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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Oden & Fatzo
Ministry of Sound/B1 Recordings
08 Oct 2021
"This was originally put up on Bandcamp in August 2020 as the French duo Oden & Fatzo special edit of the Men I Trust tune 'Lauren'. It's gone on to be championed all across Radio 1 Dance this summer and also crops up in sets by the likes of Carl Cox, Jamie Jones and Hot Since 82. It's now been picked up and officially released by Ministry and B1 so you'll be able to stream it to your hearts content, and they completely replayed the original sample too. Danny Howard has already made it his Hottest Record in the World and it's that good I'm making it an ENT as well."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 32.30 here.
Label: Rob Anderson, Ministry of Sound 
Management: Tyler Brown, Funfair Management 
Publishing: Copyright Control
Radio: Jay Ahmed, Your Army
Club: Tom Currie, Your Army
Online: Joshua Wilkie, Ministry of Sound

12 Oct 2021
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  • DJs for Climate Action has launched a new initiative to help the electronic music industry realise a more innovative, sustainable and environmentally friendly dance music industry by 2030. (DJMag
  • A huge cache of source code repositories, creator payouts and other internal data from Twitch has been published online after a data breach. (TechCrunch
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  • Terminal V Festival in the UK cancels due to Covid-19 concerns. (EDMTunes
  • Seth Troxler, Adiel, and Dixon to play Time Warp Mannheim 2021. (RA
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  • Nightclubs in Italy are set to reopen at "35% capacity". (Mixmag
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  • Hannover is getting a new club, Weltspielem. (RA
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  • RA.801 Laelo Black (RA
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  • The 15 best techno tracks of September 2021 (Magnetic
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