DJ, broadcaster and global dance music legend, Pete Tong, announces a fourth EP in his Classics format, Pete Tong + Friends: Ibiza Classics.
Reconnecting with a longtime collaborator and conductor, Jules Buckley, following their previously acclaimed Classic House, Ibiza Classics and Chilled Classics releases, and with the return of the live music world after the pandemic, rock now has his eyes riveted on the dance floor and concert arena. With a forward-thinking and club-ready approach, this new offering sees the DJ, producer, label manager and all-around champion of talent showcasing his incredibly insightful ear and work as an A&R.
With a handpicked selection of the world’s hottest dance producers, including Tale of us, Riton, ARTBAT, eat it all, Franky Wah, alongside singers Elderbrook, Vula and Becky hill, Pete Tong + Friends: Ibiza Classics will be released digitally on December 3, 2021 and released on vinyl in 2022 on the iconic Ministry of Sound label.
The mind-blowing and moving debut remix, ready for the club, comes from revered Berlin-based Italian electronic duo, Tale of us, as they reinvent the German film music composer and record producer Hans zimmerthe epic production of ‘Time‘. The world-beloved techno duo’s four-story redesign seamlessly combines their tacit knowledge of the dancefloor and their innate ability to create deeply moving electronic music with Hans zimmer‘s classic and timeless arrangement.
Powerful chords and uplifting, luxurious string arrangements meet rousing percussion and monumental breakdown in this mesmerizing track. The soundtrack of the single is a stunning Balearic visualizer with scenes from iconic Ibiza beauty spots including Es Vedra and Dalt Villa.
Speaking on the remix, Tale of us to say,
“These harmonies transcend time and space, we are delighted and grateful to cover such a masterpiece.“
The incredibly exciting 8 track EP, Pete Tong + Friends: Ibiza Classics, falls under Pete’s much-loved Classics format after his previous Classics releases and a series of beloved, sold-out live performances over the past four years with The Heritage Orchestra and Jules Buckley.
The series of coincident events “Ibiza Classics Live” will see Pete Tong, Jules Buckley and The Heritage Orchestra joined by a whole host of DJs and special guest singers – including Ultra Naté and Becky hill in December – for an unforgettable night, evoking the haunting White Isle and its musical history.
Starting November 26 in Nottingham, with 7 other UK dates in Manchester, Bournemouth, Birmingham, Brighton and London, Ibiza Classics is the world’s most iconic classical electronic music event and promises to be a party unlike any other. others.
Speaking on the new project, Pete Tong said,
“I can’t wait to kick off my + Friends series by teaming up with Tale Of Us. The guys had experienced the original in their DJ sets, which inspired us to collaborate on our own original version of this masterpiece. epic melancholy.. “
A pillar of dance music with an unrivaled ear for new talents, Pete Tong MBE is undeniably one of the most influential people in the world. Over the past three decades – both publicly and behind the scenes – Pete has been revered as an arena-selling artist, DJ, music producer, A&R and voice of Radio 1’s prestigious dance lineup. An incredible career spanning over 30 years, the taste-maker DJ, broadcaster and producer has been dedicated to making dance music a global genre, constantly pushing boundaries and unveiling new talent wherever he goes.
Broadcasting on BBC Radio 1 since 1991, its iconic shows, Essential Selection and the coveted Essential Mix are two of BBC Radio 1’s longest-running music programs and remain one of the most impactful platforms in the world for discovering new music from dance, and for artists ranging from Daft punk and Ben UFO up to Sherelle, Eris Drew and Dijon honey to deliver mixtures of career statements. Tong also helped launch Radio 1 Dance on the BBC Sounds platform last year.
As an artist and DJ, Pliers remains a coveted reservation for clubbing institutions and festivals around the world, but it was the Classics project with conductor Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra, launched in 2016, which took it to sold-out and sold-out concert status by reworking iconic dance tunes using a full orchestra of 50 people.
With UK chart-topping album releases, sold-out shows across the UK and Europe and even being invited to play at the famous Hollywood Bowl, Tong continues to breathe new life into Classics. With some of the most fashionable dance numbers in the world for Pete Tong + Friends: Ibiza Classics with Ministry of Sound, the pioneer continues to lead the way.
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