Pete Tong has said that he is “proud” to have received an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire).
The British DJ has been recognised for his services to broadcasting and music in the New Year Honours List List 2014.
In a statement, Tong thanked BBC Radio 1 and various club promoters that he has worked with during his career.
He said: “It’s great to receive this honour for being a DJ. I’m proud that it acknowledges a profession that I care about a great deal, and one that’s made a huge impact around the world. I’d like to thank BBC Radio 1 for its unerring commitment to dance and electronic music and for supporting and encouraging me for over two decades. I’d like to thank all the club promoters in the UK and around the world for their passion and commitment to putting on amazing events and the artists, producers and DJs that have been making and innovating with the music.
Tong is also currently working on an upcoming film project with Lionsgate, with further details to be announced soon.