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"This week's ENT is taken from a new four-track EP, titled 'You Are Bound By Nothing', which comes on Solomun's Diynamic label and it's by the Italian artist Dukwa. He was the man behind the incredible 'My Journey Into Eternity', which we hammered on Radio 1 back in 2020 and beyond. This guy is enigmatic, he's original, he's certainly analogue and is just damn good."   
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 35.31 here.
Label: Tobias Schmid, Diynamic
Management: Pierpaolo Simone, OLTRE Booking
Publishing: Tom Currie, mindsonfire
Live AgentPierpaolo Simone, OLTRE Booking
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