Pete Tong delivered a strong opening address at International Music Summit (IMS) Ibiza in memory of Avicii.
Talking about the pressures of international touring, health and wellbeing, IMS co-founder Tong commented on the news of Avicii’s tragic passing in Oman last month (April).
“We’ve lost one of the most talented and successful artists of his generation,” Tong said about Avicii on the opening day of IMS. “He was the first to make music influenced by his peers and then join them within 12 months.
Point Blank Music School welcomed Radio 1 royalty Pete Tong to their London school recently for a crash course in making music with Native Instruments’ Maschine. He linked up with expert Maschine instructor, Paul Ressel, for an intensive one to one session. Check out the short video of his visit below, and take a look at PB’s Maschine course, taught in a special Native-Instruments supported studio.
Burn Residency registration is now open as the long-standing DJ/producer competition once again seeks profile up-and-coming talent from around the globe.
Burn hopefuls are asked to upload a mix to enter, with shortlisted DJs given the chance to attend an “extensive talent program” and the opportunity to perform at iconic clubs during a five-week residency in Ibiza in May.
Massive Attack have laid into Pete Tong as a result of the BBC veteran playing their iconic track, ‘Unfinished Sympathy', at his Ibiza Classics show.
Pete Tong and Jule Buckley's Ibiza Classics show is heading stateside this November for a huge show at LA's Hollywood bowl.
The likes of Moby, Aluna George, Bipolar Sunshine and Guy Gerber have all now been added to the line-up, it has been announced.
Guy Gerber will be resurrecting his live show for his appearance, which will be his first live performance in over four years.
Carl Cox and Nile Rodgers are finally set to release their first ever collaboration, titled 'Beat The Track', which lands today (Friday 27th October).
The tune has landed dual premieres on both Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show as his Essential New Tune and on Spotify’s most followed electronic playlist Mint.
According to the press release, the collaboration came about when "Carl met Nile on stage at Ultra Music Festival a few years back as both have been long time fans of each other for years, but had never met.
At first glance, we’re led to believe that the worlds of classical and electronic music are galaxies apart. But there are more parallels and crossovers than you might think, and a new wave of electronic artists and composers are finding inspiration by reconnecting dance music with its classical past. DJ Mag talks to Marc Romboy, Jules Buckley, Max Richter, Carl Craig and others to check the score…
WORDS: Ben Osborne
Avicii has confirmed that two EPs are set to follow his ‘Avīci’ release, with the third making up his full new album.
The Swedish EDM star revealed the news in a new interview on BBC Radio 1 with Pete Tong. You can listen to the chat below.
Avicii didn’t confirm the dates the new releases would land but he did reveal he is “getting back into” DJing.
He revealed that despite retiring from touring he still has decks, and has started using them again after he “couldn’t look at them” following his final shows.
Pete Tong has expanded his planned 2017 ‘Ibiza Classics’ Live dates with two stops in Australia.
Tong, and the 65-piece orchestra led by frequent collaborator Jules Buckley, will stop by Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena Wednesday 1st November before continuing onto Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl for a full performance on 3rd November.
Pete Tong continued the needed dialogue of diversity and gender equality within electronic dance music during a recent extended interview. The conversation is a continuation from this year’s International Music Summit.