Back in the days when acid was just a tab, DJ Pierre was holed up in his Chicago bedroom creating a sound which would impact the dance music scene down to the genetic level: House Music. Spartan and viscerally invasive, this disco-stripped-of-disco-trappings was just beginning to reverberate in the club underground when a tweak accident changed everything. Call it synth-abuse or creative lighting, but in DJ Pierre's hands the Roland TB-303—originally a bass guitar synthesizer/sequencer—had become a weapon. Phuture—DJ Pierre's highly successful guise with fellow squelchers Spanky and Herb J—released their epic "Acid Trax" and House Music's evil twin, Acid House, was born and House Music History was written. Twenty years later Acid is as edgy and fresh as ever, rattling bass bins, melting iPods and inspiring a new generation of fans, producers and DJs the world over.
Not many artists in the history of dance music can list Carl Cox, Diesel (X-Press 2), Junior Vasquez, Danny Tenaglia, Michael Mayer (Kompakt Records), Bob Sinclar, and Tom Stephan (Superchumbo) as fans. Not many can claim responsibility for helping kick start the careers of Felix Da Housecat and Roy Davis Jr. Not many can lay claim to giving birth to a genre and pioneering a sound that had the whole world dancing and imitating for over fifteen years. DJ/Producer/Remixer, Nathaniel Pierre Jones a.k.a. DJ "Wildpitch" Pierre is of a rare breed.
After a bit of a break to get prepped for the "Afro Acid Project," his very first artist album due for release early 2008, DJ Pierre is back and ready to show the world just why house music was worth shouting about in the first place. About the forthcoming album, he says, "Afro Acid is a culmination of Acid, Garage, Wild Pitch, Disco, Techno, Electro and Rock. It's a new approach to making house music and DJing it. It's about inclusion and fusing together multiple elements of music to get the ultimate club experience! That's who I am as a producer and a DJ." Featured guest artists include Louie Vega, Harrison Crump, Ron Carroll, E-Man, Dajae, Dawn Tallman, UK supa-producer, Seamus Haji and more.
Says Pierre; "I feel a renewed sense of direction in my career. I've never had so many positive things in place at one time like I do now.. I am very excited about being head of my own label and the opportunity to finally make my first full album. I am humbled by what's happening."
To top things off DJ Pierre, the natural innovator, has secured his position as label head with a new online label Afro Acid Digital. As an offshoot of DJP Records, It was created with the same “afro acid concept” focusing on all sorts of house music. The label launch is set for October 18th, 2007 on Beatport (www.beatport.com) and then to the online downloading world at large. About the first single “Tha Dance” Superstar DJ Josh Wink has this to say” -Tha Dance” Acid Flange Mix" has been killing the festivals and clubs over the summer! I'm happy to be one of the 1st with this bubbling acid groover, from the master of acid, himself!
DJP single, "Paris Collection (Feel Sexy)" featuring Hanna Hais is out now. Featuring an "Acid Club Mix" and a "Wild Pitch Mix," the single packs a big "French Kiss" of wallop with a darkly hypnotic track as a bed for Miss Hais' impassioned performance. "Come Together (What Is House)," the concurrent single on King Street Sounds, is pure Wild Pitch madness featuring a cameo vocal by the man himself. The previous single was the twisted and tracky "I Followed You" released on Resopal (Germany). “Destroy This Track” is also another massive single out on Big Love with remixes from Seamus Haji in the UK and DJP in the US.
*All tracks listed will be included on "DJ Pierre’s Afro Acid Project."