Glasgow, UK is going to be a busy city Sunday night! In addition to the sold out performance of Calvin Harris and Tiesto at the city’s new Hydro venue, BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong performs a late night slot at one of the city’s newest clubs, Kokomo. Dinnertime Presents Pete Tong at Kokomo also features support from Glasgow DJs Mash, Illyus and Woody.
Pete Tong’s career mirrors the story of dance music over the last 25 years. The past 18 months has seen Radio 1 hold a special 12-hour takeover on the station celebrating Pete’s 20 years on their airwaves, he’s released various compilations and also performed at many great club nights and festivals.
At the heart of all of this is Pete’s ability to push and nurture new talent. From Guti and Benoit to Maya Jane Coles and Deniz Kurtzel – there are few electronic artists who haven’t had the Pete Tong Push ™.
“That’s a big remit of my Radio 1 show,” says Pete. “But I don’t turn water into wine - all I ever saw myself doing was fanning the flames of something that I thought was inevitable. I’d like to think that by backing the special ones that I can help it happen for these artists… a little bit quicker.”
Now the host of the 9pm-11pm Friday night slot on BBC Radio 1 - 'The Pete Tong Show' (or Essential Selection as it is still tagged internationally) regularly attracts over two million listeners via a combination of live feed and 'listen again' courtesy of the BBC i-Player and international syndication. Tong also hosts and co-produces the Essential Mix show, and as part of the 12 hour takeover, he delivered his first ever studio Essential Mix. He performs at Kokomo as an after party of sorts for the sold out concert at The Hydro where Pete will play alongside Calvin Harris and Tiesto. For more info, check: www.kokomoglasgow.com