DJ Pete Tong presents Ibiza Classics

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DJ Pete Tong presents Ibiza Classics

November is the month for amazing music, with DJ powerhouse Pete Tong presenting arena-size performances in Melbourne and Sydney. Hitting Australia on tour for the first time, Pete Tong has had his finger on the pulse of house music as a DJ and as the host of BBC Radio 1 Dance. The show’s accompanying album Classic House landed last year to overwhelming acclaim, hitting number one on the UK charts. Following the massive success of his compilation album, Pete Tong is bringing his take on dance music on tour, with an entire orchestra in tow.

As the global ambassador of dance music, Pete Tong is merging the best of dance beats and instrumental sound in an unparalleled cocktail of sound. ‘Pete Tong presents: Ibiza Classics with the Heritage Orchestra Conducted by Jules Buckley’ is a one night orchestral reworking of club music that promises to go off the walls.

The 64-piece Heritage Orchestra performing the set has never been a stickler for tradition. A self-titled “renegade orchestra”, they fuse visual effects, music technology and genre bending for a modern and vibrant orchestral experience. Shoving classical music firmly into the archives, the Heritage Orchestra has collaborated with big names such as Aphex Twin, Tim Minchin, The National, Ben Folds and Anna Calvi.

With conductor Jules Buckley at the helm of the orchestra, expect ground-breaking sounds and daring techniques. Known as the lightning conductor, Jules Buckley is notorious for pumping out orchestral shows that land a punch. Having worked with artists such as the Arctic Monkeys, Basement Jaxx, Tori Amos and Markus Stockhausen, Jules produces fresh sounds out of hit tracks. It’s the best kind of culture clash, combining the contagious beats of house music with the rich orchestral sounds of Heritage Orchestra.

The new show features revamped versions of iconic dance anthems with an orchestral twist. Pete Tong will be featuring beats from Daft Punk, Fatboy Slim, Eric Prydz, Robert Miles and more. ‘Pete Tong presents: Ibiza Classics with the Heritage Orchestra Conducted by Jules Buckley’ promises to be a dance party to beat out all others.

When & Where: Sidney Meyer Music Bowl, Melbourne – November 3

Written by Steph Downing