myPhone: Pete Tong

By Eunique Fowler


On Friday amid all of the music and merriment associated with Miami Music Week, we found some quiet time with BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong in the lobby of the Surfcomber Hotel. Tong, who hosted two parties at the famed South Beach hotel during MMW, is also an Ambassador DJ of new Miami radio station Evolution 93.5. Starting today, his four-hour long daily show All Gone Pete Tong featuring Pete’s Essential New Tune of the Week and the hottest tracks from the global Top 100 chart on Beatport, can be heard on the station. We talked to the DJ/A&R legend about his phone.

pete-tongBrand of phone?
iPhone 5

Who’s on speed dial?
My wife, my kids and my manager.

Most bragworthy name on your contact list?
I’d have to kill you if I told you. [Smiles]. I don’t know what would excite you really.

Most used app?
My music app. Pay by Phone Parking and Uber, a car service app.

Show us your favorite photo:
It’s a photo of my daughter on the beach I just took.

Best text/call ever received?
The day my album went #1 in England Dance Charts

Most played track on your phone?
“Reverse Skydiving” by Hot Matrix

Worst phone faux pas?
Sending the wrong text to the wrong person.

Inset image by Eunique Fowler