NEW YEAR NEW BASS

Got a lot on the plate coming into 2014.  I’ll be updating the page regularly over the next couple weeks so come back for more info, new mixes, etc….

PANDEMIC RETURNS WITH SOME NEW YEAR NEW BASS…. I’ll be djin all night playing BALKAN BEATs, CUMBIAs, DANCEHALL, TROPICAL BASS, GLOBAL GLITCH, CHALGA, FAVELA FUNK, AFROBEATS and more….

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First things first. I am djin 2 events on NYE.. My last set of 2013 will be a benefit at FREE RIDE

Celebrate the new year in style at Free Ride…Plus help us raise funds for a good cause!

Featuring 6 Dj’s, tons of music from here and around the world, and our very own food truck serving you delicious mexican inspired cuisine!

Proceeds will go to benefit a free kindergarten for Roma(gypsy) children in need in Serbia! (check it out here: Little Friends https://www.facebook.com/groups/196536097178362/)

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Doors open 9:30pm – close at 3:00 am

THEN I’ll bounce on over to BELVEDERE’s for A VERY HARLAN NEW YEARS PARTY for my first set of 2014

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Tuesday Sept 3, 2013

PANDEMIC PRESENTS…

The Return of NYC’s

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY
A fiery 9 piece balkan brass band that has set Gooski’s on fire multiple times. It’s been too long since they have been in the burgh. SSP are excited to be back and playing at their favorite little bar in Polish Hill…GOOSKI’s

also on the bill
local brass heads…
LUNGS FACE FEET
(celebrating the return of Sara)

and DJ sets before between and after by PANDEMIC

Gooski’s
3117 Brereton St Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Polish Hill

Tix
$8-10 sliding scale

FRIDAY SEPT 6

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Friday Sept 6,
PANDEMIC ::: w/ Special Guest DJ APT ONE
Philly native, Pittsburgh Born DJ APT ONE will join PANDEMIC PETE for the Sept Edition of PANDEMICGLOBAL SOUND SYSTEM.  Together they will blending tracks from around the world into a tropical storm of sound.
Tropical Moombahton, 8 bit Cumbia, Balkan Ghettotech, Global Glitch, Brass and Bass, Dirty Chalgaton, Gypsy Beats, Bhangra, Bollywood Bass and much more. We will see you on the Dancefloor.
Brillobox
4104 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
$6
more about DJ APT ONE…

DJ Apt One is and has been on the forefront of many important movements in dance music over the last ten years. With his signature funk-influenced style, he has left his mark across the musical spectrum.

He was a part of the multi-genre style of DJing that catapulted his adopted Philadelphia to the pinnacle of the DJ world in the early 2000s. His years of seasoning as a DJ have seen him play all styles imaginable all across the US and Europe.

As a part of the duo RCMP, his work foreshadowed the emergence of Nu-Disco before the genre even had a name.

He is an internationally renowned disco edit-maker, appearing on compilations alongside the likes of Todd Terje and Tom Moulton. He has officially remixed global stars as diverse as Wiz Khalifa and Gregor Salto.

He is also is one of the OGs of “Moombahton” – the polyglot global EDM movement that saw DJ Apt One find fame on the BBC, NPR and elsewhere along with pioneers Dave Nada, DJ Sabo, Dillon Francis and more.

He is also a founder and executive of Young Robots Records.

See ya on the dancefloor.
FRIDAY SEPT 20
pandemic presents….
A repeat of the first Weather Permitting to close out the summer…
TALUNA … Italian Gypsy Band.  Taluna is a band formed by four musicians with different roots and backgrounds, moving their first steps in 2008 in Turin (Italy); an immigrant’s city become a meltin’pot of Central Europe and North Africa cultures.
LUNGS FACE FEET
Pittsburgh premier brass heads.
Xavier and the Doghouse… Greensburg Teenage Angst / APOCALYPTIC BLUEGRASS making their Pittsburgh debut.
Music between bands provided by PANDEMIC SOUND SYSTEM…
Friday Sept 20
@ Bayardstown Social Club
3008 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
$10
(complimentary beer w/ ID)
Food Trucks will be onsite…

PANDEMIC and NEW SERIES WEATHER PERMITTING

Big things in the works for PANDEMIC this summer…  First we have 2 resident nights at the brillobox…Every First Friday and Third Saturday. June will be a little weird because it’s June 7 and June 15.  I know only one week apart, but not to worry we are collaborating with multiple groups of bellydancers to bring you an entertaining night (june 15).

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Beginning June 9 we are presenting a new concert series entitled Weather Permitting…

OUTDOOR PARTIES EVERY SUNDAY…

“WEATHER PERMITTING”

STARTING…
Sunday June 9, 2013

WEATHER PERMITTING is…
Shadyside Nursery, Fukuda, and Pandemic (among others) teaming up to present a chilled out, relaxed, bring a blanket and some wine, nurse the hangover, bring the kids, weekly summer concert series entitled “Weather Permitting” every sunday at the Shadyside Nursery on corner of Maryland/ Ellsworth Ave (behind gas station next to Harris Grill).

“Weather Permitting” is a family friendly, all ages, outdoor concert event/party that will be ongoing from June 9 thru the rest of the summer. We are joining forces with hopes that this event series will attract a variety of bands, food vendors, and a diverse audience. While acts will be mostly acoustic in nature we have some big things in store including performances by Lungs Face Feet, Beagle Brothers, The Armadillos, The Pressure, The Harlan Twins, and more.
Every week different live bands, djs, bbq, food, drinks, etc..

and on JULY 13 FANFARE CIOCARLIA RETURN TO PITTSBURGH

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I still love this track eventhough it’s over 40years old. still a killer on the dancefloor…(atleast i think so and that’s all that really matters)

THE 7 YEAR BLOWOUT!!!

The PANDEMIC 7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY BASH is only a few weeks away and to celebrate we are bringing in our old friend JORO BORO, printing brand new T shirts to give away, and even putting together a mix cd of some our favorite stompers.

As you may or may not know PANDEMIC started back in the fall of 2005 as an experiment between three musicians in three different bands (Centipede Eest, The New Alcindors, and Air Guitar Magazine) that shared a practice space in a downtown warehouse.  The idea was forming but what we needed was a venue, something new, something different.. A new bar opened bar in the east end called the BRILLOBOX and on a whim we approached the owners with this idea. They agreed to let us use the upstairs space for whatever the hell we were attempting to do.  They didn’t know and we sure as hell didn’t know, but somehow we are still here 7 Years later.

I think originally the terms we used to describe PANDEMIC were “Weird World Music” and “Bastard Ethnomusicology.” They fit at the time, but didn’t quite do us justice. Nothing really seemed to fit.  Our sets were mishmashed.  Beatmatching Rhythms and time signatures were immediately thrown out the window.  We were playing tracks from all over the world from lo-fi cassettes, to bootleg cds, and terrible mp3 downloads. We slammed genres of music (defined and undefined) against one another in a way that would make most dj’s yack.  A Gypsy Brass cocek followed by Bhangra track, followed by a Peruvian Psychedelic Cumbia, next into a Ghanaian Afrobeat. An Arabic Rai’nB  track followed by South African House, followed by a 70’s Thai Disco.  It didn’t make any sense and it made perfect sense. I hadn’t experienced anything like it until I played a show at this strange little bar in Chinatown (NYC) called Mehanata (Bulgarian Bar). But there the dj’s weren’t distasteful like we were. We were brutal with our mixing and our song selection.  There the dj’s had their own thing, but that’s a whole other story…..

Juddy said it best about a year ago when he simplified Pandemic into these 4 words…

“DRINKING, DANCING, STOMPING, YELLING!”

I have yet to hear anyone describe it better.

7 YEARS on FRIDAY DEC 7 2012!

9:30pm

@the Brillobox

now let’s party!!!

I”d like to thank JUSTIN HOPPER and CAULEN KRESS as well as the staff at the Brillobox for their hospitality and hard work. I’d also like to thank Joro Boro, Spat, Sara Vicious, Stefan “the Mad Serb”, Edgar Um, Paul K, Andalalucha, and everyone else who has guest dj’ed. And to those who have attended our parties and/or continue to come out. And thanks to our newer partners VIA and El Gallo.

Now i have to go make my little girl pancakes.

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