Pete Moss and Colette on the “Virtual Sessions” presented by The DJ Sessions 2/27/21
Pete and Colette talking about their collaboration album “THE DAYS” A Retrospective Part 1″ and other things…
About Pete Moss –
Philadelphia based Pete Moss knows a thing or two about house music having traveled the world in search of the ultimate underground dance floors, and releasing over 150 projects on top labels such as, Ovum, Dessous, ALola, Definity, Large, Seamless, I records, MN2’s, Acryl and dozens of others, including his own underground Recline imprint.
Known as one of the finest late night/underground Dj’s on the map, crushing it at Fabric London, La Terrazza Barcelona, Roxy Prague, Salon Daome Montreal, Harlot San Francisco, King King L.A, The Arches GLasgow, La Santanera PDC Mexico, Rioma Mexico City, Smartbar Chicago, Living Room Miami, among others, Pete has a reputation for giving his all at every gig and leaving people touched and inspired by his signature deep and eclectic sound.
Candy Talk Records kicked off 2021 with its twenty-second release, featuring the first in a two part retrospective compilation “The Days”, from label favorite, Philly’s deep house aficionado, Pete Moss. This two-part retrospective compiled by label head Colette features some of Moss’ most memorable moments, with many tracks originally only available in limited quantities. These hand chosen tracks have all been remastered for today’s modern fidelity.
Part one of this series features an eclectic collection of sounds and moods. From the dubbed out aesthetics of tracks like “So Sweet”, “2012”, and “All Ova the World”, to the spaced out elemental disco-tinged “Turn U Back” and “Back in the Daze”, this is just scraping the surface of this release’s brilliance. Paring the sweet and subtle spatial delicacy of “Too Soon”, “I See the Beauty”, and his rework of “Dreams feat. Colette” with the emotive tracks like the deep and driving “Rain Day” or “Solutionz”, this compilation is a true testament to the exploratory musical magic that has become a benchmark of the sound of Pete Moss.
About Colette –
Always seeking to push boundaries and explore new territories, Chicago native DJ Colette, continues to discover ways to push her craft and career forward even after over two decades of leading the pack.
A founding member of the pioneering DJ collective Superjane—along with DJ Heather, Lady D, and Dayhota—Colette has been an integral part of the Midwest underground since the birth of the 90s. Crafting events in Chicago—ones that would see most of Chicago’s second generation of house music artists and DJs graduate to global scales—her Material events at the storied club Shelter in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood were seminal in the development of the house sound of Chicago’s North Side, from the early 1990s on.
Colette’s groundbreaking combination of incorporating her live vocals over into DJ sets became her signature and a definitive technique that’s won her fans from six continents. As a natural extension of her formative musical academia at Lane Tech College Prep, she began making recordings, with her first release appearing on 1995’s “Moments of Epiphany” produced by Mazi & DJ Motion for Shroom Records.
With an ever-increasing velocity of singles released for independent mainstays such as Icon Recordings, Moody Recordings, Nordic Trax, Brique Rouge, including Derrick Carter’s seminal Classic Music Company, eventually led to recording two successful full-length efforts—2005’s Hypnotized and 2007’s Push—for San Franciso’s legendary imprint OM Records. With multiple Dancestar Awards, commercial licenses, TV placements, and a Top #5 Billboard Hit, Colette was ready to make the next move in her career from not only just making records and playing them, but the upward motion to releasing them as well.
About “The DJ Sessions” –
“The DJ Sessions” is a online/downloadable series featuring the hottest electronic music DJ’s with live mixes and interviews, streamed live to a global audience. Check out the website: www.thedjsessions.com
With over 1,900 episodes produced over the last ten years “The DJ Sessions” has featured international artists such as: BT, Cut Chemist, Lindsey Stirling, Mako, Simon Patterson, Morgan Page, Jes, David Morales, Thievery Corporation, Sander Van Dorn, GAWP, Somna, Roxanne, Scotty Boy, Jody Wisternoff, Benny Bennasi, Christopher Lawrence, Oliver Twizt, Ricardo Torres, Alex Harrington, Pete Moss, Colette, 4 Strings, Sunshine Jones, Elite Force, Revolvr, Kenneth Thomas, Paul Oakenfold, George Acosta, Reid Speed, TyDi, Donald Glaude, Jimbo, Ricardo Torres, Hotel Garuda, Bryn Liedl, Rodg, Kems, Mr. Sam, Steve Aoki, Funtcase, Dirtyloud, Marco Bailey, Dirtmonkey, Crystal Method, Beltek, Dyro, Andy Caldwell, Darin Epsilon, Kyau & Albert, Kutski, Vaski, Moguai, Blackliquid, Sunny Lax, Matt Darey, and many more.
In addition to featuring national/international artists “The DJ Sessions” featured hundreds local top DJs from their homebase of Seattle.
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Colette launched Candy Talk Records in June of 2010 as a platform for more creative control with her own music, their collaborations, and the choice and freedom to work with other record producers of whom she is a fan.
Since then, Colette has personally released eight singles and two full-length efforts of her own work—2013’s crowd-funded When The Music’s Loud (named one of Vice’s 99 greatest dance albums of all time) and 2017’s Retrospective.
Releasing remixed and original works from the likes of Gettoblaster, Sonny Fodera, Late Nite Alumni, Lawnchair Generals, Rubb Sound System, Scrubfish, WhiteNoize, Demarkus Lewis, Chuck Love, Golf Clap, Local Options, Change Request, and more she has created a home for other like-minded creators to have a platform for their work.
With an ever-growing roster of musicians, producers, and DJs, 2019—thus far—has seen Candy Talk release East Coast production stalwart Pete Moss’ mixes of Colette’s “Dreams”, which peaked at #4 on the Traxsource Deep House Top 100.
Establishing a remix series highlighting particular producers, Candy Talk has released two volumes in this series thus far with The Rubb Sound System Remixes (CTR015) and The Gettoblaster Remixes (CTR016), and The Demarkus Lewis Remixes (CTR018) featuring his reworks of “Call On Me”, “Dreams”, and “We Feel So Hot” slated for the last quarter of 2019.
Looking forward, the label anticipates celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020 with a compilation centered around the best of the Candy Talk catalog—including some new tracks—(CTR019) in the first half of the new year.