Music: Watch BBC Radio 1’s Epic Ibiza Prom With Pete Tong From Royal Albert Hall

Twenty years ago, a young British DJ, Pete Tong, set up to record a live broadcast from the legendary club Amnesia to share the island’s sounds with all of Europe. Little did he know that decades later he’d be perched up above a full orchestra at London’s Royal Albert Hall to pay a musical homage to classic Ibiza tunes.

ibiza prom

ibiza prom

Just a few days ago, a privileged few packed Royal Albert Hall for an unlikely late-night rave. Pete Tong joined conductor Jules Buckley and his Heritage Orchestra to belt out a ninety-minute blend of Ibiza club classics from the likes of Daft Punk, Faithless, Fatboy Slim, Moby, Eric Prydz, and more. A night of orchestral adaptations of electronic and house music hits raised a lot of eyebrows initially as Pete Tong’s vision for the event couldn’t have been more of a departure from the usual fair at legendary venue. By the looks of it below and the slew of positive reviews since, there may be more of these in the future.

ibiza prom

Enjoy the performance below. Preferably at high volume.

Setlist:

1. Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now
2. Eric Prydz – Pjanoo
3. The Shapeshifters – Lola’s Theme
4. Robert Miles – Children
5. ATB – 9 PM (Till I Come)
6. Moby – Go
7. Frankie Knuckles – Your Love
8. Inner City – Good Life
9. Orbital – Belfast
10. The Sabres of Paradise – Smokebelch II
11. Daft Punk – One More Time
12. Alison Limmerick – Where Love Lives (Come On In)
13. Vangelis – Rachel’s Song (Perfecto Symphony Orchestra)
14. Faithless – Insomnia
15. Moby – Porcelain
16. Rudimental – Waiting All Night
17. Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You
18. Rhythm is Rhythm – Strings of Life
19. DJ Rolando – Jaguar (Knights of the Jaguar)
20. Brainbug – Nightmare
21. Energy 52 – Café del Mar
22. Rudimental – Feel the Love
23. The Source – You Got the Love

All images: Andy Paradise

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