Today DJ, broadcaster and global dance music legend, Pete Tong, shares his collaborative single ‘Age of Love’ with award-winning Ukrainian techno duo, ARTBAT.
‘Age of Love’ marks the third single from his recently released 8 track collaborative EP Pete Tong + Friends: Ibiza Classics with Becky Hill, Riton, ARTBAT, Kölsch, Vula, Tale of Us, Elderbrook and more, alongside Jules Buckley and The Heritage Orchestra, out now on Ministry of Sound.
Arguably Ukraine’s biggest dance music export, this deep, melodic and driving tech track, primed for massive dancefloor moments synonymous with Ibiza’s famed superclubs comes following recent singles ‘Time’ with, Tale of Us, and the upbeat floorfiller ‘Love Can’t Turn Around’ with Riton and house vocalist Vula.
Adopting a more club-ready sound and paying homage to the Balearic spirit and magic of Ibiza, the collaborations EP shines a light on Pete’s discerning ear and work as an A&R, with a handpicked selection of the hottest dance producers in the world. Across 8 tracks, Kölsch, Tale Of Us, Riton, ARTBAT, Eats Everything and Franky Wah, alongside vocalists Elderbrook, Vula and Becky Hill, breathe new life info essential sounds synonymous with the hedonistic paradise of Ibiza, including Age Of Love, Out Of The Blue, Hideaway and more.
A worldwide smash, the EP has received serious love across the airwaves via BBC R1, Radio 2, Kiss FM, and more and reached top 3 iTunes New Album Bestseller on digital release day. Along with extensive play listing worldwide, past single ‘Love Can’t Turn Around’ has hit over 335,000 streams, while ‘Time’ with Tale Of Us has reached over 1 million streams.
Garnering support across the globe from electronic and cultural tastemakers Mixmag, DJ Mag, Beatportal, ArtsDesk, Blues and Soul and more, in 2021 the EP and singles ‘Time’ – an epic rendition of Hans Zimmer’s classic masterpiece with Tale of Us, and upbeat floorfiller ‘Love Can’t Turn Around’ featuring Riton and house vocalist Vula, the EP is an exciting new offering that shows no sign of stopping for Pete – remaining true to the acclaimed Classics form, albeit with a club-focussed twist.
Speaking on the new project, Pete Tong says, “Pete Tong + Friends takes the Ibiza Classics story to the next level. It’s been so inspiring collaborating with some of my favorite artists, DJ’s and producers on 8 fresh new interpretations of these legendary tunes and a brand new original song with Kölsch & Elderbrook. I can’t wait to start performing them live at our shows.”
November and December 2021 ‘Ibiza Classics Live’ saw Pete Tong, Jules Buckley and The Heritage Orchestra return to sold-out arenas with a dazzling set of special guest DJs and vocalists including Ultra Naté and Becky Hill for an unforgettable night reflecting on the sounds and sights of Ibiza and it’s rich musical history.
Tickets are already on sale for the 2022 edition and on course to be the biggest yet! The tour will kick off in Cardiff on November 23, 2022, eventually finishing up with two dates at London’s O2 Arena on December 2 and 3. A party like no other, Ibiza Classics is the world’s most iconic classical electronic music event. Tickets are available Here.
A pillar of dance music with an unparalleled ear for new talent, Pete Tong MBE is undeniably one of the world’s most influential figures. Over the last three decades – both publicly and behind the scenes – Pete has been revered as an arena-selling artist, DJ, music producer, A&R, and the voice of Radio 1’s prestigious dance programming.
With an incredible 30+ year career, the tastemaker DJ, broadcaster and producer has been dedicated to making dance music a global genre, constantly pushing boundaries, and breaking new talent wherever he goes. A testament to his life spent in music on 1st November 2021, Pete Tong MBE was honoured with this year’s prestigious Music Industry Trusts Award (MITS) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the music and broadcast industries.
Broadcasting from BBC Radio 1 since 1991 his iconic shows, the Essential Selection and the coveted Essential Mix are two of BBC’s Radio 1’s longest running music programmes and still ones of the world’s most impactful platforms to discover new dance music, and for artists ranging from Daft Punk and Ben UFO through to Sherelle, Eris Drew and Honey Dijon to deliver career defining statement mixes. Tong also helped to launch Radio 1 Dance on the BBC Sounds platform last year.
As an artist and DJ, Tong remains a coveted booking for clubbing institutions and festivals across the world, but it was the Classics project with conductor Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra, launched in 2016 that took him to chart-topping, sell-out live act status reworking iconic dance tunes using a full 50 person orchestra.
With album releases topping the UK chart, sell out shows across the UK and Europe minutes and even being invited to play the famed Hollywood Bowl, Tong continues to bring new life to Classics. With some of the hottest dance acts in the world in tow for Pete Tong + Friends: Ibiza Classics with Ministry of Sound, the trailblazer continues to lead the way.
Pete Tong + Friends: Ibiza Classics is out now.
Pete Tong + Friends: Ibiza Classics
Pete Tong x Eats Everything x Vula – Hideaway (feat. Jules Buckley)
Pete Tong x Kölsch – Ghosts (feat. Jules Buckley)
Tale Of Us x Pete Tong – Time (feat. Jules Buckley)
Pete Tong x Franky Wah – Out Of The Blue (feat. Jules Buckley)
Pete Tong x Riton x Vula – Love Can’t Turn Around (feat. The Heritage Orchestra & Jules Buckley)
Pete Tong x Kölsch x Elderbrook – When We Move (feat. Jules Buckley)
ARTBAT x Pete Tong – Age Of Love (feat. Jules Buckley)
Pete Tong x Becky Hill – You Got The Love (Live) (feat. The Heritage Orchestra & Jules Buckley)
Pete Tong’s 2022 Ibiza Classics Heritage Orchestra arena tour dates
23 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
24 – Brighton Centre
25 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
26 – AO Arena, Manchester
30 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow
1 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
2 – O2 Arena, London
3 – O2 Arena, London