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Questions Top100 DJs 2007 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:20

Arousing house!
Best known for: 
Essential Selection, In New Music We Trust, The Essential Mix on Radio 1 and the Pure Pacha parties in Ibiza.
Tune of the year: 
Gui Boratto 'Beautiful Life'
Producer of 2007: 
Shlomi Aber
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2007: 
Kissy Sell Out
Your musical inspiration: 
Best festival on the planet: 
Extrema Festival in Holland.
Best bit of kit: 
Logic 8 - a very sexy bit of kit.
What tune makes you cry: 
Underworld's soundtrack to Danny Boyle's 'Sunshine'.
Naughtiest thing you've done this year: 
Smoked too many cigars in Ibiza.

The dials on our radio keep tuning into Pete Tong. The history we know… Family Function, Blues & Soul magazine, Radio 1's Peter Powell show, Invicta and London Records. Then there's broadcasting to a new tribe called clubbers via Capital Radio and bringing us FFRR Records, Salt 'n' Pepa's 'Push It' and well, you know the rest. The Essential Selection… 16 years strong, it's definitely the nation's official start to the weekend.

The past year has seen Pete continue the weekend. Seven days a week. There's no worry that Tong's day job will ever bore him. "It's the variety that keeps my work fresh. I'll keep striving to find new challenges," says Pete.
His Pure Pacha night in Ibiza is one such challenge and what Tong calls "a very special night for a beautiful extended family of like-minded people!"
This summer saw Pete welcome DJ Sander Kleinenberg with his 'This Is…' parties to the isle whilst his continued partnership with Sarah Main keeps delivering, as proved by their fifth 'Pure Pacha' compilation for Gut Records.
For Sarah, Tong makes it easy. "He's an inspiration to me in many ways," says Sarah. "He has an incredible humbleness, exceptional music taste and has always had a positive light surrounding him."

Pete shines through the creative process too. 'Wonderland', his deep house collaboration with Paul Harris and Jay P (aka Superbass) saw Pete's Pacha success follow him home. Tong is always essential.