Urban Nerds Ones 2 Watch | Pete Graham
Ahead of their event on Saturday 22nd June at Basing House this weeks Urban Nerds “Ones 2 Watch” mix comes from the man like Pete Graham. He also had time to answer a few questions for the nerds so to see what he had to say on his Bi-monthly residence on Marcus Nasty’s Rinse FM show, Dr Dre, Sinead Harnett’s vocals and his forthcoming 3 track EP on Food Music.
What have you been up to as of late?
I have been working hard getting to grips with my production in my spare time, also with my mentor “Kane “Cause&Affect which is a privilege having him as a mentor and have had an amazing few weeks of sets! I have also gained a bi-monthly residency on the Marcus Nastyi show on Rinse Fm which i’m very excited about and have some fairly big releases coming soon with Chris Lorenzo.
How did your name come about?
It is actually just my name! When I first started in the game i was labelled “DJ Pete” and it sounded so..terrible I thought my own name was a better choice haha
Whats your favourite track at the moment?
I would have to say Marc Spence & Chris Lorenzo -Spirits .. just such a cool track!
What is your favourite track of all time?
ClaudeVonStroke – Who’s Afraid of Detroit, in my opinion a timeless track!
What was the first Vinyl you ever bought?
Dr Dre 2001 LP haha
What music was played in your house when you were growing up?
The Beatles & such from my parents but my older siblings had a huge love for hip hop so my own collection consisted of mainly urban beats.
Who are your inspirations in music?
There are far too many huge names to name in terms of inspiration so I shall keep this answer local
Cause&Affect would be up there for their production quality and presence behind the decks
Who would you like to collaborate with?
Would love to collab with a sick female vocalist like Sinead Harnett or even some of the DirtyBird clan
Whose sets do you like to catch at a rave or on radio?
DJ EZ was amazing live! the vibe an energy OMG!
Whats been the highlight for you so far?
The highlight would be working alongside 02:31/10:31, last weekend I warmed up for MELE/ZINC & Gorgon City in a rammed out warehouse was just electric!
Top 4 artists to watch?
The Golden Boy
What do you like to drink?
I’m known to request Lucozade on my ryder to the amusement of my peers haha
What are your favourite past times outside of music?
Absolute film geek!
One thing that nobody knows about you?
I have a secret Alias with artwork ready to go..but I will not launch until I am ready which i expect wont be anytime too soon haha I am currently building up contacts ect so when i do launch i shall “appear from nowhere”
5 things you always carry on you?
Whats your biggest fuck up/embarrassing moment?
Getting absolutely wasted on only 7 bottles of beer (I am a lightweight) and waking up in the office of a local bar on the floor!
Top 3 guilty pleasures
Kung Fu films
Nature shows haha
Any other AKA’s?
If you were on death row what would your last meal be?
Meat Fondu with a nice smoke for dessert!
Whats next in the pipeline for you?
I have got a 3 track EP coming out with FOOD MUSIC LABEL with Chris Lorenzo, Marc Spence & Thomas Graham which I am very excited about! I am currently working on my 2nd EP working alongside Chris again but also “Eton Messys” ‘The Golden Boy’
I have other releases coming soon on Four40 Records & Bullet Train!
I am also playing in IBIZA with 02:31 which will be amazing and hopefully the exposure from the forthcoming releases with FOOD, Four40 & Bullet Train shall lead to big things!
1 – Marc Spence & Chris Lorenzo – Spirits
2 – Tom Garnett – Shady
3 – SIC – Darlin
4 – Cause&Affect – Operation 60
5 – Billy Bayliss & Matt Hughes – Third World
6 – Mark Starr – Hey Ey
7 – Foamo – Sherlock (Kry Wolf Edit)
8 – Alex Parkin – Prooved It (VIP)
9 – Justin Martin – Wheelgunner
10 – Pete Graham Marc Spence & Chris Lorenzo – Who Dat?!
11 – Mak & Pasteman – Whats In Your Head?
12 – Kry Wolf – Concrete (Woz Remix)
13 – Pete Graham & Chris Lorenzo – Dorothys Forrest
14 – Scotty Boy & Chris Lorenzo- Pretty Fly
15 – Legitimate Scandal – Fu Gee La
16 – Cause&Affect – Let Me Clear My Throat
17 – Ill Phil & Chris Lorenzo – Ripped Groove (Re-edit)
18 – Crown Duels & The Golden Boy – Our Eyes
19 – Decontrebande – Hardcore Girls
20 – Pete Graham & Chris Lorenzo – Dorothys Armpit
21 – Mak & Pasteman – Leave With You
22 – Shorterz & Enigma Dubz – Rag Doll