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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)
Peggy Gou
Ninja Tune
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I’ve been pondering over this all week, because this track, well, we’ve played it many times on this show. It’s actually been out for a few weeks, but more and more people are talking about it, enjoying hearing it and asking to hear it again. So, I came to the conclusion that I couldn’t bring myself to name another Essential New Tune before I give that honour to this track. It is definitely a grower, the whole vibe around this lady is picking up and it feels like she’s in for a big year. All the way from Korea via Berlin, London and New York, it’s out on Ninja Tune, it’s already been Annie’s ‘Hottest’, it’s now being made a certifiable Essential New Tune for 2018: Peggy Gou, It Makes You Forget (Itgehane).
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen here.
Label: Ninja Tune
Publishing: Copyright Control
Radio/TV: Russell Yates + Mig Morland + Marty Raviraj, Cool Badge
Online: Tom Adcock, Ninja Tune
Management / Live: Ana Rosas, ALR
23 Feb 2018
  • Music discovery platform WAV has partnered with Chris Lake's Black Book Records. (Billboard)
  • Brighton Music Conference (BMC18) announces Irvine Welsh, Eats Everything, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, Hospital Records Sonic Surgery and more. (Decoded)
  • Belfast's AVA Festival comes to East London in March. (RA)
  •, the global network of women who work in the music industry, is taking nominations for its second alternative Power 100 list.
  • Airbnb has been fined €300,000 by the Balearic Government for failure to comply with the new 2017 tourist rental legislation. (Ibizan)
  • Behringer ramps up the controversy by rolling out its Model D. (Mixmag)
  • Moog releases 25 limited edition $35,000 synthesizers. (Mixmag)
  • Dubset has been listed at No.2 in the music subsection of FastCompany's Most Innovative Companies 2018.
  • Dekmantel announces line-up for Lente Kabinet 2018 with Motor City Drum Ensemble, Kelela and KOKOKO! among the acts playing. (RA)
  • Basement Jaxx, Eli & Fur, Detlef & Latmun added South West Four. (DT)
  • This year’s Time Warp event will welcome acts like Ben Klock, Apollonia, Chris Liebing, Laurent Garnier and more. (Mixmag)
  • KiNK, DJ Koze and Jayda G to perform at Paradise City Festival. (Mixmag)
  • Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and Robin Schulz are revealed as headliners for the 2018 version of Electroland at Disneyland in Paris. (DA)
  • Call Super and DJ Sports unveiled for Spain’s Uva Festival. (Mixmag)
  • MDRNTY Cruise confirms Ricardo Villalobos and Black Coffee for 2018. (Mixmag)
  • Lisbon Sound Garden locks in Larry Heard, Jayda G and Maceo Plex. (Mixmag)
  • Paul Woolford and George FitzGerald are heading to Hideout 2018. (Mixmag)
  • Miami’s Rapture Festival locks in Luciano, RPR Soundsystem, tINI. (Mixmag)
  • 51st State Festival is turning four with Soul Clap, Masters at Work and more. (Mixmag)
  • EDC Japan announces 2018 line-up including Diplo, Deadmau5 and more. (Billboard)
  • ​Honey Soundsystem and Charlotte De Witte set to debut at EDC Las Vegas 2018. (Mixmag)
  • Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis says “two or three” of the bill-topping acts currently being lined up for 2019 have never played the festival before. (Mixmag)
  • Thomas Cox argues that amateurism on multiple levels within the dance music industry traps us in a harmful cycle. (Attack)
  • K-Pop's Non-K producers: How The Stereotypes, Diplo, Skrillex, LDN Noise and more lean into Korea. (Billboard)
  • For The Record: It's time we talked about ghost production. (IbizaVoice)
  • Hï Ibiza unveils Glitterbox line-up including DJ HarveyGroove ArmadaHoney Dijon. (DT)
  • Ushuaïa Ibiza splits 2018 opening across two weekends. (EssentialIbiza)
  • He.She.They is Ministry of Sound's inclusive new party featuring the likes of Maya Jane Coles and Ellen Allien. (Mixmag)
  • Fabric locks in Waze & Odyssey and Dana Ruh for Forms parties. (Mixmag)
  • Melbourne is getting a huge new warehouse venue. (Mixmag)
  • Mansion Club in Medellín, Colombia, has officially closed. (RA)
  • New 120-capacity venue, The Glove That Fits, opening in East London. (RA)
  • LWE, which previously launched Printworks and currently runs things at Tobacco Dock and Junction 2, could be teasing a brand new venue. (Mixmag)
  • 10 under-the-radar club tracks you need to hear in February 2018. (Fact)
  • Five essential DJ sets. (VillageVoice)
  • Billboard Dance's ones to watch: February 2018.
  • Eight Puerto Rican DJs you need to know. (Mixmag)
  • Five of the most cutting edge producers in the world today. (IbizaVoice)
  • 20 Questions: Charlotte de Witte. (XLR8R)
  • In Conversation with…Eveline Fink. (DT)
  • Canadian producer Mathew Johnson, who now resides and works in Berlin, discusses what makes him tick. (AskAudio)
  • Magnetic Fields is India’s finest festival. (Mixmag)
  • Defining D&B with Alix Perez and Sam Binga. (Fabric)
  • How did UK garage become dubstep? (RA Video)
  • DJ T. on the history of tech house. (IbizaVoice)
  • Man Power selects a set of recent tracks by producers from the North East of England. (XLR8R)
  • DJ Taye is evolving footwork as his debut LP reflects the genre's development, and its growing worldwide appeal. (Mixmag)
  • Will Clarke, Zombie Disco Squad interview each other for new Dirtybird EP. (MagneticMag)
  • Riva Starr & Tiger Stripes interview each other ahead of a collaborative EP coming out at the end of the month. (MagneticMag)
  • Judge Jules on 30 years in dance music, the nostalgia boom and the future. (Sun)
  • Austrian Apparel: “Playing from a laptop creates a barrier between you and the crowd”. (Pulse)
  • Porter Robinson once again abandons the sounds that made him a global star to become Virtual Self. (DJMag)
  • Virtual Self and the state of electronic music: Keeping art authentic in the face of a swallowed up culture. (DA)
  • DJ Hype says that drum and bass’s ability to be a global scene with a good underground infrastructure enables it to keep refreshing itself. (Decoded)
  • “The one thing that hasn’t changed is my passion to make people dance. I don’t think that part will ever change” – Rick Pier O’Neil. (Decoded)
  • "Dance or die!" Holly Dicker attends the biggest indoor hardcore rave in history to tell the story of Thunderdome and Holland's most significant youth culture movement. (RA)
  • Gilles Peterson: 'The boundary between club culture and jazz is finally breaking’. (Guardian)
  • Perc: "I don't want techno to be seen as angry, dark, male music”. (Festiticket)
  • Danny Tenaglia on the lost art of residencies and how Traktor renewed his interest in DJing. (Billboard)
  • Alesso talks working with Brazilian star Anitta and producing first urban record. (Billboard)
  • What happens when a DJ loses everything. (Mixmag)
  • Shoom's spirit of positivity, happiness, togetherness lives on as it turns 30. (Mixmag)
  • Eli from Soul Clap: “The dinner table is a powerful place to cross cultural boundaries”. (Mixmag)
  • Darius Syrossian on his new label and return to Leeds. (IbizaVoice)
  • New York Rising: How Brooklyn became one of the world’s best clubbing destinations. (Mixmag)
  • Bondax tease their debut album with a new video for Neo Seoul. (Mixmag)
  • Scuba reveals first SCB album, Caibu. (RA)
  • Seven Lions founds his own record label, announces new single to come. (DA)
  • JoeFarr announces next release on his User Experience imprint. (Decoded)
  • Kerri Chandler releases remix package on Madhouse featuring reworks from Detroit Swindle, Josh Butler, Peggy Gou, and Jimpster. (Decoded)
  • Steve Mac launches his new pseudonym These Machines with his remix for Universal Control. (DT)
  • Courtesy releases slamming new mix for Dekmantel. (Mixmag)
  • Ahead of their global tour this year, a new track from Mount Kimbie featuring King Krule has surfaced. (Mixmag)
  • Davide Squillace announces new album Once Upon A Time In Napoli. (DT)
  • Loco Dice announces first single, Roots, from forthcoming album. (RA)
  • Tom Trago and Joris Voorn to lecture at Amsterdam university's new electronic music program. (RA)
  • Fatboy Slim is reissuing You've Come A Long Way Baby for the 20-year anniversary. (Mixmag)
  • Guy Gerber shares a new comprehensive EP, What To Do. (Mixmag)
  • Thundercat releases chopped and screwed version of his album Drunk. (RA)
  • Regal thinks techno should aim to go mainstream. (Mixmag)
  • Virtual Self unveils diverse minimix for Annie Mac. (DA)
  • Jackmaster joins Peggy Gou at HeForShe fundraiser. (Mixmag)
  • Tale Of Us release fabric 97 mix. (Decoded)
  • The Chemical Brothers have announced a mammoth London live show at Alexandra Palace on October 5. (Mixmag)
  • Derrick Carter has unleashed his thoughts on current dance music culture, calling it “The semi-wounded boys club”. (Mixmag)
  • Martin Garrix, Carl Cox and Pete Tong Star in dance documentary What We Started: watch the trailer. (Billboard)
  • EMI Production Music commissions Ikonika and Luke Abbott for library music albums. (RA)
  • Sergio Della Monica, guitarist and bassist known for being one of the founding members of Planet Funk, has died aged 58. (HuffPo)
  • House producer and musician Boyd Jarvis has died. (RA)
  • Pioneering UK MC Stormin has died following a two-year battle with skin cancer. (Clash)
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