DJs and Labels Praise Pete Tong’s MBE Honor on Twitter


Veteran BBC Radio 1 DJ/A&R Pete Tong has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for services to Broadcasting and Music in the New Year’s Honours List 2014.

Tong, 53, who relocated to Los Angeles this year, said in a statement, “It’s great to receive this honour for being a DJ. I’m proud that it acknowledges a profession that I care about a great deal, and one that’s made a huge impact around the world. I’d like to thank BBC Radio 1 for its unerring commitment to dance and electronic music and for supporting and encouraging me for over two decades. I’d like to thank all the club promoters in the UK and around the world for their passion and commitment to putting on amazing events and the artists producers and DJs that have been making and innovating with the music. This wouldn’t have happened without so many great tunes. Finally, to my family and team who have supported me on this journey in so many ways – thank you.”

A bevy of DJs have taken to Twitter, showing their appreciation for Tong’s award and support for dance music over his lengthy reign.

Our favorite tweet is from fellow MBE recepitent Norman Jay who tweeted: “Hearty congrats to my man @petetong on your fully deserved #MBE – its great to be able to finally say, ‘Welcome to the club mate’! #respect.'”






Darren Ressler

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