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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Alex Wann
K&S Records
11 Aug 2023
"We heard at the start of the show with Prada that a DJ edit or unofficial remix can go a really long way when posted on Soundcloud these days, and that happened to this week's ENT when Alex Wann put together a brand new version of Kelis's 'Milkshake'. Over the last couple of months, it has been championed by Keinemusik and myself. Regular listeners to this show will have heard me playing it for some time." 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 34.07 here.
Label: K&S Records
For all enquiries: Alex Wann
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