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Pete Tong

The don of British dance DJs, Pete Tong has maintained his status as the most influential man in British dance through his weekly Essential Selection radio show on BBC Radio One (broadcast to an estimated one million listeners) as well as his club gigs in front of thousands of people. Born in Dartford, Kent in 1960, Tong played drums in a school band during his teenage years, but later switched to DJing. After leaving school, he worked as a mobile DJ playing weddings and parties during the late '70s, and did time at small record labels as well. By 1983, Tong had hired in with London Records as an A&R representative, and several years later his position exposed him to the house music coming out of Chicago. After meeting with the owners of DJ International and Trax Records (the two most important Chicago house labels), Tong organized a 1986 compilation entitled The House Sound of Chicago, Vol. 1, the first British release to deal with the sound. He had never given up DJing during his stint with London Records, and he began hyping the style at clubs around London, leading to its breakout during the late '80s. When the BBC began giving airt ime to house music, Tong was a natural choice to lead the sessions, and his Essential Selection radio show (broadcast every Friday night) became the place for club kids -- as well as label executives -- to learn about the latest in dance music. Tong's reputation grew as big and as fast as the world-wide popularity of house music during the early '90s, and he released several collections detailing his mixing skills -- four volumes of the Dance Nation series, as well as compilations from the Essential Selection show. ~ John Bush
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  1.   Song
  2.   Dawn
  3.   Play It Loud! featuring Felix da Housecat
  4.   All Gone Pete Tong & Tensnake Ibiza 2014 Pete Tong Mix
  5.   All Gone Pete Tong & Skream Miami 2013: Pete Tong Mix
  6.   All Gone Pete Tong & Gorgon City Miami 2015
  7.   Higher State Of Consciousness by Wink
  8.   Triton featuring Felix da Housecat
  9.   Good Life
  10.   Pete Tong Presents Wonderland 2010 Mixtape
  11.   Belfast
  12.   Hey Boy Hey Girl by The Chemical Brothers
  13.   Children
  14.   Heart of the Soul
  15.   We've Got the Power featuring DJ Pierre
  16.   Passion by Gat Decor
  17.   Feel the Love by John Newman
  18.   Smokebelch II
  19.   Your Love featuring Heritage Orchestra
  20.   Dawn feat. S.Y.F. by SYF
  21.   Dirty Cash (Money Talks) by The Adventures of Stevie V
  22.   Dawn by S.Y.F.
  23.   Wonderland Mix by Pete Tong
  24.   The Tide featuring Felix da Housecat
  25.   The Age Of Love by The Age of Love
  26.   Pa Ra Ra (Shake) featuring Erick Morillo
  27.   Just A Little More Love by David Guetta
  28.   I Remember featuring Deadmau5
  29.   Go
  30.   Follow Me by Aly-Us
  31.   Jack Your Body by Steve "Silk" Hurley
  32.   Circus Act
  33.   Rendez-vu by Basement Jaxx
  34.   Blow Your Whistle by DJ Duke
  35.   Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem) by Marshall Jefferson
  36.   Windowlicker by Aphex Twin
  37.   Get Up featuring Felix da Housecat
  38.   Latch featuring Disclosure
  39.   Aventuras
  40.   American Dream by Jakatta
  41.   Baghdad Boogie featuring My Digital Enemy
  42.   1998 featuring Felix da Housecat
  43.   Your Love
  44.   Waiting All Night
  45.   Lola's Theme
  46.   Need U (100%) featuring A*M*E
  47.   Something Goin' On by Todd Terry
  48.   Push The Feeling On by Nightcrawlers
  49.   The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind) by The Bucketheads
  50.   Professional Widow by Tori Amos
  51.   Let Me In
  52.   All Gone Pete Tong & Booka Shade Ibiza 2012 Bonus Mix - Mixed By Pete Tong
  53.   Dawn
  54.   Tomorrow Belongs to Us
  55.   Honeyslave
  56.   This One's For the Children
  57.   Everything
  58.   Wardance
  59.   Your Move featuring Felix da Housecat
  60.   Krautkamerad featuring Felix da Housecat
  61.   Brighter Days featuring Cajmere
  62.   Blitz featuring Digitalism
  63.   1010 featuring Boys Noize
  64.   Insomnia
  65.   Pjanoo
  66.   Wonderland by Superbass
  67.   9pm (Till I Come)
  68.   Meng's Theme by Secret Cinema

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