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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.
The name says it all: Get Physical tracks could hardly be more moving and corporeal. This aspect of physicality also resurfaces on two of the labels key releases: the in-house DJ mix series "Body Language" and a string of double vinyl compilations called "Full Body Workout", brimming with new beats and sounds by up-and-coming talents.
Not least of all thanks to this emphasis, it has taken Get Physical just four years to become one of the fastest risers and strongest brands of the international club scene. In 2005, influential British dance magazine DJ Mag voted Get Physical "Label of the Year" and, more recently, US mouthpiece for electronic music, XLR8R, devoted a front page story to the label.
Figures at beatport.com, the world's largest digital music store for dance-related tracks, paint an unambiguous picture: Get Physical Music is their best-selling label across all categories. iTunes, too, frequently features GPM releases on its homepage or in its sales charts.
Gradual changes, like allowing other styles to join the mix and opening the label up to become today's musical home for almost 20 artists from around the globe, go hand in hand with rising expectations, changed structures and new concepts.
The label's sound, too, continues to ramify and proliferate - it has become virtually impossible to squeeze their output into any style- or genre-related pigeonhole. Club compatibility is an absolute must, as is a penchant for the atmospheric and an emotional intensity which invariably hit the nerve of the boiling dancefloor.