Peewee Ferris

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Only the very best Aussie musicians can match Peewee Ferris for the kind of adulation he's received in the local media. Scores of articles penned about Ferris during his long-spanning career dub him as…
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Only the very best Aussie musicians can match Peewee Ferris for the kind of adulation he's received in the local media. Scores of articles penned about Ferris during his long-spanning career dub him as the nation's greatest DJ. And little wonder, considering the impact he's made down under since first trying his luck on the decks in the mid-'80s. Happy to work both the commercial and underground dance scenes, Ferris has since strutted his stuff at some of the world's top venues -- including, naturally, Sydney's famous Home nightclub -- alongside such acts as the Prodigy, Carl Cox, Moby, and Sasha. The man's work has also appeared on a plethora of wide-ranging compilation CDs -- everything from the Playstation Xtreme Games album to the very hip Underground Sounds of Australia EP. His first album of original tracks, Social Narcotic, came out in 1998 and promptly won praise from critics as one of the best Aussie dance offerings of the year. In 1999, he turned heads with the Peewee Ferris Live CD mix. When Australia needed a composer for the opening and closing ceremonies of one of its greatest extravaganzas of all time, the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, it chose Ferris. He then produced the event's official CD, The Games of the XXVII Olympiad 2000. That same year he released the trance single "Genesis," which made a big impression in clubs around Australia and in the U.K. In 2001 Ferris showed he was very much up with the times by mixing a set of hard house for the Ministry of Sound's Dance Nation compilation album.