Get Physical is proud to announce the release of the first ever album from Chicago house
luminary DJ Pierre. Entitled Wild Pitch: The Story, it collects originals and remixes old and
new, and stands as a testament to the unique skill of one of dance music’s most important
Famously, DJ Pierre as good as invented the squelch of acid house when playing with his
Roland TR-303 drum machine as part of Phuture back in the late eighties. From there he went
on to clock up more than 200 credits under aliases like Doomsday, Prime One, Raving
Lunatics, AC!D FACE, DJ Pierre’s Afro Acid Project and many more.
He also became famous for the Wild Pitch mixes and alias that lend this album its name: they
were characterised by long intros, layer upon layer of strings, repetitive vocal samples, and
filtered hypnotic sounds on hard beats. Working with labels like Strictly Rhythm, Trax, King
Street, Nite Grooves, International Deejay Gigolo and more recently Get Physical, Pierre has
contributed hugely to the global evolution of house music for thirty years plus. This is a timely
reminder of that and one that is jam packed with essential tunes that, old or new, still sound
Included is a cover version of Donna Summer’s classic and pioneering disco cut ‘I Feel Love’.
It is a 9 minute masterpiece of loose drums, wild acid lines and synthesised squelches that build and build before the vocal arrives and carries you away to the stars.
This is a landmark album that packs a real punch as well as documenting one of the most
legendary figures house music has ever known.