Since the mid 90s electronic freethinker Dimitri Pike has been strolling between Chicago House and Detroit Techno Soul as a wanderer between the worlds, trying to refrain from any needless pedantry of the genres. Ever since he had been working as a record shop employee initially and then starting his firs… Read More
Since the mid 90s electronic freethinker Dimitri Pike has been strolling between Chicago House and Detroit Techno Soul as a wanderer between the worlds, trying to refrain from any needless pedantry of the genres. Ever since he had been working as a record shop employee initially and then starting his first slow moves towards becoming a DJ, Dimitri Pike was dedicating himself more and more to a consistent development of his own master plan in terms of “Techno/House”. Mostly having the function of a guest DJ at first, he then became a resident in some very respected clubs in Northern France and the south of Belgium, where he also found his home later on. There he started the radio emission “The Tuesday Session”, which has been supporting the French techno scene as a solid underground radio show trademark until today. Once then a first EP named “Night Works” got released on Mirage Records, it found the often necessary and sustainable support in the scene by DJs like Oliver Kapp, Damon Wild, Claus Bachor, Roland Casper or Detroit’s Derrick Thompson. In 2003 Dimitri Pike managed to make his own first contact with the music scene of Detroit! Sean Deason released the Dimitri Pike Remix of the legendary Motor City anthem “The Shit”, which came as a remix package including other interpretations from Kelli Hand, Christian Bloch and John Clees and advanced to one of the best and most sold Techno records of 2004 in Germany among others.
Consequently, Pike played at Tresor Club in Berlin shortly afterwards and subsequently deferred to a cooperation with Frequency Berlin - a generally well-known DJ collective from Berlin that is supporting the productions of Claude Young, Pacou, Sender Berlin etc. In the year 2005 Pike got booked by the Electric Avenue Camp for the after show party at Detroit’s “Fuse-In” festival, where he was standing behind the decks masterfully together with several international top notch DJs and producers. In addition, he simultaneously contributed an exclusive track to DJ Bone’s Mix CD “Subject Detroit Vol. 03”, which instantly became one of the most remarkable tracks on this mix compilation. A year later he then got the offer from Jamal Moss to produce the remix of a Chicago House classic by Windy City’s veteran Steve Pointdexter. The response to this remix could also be assessed as being quite excellent and thus unveiled that Dimitri Pike was capable of handling different styles of music in a qualified manner. As a result this track was introduced by Ben Sims and Chris Finke in the “Split Show” and not only got evaluated equally high by their audience as some profound judgments did reveal.
In the current situation of the minimal techno downfall and a renaissance of the techno planets Chicago and Detroit, Pike is very much concerned about presenting multifarious techno/house sets to his audience and simultaneously develop himself further through his work as a DJ and producer, whereas others rather dread exposed performances due to a shrinking market and increasing competition therein. Thus in 2007, Pike eventually took another challenge as being the label head for “Wildub”, a branch of “Wildtek Virtual”, which is taking up the cause of production and development for worldwide musical concepts. His steadily growing intercontinental contacts and the European Tour of Detroit Techno Militia in 2008 together with his DTM buddies Angie Schwendemann and Tom Linder finally lead him through his home country, where Pike organized DTM parties and thereby moved up to becoming a recognized “313 soldier” as well. This generated the prelude to a series of events that is still evolving consistently in 2009 and is actually engaging no lesser protagonists of the Neo-Detroit-Genre than Shamus Coghlan, Vergel Evans and Marcel Heese in the now established “In Space with…” party serials. After another production for the latest “Mathematics” label compilation CD [CD/2x12”] of Jamal Moss, Dimitri Pike is crafting on his own convincing live set since the beginning of this year and this mission still continues . . . Read Less