1. The BPM Festival Will Expand to Brazil and Portugal in 2017

    January 09, 2017 6:27 PM EST As Mexico's internationally-renown The BPM Festival celebrates 10 years of success with 10 days of the best in underground sounds in Playa Del Carmen, the brand forges new paths into the future. Today, the festival Pete Tong called “firmly established” on “the techno tourist trail”…

  2. Midland Earns Essential Mix of 2016 Honor

    December 27, 2016 12:11 PM EST Every year, Pete Tong and his illustrious group of well-versed friends choose one Essential Mix of the year to be honored as the best of the rest. Past winners have included Flume , Nicolas Jaar , Flying Lotus , and more. The 2016 Essential Mix of the Year winner is none other than London&…

  3. Justice Get Their Groove Back on First Essential Mix in Nine Years: Listen

    December 19, 2016 12:32 PM EST Pete Tong has been chasing Justice “for years” to get back in the Essential Mix DJ booth, but the French electro rock icons don't drop music just because someone asked them to. It takes an average of five years for the pair to release an album, and it's been nine years since Justice…

  4. Pete Tong's Ibiza Classics to Be Live Streamed From London

    November 28, 2016 12:20 PM EST Really want to make it out to London’s O2 Arena to watch the Heritage Orchestra perform Pete Tong ’s Ibiza Classics but can’t swing it? We got you. BE-AT.TV is headed to London on Dec. 1 live stream the entire event which will feature special guests including Jessie Ware , John Newman , Ella…

  5. Justice to Drop First Essential Mix in Nine Years This Weekend

    November 07, 2016 4:22 PM EST Too stoked to wait for the new Justice album? At least you’re getting a new Essential Mix. The black jacket-wearing, cigarette-loving French electro duo are poised for a strong third LP with Woman. Singles “Safe and Sound,” “Randy,” and “Alakazam!” seem to imply a return to cherished form. It…

  6. Listen to deadmau5's Gorgeous New Single '4Ware'

    November 07, 2016 10:58 AM EST deadmau5 is back on the music scene with a new album, W:/2016Album, scheduled for a  Dec. 2 release. A new LP means he’s back on a promotional press tour, as well. He recently hopped on the phone with Pete Tong  during the latter's BBC Radio 1 show to confirm the album’s proper…

  7. Midland Talks Drum and Bass Origins & the Success of 'Final Credits'

    October 16, 2016 1:49 PM EDT Earlier this year, the English producer/DJ Midland was tapped by dance music impresario Pete Tong to make his very Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1. Midland (real name: Harry Agius) took a month off to focus almost exclusively on the mix; in addition to selecting material from a wide range of…

  8. Watch Skrillex's Fascinating Panel at IMS Shanghai: Exclusive

    October 06, 2016 10:58 AM EDT The International Music Summit took Shanghai by storm this year, focusing heavily on dance music's expansion into Asian markets. Many of the panels examined the fastest-growing regional market, how important Asia has become to established and up-and-coming artists, as well as how to best…

  9. Actor-Comedian Chris D'Elia on Netflix EDM Film 'XOXO,' Why Drake is an Easy Target & Justin Bieber's Career Progression

    September 15, 2016 10:38 AM EDT “I can’t believe I’m going to XOXO, it’s like I’m making up for something I did in a past life,” said Chris D’Elia’s character Neil in the recent Netflix EDM movie  XOXO . D’Elia, a standup comedian for the last 10-and-a-half years, had stints on two NBC television shows, debuted his Netflix…

  10. Pete Tong & John Monkman's 'Aurora' Gets Andrea Oliva Remix for 'All Gone Ibiza' Compilation: Exclusive

    September 07, 2016 2:05 PM EDT You might not be able to fly to Ibiza on a dime, but you can catch the magic in your ear drums every year with Pete Tong 's annual All Gone compilation. This year's effort was made in conjunction with Switzerland's Andrea Oliva. It's a back-to-back set that mixes some of…

  11. 'XOXO' Director Christopher Louie Talks Bringing His Rave Roots to Netflix

    August 24, 2016 10:48 PM EDT “There’s nobody better to tell this story than me.” Sitting in the office of his Glendale home, Christopher Louie is having trouble remembering the name of a song from his youth, so naturally he heads to Google and types in its lyrics. Seconds later, he’s pulled up dance-pop singer Jocelyn…

  12. Kölsch Wants to Introduce You to Your New Favorite Record

    August 23, 2016 10:28 AM EDT You may not know it, but you've almost certainly heard Rune Reilly Kölsch's music. In 2003, he released a track called "Calabria," an instrumental tune successful enough to generate a series of vocal spin-offs, one of which reached No. 1 on the Dance Airplay chart in 2008.…

  13. Hear Michael Brun's 'All I Ever Wanted,' Lead Single From Netflix Original Movie 'XOXO'

    August 05, 2016 12:56 PM EDT That movie We Are Your Friends came out and tried to capitalize on the EDM craze. It was actually not a bad movie, but it performed with historically bad opening numbers. Let it never be said that Hollywood can cash in on dance music easily. Relive Michael Brun's 'Wherever I Go&…

  14. Patrick Topping Gets Quirky On 'Brayed:' Exclusive Premiere

    July 12, 2016 5:59 PM EDT The producer Patrick Topping has both famous advocates – Green Velvet , Pete Tong -- and enough fans to propel him to the top of the Beatport charts on several occasions. In 2013 and 2014, he unveiled a series of high-impact releases on Jamie Jones and Lee Foss 's Hot Creations label.…

  15. Pete Tong Joins Netflix Film 'XOXO' as Music Supervisor, Producer

    June 20, 2016 2:22 AM EDT Netflix has tapped Pete Tong as music supervisor for the subscription platform’s EDM-themed film XOXO .  The veteran British DJ, artist, radio host, label owner, executive and co-founder of the International Music Summit (IMS) is also a producer on the film alongside Joe Russell, Christopher…

  16. IMS Engage 2016: Bob Lefsetz, Pete Tong & More Challenge 'EDM Bubble' Narrative (Exclusive Video)

    April 29, 2016 2:58 PM EDT “If they eliminated the dance tents at Coachella, the event would be over." On April 21, International Music Summit held the fourth edition of IMS Engage, its one-day U.S. offshoot, at the W Hollywood in  Los Angeles. IMS partners Pete Tong , renowned broadcaster and artist, and  Ben…

  17. Coldplay's 'Adventure of a Lifetime' Gets House Music Makeover by Yotto: Exclusive

    February 26, 2016 2:53 PM EST Rising Finnish producer Yotto was in Los Angeles halfway through a U.S. tour when he was asked to remix Coldplay ’s newest single, "Adventure of a Lifetime." It proved an offer he couldn't refuse. Guest Playlist: Listen to Yotto's 5 Tracks for a Long Night on a Plane "…

  18. The Guest List Presents Pete Tong's Playlist: Eric Prydz, Bob Moses, Moderat & More

    February 19, 2016 4:48 PM EST Famed radio host Pete Tong has taken his curation duties to The Guest List this week. Moby Premieres Remix of Pete Tong and John Monkman's 'The Bumps': Listen The British DJ is best known for his weekly radio programs, Essential Mix and Essential Selection , both of which…

  19. Auto-Mastering Startup Landr Claims Big Savings for Customers

    October 27, 2015 5:27 PM EDT Along with digital distribution, ticketing and radio, now mastering could be on the list of music-related activities being disrupted in the digital era. Digital services have created new markets and better consumer experiences. In some cases, tasks can be performed for less money.  One of the…

  20. Mix Mondays: Listen to Claptone, Pete Tong, Luciano & Josh Wink & More

    October 26, 2015 1:30 PM EDT Your work week soundtrack has arrived. Billboard  can't cure a case of the Mondays, but we sure can help you cope. Here are five standout mixes and podcasts from a variety of genres for your listening pleasure this week. Mix Mondays' Burning Man Edition: Listen to Lee Burridge, Bob…

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