A true legend was born when RePete broke through the barriers of techno music and brought it to the next level. He was the first to introduce techno music to New York City nightlife and it earned him his true legendary status. The New York City club scene had exploded due to the new sound and vibe RePete introduced.
One of RePete’s biggest accomplishments throughout his career was a performance in front of 16,000 people in Dortmund, Germany called May Day. RePete has worked with various talented artists such as Josh Wink, Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Audio Injection, Drumcell, Alex Bau, Lex Gorrie, A-Brothers, Carl Cox, Joey Beltran, Hans Bouffmyhre, Damon Wild, Victor Calerdone, Sven Vath, Moby, Prodigy, Jellybean Benitez, Charlie Low Noise, Mental Theo, Rob Gee, and DBX Dan Bell.
Where was this mix recorded?
The mix was recorded at a club in Brooklyn NY called Output. Output one of the best club in NY. When playing my set I was feeding off of the crowd and the crowd was feeding off of me. To keep it simple “It was MASSIVE!”
With many years of techno experience, how would you say the scene has evolved?
To keep it simple. I have way over 10 years of techno experience. It all started out in the early 90’s at a club called Limelight in NYC. It was at the Limelight where we exposed techno to crowds of 2,000-3,000 followers every Friday night. The party was called Future Shock.
What is one of your most memorable nights?
The most memorable night was performing in Germany at Mayday. Me and Damon Wild started a group called Equinox and we where popular in Germany. We where act before Moby that night. I was nervous as staring down at a loaded shot gun. The MC announced us and there was dead silence. We where having technical problems. The crowd was whistling and cheering. All of a sudden the kick drum came through the sound system and the crowd went insane. It was like some one scored the game winning goal in a playoff Football game.
What has kept you going?
Passion and the love of music. After the Limelight I was burnet out. I took years off from music. During that time I felt an empty void in my life. Now I feel like myself again.
Any extra words for us youngstas?
Find a group of people who are on the same head as you. Work together, share ideas, learn together. Stay humble and ask other local DJ’s who are big in the scene if there is any way they can help out. Pay your dues. Don’t get discouraged and keep your head up. It takes time to built an empire.