Pete Tong has become one of the most famous English DJs in the world. He has become famous
for his on-air antics as the host of BBC Radio 1 programs like Essential Mix and Essential Selection. He owns his own record
label and performs at nightclubs and at various music festivals around Europe and the US. He has been called the "global ambassador
for electronic music."
He has performed with some of the biggest musical acts in the UK, and become one of the most
recognizable DJs of all time. His latest mix album is a collaborative effort with prominent dubstep music producer, Skream.
It is one of dozens of collaborations the famous DJ has been a part of. Tong and Skream may seem like an unlikely duo—coming
from different ends of the electronic music spectrum. But somehow their drastically different sounds complement each other,
creating a harmony of fist-pumping beats and rave-worthy vocal tracks. The tour and his latest album are both called All Gone
Pete Tong, which is a nod to the British saying "it's all gone Pete Tong." The album includes collaborations with Hot Natured,
Jamie Jones and Maceo Plex, and you never know who you'll see performing live alongside the legendary Pete Tong.
only is Tong known throughout the UK, but he has become a prominent figure around the world. He's a resident at the Pacha
nightclub on the island of Ibiza, off the coast of Spain, hosting his signature Pure Pacha nights. He has also taken up residence
with Eden in Sant Antoni de Portmany, bringing his fans a night of pure wonder. On Friday nights, Tong performs with his newest
material at the Pacha nightclub, giving his devotees a taste of "All Gone Pete Tong,"—his Latin-infused collaboration
About the Artist
Pete Tong grew up in Dartford, Kent and attended the King's School. His
love for music and drum beats started at an early age. He was first interested in playing the drums, but soon found that his
love for DJing was greater. By the age of 15 Tong was already DJing for weddings and other special events. He also made ends
meet by promoting bands and local venues. He was also part of the "Soul Mafia" in his hometown of Kent, drawing soul weekenders
to local music hot spots. While honing his skills as a promoter, he got to know the legendary DJ Froggy. Tong credits this
one-of-a-kind DJ for inspiring him to become a DJ.
After finishing his schooling, the young Tong set up a mobile disco
in a transit van. The mobile music hot spot was such a hit that he eventually opened his own club. Music fans came from miles
around to hear him play underground music that hadn't hit the mainstream. He played everything from jazz to funk to soul,
and introduced audiences to classic songs like "Expansions" by Lonnie Liston Smith and "Groovin' on a New York Afternoon"
by Ritchie Cole. In the late 1970s, he became a writer for Blues & Soul Magazine and after only a year writing for the
magazine, he became features editor. He left the magazine to pursue a career as a talent manager for London Records. Through
his record label connections he was introduced to the house music sound that was just beginning to emerge in the Chicago music
scene. Tong was the first to expose British audiences to this emerging sound when he released The House Sound of Chicago Vol.
Over the next three decades, Tong not only became an expert on this new type of music, but he became one of the most
recognized DJs in the world for his house-style performances. He is a regular resident of some of the most prestigious nightclubs
around the globe, and also has a thriving career as a radio DJ. In 2012 he launched his own EDM channel on the famed iHeartRadio
platform that he named "Evolution."
Pete Tong has been an icon in the music world
nearly his entire life. But he became a global sensation when he introduced the world to electronic house music in the late
1970s and early 1980s. Music fans were just beginning to take notice of this new style of music, and through his connections
with London Records, Tong was able to capitalize on this emerging trend. He produced a compilation album in 1986 called The
House Sound of Chicago, Vol. 1, which became an instant hit. It introduced British audiences to house music for the first
time and made Tong the father of the genre in the UK. Since then, Tong has become one of the most recognizable DJs in Europe,
bringing music fans face-to-face with some of the hottest new artists and styles of music.
Tong has the ability to create a dance party wherever he is. With his pulse on the hottest and most entertaining music in
the EDM world, Tong creates musical magic in every venue he performs. Fans can't seem to get enough of this talented DJ as
his marries ethereal melodies, fist-pumping drum beats and intense vocal tracks to create an entertainment experience you
won't soon forget.