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The next time you feel tired, spare a thought for Pete Gooding, a man who's been behind the decks at Cafe Mambo in Ibiza for eight hours a night for the last seven years. Pete's unique quality is that he's equally capable of rocking main rooms as backrooms, bars or even a chilled terrace. Unmistakably Pete Gooding's dj'ing is a little bit special.
Last summer has been his most successful yet, combining his marathon sets at Cafe Mambo with his residencies at Four::Four at El Divino alongside Dave Seaman, Renaissance at Amnesia, and Cream in Mallorca. This summer also saw Pete playing for Radio 1 on their Ibiza weekend for the second year running as well as a guest mix on Pete Tong's Essential Selection Show. The season ended on a real high when Pete won the highly acclaimed award for "Best Ibiza DJ 2002" at the Pacha Awards.
Over the last seven Years Pete's has become an Ibizan institution because of those very special nightly sunset journeys, which has led to him compiling the award winning Café Mambo compilations for the past five years. Throughout each summer he has written his own column in DJ Magazine's monthly Ibiza supplement in addition to continuing as singles reviewer for the magazine.
Pete's started Dj'ing in his home town of Birmingham, where he combined running his own record shop "Vinyl Matters" for over three years and promoting his own night for eight years with partner Phil Docherty of Futureshock. He then went on to hold residencies at the cities best clubs and bars. In 1996 he joined good friend Steve Lawler as resident DJ at Cafe Mambo.
Pete's career has not been limited to the White Isle, on his return at the end of each summer, Pete forfeits his right to a well earned rest by playing the length and breadth of the U.K. and also tirelessly touring further a field, playing in over twenty five countries worldwide.
The buzz away from the Balearic's on Pete has started to gain volume following the release of his first mix compilation "Global Beats" on Tide. His production career also started when he released his debut single with studio partner Adam Routh as "Drax & Gooding" with "Twister / Guam" on Renaissance's underground label U.S.R. in late 2001. This was followed up late 2002 with "Straight to the Floor / I Love You" also as "Drax & Gooding" and a string of remixes for Hooj Choons and Positiva.
Early 2003 will see the release of "Pete Gooding - Words" on Fuju, which has received heavy support from Pete Tong and Steve Lawler all summer off cdr. Pete's also been working on producing chill out material with Steve Lawler's producer, Washington as "Marine." Their first track "Horizon" will see the light of day on the next Cafe Mambo compilation released summer 2003.