Pete Tong Awarded: Member of the Order of the British Empire

For his years of service as one of dance music radio’s finest, Pete Tong was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the New Year’s honours list.

Our favourite BBC Radio 1 broadcaster was awarded one of the UK’s highest honours recently. Of his award, Pete Tong said:

“It’s great to receive this honour for being a DJ. I’m proud that it acknowledges a profession that I care about a great deal, and one that’s made a huge impact around the world. I’d like to thank BBC Radio 1 for its unerring commitment to dance and electronic music and for supporting and encouraging me for over two decades. I’d like to thank all the club promoters in the UK and around the world for their passion and commitment to putting on amazing events and the artists producers and DJs that have been making and innovating with the music. This wouldn’t have happened without so many great tunes. Finally, to my family and team who have supported me on this journey in so many ways – thank you.”

Well Mr. Tong… Thank you! Thanks for all these hours of great music and your contributions as a radio host. Due to your guest dj´s we´ve discovered a lot of upcoming talents.

Here it is a mix next to Skream, another of TheBasement´s favorites!

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