KCRW’s Private Playlist: Pete Tong

KCRW’s Private Playlist is a listening session with Southern California’s most notable musical figures in their private creative environments. With a career reaching back to the late 1970s, Pete Tong is recognized as one of the most influential radio personalities in the UK. Tong was a key figure in England’s dance music resurgence in the 1990s, co-founding the long-running Essential Selection series on BBC Radio 1 at the start of the decade. Tong also founded the dance music label ffrr, which helped launch the careers of countless artists including Orbital, Asian Dub Foundation, Goldie, and Luke Vibert.