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Pete Tong and Beatport partner for iHeartRadio's Evolution station

By Beatport News Editors
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Pete Tong, the legendary DJ, broadcaster, dance-music tastemaker, and brains behind BBC Radio’s Essential Mix, has teamed up with Beatport for his brand-new Evolution station for iHeartRadio.com, which will showcase new electronic music of all stripes.

For the next few days, Tong is on full station takeover, speaking with heavyweights like Axwell and playing all the freshest dance tunes around. Then, starting on November 19, he’ll host All Gone Pete Tong, a Monday-to-Friday 7-9 PM EST slot that will find him highlighting tracks in the Beatport Top 100 and other new Beatport charts.

“Electronic dance music has seen a major rise in popularity in North America over the past few years, so this is exactly the right time to provide a new and groundbreaking music service,” says Tong. “I have spent my whole career seeking out and championing the hottest new electronic artists, and I’m inspired by the opportunity that iHeartRadio has given me.”

On top of Tong’s timeslot, Evolution will host other programs from the likes of Diplo, Wolfgang Gartner, Morgan Page, Fatboy Slim, Manufactured Superstars, Roger Sanchez, Dillon Francis, Eats Everything, The 2 Bears, and more.