Let’s kick off the new year with some good news about an electronic music legend.
Pete Tong, the seminal Radio 1 DJ, has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire). This is in recognition of ‘his services to broadcasting and music’.
“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.”
Though he has enjoyed an extremely successful career, Tong also rode the EDM boom of 2013 with his success on his digital US station Evolution.
Although the phrase is named after him, things are certainly not going ‘all Pete Tong’ for some time yet.