Pete Tong Relocates To LA
Radio 1 DJ heads off to “uncharted” dance territory…
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 13:39
As the growth of dance music in the US continues to boom, BBC Radio 1 dance lord Pete Tong has announced he’ll be relocating from the UK to Los Angeles.
Tong will continue to host his weekly Radio 1 show plus the Essential Mix, recording some of the shows in LA and the remainder from London.
Speaking of the move Tong says: “I’m looking forward to being based in Los Angeles. The electronic dance music scene in the USA has reached a critical mass and the opportunities for our world are taking us into uncharted territory. I feel now it’s essential to be in the middle of all that.
“LA is an inspiring and creative city where content is king and I look forward to giving the rest of the world a more detailed insight into what’s going on (in the USA) whilst also looking for better opportunities to represent all the brilliant new artists/ producers and DJ's breaking through in the UK and Europe.
“I have been involved in radio throughout my career and I think this fresh perspective is going to enable me to make some very exciting shows.”
Earlier this year, Tong brought his long-running Ibiza conference, IMS, to LA for the first time in April, played Coachella and gave the keynote speech at EDM Biz in Las Vegas. He is also currently at work on a new film project with Lionsgate, of which further details will be announced soon.
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