expertly crafts the simplest of samples to create a genuinely atmospheric soundscape of first-class club grooves. Already making its way into the sets of Tiësto, Ingrosso and Avicii, less truly proves more for this fine specimen in unpretentious Progressive House music. As one of a million hopeful contenders within Electronic Dance Music, Otto Knows truly outruns the competition with a back-to-basics approach to club music’s more emotive realms.

‘Million Voices’ is set for release February 8th.

Words by Dan Carter

Q&A

Landing your first release for Refune is a pretty big deal for any artist. How did you first become involved with the label?

I met mr label owner Seb Ingrosso through his cousin. Then on a dinner Seb complained about not having time for all the demos and promos coming in to the label and I said, – Let me take care of it, and the next week I had my Refune mail account and all tracks came to me and I kind of organized them and passed them through to Seb. A few weeks later he gave me the key to his studio and said – you can sit and work here on one condition, the tracks you need to release on Refune. For me it was not to hard to agree on that terms :)

Talk us through the concept behind ‘Million Voices’

In fact I was bored in the studio and I thought nothing I made sounded good or interesting so I started a new project named ”No Inspiration”. I didn’t start to do things as I usually  do in terms of producing and suddenly got this idea about kids singing in on the track. I sampled some screaming and singing kids and cut the vocals up which obviously became the main element in the track with a pretty emotional melody.

Having seen you play alongside Tiësto for New Year’s Eve and now sealed your debut release for Refune, what more can we expect from you over the coming months?

I got a bunch of confirmed shows with Sebastian Ingrosso in the US that will be announced soon which I’m looking forward to and I will just continue working hard in my new studio. I already got a few tracks that I cant wait to reveal for you guys!

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Despite the frugal outlet we’ve so far seen from Otto Knows, the aspiring Swede showcases yet again he’s a gifted producer, crammed with a certain indulgence for synth-driven beauties, as he makes his second release appearance ever, following on from last year’s iTrack and Loopede EP alongside Tim Berg (a.k.a Avicii) and Oliver Ingrosso. With the bodacious vocals of Cristina Soto yielding goosebumps like no other, the emotionally lusterous breakdown melody sets this production apart from the flood of tracks entering the digital stores lately as the track emerges dance-friendly and catchy, uplifting beats. Starting off his year of 2011 with the give-away of his gorgeous work on Hide and Seek, Otto Knows is truly becoming a notable producer lately thanks to gigs alongside Tiësto, hosting a guest mix on the second edition of Avicii’s monthly LE7ELS show and unveiling three new singles named Visa, Diz Diz and Million Voices. The producer from Sweden capital is now firing away his remix on Twisted Love, the original being made by world renowned ATB, via influential Kontor Records as part of the German’s Distant Earth Remixed album.

ATB feat. Cristina Soto – Twisted Love (Otto Knows Remix) [Kontor Records] - Beatport Link

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