Nervous is excited to present you Peter Rauhofer and Superchumbo and Jason Ojeda!!!
Peter Rauhofer is a DJ, remixer and producer who formerly went under the moniker Club 69 as well as Size Queen. A native of Vienna, Austria, he is famous for his remixes of a number of Madonna's songs including "Nothing Really Matters", "American Life", "Nothing Fails, "Nobody Knows Me", "Get Together, "Impressive Instant, and "4 Minutes", as well as her collaboration with Britney Spears, "Me Against The Music". He has also provided remixes for Whitney Houston, Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Yoko Ono and Mariah Carey. He is also behind the tribal house record label Star 69 and is frequently a producer of the label's releases.
Rauhofer is also a popular DJ who presently spins throughout the United States. He was the former resident DJ at the weekly gay dance night held at the Roxy in New York. Rauhofer is currently the resident DJ of the gay dance party called "Work." Peter's party was held weekly at the Stereo nightclub in New York until March 3rd, 2008 when the City invoked eminent domain and acquired the building. "Work" is currently a monthly event, despite lacking a permanent venue. Rauhofer is mostly known for spinning tribal house and has played many gay circuit party events.
Peter Rauhofer (Club 69) won the Grammy Award in 2000 for Best Remixer of the Year the remix of Cher - Believe.
Tom Stephan is the man behind the progressive house project Superchumbo. Growing up in the town of Olean in upstate New York, Stephan first became interested in music through his musician father. Dropping out after two piano lessons, Stephan decided to learn at his own pace on the equipment his father had lying around the house. Hearing Nitzer Ebb and Depeche Mode on the radio swayed Stephan toward electronic music, but he dismissed house as nothing but Black Box and screaming divas. A trip to the Sound Factory to hear the more underground sounds of DJ Junior Vasquez forever changed his idea of what house could be. On the advice of a friend, Stephan moved to London and studied film. Finding that he was most interested in the film's soundtracks and starting to do his own mixing, Stephan's first gig was a half-hour set, warming up for superstar DJ Danny Tenaglia. A five-year residency at the London club Substation followed, giving Stephan all the experience he needed to start his Superchumbo project. Twisted released Superchumbo's first single "Get This" in 1997 and Stephan's regular "ChumboMundo" and "Roach" nights at the London club Turnmills became the place to be for house music fans. In 2001, influential DJ Pete Tong declared Superchumbo's "The Revolution," his tune of the year, and in 2002 the mix-CD Get the Lead Out was released. Remixes for Kylie Minogue, Basement Jaxx, and Darude followed and a Superchumbo bootleg mix of Missy Elliot's "Get Yr Freak On," was championed by Tong once again, and Missy herself. The remix collection Leadheads: The Sound of Superchumbo appeared in 2003 and the DJ stopped his regular London club events to concentrate on international touring and Superchumbo's debut album.
It should come as no surprise that Jason Ojeda has emerged as “one to watch” among the next crop of young DJs vying for the coveted status of National Circuit Party DJ. Known today for his hard house beats and smooth soulful grooves, Jason grew up in a household where DJing literally was the family business. He was spinning records for his uncle’s mobile DJ company on Long Island, NY at nine years old.
“I mostly did weddings and sweet sixteen?s back then,” Jason explains. “My mom would drop me off and pick me up at the end of the night.”
Jason landed his first local club gig and residency at 15. “I was running the party before I was even legal to drink,” he laughs. After that, Jason bounced around local house music clubs on Long Island before being offered a residency at CPI’s, a Hampton?s night spot regularly frequented by partying summer weekenders from New York City. The exposure from CPI’s led to gigs at top New York City venues including Sound Factory, Limelight, Life, Roxy, Roseland and the prized residency: opening for Junior Vasquez’s Saturday night “Earth” party at Exit.
“I’m excited about where I am now,” says Jason who defines his sound behind the booth as tribal, funky, vocal and very soulful. “I’ve been wanting to break into the gay scene for a long time and Exit’s been my key. Now I have my sights on the circuit scene. I want to be in the circuit so bad. All the records I have ever made were for the gay community in mind.”
Three of Jason’s remixes have charted on Billboard’s Top Twenty including Abigail’s “You Set Me Free” (Groovilicious Records) which hit #1.
“I actually owe my start in production to Robin S. She heard me spin one night and asked me to remix her new records, “All that I’ve Got” and “24 Hour Love.” I accepted without hesitation, even though I didn’t have a clue about producing or working in a studio! I figured I couldn’t let a golden opportunity pass me by."
Luckily, Jason had some notable and experienced friends willing to help him out.
“DJ Razor hooked me up with DJ Guido who back then was producing country music out of a shack behind a house on Long Island,” Jason laughs. "Together, Guido and I remixed Robin’s songs and turned them into immediate club hits. Our remix of “All that I’ve Got” ended up being featured on the soundtrack for the movie Space Jam."
Soon after, Guido joined Razor to form the superstar DJ/production duo of Razor & Guido. Jason aligned with DJ Motomo 315 to form the production company, MindTrap. Under MindTrap, they produced a plethora of dance party remix staples including Inaya Day and Chino Ro’s “Movin’ Up” (Nervous Records) and Kim English’s “Missing You” (Nervous Records).
After MindTrap’s recent split, Jason Ojeda has found success on his own with dance floor hits “Hope Have I” by Sphinx and “Crying At The Discoteque” by Alcazar – the latter of which appears on the Queer As Folk Soundtrack (RCA Victor).
“The biggest misperception about me is that because I’m a straight DJ, I can’t party with the best of them. When you’re on my dance floor, you can be pretty damn sure that I’ll work your body up to a frenzy and get you tweakin’ in ways you never imagined possible.”