BBC Radio 1 legend Pete Tong is heading to Australia in November for a very special two night only performance in Sydney and Melbourne, bringing us his “Ibiza Classics with The Heritage Orchestra”, conducted by Jules Buckley.
You’ll bare witness to Pete Tong and Jules Buckley re-working iconic House and Dance anthems from the past 20 years with a full scale 65-piece orchestra, showcasing the works of Moloko, Daft Punk, Fatboy Slim, Eric Prydz, Robert Miles and many more.
We jumped at the chance to ask Mr. Tong where his love of music began…
“The very first album I bought was THE SLIDER by T.REX. I was absolutely obsessed with Marc Bolan as a kid; I was obsessed with the way he sang, the way he dressed…everything. I think the thing I remember most is that the album had an iconic sleeve that still looks cool today.
I think it would be almost impossible for me to pick one stand out song on the record. From the opening track Metal Guru, the whole album takes you into another world. It also contains the classic ‘Telegram Sam’, and also the amazing ‘Ballrooms Of Mars’, which I think really sums up the era.
Mac Bolan & T Rex don’t always get the credit they deserved either, as they were often in the shadow of Roxy Music and Bowie. And, even though you’d call them a guitar band they still had so much SOUL!….I have always been a soul boy :)” – Pete Tong
Let’s check out “The Slider” by T.REX right here.
You can grab your tickets for Pete Tong’s “Ibiza Classics with The Heritage Orchestra” now via MJR Presents, and here’s a little taste of what you can expect with the re-worked sounds of Moloko’s 1998 classic ‘Sing It Back’ by Pete Tong, Becky Hill, The Heritage Orchestra and Jules Buckley.