Miami often takes it’s local talent for granted. It’s kinda like a Jimmy Buffet phenomenon – there are way more Parrot Heads outside of Florida because Buffet reminds snowbirds of vacation, summertime, frozen drinks, etc. Floridians have that all year round so they don’t cherish it as much. We also have some pretty amazing DJs in town but since there’s such an over-saturation of club nights and dance music, the real good DJs get lost in the mix and put in the same category as your newbie song selector.
Pirate Stereo should not be taken for granted. I’ve been hearing about them from mutual friends for a long long time and met Eyal earlier this year – he’s a sweetheart. Everyone in Miami should know about Pirate Stereo (Eyal specifically) because he spins at most of your favorite clubs and produces some seriously awesome shit. He’s probably made you shake that rump at one point or another whether you noticed him or not.
Here’s the biographical shpeal:
“We like electro, we like rock, we like funk…when we play we try to kidnap the audience, invite them into our own little world… if there’s no connection, what’s the point of going out?!”
The come-up came in 2008 when the duo secured residencies at the infamous Griffin (NYC) and a weekly at Rokbar (Miami) as well as playing extensively in Boston and Mexico City; even sharing bills with the likes of Diplo, Toxic Avenger, Alan Braxe, Treasure Fingers and Jokers of the Scene. In 2009 They went on to become one of the hottest bills in Miami, frequenting notorious weeklies such as “Arcade” at Whiteroom and headlining celebrity studded parties at MIami’s own superclub, LIV. As producers, they received vast praise for their club banging remixes of Passion Pit, Arctic Monkeys and Yes Giantess. The blogosphere quickly caught up with the duo through their re-work of Depeche Mode’s “Peace” which appeared in the top 20 of the Hype Machine’s ‘popular’ chart. Their remix of HBO’s True Blood theme song “Bad Things”, earned them critical acclaim, championed by Felix Da Housecat and becoming a staple in the late DJ AM’s sets.
Here’s a brand new remix by PS that’s a little less banger and a little more disco…