Today DJ, broadcaster and global dance music legend, Pete Tong, shares his reimagination of another house track synonymous with the White Isle, Farley Jackmaster Funk’s classic jam ‘Love Can’t Turn Around’ (ft. The Heritage Orchestra & Jules Buckley).
A captivating, dancefloor-ready collaboration between Tong, Grammy award-winning British dance producer, Riton, American-born, London-based vocalist Vula (Basement Jaxx, The Heritage Orchestra, MJ Cole), and long-time collaborator Jules Buckley; the collective effortlessly breathe new life in to this Balearic mainstay. Addictive piano chords, funk-filled percussion and Vula’s uplifting, powerful vocals come together perfectly on this glossy, feel-good rendition; a guaranteed floor-filler!
Following recent single ‘Time’ – an enigmatic and poignant rendition of Hans Zimmer’s classic masterpiece, re-imagined by Tong and Berlin-techno titans, Tale of Us – ‘Love Can’t Turn Around’ is the second single from Pete Tong’s recently announced forthcoming EP, Pete Tong + Friends: Ibiza Classics. Dropping with a sun-soaked visualiser depicting a glorious journey across Ibiza, ‘Love Can’t Turn Around’ soundtracks memories of blissed-out adventures on the beautiful Balearic island.
Teaming up again with long-time collaborator and conductor, Jules Buckley, following their previously acclaimed Classic House, Ibiza Classics and Chilled Classics releases, and with the world of live music returning post-pandemic, the duo now have their sights set firmly on the dancefloor and concert arena.
With a forward thinking, club-focused approach, this new offering sees the esteemed DJ, Producer, label manager, and all round champion for talent showcasing his incredibly discerning ear and work as an A&R.
Featuring a handpicked selection of the hottest dance producers in the world including Tale Of Us, Riton, ARTBAT, Eats Everything, Franky Wah, alongside vocalists Elderbrook, Vula and Becky Hill, Pete Tong + Friends: Ibiza Classics is due for release 3rd December 2021 digitally and out 2022 on vinyl on the iconic Ministry of Sound label.
The incredibly exciting 8 track EP, Pete Tong + Friends: Ibiza Classics, comes under Pete’s much adored Classics format following his past Classics releases and a string of adored and sell out live performances over the last four years with The Heritage Orchestra and Jules Buckley.
The coinciding events series “Ibiza Classics Live” will see Pete Tong, Jules Buckley and The Heritage Orchestra joined by a whole host of special guest DJs and vocalists – including Ultra Naté and Becky Hill in December – for an unforgettable night, reminiscent of the bewitching White Isle and it’s musical history. Kicking off on 26th November in Nottingham, with 7 further UK dates in Manchester, Bournemouth, Birmingham, Brighton and London, Ibiza Classics is the world’s most iconic classical electronic music event and promises to be a party like no other. Tickets are on sale now at www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
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.”
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 year, on 1st November, 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
1. Pete Tong x Eats Everything x Vula – Hideaway (feat. Jules Buckley)
2. Pete Tong x Kölsch – Ghosts (feat. Jules Buckley)
3. Tale Of Us x Pete Tong – Time (feat. Jules Buckley)
4. Pete Tong x Franky Wah – Out Of The Blue (feat. Jules Buckley)
5. Pete Tong x Riton x Vula – Love Can’t Turn Around (feat. The Heritage Orchestra & Jules Buckley)
6. Pete Tong x Kölsch x Elderbrook – When We Move (feat. Jules Buckley)
7. ARTBAT x Pete Tong – Age Of Love (feat. Jules Buckley)
8. Pete Tong x Becky Hill – You Got The Love (Live) (feat. The Heritage Orchestra & Jules Buckley)
Ibiza Classics 2021 with The Heritage Orchestra and conductor Jules Buckley
Fri 26 Nov 2021 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
Sat 27 Nov 2021 – Manchester, Manchester Arena
Tue 30 Nov 2021 – Bournemouth, International Centre – EXTRA DATE
Wed 01 Dec 2021 – Brighton, Brighton Centre
Thu 02 Dec 2021 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
Fri 03 Dec 2021 – London, The O2
Sat 04 Dec 2021 – London, The O2