The long-awaited collaboration between Tale Of Us and Pete Tong, Time is finally out and it’s an extraordinary revision of Hans Zimmer‘s tune.
Pete Tong, DJ, broadcaster, and global dance music legend, has announced the release of Pete Tong + Friends: Ibiza Classics, his fourth EP under the Classics format. 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, Pete now has his 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 works as an A&R with a forward-thinking, club-ready 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.
Tale Of Us and Pete Tong take on Time.
The first stunning and emotive club-ready remix comes from Tale Of Us, a renowned Berlin-based, Italian-born electronic duo who reimagine German film score composer and record producer Hans Zimmer‘s epic production, ‘Time.’ The globally adored techno duo’s four-to-the-floor rework seamlessly blends Hans Zimmer’s timeless, classical arrangement with their tacit knowledge of the dancefloor and innate ability to craft deeply moving electronic music. In this hypnotic track, powerful chords and uplifting, luxurious string arrangements meet driving percussion and a monumental breakdown. The song is accompanied by a stunning Balearic visualizer featuring scenes from iconic Ibiza locations such as Es Vedra and Dalt Villa.
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 it’s musical history. Kicking off on 26th November in Nottingham, with 7 further UK dates in Manchester, Bournemouth, Birmingham, Brighton, and London, Ibiza Classics is the world’s most iconic classical electronic music event and promises to be a party like no other. www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk have tickets on sale now.
Excited to kick off my + Friends series by teaming up with Tale Of Us. The guys had been experimenting with the original in their DJ sets which inspired us to collaborate on our own original version of this epic melancholic masterpiece. – Pete Tong
Tong remains a sought-after DJ and artist for clubs and festivals around the world, but it was the Classics project, which he launched in 2016 with conductor Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra, that catapulted him to chart-topping, sell-out live act status, reworking iconic dance tunes with a full 50-piece orchestra. Pete 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.