DJ Pierre is
the producers producer. From the seminal acid of Phuture to
the development of the highly influential Wild Pitch sound ignited
by Photon Incs Generate Power in 1991, Pierres groundbreaking
ideas have acted as inspiration for a myriad of other producers,
for the Italians who copied the grand piano sounds of Phortunes
String Free and for Junior Vasquez, DJ Duke and Londons
own X-Press 2 and Farley & Heller, all of whom developed their
own strains of Wild Pitch.
Of the original
key movers on the Chicago scene, perhaps only Steve Hurley and Frankie
Knuckles have gone on to achieve greater recognition after their
initial success, but where they became enveloped with the majors,
Pierre kept the heart of the underground, developing the moods and
textures of early acid. Since his early 90s renaissance,
Pierre has built up a formidable catalogue of both productions and
remixes for the likes of Yo Yo Honey, Lil Louis, Rupaul, Michael
Watford and the Pet Shop Boys.
trademark DJ style, which encompasses everything from early Chicago
acid and Detroit techno to current garage, house and hard house,
continues to be much in demand all over the world, playing regularly
in the UK, Germany, France and Italy as well as across the US. Fired
up once more by the success of The Dons The Horn Song in 1998,
one of the records that truly blew away the Miami Winter Music Conference
that year, Pierre has maintained his reputation over the last few
years as one of the most consistent of the original house music
producers with Wet Dreams (Nu Camp), Free For Life (Azuli) and Switch
2001 / R U Ready (King St) and Good Luv (King St).
(Clap Your Hands) by DJ Pierre and Marshall Jefferson featuring
Janine Cross, his first record for Essence, is incredibly the first
record on which he and Marshall Jefferson have worked on together
since Acid Trax, a big room vocal version of Clap Your Hands originally
released on Strictly Rhythm.
Pierre is currently working on a new track for Essence, as well
as some other exciting projects.