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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
  5.   All Gone Pete Tong & Skream Miami 2013: Pete Tong Mix
  6.   9pm (Till I Come)
  7.   Pa Ra Ra (Shake) featuring Erick Morillo
  8.   All Gone Pete Tong & Gorgon City Miami 2015
  9.   Hey Boy Hey Girl by The Chemical Brothers
  10.   Your Move featuring Felix da Housecat
  11.   Playing with Knives by Bizarre Inc.
  12.   Let Me In
  13.   Korrado by Matador
  14.   Give It Up by The Good Men
  15.   Finally featuring Julie McKnight
  16.   You Got The Love featuring Candi Staton
  17.   Passion by Gat Decor
  18.   Blue Monday by New Order
  19.   Embrace
  20.   Wonderland Mix by Pete Tong
  21.   With Every Heartbeat featuring Kleerup
  22.   Wardance
  23.   Go
  24.   Music Sounds Better With You by Stardust
  25.   The NY House Track
  26.   Need U (100%) featuring A*M*E
  27.   Love You So
  28.   Baghdad Boogie featuring My Digital Enemy
  29.   I Remember featuring Deadmau5
  30.   American Dream by Jakatta
  31.   Pacific State by 808 State
  32.   Strings of Life/Knights of the Jaguar/Nightmare/Cafe Del Mar
  33.   Your Love
  34.   Lola's Theme
  35.   Dawn feat. S.Y.F. by SYF
  36.   Pete Tong Presents Wonderland 2010 Mixtape
  37.   Latch featuring Disclosure
  38.   Chime by Orbital
  39.   Professional Widow by Tori Amos
  40.   Can You Feel It by Mr. Fingers
  41.   Break 4 Love by Raze
  42.   Honeyslave
  43.   This One's For the Children
  44.   Insomnia
  45.   Pjanoo
  46.   Wonderland by Superbass
  47.   Born Slippy by Underworld
  48.   Beachball
  49.   Krautkamerad featuring Felix da Housecat
  50.   It's Alright featuring Paris Brightledge
  51.   At Night by Shakedown
  52.   Just a Little More Love by David Guetta
  53.   Where Love Lives

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