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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
This week’s Essential New Tune is another banger that really has exploded over the last couple of weeks in Ibiza. Solomun fans will know that it’s the track that everyone’s been trying to track down when he’s been playing over the last couple of months, so simple but so effective. There are some early '90s rave days about it as well, it’s by Elax, it’s called Reacktor and it goes off, enjoy.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again here.
LabelPete Oldak, Diynamic 
ManagementNadine Bleses, Blessed Management 
Publishing: Boysnoize Publishing
OnlinePete Oldak, Diynamic 
Live: NA/SA - Max Braun, Paradigm  / ROW, Martje Kremers, Primary Talent International 
17 Aug 2018
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