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Since 1991, he’s raised the house as a DJ and programmer at BBC Radio 1’s globally influential Essential Selection and Essential Mix shows – one of the few media venues where pop-hit-making DJs rub shoulders with established house/techno giants and bubbling underground producers. He’s also served as the A&R-minded founder of FFRR Records, which since the mid-'80s has been home to artists as diverse as Goldie, Orbital, Lil Louis and Portishead, among many others. It was via FFRR that Tong helped put together 1986’s seminal compilation The House Sound of Chicago: in its importing of cutting-edge club sounds from the American Midwest to the U.K. and Europe, that album would change global culture forever in its wake.




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