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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 & Skream Miami 2013: Pete Tong Mix
  5.   All Gone Pete Tong & Tensnake Ibiza 2014 Pete Tong Mix
  6.   Let the Music Use You by The Nightwriters
  7.   Blue Monday by New Order
  8.   The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind) by The Bucketheads
  9.   Hungry for the Power featuring Azari & III
  10.   At Night by Shakedown
  11.   Where Love Lives
  12.   The Age Of Love by The Age of Love
  13.   Andromeda featuring Doomwork
  14.   In the Sky
  15.   Lola's Theme
  16.   Need U (100%) featuring A*M*E
  17.   Feel the Love by John Newman
  18.   Strings of Life/Knights of the Jaguar/Nightmare/Cafe Del Mar
  19.   Your Love featuring Heritage Orchestra
  20.   Waiting All Night
  21.   You Don't Know Me featuring Armand Van Helden
  22.   Blow Your Whistle by DJ Duke
  23.   Can You Feel It by Mr. Fingers
  24.   The Tide featuring Felix da Housecat
  25.   Wonderland by Superbass
  26.   9pm (Till I Come)
  27.   Lola's (Theme) by Cookie
  28.   Flowerhead featuring Felix da Housecat
  29.   Just A Little More Love by David Guetta
  30.   Aventuras
  31.   Your Love
  32.   Yours featuring Felix da Housecat
  33.   Your Move featuring Felix da Housecat
  34.   Children
  35.   Tears by Satoshi Tomiie
  36.   Porcelain
  37.   Dawn feat. S.Y.F. by SYF
  38.   Hey Boy Hey Girl by The Chemical Brothers
  39.   Lady (Hear Me Tonight) by Modjo
  40.   With Every Heartbeat featuring Kleerup
  41.   Windowlicker by Aphex Twin
  42.   Something Goin' On by Todd Terry
  43.   It's Alright featuring Paris Brightledge
  44.   Pump Up The Volume by M/A/R/R/S
  45.   Dawn by S.Y.F.
  46.   Dawn
  47.   Wonderland Mix by Pete Tong
  48.   Tomorrow Belongs to Us
  49.   This One's For the Children
  50.   The NY House Track
  51.   Wardance
  52.   We've Got the Power featuring DJ Pierre
  53.   Warm Up featuring Dragosh
  54.   Waiting on My Angel featuring Felix da Housecat
  55.   Krautkamerad featuring Felix da Housecat
  56.   I Am Europe featuring Felix da Housecat
  57.   Disco Gnome featuring Felix da Housecat
  58.   Insomnia
  59.   Cassius 99
  60.   Pjanoo
  61.   Levels by Avicii
  62.   Smokebelch II
  63.   Show Me Love by Robin S.
  64.   I Remember featuring Deadmau5
  65.   Higher State Of Consciousness by Wink
  66.   Blitz featuring Digitalism
  67.   Born Slippy by Underworld
  68.   Promised Land by Joe Smooth
  69.   Papua New Guinea by The Future Sound of London
  70.   Belfast
  71.   Boogie Jama featuring Felix da Housecat

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