20 years of Pete Tong on Radio 1

The celebrations for Pete Tong’s 20th anniversary at Radio 1 kicked off with a 12 hour music marathon ending with his second ever Essential Mix – the previous one being back in 1993!

Pete Tong hit the decks for his first studio Essential Mix in 16 years, featuring some hidden gems from the last twenty years.


Untitled-Essential Mix Intro
A Guy Called Gerald — Voodoo Ray (Tong and Rogers Edit) Warlock Records
LaTour — Blue (Nush Me Club Mix) Blunted
React 2 Rhythm — Intoxication Jackpot
Leftfield — Not Forgotten Hard Hands
Ruffneck — Everybody (feat Yavahn) (Acapella) Strictly Rhythm
Lil’ Mo’ Yin Yang — Reach Strictly Rhythm
K-Scope — Planet K Tribal
Phonique — 99 And A Half (Feat Alexander East) (I Cube Remix) Dessous Recordings
Green Velvet — La La Land (FK Dub) Credence
Garbage — When I Grow Up (Acappella) Mushroom Records
Miss Kitten — Golden Shower City Rockers
Victor Calderone and Matt Quayle — Resonate
Ethan — In My Heart (Dub) Back Yard Recordings
Spektrum — Kinda New (Tiefschwarz Mix) Nonstop Recordings
Jimi Electric — Baby Come Down (Deadguys Instrumental)
Moby — Go Mute Records
The Future Sound of London — Papua New GuineaJumpin’ and Pumpin’
UNKLE ft Ian Brown— Reign Global Underground
Orbital — Halcyon On and On FFRR
Underworld — 2 Months Off Junior Boys Own
Hysterix — Talk To Me (Sasha Mix)Deconstruction
Untitled — Unknown
Dennis Ferrer — Hey Hey (Acapella) Defected
Shakespears Sister — Black Sky London Records
Lil’ Louis — I Called U FFRR
Halo Varga — Future Hooj Choons
Continuous Cool — Automatic FFRR
Der Dritte Raum — Hale Bop Virgin Schallplatten
Funk D’Void — Diabla (Funk D’Void’s Heavenly Mix) Soma
Sander Kleinenberg — My Lexicon Combined Forces
Underworld — Born Slippy Nuxx (Drums) Junior Boys Own
The Chemical Brothers — The Private Psychedelic Reel (Tong and Rogers Re Work)
Freestyle Dust X-Press 2 — Kill 100 (Tong and Rogers Re-work)
Skint The Beatles — Tomorrow Never Knows (Tong, Rogers and Vasco VIP)
Parlophone Orbital — Belfast FFRR

The DJ, whose other career acolades include running the seminal London Records and introducing the country at large to the burgeoning Chicago house scene in the 80′s says, “It’s a privilege and an honour to have been presenting my shows on Radio 1 for the past 20 years. What we started as a passionate hobby turned into an amazing career”.

The top 20 dance tracks have been picked from a longlist of 50 which was done in a 10 minute mini mix by Jaguar Skills. You can download the mix by clicking here or listen to the mix below.


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