Members of Massive Attack have slammed Pete Tong via a Facebook post for covering their 1991 track ‘Unfinished Sympathy’ during his Ibiza Classics show without the group’s permission.
“Thanks for covering one of our songs on your nostalgia nightmare roadshow,” said Del Naja via Facebook. “I don’t recollect you getting in touch to see if we would mind.” 3D from Massive Attack explained that the track is usually accompanied by Giles Duley‘s photos of refugee camps to raise awareness and money for UNHCR. He then stated: “If you do mean to carry on coining it, why don’t you divide your nightly profit by the number of songs you murder in your set, and hand the total of that one song over to UNHCR.. It would be the least you could do.”
Pete Tong, together with conductor Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra, have brought their ‘Ibiza Classics’ album all around the world. The album sees a large and classically trained orchestra behind timeless dance tracks such as ‘Your Love‘ by Frankie Knuckles and Fatboy Slim’s ‘Right Here, Right Now’.