I am a DJ, PROMOTER, party thrower of sorts. I studied photography, graphic design, and printmaking, but majored in Event Production. DJing, party throwing, marketing, event coordinating and promotions are my specialty. Collecting music from everywhere, listening to comedy podcasts, and running are my hobbies. I live, work, and love in Pittsburgh Pa.
Pandemic is hybrid of traditional folk music and contemporary dance music from around the world. Dj sets are borderless, combining cutting edge dance music from remote regions of the world with traditional folk music reenergizing cultural identities. Consider Pandemic the digital crate diggers for underground glitchy ethnic bass music, but it doesn’t end there. Pandemic explores traditional folkloric music and recontextualizes it by the juxtaposition with modern dance music and pop music from other countries.
The Pandemic party started in Pittsburgh, Pa back in november or 2005 as a collective of three dj’s spinning the best in global dancehall. I fuze together TROPICAL BASS, CUMBIA, DANCEHALL, BHANGRA, ELECTRO SHAABI, CHALGA, RUSSIAN FOLK, BOLLYWOOD, AFROBEATS, AZONTO, KUDURO, BRAZILIAN BASS, ASIAN POP, BALKAN BEATS, and whatever else we come across our path.
EVERY FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH @ THE BRILLOBOX.
Pandemic has performed at just about every type of venue and party imaginable. Some of which include Carnegie International, The Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Artists Image Resource, Cultural Trust Gallery Crawls, Three Rivers Arts Festival, small galleries, Warehouses, house parties, Children’s Festivals, Dirty Ball, QBall, Mehanata Bulgarian Bar, various non profit fundraisers, bowling alleys, kids parties, and resident night FIRST FRIDAY AT THE BRILLOBOX.
We have performed with the likes of Fanfaire Ciocarlia, Bomba Estereo, Tony Allen, Slavic Soul Party, Tinariwen, Cyro Baptista, What Cheer Brigade, Uproot Andy and Geko Jones of Que Bajo, Daniel Haaksman, Joro Boro, Balkan Beat Box, and many more.
For more info or resume contact at …. pandemicpete (at) gmail (dot) com