Pete Tong has joined the creative team of Netflix’s new EDM-themed film XOXO.
The DJ and producer will serve as the film’s music supervisor as well as one of its producers, Billboard reports.
According to IMDB, XOXO “follows six strangers whose lives collide in one frenetic, dream-chasing, hopelessly romantic night”. The film’s cast includes Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland, CSI: Cyber‘s Hayley Kiyoko and former Veronica Mars star Ryan Hansen.
Last year Tong wrote an opinion piece for Billboard in which he lamented the fact that film-makers have yet to represent the EDM scene fully on screen.
“It frustrates me that we haven’t made an impression in film and TV the way that genres like rock, hip-hop and R&B have,” he wrote at the time. “There’s no shortage of award-winning documentaries or films scored by electronic producers -so where is the cinematic reflection of our culture?”
“Where’s our Saturday Night Fever? Where’s our Empire? Where’s our Do the Right Thing or Hustle & Flow? The challenge is on – we need to create an artistic legacy of which we can all be proud,” he added at the time.