Blu Peter - Crate Diggin
When I did discover it, music by Jean Michel Jarre, Donna Summer were some of the sounds I instantly loved. Buying a 7 inch of ‘Gimme Gimme’ by Abba was me subconsciously outing myself! It was actually a good electronic tune
Pioneering NU-RGY DJ & Producer Blu Peter joins the line up for the Trade 30th Warm Up party with Flotation on Saturday October 26th alongside original DJs Tall Paul, Rachel Auburn and Steven Sharp.
If ever a DJ marked the dawn of a new era, Welsh-born Blu Peter was it and a true trailblazer with landmark residencies at legendary London clubs including Garage @Heaven and Trade at Turnmills.
One of the first to combine the hard-edged sound of techno with the float and groove of trance and the uplift of house to produce music and sets that just have to be danced to, Peter was also behind some iconic tracks as well as enjoy props for his debut album ‘Widescreen & Digital’.
One of React Music’s in house DJ/Propducer he teamed up with Mrs Wood on the ‘Bitter & Twisted’ mix compilation and mixed Volume 10 of the seminal rave album series, Reactivate. With production partner Kevin White known as Elevator they notched up the classic ‘Shinny’ banger and Peter also worked under the aliases The Groove Council, and Mass.
Blu Peter - Crate Diggin
What track first made a major impression on you growing up and what can you recall about that time and how you heard it?
Music was not part of my growing up until I was 16. When I did discover it, music by Jean Michel Jarre, Donna Summer were some of the sounds I instantly loved. Buying a 7 inch of ‘Gimme Gimme’ by Abba was me subconsciously outing myself! It was actually a good electronic tune.
Which track first inspired you to get into music seriously and think about it as a career?
Difficult to say which track but I would say that being a regular at the Copas Club in Earls Court inspired me. Lost on a dance floor of amazing music with strobe lights and smoke machines, blew my mind and opened my musical eyes.
What’s your favourite dance floor track right now and what makes it stand out?
‘After Midnigh’t by Ziger. I can only imagine how it would sound on a dance floor. It’s very atmospheric which is essential for me.
What track do you wish you’d produced and why?
Anything by Leftfield. I love their track ‘Little Fish’ as it would have been an FF track if the club had continued until 2015!!
What track never leaves your bag and why’s it close to you?
A lot has to be said about Age of Love’s classic ‘Age Of Love’. I liked the original before it was remixed initially by Jam and Spoon. A genius choice of remixer and they took it to another level. It’s fun as a DJ to find ways to make it sound special every time. I already have ideas for Halloween!