Friday, April 8, 2011

Pete Tong: 'I'd DJ the royal wedding'

I saw this story about Pete Tong, who is one of my favorite presenters on BBC Radio 1.  I remember listening to old, poor quality downloads of Paul Oakenfold mixes that were hosted by Pete Tong.  I still have 'em!  Anyway, thought I'd share.


Source:  Digital Spy


Pete Tong has said that it would be an honor to perform at the royal wedding.


The DJ and producer, who celebrates 20 years at BBC Radio 1 this week, told DS that he was "not at all" bothered by suggestions that playing the event would affect his credibility.


Asked how he would respond were he asked to man the decks at the wedding, Tong said: "I would definitely do that one, without a question. Obviously it would be a complete honor and a one-off and I like doing things like that.


"I was fortunate enough to meet Prince William at Radio 1's Big Weekend last year and rather than just a handshake - one of those nods of just ticking a box and saying I've met him - he wanted to engage in a real, proper music conversation.


"He'd been to Ibiza, he knew about Ibiza, and he told me what he liked and he seemed genuinely enthusiastic about it. He seemed genuinely excited to meet me, which sounds bloody stupid!"


Of 'celebrity DJs', Tong added: "I've never been too po-faced about it. We're in the entertainment business and it takes all shapes and sizes... If people have paid for it and are entertained by it, it's fine.


"Danny Dyer - who I worked with on Human Traffic - he's a really nice guy and a really talented actor. He started DJing last summer and I kind of missed it.


"It wasn't on my radar until someone said, 'It's amazing. He's become a phenomenon. He's pulling over 3,000 people in San Antonio!' I would say good luck to 'em."


A Celebration of Pete Tong airs this Friday, April 8 at 7pm on BBC Radio 1.


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