D.J. Mek

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DJ Mek
Birth namePete Mescalero
Also known asD.J. Mek
OriginDublin, Ireland
Genres
Occupation(s)
InstrumentsTurntables
Years active1987–present
Labels
Associated actsScary Eire

Pete Mescalero, professionally known by his stage name DJ Mek, is an Irish award-winning hip hop DJ/turntablist and producer.[1] He has won 5 Irish national Disco Mix Club championships and remixed/produced artists like Ian Brown, The Frames,[2] Zig and Zag[3] and Jon Carter's Monkey Mafia.[4] In 1989, he became the first DJ from the Republic of Ireland to enter the U.K. DMC Championships, and went on to win 5 Irish national titles. He was briefly banned from entering the championships but that decision was later overturned.[5] His group ScaryEire were the first Irish rap act to be signed to a major label. He retired from competitive mixing competitions in 2000 and contributed a monthly Megamix to RTÉ 2fm from 2000 to 2012

Mixing Achievements[edit]

  • 1989 Northern Ireland DMC Runner-Up
  • 1990 Republic of Ireland DMC Champion
  • 1991 Republic of Ireland DMC Champion
  • 1992 Republic of Ireland DMC Champion
  • 1997 Northern Ireland DMC Champion
  • 1997 Vestax UK Runner-Up
  • 1998 Irish D.T.F. Champion
  • 1998 UK Battle Royale Runner-Up
  • 1999 Republic of Ireland DMC Champion

Production & Remixes[edit]

Mixtape / C.D. releases[edit]

  • Word of Mouth / Arista Records - All Shook Up - Volume 2 [10]
  • DJ Mek - Frontline - Volume 1
  • DJ Mek - Frontline - Volume 2
  • DJ Mek - Frontline - Volume 3
  • DJ Mek - Frontline - Volume 4
  • DJ Mek - Volume 5 - D.B.B.S.

Television appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DJ Mek". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  2. ^ "Irish Music Central - The Frames - Discography - Singles & EP's". www.irishmusiccentral.com. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  3. ^ "Zig And Zag* - Never Mind The Zogabongs Here's Zig And Zag". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  4. ^ "Monkey Mafia - Blow The Whole Joint Up". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  5. ^ "DJ Mek iol.ie". www.iol.ie. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  6. ^ "Monkey Mafia - Blow The Whole Joint Up". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  7. ^ "Planet Rap: A Sample of the World - Various Artists | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  8. ^ "Ian Brown - Remixes Of The Spheres". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  9. ^ http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/F+E+A+R+Dj+Mek+Bulletproof+Freestyle+Version+Featuring+Sweetie+Irie/2EY2WR Archived 2014-03-29 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Free Mixtape: DJ Mek - Word of Mouth Vol.2". RAP-N-BLUES.com (in German). 2010-12-03. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  11. ^ deejaymek (2012-10-30), RTE Jo Maxi 88, retrieved 2017-03-01
  12. ^ "Tommy KD and the Love/Hate halo effect | On The Record". www.irishtimes.com. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  13. ^ "Planet Rap: A Sample of the World - Various Artists | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  14. ^ "DJ Mek - Electro/Alternative/Reggae Mix • Nialler9". Nialler9. 2009-01-27. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  15. ^ "Beats, Bodhráns and Bloody Mayhem – the story of Scary Éire". State Magazine. 2009-12-14. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  16. ^ "Rakim vs DJ Mek - ChoiceCuts". www.choicecuts.com. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  17. ^ "Scary Eire (1993 Session)". The Fanning Sessions Archive. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  18. ^ http://soundtracksforthem.blogspot.ie/search/label/Scary%20Eire
  19. ^ "DAN HEGARTY WITH SCARY EIRE IN THE CLASSIC 2FM SESSION FROM 1993 | RTÉ Presspack". www.rte.ie. Retrieved 2017-03-01.