A massive career in electronic music spanning the origination’s of house, wild pitch & filter house music genres.
Nathanial Jones aka DJ Pierre released his 1st 12″ on Trax records in 1987 as a part of a three piece group out of Chicago known as Phuture.
Jones (forever after known as “Pierre”) with Earl “Spanky” Smith & Herb Jackson took a song they recorded to Ron Hardy (DJ @ Music Box) & Frankie Knuckles (@Powerplant) that pushed the boundaries of modulating the “bass guitar synth” of the Roland TB303 & acid house was born. Together with producer Marshall Jefferson they generated some if not the most bootlegged dance singles ever released. Their first released track being called “Ron Hardy’s Acid Trax”. This soundtracked the wave of club madness which coalesced in the rave movement by the end of the decade.
Pierre continued to release material with Trax Records as Pierre’s Phantasy Club & Phortune. He moved from Chicago to NYC in the early 90’s to do A&R for Strictly Rhythm. He released more music under the names Photon Inc (“Generate Power” & “Everybody Freedom”) Phuture Scope, Audio Clash, Joint Venture & Shock Wave.
On Sat the 23rd of May please join us to celebrate the release of Louie Vega vs. DJ Pierre’s “Da Jungle” at AFRO ACID DETROIT.
An event w/ DJ Pierre & The Klientele’s Angel Alanis & Lady Foursquare.
Louie Vega vs. DJ Pierre’s “Da Jungle” features remixes from by Klientele Gene Farris, Kid Massive, Timo Garcia and & other superstars!
The vinyl is available now @ http://www.primedirectdist.co.uk & the digital on May 25th.
In ten years this is DJ Pierre’s (Afro Acid/Chicago) http://www.myspace.com/djpierresafroacidproject first DEMF related event.
Come straight from Hart Plaza with Mike Huckaby, Marco Carola, The Glitch Mob & Carl Cox right into an intimate lounge with the legendary innovator that influenced them all. The event is located @ http://www.Pulsedetroit.com 126 Monroe St. $10 before midnight $15 after 21+.
Located within 5 blocks of Hart Plaza beside the 1910 historic Albert Kahn designed Detroit National Theater.
The Space is limited to 120
One entrant with valid email address will win Propellerheads software.
The Rough Guide to House says “Pierre’s productions are unashamedly epic, demonstrating that epic dance records are not all sweeping string pads and cod drum rolls, but come from an ability to move a crowd as one mass, to exhort with a sound that feels like heaven’s armies.”