Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Pumpin Pete Return to Dilligafs 80's MIX

Pumpin Pete takes you back to Chicago's own Infamous Dilligaf's Teen Club! Dilligaf's defined a generation of teen club heads and exploded onto the club scene with a force that still resonates to this day. "Dillies" as we alumni call it, was intoxicating and was the training ground for the birth of House Music, Break Dancing and DJing. With regulars such as the Culitos, Windy City Breakers, Soul Sonic Breakers, Bonito Boyz and way too many others to mention, it has marked it's place in Chicago house music history. This mix is a compilation of 80's Italo Dance & House music spun by resident DJ Pumpin Pete on ALL VINYL for great listening, enjoy!!

Pumpin Pete Return to Dilligafs 80's MIX by Pumpin Pete


Hometown: Addison, Chicago, Illinois
A true turntablist at heart with a natural love for Hip Hop and funk, but bred on the driving beats of Chicago house music. Blended with a love of scratching and beat juggling and a constant desire to entertain a crowd set me apart from most DJ’s.

Started spinning in 1983 and have since amassed a long list of DJ residencies in and around Chicago. Achievements include:

Quest for the best DJ competition champion 1987
Style Wars battle of the DJ’s champion 1988
Chicago Sound Sensation great battle of the DJ’s champion 1990
DMC Mix Championships Champion 2 consecutive years 1990-1991
Subculture records artist 1990-1992
UC Afterhours Music artist/DJ 1995-1998
Blue Groove All-Stars DJ (Elbo/Funky Budda/Doubledoor) 1994-Present
1994 – 2011 Chicago area nightclub appearance lists too long to mention.
2010 DefTal DJ Crew / Video Turntablism Specialist.

Honorable mention: Cutz on Cuts Turntable improv, The Goodness nationally recognizedHip Hop event and current radio mix show DJ on Chicago’s Vocalo Friday night DJcollective.

My sound can be best described as raw funky soulful underground breakers mixtape meets DJ seminar sure to keep hands in the air.

Influences: Cash Money, Jazzy Jeff, DJ Revolution, Shortkut, Babu, Jesse De La Pena, Joc Max, Beat Junkies, Rob Swift, Grandmaster Caz, Grand Wizard Theodore, Steve D.