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When Pete Tong himself says who he thinks are the future stars of 2013, you better perk up and listen. As part of BBC Radio 1‘s January programming, the Essential mix show will be featuring the “future stars of 2013” as picked by Mr. Tong and his colleagues. His pick to kick off the month? French Express labelmates Perseus and Jonas Rathsman. Also home to indie dance pioneers Moon Boots, Chris Malinchak and Isaac Tichauer, all of whom have been featured on this blog at one point or another, French Express is leading a movement where the sounds are relaxed and the vibes are euphoric, pumping out some of the most emotional and melodic productions imaginable from a electronic label. Hopefully, you’ll recognize some favorites right off the bat and the fun continues on for a full two hours. Can’t say enough about these DJ’s and this label and how excited I am that they are getting the attention they deserve. Tracklist after the jump.


TRACKLISTING

Underworld – Jumbo (Francois K & Rob Rives Remix) [Junior Boy’s Own]
Chris Malinchak – If U Got It [French Express]
Julio Bashmore – Au Seve [Broadwalk Records]
Jonas Rathsman – Bringing You Down [French Express]
Round One – I’m Your Brother [Main Street Records]
A Guy Called Gerald – Humanity (Ashley Beedle’s Love and Compassion) [!K7 Records]
Sloth & Dormant – Here And Now (EBE Remix) [URS Records]
Maya Jane Coles – Easier To Hide [I Am Me]
Isaac Tichauer – Devotion [French Express]
Lee Foss & MK & Anabel Englund – Electricity
Jeremy Glenn – New Life (Perseus ‘Summer of 83′ Remix) [Future Classic]
Spandau Ballet – True [Chrysalis Records]
P.M. Dawn – Set Adrift On Memory Bliss [Polygram Records]
Alison Valentine – Peanut Butter (Moon Boots Remix) [CDR]
Aaliyah – One In A Million [Atlantic]
Aaliyah – One In A Million (Danny Daze & Young Edits Bootleg) [CDR]
Isaac Tichauer – I Forgive You [French Express]
Perseus – Love In Zanzibar [French Express]
Jakwob – Electrify (Sega Bodega remix) [white]
Barry White – Love’s Interlude/Good Night My Love [A&M Records]
Stewrat – Disagreements [French Express]
Kenton Slash Demon – Sun [Tartelet Records]
The White Lamp – It’s You (Ron Basejam Remix) [Futureboogie Recordings]
Last Magpie – (Who Knows) Where Love Goes [Hypercolour]
Hot Toddy – Mutha Sucka [Smoke N’ Mirrors]
Slg – Goat Cheese [Studio Barnhus]
Tangerine Dream – Love On A Real Train [Virgin Records]
Staffan Lindberg – Art Of The State [Dolly Dubs]
Frank B – Chain of Fools
Andrés – Skate This Way [La Vida]
FCL – It’s You (Will Azada Improperly Heated Rework) [CDR]
Ralph Falcon – Whateva [Nervous Records]
Good Guy Mikesh & Filburt – No Other (Instrumental) [Riotvan]
Jonas Rathsman – Since I Don’t Have You [French Express]
Zac Toms – Bring Me Down (Stanton Warriors Remix)
Youan – Must Be Love [CDR]
Shadow Child – 23 [Food Music]
Lister – What Can I Do [Orange Groove]
Jonas Rathsman – Just You [French Express]
Nick Nikolov – Come Down [Liebe Detail]
Chris Malinchak – So Good To Me [French Express]