BBC Radio 1’s dance music pioneer Pete Tong has announced plans to broadcast his 22nd of January show live and directly from a rooftop location in West Hollywood overlooking downtown Los Angeles.
The three-hour show, set to broadcast at 10pm-1am UK time and 2-5pm local time time, will see Pete take over the decks accompanied by top artists in dance music including Eric Prydz, Richie Hawtin, MK (with a special guest) and Claude vonStroke. The British legend will be joined by other names to be announced during his Radio 1 show a week from now on January 15th.
The afternoon rooftop session will be followed by the already announced “Essential Mix Live” show at Exchange LA later that night. Featuring Richie Hawtin, Pete Tong himself and rising star Lee K, the recordings from the night will form up an Essential Mix to be released on Pete’s show.
The Los Angeles broadcast will be the first of two in the United States, with Pete set to take over a Miami rooftop during Miami Music Week where he will be in the company of Annie Mac, Dannie Howard and additional guests yet to be announced.
Pete Tong said: “I’m very excited about my show coming live from LA on Jan 22nd. Los Angeles has become a creative hub for electronic artists from all over the world during the past few years and California and Las Vegas a hot bed of ground breaking festivals and some of the world’s leading clubs. Bringing the show out of Hollywood and being able to reflect some of the exciting things going on is a great way to start the year.”