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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
  6.   Yes featuring Felix da Housecat
  7.   Disco Gnome featuring Felix da Housecat
  8.   Where Love Lives
  9.   All Gone Pete Tong & Gorgon City Miami 2015
  10.   I Remember featuring Deadmau5
  11.   Your Move featuring Felix da Housecat
  12.   Beat dat Shit featuring Aphrohead
  13.   Good Life
  14.   Blitz featuring Digitalism
  15.   Right Here, Right Now
  16.   Just a Little More Love by David Guetta
  17.   This One's For the Children
  18.   Pjanoo
  19.   Wonderland Mix by Pete Tong
  20.   Belfast
  21.   Feel the Love by John Newman
  22.   Baghdad Boogie featuring My Digital Enemy
  23.   Chime by Orbital
  24.   Need U (100%) featuring A*M*E
  25.   Windowlicker by Aphex Twin
  26.   Playing with Knives by Bizarre Inc.
  27.   Smokebelch II
  28.   Right Here, Right Now by Heritage Orchestra
  29.   Your Love
  30.   Lola's Theme
  31.   Dawn feat. S.Y.F. by SYF
  32.   Pete Tong Presents Wonderland 2010 Mixtape
  33.   Latch featuring Disclosure
  34.   Levels by Avicii
  35.   You Don't Know Me featuring Armand Van Helden
  36.   Lady (Hear Me Tonight) by Modjo
  37.   Give It Up by The Good Men
  38.   Professional Widow by Tori Amos
  39.   Let the Music Use You by The Nightwriters
  40.   Killer featuring Adamski
  41.   Blue Monday by New Order
  42.   Embrace
  43.   Meng's Theme by Secret Cinema
  44.   Hiphouse featuring Kabale und Liebe
  45.   In the Sky
  46.   All Gone Pete Tong & Booka Shade Ibiza 2012 Bonus Mix - Mixed By Pete Tong
  47.   Dawn
  48.   Honeyslave
  49.   Wardance
  50.   We've Got the Power featuring DJ Pierre
  51.   Honey featuring Felix da Housecat
  52.   Wonderland by Superbass
  53.   9pm (Till I Come)
  54.   Beachball
  55.   1998 featuring Felix da Housecat
  56.   Good Life by Inner City
  57.   All Gone Pete Tong & Booka Shade Ibiza 2012 Bonus Mix - Mixed By Booka Shade by Booka Shade

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