Missoula, United States
Simon;peter is a 15 year veteran DJ from Bozeman, Montana, who currently resides in Missoula with his wife and occasional DJ partner, Aubrey (Sassy). He mixes on good ol' fashioned turntables or CDJs with skills he learned and refined in the Hard Dance scene of Wales, paying particular attention to solid, involved mixing and reading crowd reactions. So serious was his vinyl addiction that when he received his bi-weekly food stipend from the University, he would hitch a bus immediately downtown to Catapult Records and spend hours listening to the hottest new wax, eventually returning to his dorm with 20-30 records and just enough cash left for 5 or 6 meals of beans on toast. Upon his return to the States in 2002, simon;peter joined with Chachi and Playground Productions, and spun records and threw epic shows with them--Heaven & Hell, Mad Max, Exotic Erotic and more--for over a decade. He and Chachi competed each week to acquire the most exclusive, hottest tracks, a vinyl arms race which eventually resulted in the acquisition of 1500+ records of house, breaks, and trance. During that time he had the great fortune of opening for house legends DJ Dan and Donald Glaude.
Simon;peter has also collaborated with other prominent Montana production companies like TheAMPhunk LLC and Musik Lives Here for their signature events over the years, and currently rotates in with the talented Fox Den DJs for their monthly shows and festival appearances.
Although he no longer purchases vinyl, the same desire for fresh tunes compels him to endure wading through thousands of mediocre tunes just to find the right handful of unique, hooky, danceable music. His current sound mixes breaks, techno, and progressive -- loopy, heady progressive, NOT Beatport "progressive" --into a darker, sexy atmosphere, punctuated with doses of funk, energy, and pre-2k classics. Playing for a crowd is a true joy, and he looks forward to the challenge of getting a crowd unfamiliar with his music to have fun and enjoy the release.