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Pete Tong and Heritage Orchestra announce ‘chilled’ new album

By | Published on Monday 21 October 2019

Pete Tong has announced his third album collaboration with the Heritage Orchestra, classicalling up a whole load more classic dance tracks. This release, titled ‘Chilled Classics’, takes things down a gear.

“We hope our versions are true to the visions of the original songwriters, producers and artists”, says Tong. “But equally, they have to stand alone as a worthwhile tribute, alternative and complementary to those visions”.

“[The album] is chilled in the sense of a sunset set Ibiza”, he goes on. “So that doesn’t mean it’s all ambient or meditation music. It’s what a DJ might play at Café Mambo or Café del Mar as the sun’s going down. So it can have tempo and be quite soulful too”.

The album also has some original compositions, including new single ‘Go Crazy’, which features producer Todd Edwards.

“Todd used to be signed to me back in the day at FFRR”, adds Tong. “We always stayed in touch, and he moved to LA and I kept bumping into him. I gave him all the references of what I was looking for, sent it over to him, and a month later he came back with this. He came up with the line ‘go crazy’, which was a no-brainer for us, for the show, for everything. I’m super-pleased to be reunited with him and really proud of it. It’s an amazingly powerful three minutes, with the Heritage Orchestra vocalists backing him up”.

Other tracks on the release include versions of Underworld’s ‘Born Slippy’ featuring Wiley, Red Carpet’s ‘Alright’ featuring Au/Ra, Robyn’s ‘Every Heartbeat’ featuring Zara Larsson, Neneh Cherry and Youssou N’Dour’s ‘Seven Seconds’ featuring Grace Carter and Langa Mavuso, Groove Armada’s ‘At The River’, and Samuel Barber’s ‘Addagio For Strings’.

Listen to ‘Go Crazy’ here:

The album is set for release on 29 Nov. There are also live dates upcoming in December, which are as follows:

4 Dec: Bournemouth International Centre
5 Dec: Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
6 Dec: Leeds, First Direct Arena
7 Dec: Manchester Arena
8 Dec: Glasgow, Hydro
10 Dec: Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
11 Dec: Arena Birmingham
13 Dec: London, O2 Arena
14 Dec: London, O2 Arena