Pete Tong and Acid Mondays
Public Works Presents:
ACID MONDAYS (20/20 Vision / Rumors/ Sublevel)
Main room / Funktion One Sound.
Pete tong Bio
It's fair to say that Pete Tong's history is intertwined with the history of acid house and electronic music itself. His career mirrors the story of dance music over the last 25 years. A true renaissance man, Pete has never been about one thing and 2011 represented a significant milestone. The past 18 months has seen Radio 1 hold a special 12 hour takeover on the station celebrating Pete's 20 years on their airwaves, he's released three new compilations, Future Underground, (mixed alongside Riva Starr) and All Gone Ibiza '11 (mixed alongside Felix Da Housecat), and most recently All Gone Ibiza '12 (mixed alongside Booka Shade) on Defected. In a year of landmarks, he also launched a Las Vegas residency at Encore Beach Club, re-launched his iconic FFRR label at Warner Music, headlined Glastonbury's dance tent and curated his own tent at the world-famous (and the UK's coolest) Bestival festival, launched the All Gone App, mixed Mixmag's covermount CD, and scored the music for a Cultural Olympiad Film.
Add to all this his constant touring, an ibizian residency, production work, remixes, music supervision, film scoring, and a weekly Radio 1 show, and he's without question the busiest man in dance.
Acid Mondays Bio
Acid Mondays is a journey through space and time of two long time friends Dan Ward and Alex Wolfenden. Both classically trained musicians who have been working in recording studios since their teenage years. They met in Leeds while working at the award winning record shop ‘Playmusic’ and studying for degrees in Music Technology. Following their time in Leeds they went their separate ways for a short period and went on to work with artists such as Nightmares On Wax, Fatboy Slim, Nic Fanciulli and Yousef respectively. They reunited in Ibiza while they were both resident DJs at Café Mambo and after spending a summer on the dance floors of Ibiza’s best clubs, such as DC10 and Amnesia, they decided to get back in the studio and Acid Mondays was formed.
Early releases on labels such as 2020 Vision, Deep Vibes and Circus Recordings led to lots of interest in the project and early support from DJs such as Laurent Garnier, Dan Ghenacia and Ricardo Villalobos. Soon they were playing shows around the UK at respected nights such as Back 2 Basics (Leeds) and Below (Birmingham). As momentum began to build they released a string of well received EPs and remixes on labels such as ONE Records, Get Physical, & Illusion and began touring around Europe playing at events such as Circus (UK) Warehouse Project (UK) and The Zoo Project (Ibiza).
In 2014 they made two major breakthrough’s, firstly they released a remix of the seminal dance tune ‘Aftermath’ by Nightmares on Wax on the world renowned Warp Records. It was one of the biggest tunes of the summer and was supported by DJs such as Jamie Jones, Loco Dice, Seth Troxler and George Fitzgerald. They followed this up with their first appearance for the legendary CircoLoco party at DC10 in Ibiza where they got to play to the dance floor that they had spent so much time on. They followed this up with appearances on Boiler Room, Radio 1 and gained lots of support in the press from publications such as Mixmag, DJ Mag and DMC.
2015 started off with a bang with gigs at The BPM Festival (Mexico), Tenax (Italy) and also their first appearance at Fabric (UK), one of the most revered clubbing institutions in the world. They released remixes on R&S Records and King Street Recordings which went on to be anthems for DJs as diverse as Marco Carola, Ben UFO, The Martinez Bros and Doc Martin. They spent the summer touring heavily playing at festivals such as Lovebox (UK), Secret Garden Party (UK) Off Sonar (Spain) and played a string of exciting dates in Ibiza at Elrow, Carl Cox and their beloved CircoLoco. They rounded the year with a releases on Scuba’s Hotflush imprint and Guy Gerber’s Rumors record label, a second date at Fabric, another date at CircoLoco on the infamous New Years Day party before heading back to Mexico for their second appearance at The BPM Festival and a tour of South America.