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Great tracks are often swept under the rug, dismissed, and forgotten. It seems that now more than ever, there are heaps of tracks that are given a second chance after being scooped up by bigger labels. We caught up with Amtrac, who is having his 2012 hit ‘Those Days’ re-released on the legendary Toolroom imprint.

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The Canadian power-duo Prince Club are back with an incredibly strong release in the form of This Kinda Love, which dropped today on the legendary Toolroom Records label. While tipping their hat to the classic house sounds of the 90s with organ riffs and an infectious vocal hook, they stamp their mark with a bellowing bassline that’ll be sure to rattle the walls of some dances across the globe. With releases on imprints such as Defected, Nurvous, and Amadeus, look for the Prince Club boys to ruffle some feathers in the house scene in 2014.

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In 4 short days, Digitalism will be kicking off their anticipated brand new live tour across the US with the first show on Tuesday night at the Independent in San Francisco. Coinciding with this new tour is a new mix from Jence and Isi, featuring some good ol’ Techno from guys like Zombie Nation, Sharooz, and Harvard Bass, as well as their new remix of Bloc Party’s “Truth” forthcoming on Toolroom. Listen below and head over here for full US tour schedule.

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One of the hardest workers in EDM today, Pete Tong maintains a hectic DJ schedule and dedicates his life to exposing the freshest tracks and emerging talent via his radio shows. This year, on top of his touring festival appearances and residencies at Pacha Ibiza and Encore Beach Club in Vegas, Tong re-launched his legendary FFRR imprint – once home to Orbital, Brand New Heavies, Jay-Z, Armand Van Helden and the man himself – under the umbrella of Warner Music Group.

With one hell of a biography, it seems unsurprising that people have forgotten about Pete Tong’s production talents. This week, the British Dance Music Ambassador released his new ‘Wardance’ EP on Toolroom, featuring remixes from Matthias Tanzmann and Tom Flynn. Check out the previews below, and swing by Beatport to pick up the release in full:

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FUNKAGENDA is taking CONTROL tomorrow night! Toolroom staple, Funk Farm owner, and one of my favorite DJ/producers at the moment, Funkagenda is a legend in the world of House music. His flawless blends of Progressive, Tech, and Electro are world-renowned and if you saw his earth-shaking set at Beyond Wonderland this year, you know that there is only one place to be tomorrow night. Besides the blissful hour and a half set from the Londoner, CONTROL will host an incredibly solid underbill featuring a DJ set from synthpop phenom Anoraak, an Avalon debut from our friends Savoy, and opening and closing sets from our pal ///BONES and Potty Mouth‘s TJR. Wow.

Please RSVP names to JONAH@GOTTADANCEDIRTY.COM to be on our discount ticket list for the evening. Please have all names submitted before 5:30PM tomorrow evening.

Pricing (Times subject to change! Get there as early as possible to avoid paying more!):
$15 before 10PM
$20 before 11PM

Tunage:
Funkagenda – Splinter (Original Club Mix) √+ [Beatport]
Anoraak – Nightdrive With You

PS – Be on the lookout for an interview with Funkagenda very soon!
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