Pete Tong + Friends: Ibiza Classic welcomes Riton and Vula and their ‘Love Can’t Turn Around’

This is the second single from Pete's forthcoming collaborative EP 'Pete Tong + Friends: Ibiza Classics' - featuring Tale of Us, Kölsch, Elderbrook, Eats Everything and more, out on 3rd December via Ministry of Sound.

Pete Tong Riton Vula
Pete Tong Riton Vula

Pete Tong, DJ, broadcaster, and global dance music legend, shares his reimagining of Farley Jackmaster Funk‘s classic jam ‘Love Can’t Turn Around,’ which is synonymous with the White Isle (ft. The Heritage Orchestra & Jules Buckley). Stream and download the tune here. A captivating, dancefloor-ready collaboration between Tong, Grammy Award-winning British dance producer Riton, American-born, London-based vocalist Vula (Basement Jaxx, The Heritage Orchestra, MJ Cole), and long-time collaborator Jules Buckley. On this glossy, feel-good rendition, addictive piano chords, funk-filled percussion, and Vula’s uplifting, powerful vocals come together perfectly; a guaranteed floor-filler!

Love Can’t Turn Around‘ is the second single from Pete Tong’s recently announced forthcoming EP, Pete Tong + Friends: Ibiza Classics, and follows the enigmatic and poignant rendition of Hans Zimmer’s classic masterpiece, re-imagined by Tong and Berlin-techno titans, Tale of Us.Love Can’t Turn Around,’ which drops with a sun-drenched visualizer depicting a glorious journey across Ibiza,’ soundtracks memories of blissed-out adventures on the beautiful Balearic island.

Teaming up again with long-time collaborator and conductor, Jules Buckley, following their previously acclaimed Classic House, Ibiza Classics, and Chilled Classics releases, and with the world of live music returning post-pandemic, the duo now have their sights set firmly on the dancefloor and concert arena. This new offering showcases the esteemed DJ, Producer, label manager, and all-around champion for talent’s incredibly discerning ear and work as an A&R with a forward-thinking, club-focused approach. Pete Tong + Friends: Ibiza Classics will be released on the iconic Ministry of Sound label on December 3rd, 2021 digitally and on vinyl in 2022. It will feature a handpicked selection of the world’s hottest dance producers, including Tale Of Us, Riton, ARTBAT, Eats Everything, Franky Wah, and vocalists Elderbrook, Vula, and Becky Hill.


Pete Tong + Friends takes the Ibiza Classics story to the next level. It’s been so inspiring collaborating with some of my favorite artists, DJ’s and producers on 8 fresh new interpretations of these legendary tunes and a brand new original song with Kölsch & Elderbrook. I can’t wait to start performing them live at our shows. – Pete Tong

Pete Tong + Friends: Ibiza Classics is an incredibly exciting 8-track EP released under Pete’s much-loved Classics format, following previous Classics releases and a string of adored and sold-out live performances with The Heritage Orchestra and Jules Buckley over the last four years. The coinciding events series “Ibiza Classics Live” will see Pete Tong, Jules Buckley, and The Heritage Orchestra joined by a whole host of special guest DJs and vocalists – including Ultra Naté and Becky Hill in December – for an unforgettable night, reminiscent of the bewitching White Isle and its musical history. Ibiza Classics, the world’s most iconic classical electronic music event, will kick off on November 26th in Nottingham, with seven additional UK dates in Manchester, Bournemouth, Birmingham, Brighton, and London.

As an artist and DJ, Tong remains a coveted booking for clubbing institutions and festivals across the world, but it was the Classics project with conductor Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra, launched in 2016 that took him to chart-topping, sell-out live act status reworking iconic dance tunes using a full 50 person orchestra. Tong continues to breathe new life into classics, with album releases topping the UK chart, sell-out shows across the UK and Europe, and even an invitation to perform at the famed Hollywood Bowl. The trailblazer continues to lead the way with Pete Tong + Friends: Ibiza Classics with Ministry of Sound, which features some of the world’s hottest dance acts.