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Pete Tong

September 3, 2014

Pete Tong discusses the future of dance music in America with Wall Street Journal

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Mainstream American audiences may not recognize his English accent over the radio, but Pete Tong’s name has been synonymous with dance music for the past two decades. As the host of his own show on BBC Radio 1 and co-producer of the station’s famed Essential Mix, he has been called everything from the ‘Pied Piper […]

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August 19, 2014

Variety features Guy Gerber, Nero, Pete Tong, John Lyons, and Life in Color in EDM Impact Report

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Dance music broke so big, so quickly, that it often feels normal to talk about artists solely in terms of earnings or major festival bookings. Yet EDM’s big tent allows for plenty of producers and DJs who would still be making the same music even without the brand partners and major agencies involved. Israeli techno […]

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June 16, 2014

Pete Tong Names His 5 EDC Artists to Watch

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In the fable of electronic music: On the first day, God created turntables. On the second day, the sample. And on the third day, God created Pete Tong. The man needs no introduction, and his picks for artists to watch at EDC should be taken as gospel. Check ‘em out

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June 2, 2014

Pete Tong’s All Gone to Sea Cruise Reveals Full Lineup: Calvin Harris, Steve Angello & More

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Today (June 2) Tong announced the full 50-artist lineup for his inaugural All Gone to Sea cruise party, set to embark and return in Miami between November 6th and 10th. Headliners will include Calvin Harris, Above & Beyond, Luciano, Steve Angello, MK, Eats Everything, NERVO and R3hab. Click on the image to the right for […]

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May 27, 2014

Pete Tong A Can’t Miss At Mysteryland

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DON’T MISS Pete Tong, a champion of new and niche electronic music in his native England, with a Cockney rhyming slang derived from his name to his credit. (“It’s all gone Pete Tong,” popularized in the late 1980s, reflects a situation that’s gone awry.) The host of programs on BBC Radio 1 and iHeartRadio and […]

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May 2, 2014

SF Bay Guardian checks in with ‘Sir Pete’

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SUPER EGO “People shouldn’t actually call me sir,” Pete Tong says over the phone, that legendary radio voice of his immediately springing 21 glorious years of BBC Radio 1 Essential Mixes up in my mind. “I was recently awarded an MBE, which is a big honor, being recognized as a distinguished individual in the UK. […]

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March 25, 2014

Pete Tong and Moby have a chat via THUMP

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It’s easy to picture Moby and Pete Tong as best bros, kicking back on the couch and tossing peanuts into each other’s mouths while cracking open cold ones. After all, both guys seem to cruise along the same wavelength—stratospherically successful yet down-to-earth, aware of their place in electronic music history yet eager to explore the […]

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March 20, 2014

Pete Tong Breaks Down This Year’s Miami Anthems

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As the esteemed host of BBC Radio 1′s Essential Mix and Essential Selection programs, Pete Tong has kept a finger pressed on the pulse of global dance music for the better part of two decades. Click here to see his picks

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February 24, 2014

Moby to Guest DJ at Pete Tong’s Residency

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Moby has always been a vocal supporter of animals (even naming his fourth album “Animal Rights”). Lately, he’s also become an adhoc spokesperson for Los Angeles, extolling what many have known for years about the city’s virtues as a destination for artists in a recent editorial. On March 7, he will combine both these passions […]

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January 27, 2014

Pete Tong chats with Cult MTL ahead of Igloo Fest

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Pete Tong was already an established DJ and record label A&R by the time acid house exploded onto the U.K. music scene in the’80s. Today, it still seems incredible to think that crates of vinyl records, largely imported from Chicago, Detroit and New York, could have set off a youth movement whose reverberations are still […]

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