Better than a thousand days of studying is one day with a great teacher
As the voice of Radio 1’s prestigious dance programming, Pete has held a commanding presence over the industry for more than two decades. His unique position has earned him a reputation as the global ambassador of dance music. With an unparalleled ear for new talent, Tong has become the leading tastemaker of the electronic generation. While he’s known publicly as Pete Tong the DJ, behind the scenes, he’s an industry icon.
It was at the age of 15 that Carl bought a set of turntables and began working as a mobile DJ. Disco was the first music that captivated him, but by the early 80s he had moved on to playing the same music as other young London DJs – rare groove, New York hip-hop and electro. He was perfectly placed to hear Chicago house music in its earliest forms. “It was then that I thought, ‘This is it,’ says Carl. “I would do my parties, and I’d play old rare groove and hip hop and soul and I would say ‘Right you’ve got to hear this Phuture track’ and people would just stop and listen.”
World renowned DJ and producer, Hot Creations label boss, founder and curator of the Paradise global event series and a member of cross-genre band Hot Natured, Jamie Jones had pioneered his own distinct sound that has paved the way for a warmer, more melodic, side of techno to emerge.
Nicole’s unique appeal has won her a legion of like-minded fans all over the world; no bullshit, upfront honesty, integrity, vulnerability, anger, passion, love, kindness, loyalty and an unflinching determination to keep pushing forward make her a force to be reckoned with. An unstoppable soul who stands in a class of her own, Nicole Moudaber is one of the techno world’s most iconic contemporary artists.
Hotly tipped by everyone from Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Bonobo and Gorillaz to Billboard, NME, Crack, Mixmag and DJ Mag, TSHA is rapidly emerging as one of the most exciting talents coming out of the UK. Her recent EP “OnlyL’' showcased a confident creative who is constantly developing and refining her own distinct feel and sound.
The ReLOUD are a duo of electronic music producers, Dj, musician and entrepreneur in the music business started in Rome-Italy in 1999, composed by Alex Tripi and Nello Greco. They are also the founders of several music academies such as Pete Tong DJ Academy / MAT-ACADEMY / AXTONE ACADEMY and tech editor for DJ MAG Italy.