Happy newyear!

First of all: happy newyear! It's time for this year's first update. About three weeks ago we ended our European tour with sold out shows in Enschede (Atak), Groningen (Oosterpoort) and Amsterdam (Paradiso). For us this was a very special closure of a very special year in which we did more than 100 shows in 14 countries, including countries like Serbia, Hungary and Japan where we all had never been before. It was quite hectic from time to time but at the same time we're very grateful to have been able to play for such a diverse range of people in so many different countries. Now It's time to go back to the studio though: we will both start to work on solo-projects and besides that our 3rd album is on it's way as well. When, how and in which order we don't know yet but things will get into shape as the year progresses.
On other news we heard that our main photographer and friend Jordi Huisman, who has been following us with his camera for over two years now, has been nominated with his series about us for the international 'Lex van Rossen' photo award. He's the only Dutch nominee of this year's selection. The winner will be announced on January 16th at the Eurosonic Festival in Groningen, where a selection of Jordi's photo's will also be on display. Click here for more info.
Last nut not least we were placed number 28 in the Top 50 best albums of the year of German rock magazine Visions and were placed number 14 with 'Mystery Repeats' in VPRO's 'Song of the Year' list. See you in the new year!

 

Posted by Perq on January 2nd 2009 | link

Direct our new video!

Join the contest for the Q&A video on nokiatrendslab.nl

We want to let you know that for the video of our latest single Q&A we have joined forces with Nokia Trends Lab. Together with them and MTV we have organised a contest in which you can create our new video! Send us your concept for the video by either a written script or a short video through www.nokiatrendslab.nl and maybe you will be able to direct our new video yourself!
The production will be done by Corrino, known from their video's for, amongst others, Brainpower, Moke and Racoon. The deadline is January 1st so start brainstorming now and deliver your script or video-preview as soon as possible at www.nokiatrendslab.nl. The most original concept or script will be selected by us personally. Good luck!

 

Posted by Perq on December 22nd 2008 | link

Thank you, Paradiso!

Our final Mystery Repeats show in the Paradiso last Saturday was great! Thanks to everyone that was there or in Enschede and Groningen this weekend, which were both sold out too. Check out the pictures in the 'Get To Know'-section.

 

Posted by Perq on December 11th 2008 | link

Mystery Repeats: The Live Edition released today!

Limited 2CD Live Edition featuring 13 live recordings.

We're very proud to present to you a special, limited live edition of the Mystery Repeats album: Mystery Repeats: The Live Edition. The package contains 2 cd's: the original album plus a 13-track live album which includes live versions from tracks from both our albums. The album is available in stores from today on and will be officially presented at our last show at Paradiso, Amsterdam this saturday. Peace!
Pete & Perq

 

Posted by Perq on December 1st 2008 | link

Pete freestyles @ Giel Beelen / 3FM

So, we were at Giel Beelen / 3FM early this Friday morning when Giel came up with the plan to have callers from the audience come up with subjects for his freestyle. Check it out right HERE. By the way, the Effenaar, Eindhoven was great yesterday! Thanks to everyone that was there with us.

 

Posted by Perq on November 30th 2008 | link

Q&A released today!

4th single of Mystery Repeats out now

Today we've released the fourth single of the Mystery Repeats album: Q&A. Besides a radio edit, the single also contains a very nice remix by electro-duo Baskerville. Download the single now on I-Tunes by clicking here!

 

Posted by Perq on November 10th 2008 | link

Looptroop Rockers and Pete Philly & Perquisite joining forces

Extra shows in Sweden and Denmark with Looptroop

It has been confirmed: we'll be opening up for our friends Looptroop at two shows in Malmo, Sweden and Arhus, Denmark and they will be our support act in The Netherlands in Enschede, Groningen and Amsterdam. European hiphop for your ass; come check that out!

 

Posted by Perq on November 7th 2008 | link

The Hague and more!

The Hague last thursday was off the chain! Check out the pictures by our favourite photographer Jordi Huisman in the 'Get To Know' -section.
After being back in The Netherlands for a week now, tomorrow we'll embark on the second, French part of our European tour. Besides playing on the Z'Eclectiques Festival in Angers, we'll also play together with Guru's Jazzmatazz in both Caen & Paris. Come check that out! The complete list of dates can be found in the 'See Live'-section. ...and let's hope Obama's gonna win! ;-)

 

Posted by Perq on November 4th 2008 | link

Nominated for three State Awards!

Best Group, Best Live Act & Best Single

We've been nominated for three State Awards: Best Group, Best Live Act and Best Single (Mystery Repeats)! The State Award is a new award which is the follow up to what used to be the ' Urban Awards' and ' Gouden Grepen'.
You can vote untill December 1st, so vote for us now at www.stateawards.nl. The award ceremony which is organised by BNN, State Magazine, JuizeFM en FunX/Lijn 5 will take place on December 22nd in the Melkweg, Amsterdam.

 

Posted by Perq on November 1st 2008 | link

Pete & Perq in 'Op de Bon'

Today (Oct. 29th) you can see us in Dutch television program 'Op De Bon' in which we're interviewed about the things we did wrong in our lives, like biking without a light and other related crimes... Broadcast takes place at 20:30h at Nederland 3. Enjoy!

 

Posted by Perq on October 29th 2008 | link

 
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