DJ Petey C

Red Bull Thre3Style DJ Drop is where we get to meet the qualifier winners. In this edition, we get to know DJ Petey C, winner of Red Bull Thre3Style Pittsburgh, who is not a fan of 'Don't Stop Believing.' Read what songs he does like to keep the crowd moving.

Name: DJ Petey C
Twitter: @DJPeteyC
Years DJing: 8
Location: Pittsburgh

First album/song you ever bought?

I inherited/stole most of my older sister's albums growing up, but the first album I ever bought with my own money was 'No Way Out' by Puff in '97. I was 11 and scraped together money to buy that cd as a replacement of my sister's CD that I had destroyed.

Vinyl vs. Digital?

I wish it was that easy. I mean "digital" is obviously better, but vinyl has such a special feel with me and I still use turntables and Serato so a hybrid of both!

Best song to get the crowd moving?

There's many of course, new and old, but lately my "go to" in the club has been anything Calvin Harris for new music and Michael Jackson for classics rarely fails.

What's the 'Don't Stop Believing' of 2013?

Assuming you mean "What's the corny rock song of 2013?" There havn't been too many yet. But songs like 'Titanium' were big sing along songs in 2012 and certainly were overplayed.

When do you play your 'Don't Stop Believing'?


How important is it to know the regions musical tastes?

Very! Some areas are very different from others. Also new music trends only sweep through certain areas, I haven't done a ton of travel yet but I have done my homework and I see trends in different areas for sure.

How many records/mp3s do you own?

I don't have a ton of records because I started when things were already pretty digital, but I do have a nice battle/break record collection. I have a few hundred scratch records and some are very rare. (Signed Q-Bert 'Super Seal Breaks' white test copy!) Last I checked I had like 15,000 digital files but having a big collection doesn't mean anything if you don't truly know your music.

Dream venue?

The Do-Over in L.A. is my personal pick. That would be a dream come true. Marquee in Las Vegas, if we are talking bottle service type spots.

How do you start your set? (slow buildup, instant beat drop, lead off with a crowd favorite)

Depends on my time-slot of course but slow buildup mostly. I love the opening set. Playing early in the night you really get to show your range and music knowledge. I love to start real eclectic, lots of R&B, indie, and oldies to let people know they are in for a good time.

Dream collaboration?

Z-Trip. He's a living legend and pushed DJing as a culture very far. He also seems to really hang his hat on the "Rap/Rock" roots and that's definitely in my lane!

Most annoying song request?

Uggghh "play some Guuuuuuuucci!"

What was the riskiest mash up you’ve ever done?

'Dirt Off Your Shoulder' over 'Bulls On Parade' in 2010 Red Bull Thre3style

What's your guilty favorite song?

I still love 'Pop That'... gets me so hyped.

Do you know how to play any instruments?

Several! I've been playing guitar for over 10 years, I also love bass, drums, and a little piano too.

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