I’ve had a passion for music for as long as I can remember! Playing the classical guitar and singing (badly!) as a child. Our house was always filled music with my Dad playing his Jazz records.
Growing older I began to love most genres of music especially Motown, soul and dance. In the late 80’s I joined the rave scene! Weekends were spent in fields and warehouses dancing the night away!
My love of dance & house music was reignited when I met my partner 13 years ago. A fantastic vinyl house DJ with a passion for playing classic/funky house on his Technics 1210s! I had an ear for matching tunes, and loved the idea of being able to mix and play them myself.
I started DJing about 4 years ago and it’s now a huge part of my life. Love anything with a big beat that I can dance to!
Love all types of house but I’m particularly drawn to tech, tribal and latin house and this is what I love to play.
I've had a passion for music since a teen and started to mix with two cassettes
I purchased a set of technics 1210s Mk2's, that I still use! (fantastic piece of kit!)
I spent hours on a Saturday at Slough Record Centre, adding to my vinyl and cassette collection.
I’ve played at some of the biggest clubs in London -
Legends, Penge Parties at Stanford Bridge, The Emporium, Turnmills, The Cross, The Gardening Club, Bagleys, Ministry of Sound to name just a few.
I was given warmup slots regularly and progressed to main slots in Berkshire and London, as well as some international sets.
Classic Funky House still gets the same amazing reaction from a crowd now, as it did when first released in the late 80's, 90's, and 2000's.
Pete Maude - House and disco producer/editor/DJ from London
Starting out playing bass in Eighties Indie band Friends, Pete’s love of house, disco and electronic music eventually took over in the noughties with a series of EPs of original house music material under the name Southbeach. At the same time Pete’s first series of mashups gained critical acclaim and support from the likes of Pete Tong, Steve Lawler, Alexander Robotnik, Danny Howells and DJ Mag.
In 2015-2018 Pete was based in Goa where he launched Morjim Records with local producers, releasing two original tracks and playing at many of Goa’s best underground clubs.
In 2020-2021 Pete released four original tracks under the name Bardez on Bbop Music.
Following the launch of Pete’s first of 30+ re-edits on DMC in late 2020, including a Producer Series album in 2021 where he joins the ranks of Shep Pettibone, Michael Gray and Paul Dakeyne, Pete has built a reputation for producing classy mashups and edits that aim to create exciting new versions of classic house, disco, electronic and occasionally pop. These breathe new life into old classics, often taking them in a surprising direction with great effect. Many of these are yet to be released and remain exclusive to various DJs across the UK and beyond.
With great support from stations such as HedKandi, Street Sounds, Centreforce, Mi Soul and NDC, one of many highlights is having 6 tracks on the last two end of year Hedkandi shows.
Pete’s re-edits are also supported by many dance music legends such as Lenny Fontana, Michael Gray, Brandon Block, Jeremy Healy, Greg Wilson, and many other DJs across the UK and worldwide, including Powered Up’s very own Miss Chief, with a particular highlight being to provide a guest mix for Lenny Fontana’s acclaimed True House Stories series in 2022.
2023 looks set to include further exciting releases on DMC and Pete’s first live DJ sets since 2019, with special thanks to the Powered Up agency.