DJ Pete

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Biography

  • Techno DJ from Berlin
    If you want to trace the beginnings of DJ Pete's status in Techno culture, you have to go back a very long way. He emerged as a DJ in the pioneering days of the Berlin scene during the late 80s and joined Hard Wax in 1991. As a producer he made his name with the first release on Chain Reaction in 1995, a sub-label of the Basic Channel imprint, together with René Löwe aka Vainqueur as Scion. Scion also released the first commercially available CD ever produced with the then newly developed software Ableton Live in 2002 and later continued their collaboration as Substance & Vainqueur on the label Scion Versions. Substance, the acclaimed alias DJ Pete uses for his own productions has a back catalogue of highly influential solo efforts and an impressive string of acclaimed remixes for pivotal Techno artists like Juan Atkins, Regis, Kessell, Orphx, Robert Hood, Rhythm & Sound, Monolake or Shed, among many others. DJ Pete earned similar respect behind the decks, combining highly individual yet refined mixing skills with both his vast encyclopedic knowledge of Techno history and an unquenchable thirst for new sounds that carry the potential to push all boundaries. Beyond that his energetic sets also incorporate elements of pure Techno, the Hard Wax tradition and powerful House tracks. His seemingly unlimited scope is informed by frequent Dynamic Tension nights at Tresor in the late 90s with Surgeon and his residency at Berghain since its opening, as well as countless successful gigs at the most crucial nights of the scene's international circuit. He is also known to merge Techno with Dubstep and selecting Reggae, particularly while working the mighty Killasan sound system as core DJ member of the seminal Wax Treatment events. DJ Pete's lauded signature style also benefits from his numerous experiences as part of the cherished live acts TR-101 (an improvisational live act in collaboration with Sleeparchive), Scion (either with or without vocalist Paul St. Hilaire), and gigs with many other likeminded DJ innovators. A typical DJ Pete performance is always delivering an array of programming, sequencing, layering and live effects that goes well beyond a mere presentation of tracks. True to Techno's original claim, innovations in sound and technology are intuitively employed to achieve a floor sensation that manages to involve the crowd on as many levels as possible.
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    Selected discography

    DJ PETE / SUBSTANCE / SCION - DISCOGRAPHY 1993 Tyros - Antares – Mayday Compilation III (with René Löwe) 1995 Scion - Emerge - Chainreaction 01 (with René Löwe) 04'96 Substance - Relish - Chain Reaction 05 04'97 Substance - Relish Sessions - Chain Reaction 018 04'98 Substance - Session Elements - Chain Reaction CRD05 09'01 DJ Pete - Latifah - Counterbalance 007 11'06 Substance & Vainqueur - Surface/Immersion - Scion Versions 01 (with René Löwe) 03'07 Substance & Vainqueur - Reverberation/Reverberate - Scion Versions 02 (with René Löwe) 05'07 Substance & Vainqueur – Remixes Capter 1 - Scion Versions 03 (with René Löwe) 10'07 Substance & Vainqueur – Libration/Resonance - Scion Versions 04 (with René Löwe) 12'07 Substance & Vainqueur – Emerge - Scion Versions 05 (with René Löwe) 06'08 Substance – Relish – Scion Versions 06 11'10 Substance - Gestalts - Ostgut Ton Compilation "Fünf" Ostgut Ton LP 07 10'15 Substance - Keine Angst - Ostgut Ton OSTGUTLP20 01'19 Substance - Rise And Shine - Ostgut Ton 115 Remixes: 05'98 Ectomorph - Loop Variation DJ Pete - Science City 011 11'99 Juan Atkins - Never Tempt Me - Substance Rmx + Interlude – Tresor 132 2002 Scion Arrange And Process Basic Channel Tracks – Tresor 200 CD (with René Löwe) 02’03 Substance – Centralized – Central Special Project 06 09’03 Gys – Dim (Substance Rmx) – Zero G CD 005 05’04 Mikkel Metal – Rodd (Substance Reshape) – Echocord 08 05’04 Monobox – Realm 2 (Substance Remix) – Logistic 037 03’06 Rhythm and Sound w/Sugar Minott – Let Jah Love Come - (Substance Rmx) – Burial Mix BMX2 10’06 Monolake – Alaska (Substance Remixes) – Imbalance 021 04'07 Shed – Opulence - (Substance Remix) – Soloaction SOA1210/3 04'08 Tadeo - Reflection Nebula 056n (Substance Remix) – Apnea 020 07'08 Petar Dundov – Oasis (Substance & Vainqueur Remix) – Music Man 139 (with René Löwe) 11'08 Scuba – Poppies (Substance Dub Version) – Hotflush RMX 003 06'09 Orphx – Threshold (Substance Mix), (Division EP) – Sonic Groove 0936 09'11 Skudge - Overture (Substance Remix) - Skudge 004R 10'11 Kondens - Valvet (Substance Remix) - Kontra Musik 021 02'12 Oubys - Positronium II (Substance Remix) - Testtoon Records TTTB02 05'12 Emika ‎– Chemical Fever (Substance Remix) - Ninja Tune – ZEN12319 06'12 Function - Obsessed (Substance Remix) - Echocord Colour 020 10'12 Fanon Flowers – Phenomenal (Substance Remix) - Sect 15 07'13 Kessell - Graviton / Sphere Of Influence (Substance Rmx) - Granulart Recordings 001 09'13 Plaster - Circular Mechanism (Substance Remix) - SonuoS S~S003 09'13 Regis - Cold Water (Substance Version) - Downwards DN 02020 09'15 Dan HabarNam - Glowstick Problem (Substance Remix I+II) - Selectie 01 07'16 Ø [Phase] - Morodem (Substance Remix) - Token PH453-2 03'17 30drop - Goldene Spirale (Substance Remix) - 30drop Records – 30DLP-001 06'17 Blue Hour - Untitled (Substance Remix) - Blue Hour – BLUEHOURMX#002 10'17 Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement - Beyond The Yellow-Spotted Bamboo (Substance Remix) - Hospital Productions 06'18 Oscar Mulero - GAS (Substance Remix) 11'19 Apparat - Heroist (Substance Remix) - Mute 12MUTE604 11'19 Ausgang - Caged (Substance Remix) - Key Vinyl keylp02r 12'19 Untitled - DJ Pete Remix - Fracture Label ‎– FRACTXXX