Following the digital release on 3rd December 2021 and his epic 7-date UK tour coinciding on 4th February 2022, world champion dance music and pioneering broadcaster Pete Tong shares the highly anticipated vinyl edition of recent Pete Tong EP + Friends: Ibiza Classics, released via seminal Ministry of Sound label.
Her fourth release to critical acclaim’Classics‘, following Classic house, Ibiza Classics and Frozen Classicsthis most recent offer sees rock reconnect with a longtime collaborator and conductor, Jules Buckleywith a fresh accent, ready for the dancefloor.
On the occasion of this release, rock shares Bristol party starter Eat everything‘s massive re-friction ready for the club of the island classic ‘Refuge‘. The single leads the 8 tracks Pete Tong + Friends: Ibiza Classics: B-sideswith all new extended versions of ‘Ghosts‘, ‘Love can’t turn around‘ and ‘Move‘ alongside new edits and dubs like ‘out of the blue‘ and ‘Time‘.
Adopting a more club sound and paying homage to the spirit and magic of the Balearic Islands Ibiza, Pete Tong + Friends: Ibiza Classics shed light on rockthe discerning ear of and works as A&R, with a handpicked selection of the world’s hottest dance producers.
On 8 tracks, Kölsch, Tale Of Us, Riton, ARTBAT, eat everything and Franky Wa, alongside the singers Elderbrook, Saw the and Becky Hill, breathe new life info essential sounds synonymous with the hedonistic paradise of Ibiza, including ‘ the age of love‘, ‘out of the blue‘, ‘Refuge‘ and more.
A worldwide hit, the EP received serious love on the airwaves via BBC R1, Radio 2, Kiss FM, and more and reached the top 3 iTunes New Album Bestseller on the day of the digital release. In addition to an extensive worldwide playlist, the past single ‘Love can’t turn around‘ reached over 335,000 streams, while ‘Time’ with Tale of us reached over a million streams.
Get support from electronic and cultural tastemakers around the world Mixmag, DJ Mag, Beatportal, ArtsDesk, Blues and Soul and more, in 2021 the EP and the singles’Time‘ – an epic rendition of Hans Zimmerclassic masterpiece with Tale of usand upbeat floor filler’Love can’t turn around‘ with Riton and house singer Saw thethe EP is an exciting new offering that shows no signs of stopping for rock – staying true to the acclaimed shape of the classics, but with a club-centric twist.
Talking about the new project, Pete Tong said,
“Pete Tong + Friends takes the history of Ibiza Classics to the next level. It has been so inspiring to collaborate with some of my favorite artists, DJs and producers on 8 fresh new renditions of these legendary tracks and a brand new original song with Kölsch & Elderbrook. I can’t wait to start playing them live at our concerts.”
November and December 2021 Ibiza Classics Live‘ saw Pete Tong, Jules Buckley and The Heritage Orchestra return to sold-out arenas with a dazzling array of DJs and special guest vocalists, including Ultra Nated and Becky Hill for an unforgettable night reflecting on the sounds and sights of Ibiza and its rich musical history.
Tickets are already on sale for the 2022 edition and on track to be the biggest yet! The tour will kick off in Cardiff on November 23, 2022 and conclude with two dates at the O2 Arena in London on December 2 and 3. A party like no other Ibiza Classics is the most iconic classical electronic music event in the world. Tickets are available at the link.