updated over 3 years ago
Dj Pierre after spearheading the creation of acid house in Chicago later single-handedly created a second style of house music named Wild Pitch after relocating to NYC in 1990. He developed a sound that simply took its time to take off, meaning long intros, droppin layer onto layer of strings, repetitive vocal samples, and filtered hypnotic sounds onto a hard house groove, often based on reversed breakbeat loops. Hugely influential on the early 90s generation of djs & producers such as Junior Vasquez, Felix Da Housekat, Roy Davis Jr., Farley & Heller, and X-Press 2, the Wild Pitch disciples were more than happy to pay him homage. The original name 'Wild Pitch' derived from a series of NYC parties of the same name, initiated by Bobby Konders and David Camacho, then including Pierre himself. Pierre named some of his productions in the vein after the parties and it became a trademark once his new style became popular in the early 90's.
"Before the Shelter and after the Paradise Garage there was WILD PITCH parties. I thought it was self-explanatory that the Pierre Wild Pitch mixes were named after the Wild Pitch parties."