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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.   Play It Loud! featuring Felix da Housecat
  3.   All Gone Pete Tong & Skream Miami 2013: Pete Tong Mix
  4.   Dawn
  5.   All Gone Pete Tong & Tensnake Ibiza 2014 Pete Tong Mix
  6.   Dirty Cash (Money Talks) by The Adventures of Stevie V
  7.   All Gone Pete Tong & Gorgon City Miami 2015
  8.   Pump Up The Volume by M/A/R/R/S
  9.   Strings of Life/Knights of the Jaguar/Nightmare/Cafe Del Mar
  10.   Dawn feat. S.Y.F. by SYF
  11.   We've Got the Power featuring DJ Pierre
  12.   All Gone Pete Tong & Booka Shade Ibiza 2012 Bonus Mix - Mixed By Pete Tong
  13.   Disco Gnome featuring Felix da Housecat
  14.   Heart of the Soul
  15.   Is There Anybody Out There? by Bassheads
  16.   Something Goin' On by Todd Terry
  17.   Jack Your Body by Steve "Silk" Hurley
  18.   Krautkamerad featuring Felix da Housecat
  19.   Can You Feel It by Mr. Fingers
  20.   Hey Boy Hey Girl by The Chemical Brothers
  21.   Blow Your Whistle by DJ Duke
  22.   Professional Widow by Tori Amos
  23.   Follow Me by Aly-Us
  24.   All Gone Pete Tong & Reboot Future Sounds
  25.   Wonderland Mix by Pete Tong
  26.   The Tide featuring Felix da Housecat
  27.   1998 featuring Felix da Housecat
  28.   9pm (Till I Come)
  29.   I Remember featuring Deadmau5
  30.   Yours featuring Felix da Housecat
  31.   Break 4 Love by Raze
  32.   Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem) by Marshall Jefferson
  33.   Need U (100%) featuring A*M*E
  34.   Papua New Guinea by The Future Sound of London
  35.   Lola's Theme by Cookie
  36.   With Every Heartbeat featuring Kleerup
  37.   Keep My Secret featuring Felix da Housecat
  38.   Yes featuring Felix da Housecat
  39.   Children
  40.   Water Drops
  41.   Waiting on My Angel featuring Felix da Housecat
  42.   Wardance
  43.   Finally featuring Julie McKnight
  44.   Embrace
  45.   Push The Feeling On by Nightcrawlers
  46.   All Gone Pete Tong & Booka Shade Ibiza 2012 Bonus Mix - Mixed By Booka Shade by Booka Shade
  47.   Right Here, Right Now
  48.   Your Love featuring Heritage Orchestra
  49.   Your Love by Jamie Principle
  50.   Latch featuring Disclosure
  51.   At Night by Shakedown
  52.   Show Me Love by Robin S.
  53.   Korrado by Matador
  54.   In the Sky
  55.   Dawn by S.Y.F.
  56.   Dawn
  57.   Tomorrow Belongs to Us
  58.   Everything
  59.   Blitz featuring Digitalism
  60.   Insomnia
  61.   Aventuras
  62.   Pjanoo
  63.   Wonderland by Superbass
  64.   Beachball

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