Peace Division are Clive Henry and Justin Drake, famous for their dirty underground house beats on labels such as Tsuba, Crosstown Rebels, Junior, Low Pressings, and NRK to name but a few. Clive's legendary sets at the infamous Circo Loco Parties at DC 10 in Ibiza have only added to their notoriety. Brought up on a diet of hip hop, electro and 80’s synth pop, Clive Henry and Justin Drake have helped shape the house music movement without all the hype and fuss that surrounds some of their peers and contemporaries.
Named after a UN peace keeping force, Drake and Henry were first brought together in 1994 after a working relationship quickly led to the collaborative project. According to the duo themselves, the partnership works due to their mutual love of house music and their contrasting studio personalities (Justin – laidback, Clive – intense, according to the boys themselves) which gives their music an undeniably edgy sound. Their respective foundations, with Justin’s in engineering and Clive’s as an integral part of the now legendary Flying Records crew (as well as Djing at his Gosh and The Bone parties to high acclaim in London) have also acted as fine apprenticeship in all things house.
Singles such as “Body & Soul” sold over 12,000 copies worldwide on vinyl alone while their debut album “Junkyard Funk” provided a new benchmark for dancefloor orientated house albums in 2000. Not content on providing the magic touch to their own productions solely, PD are also recognized as remix artists of the highest caliber, with remixes for Moby, Superchumbo and Yothu Yindi causing massive ripples throughout the scene (not to mention A&R meetings!). With more recent singles such as the massively popular “Club Therapy” with the unmistakable spoken word from Dan Diamond, to the “Beatz n Peacez” EPs to singles such as “Blacklight Sleeze”, and “What is this Sound?” makes hearing a PD track on a typical club night out a common occurrence.
Even with a studio schedule that reads like the working week of a high-flying broker, both Drake and Henry have continued to be two of the most in demand DJ’s, individually and as Peace Division. On the rare occasions where their diaries allow them to perform together as Peace Division, they have won over some of the finest and most discerning crowds from London to Argentina (and pretty much everywhere in between) and have been name checked by so many of their contemporaries that a list would just get boring. Even those who haven’t been lucky enough to catch the PD sound in a club have been blessed with much lauded mix compilations for house giants NRK in recent years.
Warming up the night will be TASTE...’s Jay Prouty and Maximal Production’s Brent G. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to catch underground music’s finest at the popular Estate Nightclub. Estate is located at 1 Boylston Place (The Alley) and is 21+. Presale tickets are available for $15 at www.theestateboston.com.