The Dartford-born Tong has been rockin' parties across the U.K. since the late '70s -- first as a soul DJ then, as the mid-'80s rolled around, as champion of underground and commercial artists (from "Buffalo Gals" to acid house, Salt 'N Pepa to Steve "Silk" Hurley). Working A&R at London Records and running his own imprint, FFRR, allowed Tong to expose new and upcoming artists, but it was -- and continues to be -- Tong's radio work for which he is most highly regarded.
Now, along with the "Essential Selection" radio show -- available online at www.bbc.co.uk and syndicated in some American cities -- Tong has established a series of American Essential mix-CD releases. A mix of big names and small labels -- from Photek and Way Out West to Blaze and Futureshock -- Tong's Essential Mix showcases his deft blend as progressive and populist. The CD follows a thumping 4/4 beat, but flows with synths and warm sensuality. It's essential progressive house from all over, but overall, it's essentially pure Tong.
Pete Tong spins at eleven50 Thurs., Aug. 30.
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