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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Touch Your Body
312
Crosstown Rebels
out now
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Damian Lazarus handed this track to me personally the other day. It comes from the 312, which is the name of a group of three Chicago heavyweights, three legends in the game; Felix da Housecat, Jamie Principle and Vince Lawrence. Felix is in the UK at the moment playing Dublin tomorrow night, and this is their brand new tune called 'Touch Your Body.' Think we're gonna hear this all summer.
Contact
LabelLeon Oakey, Crosstown Rebels
ManagementDan Ross, X-Mix Productions 
Publishing: Zeka Music (ASCAP) / Datlilgirlmusic (ASCAP) / Slang Groove Publishing
RadioJessica Lamb, maouris 
TVMelissa Maouris, maouris
OnlineMelissa Maouris, maouris
LiveDan Ross, X-Mix Productions / Matt Kingsley, CAA
27 May 2016
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