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I Can't Stand It

Free For Life

Generate Power

 
DJ Pierre is a Chicago legend.  His involvement with house music goes back to its earliest days when, as a member of Phuture, he recorded the seminal "Acid Trax."   He departed for a solo career as a DJ and recording artist in the late 80s and became famous for his "Wild Pitch" sound, which was based on a lot of tweaks and effects.  Putting his own spin on the acid house genre he helped develop, wild pitch soon became a much-copied mode of production.  He's had hits as Photon Inc. and Aly-Us, but he hit a mild slump in the mid 90s that was ended with "The Horn Song."  In the tradition of the best tracks, it was alarmingly simple yet soulful, with an irresistable hook driven by a simulated trumpet.  The song was so successful that Strictly Rhythm decided to maximize its potential by drafting Barbara Tucker to add vocals.  Now known as "Everybody Dance," it crossed over to the pop market and revitalized Pierre's career.  He runs his own DJP Records and is again in demand as a remixer.

DJ Pierre's Deepest Grooves

"Generate Power" (Strictly Rhythm, 1991)
The textbook definition of the Wild Pitch aesthetic.  Paula Brion isn't given much to work with here, only repetition of the title, but she tears it up nicely.

"Follow Me" (Strictly Rhythm, 1993)

:"Horn Song" (Strictly Rhythm, 1997)

"Clap Your Hands" (DJP, 2000)
Two legends in Pierre and Marshall Jefferson come together for this vocal ditty, with Janine Cross lending her pipes to this upfront groove.

"Free For Life" (Azuli, 2001)

Mix the Vibe: Wild Pitch Switch 2001 (Nite Grooves, 2001)
Demonstrating his return to form as a top notch DJ, this double disc is all about Pierre rocking the mix. 

"Muziq" (DJP, 2001)

"Dancin'" (Nite Grooves, 2002)
Pierre gearing up for the Winter Music Conference with this party starter that utilizes the Grey and Hanks classic of the same name.

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