Peshay

Peshay

Real Name:
Paul Pesce
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Peshay's rise through the drum'n'bass scene has been nothing short of meteoric. Respected worldwide for his releases on labels such as Metalheadz, Good Looking, Mo Wax and Island to name but a few.

His ability to produce at the highest levels and his excellence behind the decks is legendary. When he DJs, 4 minute mixes are the norm and the excitement that he generates describe Peshay perfectly. Always on the go, hyperactive, talkative and passionate.

Whilst growing up, Peshay found himself listening to an assortment of music ranging from opera to electro. His obsession with the new house scene developing in the early 80's made him decide that as far as making a living was concerned this was the path he wished to follow.

Peshay left his job in the printing industry and decided to concentrate full time on his musical career. He bought a pair of Technics and started sending tapes out to promoters which led to his first break at Bass Box in April 91. He also went on to play for Genesis @ Rollers Express, Fascination @ Tasco Warehouse and both Dreamscape & Fantazia. Within a short period of time his DJ'ing ability helped him to secure regular bookings all over the world.

Peshays first recordings came about after hooking up with the infamous BAY B KANE and the "RETURN OF BAY B KANE EP" WITH A TRACK CALLED "QUARTER TO DOOM" and then BIZZY B with the "2 DOPE EP". Both smashed the rave scene in 1992. As well as hooking up with DAVE CHARLESWORTH at ADR and the "CATCH IT" track was released.

Meeting GOLDIE one evening led to Peshay meeting DEGO and GUS at REINFORCED. This led to the "PROTÉGÉ EP" that first brought Peshay into the spotlight. The EP smashed the ravescene and this led to an increase in Peshays DJ work.

At a Dreamscape event in 1992 LTJ BUKEM introduced himself to Peshay it was this meeting that eventually led to a joint collaboration which produced "19.5" and Peshays first solo outings, the awesome "PIANO & VOCAL TUNES", now all acclaimed classics for the GOOD LOOKING imprint.

Then due to an illness Peshay was unable to DJ or produce for nearly two years. His comeback session at Metalheadz bluenote club is still talked about today. It wasn't long before Peshay had re-established himself both behind the decks and in the recording studio.

After a couple of projects for BASEMENT RECORDS which include "FUTURAMA" and "ROLL THE BEATS", Peshay produced "PSYCHOSIS", "PREDATOR", "ON THE NILE" and "NOCTURNAL" as well as a host of remixes for METALHEADZ. Peshay also contributed to the acclaimed "LOGICAL PROGRESSION" and "PLATINUM BREAKS" albums with FFRR as well as being chosen to remix both releases from the acclaimed album "TIMELESS" by Goldie, as well as stinging remixes of Ltj Bukem's "MUSIC" and GALLIANO's "FREEFALL".

Peshay was signed by JAMES LAVELLE for MO WAX in late 1995. Peshay then locked himself away in the studio for almost a year until he had finished his debut album. Suddenly everything came to a grinding halt. As merger mania in the record industry came rumbling into Peshays life. By the end of 1998 Peshay finally found himself at ISLAND RECORDS. The critically acclaimed album "MILES FROM HOME" was released in 1999 on Island BLUE Records, the label managed by ROSS ALLEN.

In 2001 Peshay was the winner of the DJ Awards at Pascha Ibiza where he won the Drum & Bass category,All the worlds Djs were there,such people as Carl Cox,Roger Sanchez,David Morales,Timo Maas,Danny Tenaglia,Paul Oakenfold,Paul Van Dyk and Jeff Mills etc etc,It was a memorable night for Peshay,one of which he will never forget!!

Following on from that Peshay started his own label called "CUBIK MUSIC" and released tracks such as "You got me burning", "Miles from home" (Remix), "Fuzion","Satisfy my love","House sound","Jammin",etc etc, some of the tracks were included on the highly acclaimed album "FUZION"..

Peshays remix credits include artists such as GALLIANO, JAY DEE, JOHN COLTRANE, PHOTEK, CARL CRAIG, GOLDIE, INGRID SCHROEDER, LTJ BUKEM, DJ SHADOW and COURTNEY PINE to name but a few. Always choosing to remix tunes he personally likes has produced an impressive catalogue of quality dance tracks over the last 18 years.

At the moment Peshay is just about to finish his new album,an album which incorparates such styles as drum & bass,Funk,Jazz,Big Band,Electro,Hip hop & various downbeat tracks.
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Peshay Discography

Albums

MW093CDP Peshay Miles From Home (Album) Blue (Island), Blue (Island) MW093CDP UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Peshay Fuzion (Album) Cubik Music Productions none UK 2002 Sell This Version
CUBIK005CD Peshay Jammin (Album) Cubik Music Productions CUBIK005CD UK 2004 Sell This Version
Trucd 285 Peshay Generation (Album) Tru Thoughts Trucd 285 UK 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AK 1 Dave Charlesworth & Peshay Dave Charlesworth & Peshay - Arabian Knights Volume One Not On Label AK 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
RIVET 1248 DJ Peshay* Protegé E.P (EP) Reinforced Records RIVET 1248 UK 1993 Sell This Version
DOPE 11 Bizzy B + Peshay Bizzy B + Peshay - 2 Dope E.P. (EP) Brain Records DOPE 11 UK 1993 Sell This Version
RUDE 1 Dave Charlesworth & Peshay Dave Charlesworth & Peshay - Rude Not On Label RUDE 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
ADR 010 Peshay Catch It After Dark Recordings (UK) ADR 010 UK 1993 Sell This Version
DES 002 D.J. Peshay* & Roger Johnson D.J. Peshay* & Roger Johnson - D.J. Peshay & Roger Johnson E.P. (EP) 2000 AD Recordings DES 002 UK 1993 Sell This Version
none Peshay & Roger Johnson / Ruff & Ready Peshay & Roger Johnson / Ruff & Ready - Gangster / 1000 Hertz (Dubplate Mix)(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1993 Sell This Version
none D.J. Peshay* & Roger Johnson / DJ Peshay* D.J. Peshay* & Roger Johnson / DJ Peshay* - In My Soul / On The Firm(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1993 Sell This Version
GLR 008 Bukem* & The Peshay* Bukem* & The Peshay* - 19.5 Good Looking Records GLR 008 UK 1994 Sell This Version
VDL 1 Peshay & Roger Johnson Peshay & Roger Johnson - See The Light / Untitled Street Beats VDL 1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
MET 002 DJ Peshay* Psychosis / Represent Metalheadz MET 002 UK 1994 Sell This Version
none LTJ Bukem & Peshay / Flytronix LTJ Bukem & Peshay / Flytronix - 19.5 / Hindsight(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1994 Sell This Version
GLR11 Peshay Piano Tune / Vocal Tune Good Looking Records GLR11 UK 1995 Sell This Version
SBEATS 3 DJ Peshay* On The War Path Street Beats SBEATS 3 UK 1995 Sell This Version
BRSS42 Peshay Futurama / Endless Thoughts Basement Records BRSS42 UK 1995 Sell This Version
MW 053 Peshay / Dillinja Peshay / Dillinja - Headz 2 Sampler Mo Wax MW 053 UK 1996 Sell This Version
RAZORS 002 Peshay / Dillinja Peshay / Dillinja - Jah VIP Rollers Mix / Deadly Deep Subs Remix(12") Razors Edge RAZORS 002 UK 1996 Sell This Version
NEXUS 002 LTJ Bukem / Peshay LTJ Bukem / Peshay - Music (Peshay Rework) / Jazz Lick(12") Nexus Records NEXUS 002 UK 1996 Sell This Version
MET H 026 Peshay Predator / On The Nile Metalheadz MET H 026 UK 1996 Sell This Version
MW087 DJ Shadow Vs. Peshay & DJ Die DJ Shadow Vs. Peshay & DJ Die - What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 1) Remixes(12") Mo Wax MW087 UK 1997 Sell This Version
none Danny Breaks / Peshay Danny Breaks / Peshay - Untitled(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1997 Sell This Version

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Old_Boy

January 25, 2011
edited over 4 years ago
I have a white label which never got released due to copyright control on the samples Peshay used for these tracks. I picked it up from the Catapult record shop in Cardif around 2000 - this was around the time Lincoln Barrat aka High Contrast was working there. Anyone got any info on the tracks. I'd like to list it for sale since it's super rare and nust be a gem for any fan of Peshay or this style of jazzy DnB.
The only etchings I can see are: A-T 1 A-01-01 1 and B-R 1 B-01-01-1

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