PETE BONES aka THE SHAKER (Red Ant Records)
ANDY MARA (Red Ant Records/Hair Band Drop-Out)
WALI SADEQ - MIKE COLLINS - DJ JEFF JUSTICE - INCYTE
visuals by SKILZ
presented by The Phukheadz
"If you have not heard of Pete Bones, aka The Shaker, then where have you been? They nick named Pete “The Shaker” because Pete has been doing what he loves for almost 20 years now, making people dance. He was, and still is, in the most credible of DJ bags i.e. John Digweed, Sasha, Nick Warren, Hernan Cattaneo, Dave Seaman, and on and on.
Most recently, Pete licensed a track to Bedrock’s Live In London CD mixed by John Digweed. Also, since 1997, Pete has been putting out excellent underground sound on his Red Ant label."
Pete's passion for music began after being expelled from school aged 15. He started a band with 2 close friends, taught himself to play guitar and drums and they hit the road. After a trip to Ibiza, and the first whisperings of ecstasy and acid house, he decided that electronic music was the future, and traded his drum kit for a pair of Technics turntables. After playing numerous illegal parties around the South East of England he gained his first residency in 1990 at the Hand & Spear in Surrey, and soon turned it into one of the biggest nights in the whole of the UK. Pete's DJ career took off quickly and it wasn't long before he was guesting all over Europe. In '92 he launched Ugly Bug records. It was an instant hit, especially with big hitting radio djs Pete Tong and Judge Jules. Pete became a resident guest on Kiss 100fm, and his first release as his main recording alias, The Shaker, ',Just Lick It', became the club hit of the year, and was signed to over 30 compilation albums. The remix work came flooding in, from labels such as London, FFRR, Hooj, Ore, Fade, and Perfecto. His remix of Zee's Dreamtime was essential new tune on Pete Tong's BBC Radio1 show, and finally in 96 Pete signed to XL recordings, after a 3 way struggle between A&M, XL, and Maifesto to secure his signature. He went on to release 3 more singles under the Shaker guise˜Mooncat', 'Strong to Survive' and 'Star' which were all massive club anthems around the world. His djing skills started to attract the talents of promoters as far afield as Russia, S.Africa, as well as New York, L.A. and Denver in the USA. Pete was a regular guest at Amnesia and Bora Bora in Ibiza, as well as an international resident at Firestone, Buzz, and Simons in the US. For most, this would have been the peak of an outstanding career, but Pete was after something a bit more substantial. Despite the massive chart success, Pete reinvented his sound and launched a new label: Red Ant Records. Over 100 releases later, Red Ant is going from strength to strength. Cutting edge underground dance music. Pete Bones may not take himself too seriously, his music however, is another story. The label has artists such as Alex Costa, The Shaker, Zero the Hero, Justin Drake, Hair Band Drop Out, The Presslaboys and the Sleepfreaks, always careful to avoid the restrictions born of the obsession with pigeon-holing dance music. More recently Pete has toured with American industrial legends the Thrill Kill Kult, and played alongside Nick Warren, DJ Sasha, Carl Cox, Tommie Sunshine and Mr C. As an artist Pete has signed to the highly rated CitySeven records out of London, and Pangea Records from Los Angeles.
Andy’s primary inspiration for music came at a very early age from his Father who was in fact, a DJ himself. Specializing in Disco, Funk, Jazz and the groovier side of Rock’n’Roll. However, it wasn’t until a move to Manchester and what was to become regular visits to the now legendary Hacienda that the idea of buying Turntables popped into Mind.
Upgrading from bedroom to club dj, Andy played clubs & bars all around Manchester and Leeds before taking an offer to cross the Channel and venture onto German territory. There, with Hamburg as his base he continued dj’ing on various circuits including Amsterdam, Ibiza, Barcelona and major events such as Love Parade, Mayday & G-Move which took him into the studio for the 1st time to experience the world of production.
Since making the move to the States Andy has been fortunate enough to have spun in various cities including Atlanta, New York, Philadelphia, Miami, Seattle & Tampa. Now a family man Andy is settled in Saint Petersburg where he now calls home and is mastering the art of production under the monikers, All Wheel Drive, Hair Band Drop-Out. The Oddest Prime & LikeMindedMusic
Keep your eyes and ears open for my releases on labels such as Red Ant, Crescent Records, Club 66, Happy Days Rec's, Mandelstam Music, Divine Techno & Dicerecs as - All Wheel Drive, Hair Band Drop-Out, The Oddest Prime & soon . . . . LikeMindedMusic