Get ready! – Hertz Live in Belgrade – April 2014
Last but not least, in the remaster-serie is “Hz Trax – The Catalogue 1”
Including the brand new track from “Hertz with Petter B & Subway Baby – Aha”
Summer 2008 and I (Pierre J, represented as Hertz) were down playing as a DJ at Rabac Summer Festival in Croatia. This was a really good event with maybe 4000 people, dancing on a beautiful beach. After I played my set, I went over to the other stage to say hello to Danny Tenaglia who was still playing. He had just added “Hertz-Big Bang” to his new compilation “Futurism” and I thought it was a good timing to meet him for the first time. I went up there but the guards wouldn’t let me anywhere near him. I told the story that was also an artist playing on the same event and after 10 minutes, the guard went up asking him if I was aloud on stage.
He welcomed me with open arms and we talked for maybe 15 minutes about music and memories. He also played “Big Bang” just there with me on stage. I offered him to visit me in Sweden any day. The music done on this release was inspired of what I heard and felt. It was easy to name the new tracks on Abyss; “Nice Meeting You Mr Tenaglia” and “The Offer Still Stands”.
“The Offer Still Stands” is included on “Abyss Records – The Catalogue – Remaster 2013”
It started out as a deeper sister-label to Q-Records and found its own identity quickly. Carl Cox stated after 8 releases; “For me you guys haven’t released a bad Abyss yet! Abyss and Q are my favorite labels. Well done” And with supperters like Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, James Holden, Dubfire, Dave Clarke and Mauro Picotto to name a few, the label has been popular for many years now.
On this 2013-remastered compilation “Abyss Records-The Catalogue”, you’ll find some of the classic tracks.
Finally out! Exclusive on Junodownload
Every story has a beginning. During the 90’s, “Pierre J” was conquering the Swedish dance floors. As a producer, remixer, songwriter he was involved in +200 records, a large number of chart success, and was constantly nominated as “Best Producer”, “Best Remixer” and his acts could be found in “Best Underground” at the Swedish Dance Music Awards.
Although the success was a fact, my need to do more “underground music” became apparent. While playing Disc golf in the year 2000, my friend Tommy aka Subway Baby and I, was talking about setting up our own label. We talked a lot about the look, the feel and of course how the content should sound like. And to be “Distributed by Prime” was obvious, as all our good records that we bought, came from “Prime”. The stuff we were into at that time could be anything from techno from Umek or Rino Cerrone to house from Jan Driver or Moshic.
Q-Records should be a mix of all that. Simply good music.
The first release “Homerun-Native Bullet” was an instant hit. The vinyl was repressed 5 times and it was a pleasure to hear John Digweed play it on Kiss FM. We had something good going on. On the B-side you found another debut, a “Hertz Remix”. From this day “Hertz” was the name to use when producing techno.