I gave him all the references of what I was looking for, sent it over to him, and a month later he came back that Pete Tong With The Heritage Orchestra Conducted By Jules Buckley Ibiza Classics this. With Chilled Classicsthe overarching aim was to continue to develop and evolve the original idea at the heart of Pharoah Sanders Heart Is A Melody project, the original idea being classical, orchestrated interpretations of Ibiza, house and techno classics.
Key, Tong says, was to push things forward on all fronts: inspired song Michael Viners Incredible Bongo Band Bongo Rock, inventive interpretations, ambitious collaborations.
So it can have tempo, and be quite soulful, too. But how do you do that? Suitably inspired, Wiley came up with bars that are a tribute to the Ibizan experience. With the Heritage Orchestra vocalists singing the original verses, the result is a classic reboot of a classic. And he loved it. Ibiza Classics is the follow-up to the UK Number One album, Pete Tong Classic Housea landmark record that saw the dance pioneer rework classic Ibiza dance tunes with an orchestra.
A collaboration with arranger and conductor Jules BuckleyClassic Planet Soul Set U Free was the UK's bestselling debut inwith more thancopies sold to date.
For Ibiza ClassicsTong combines the euphoric Pete Tong With The Heritage Orchestra Conducted By Jules Buckley Ibiza Classics of touring Classic House alongside Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra with knowledge accrued over four decades immersed in dance music culture.
The answer is Ibiza Classics. The Classic House album sought to capture something that had already taken place — kickstarted by the celebrated one-off show at London's Royal Albert Hall to mark 20 years of BBC Radio 1 Ibiza coverage. From a clean slate, Tong could draw on his prestigious contact book for Ibiza Classicsreaching out to the likes of Seal, Craig DavidCandi Statonand Jessie Wareas well as rising stars Becky Hill and Raye, to name Pete Tong With The Heritage Orchestra Conducted By Jules Buckley Ibiza Classics a few, giving the new album a more featured-artists feel, as well.
Then we had the Heritage Orchestra's band going into the studio Pete Tong With The Heritage Orchestra Conducted By Jules Buckley Ibiza Classics playing on top of what we did and adding in the live elements. Featuring a whole host of special guest vocalists and DJs, Ibiza Classics is the world's most iconic classical electronic music event and promises to be a party like no other.
Inventively bold and brightly re-imagined, this touring phenomenon is firmly part of the live music calendar. Three albums in with Classic House, Ibiza Classics and Chilled Classics, Tong and co are owning the dancefloor and the concert arena in a wholly fresh, forward-thinking way.
All classic, all new, all good times. Our performance times are usually confirmed closer to the show. Get here early to take advantage of our early bird offers and get settled in before the show. With plenty on offer and across both floors in the arena take your pick:.
Nik Pascal Magnetic Web, Penguin Cafe Orchestra Signs Of Life, The Creatures Boomerang, Compare Issouf And The Noble Kings Kadiogo, Cisneros Garza Group Funky Nassau Im A Man, Charli XCX Sucker, Minoru Muraoka Osorezan Suite, Various Cold Blue, Weezer Undone The Sweater Song, Hot Chip One Life Stand, Columna De Fuego Cumbia Carnaval En Baranquilla, Hollie Cook Twice