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Peter and Tyrone – Hard House vol. 3

Download Side A – 47:59, 87.8 MB

Download Side B – 35:29, 64.9 MB (incomplete)

256kbps, 44.1kHz stereo

Perceived peak independent channels normalized


When you leave a Toronto nightclub any time after midnight you’re pretty well guaranteed to be bombarded with a flurry of fliers for other events and parties.  In the 90’s it was rare to see any event with house music without the names Peter and Tyrone written near or at the top.  These guys are some of Toronto’s most prolific, consistently booked resident DJs, and for good reason as this mixtape indicates.

The title is a bit of a misnomer as I personally wouldn’t classify most of the songs as hard house per se – the A side is mostly melodic and the B side is chiefly tech and Chicago style post-disco house. However, there are some truly banging tracks that will not disappoint the most dangerous housers.  The mixing is spot-on and obviously handled by a couple of pairs of delicate, skilled hands.  These guys get a lot of practise and it shows.

I was optimistic about the great quality of the audio on this tape, but unfortunately I believe the casing is damaged and squeezes inward a bit.  This makes the reels very difficult to turn about 3/4 of the way through side B – so much so that my tape player stopped in the same place the 3 times I tried to record it.  One time while trying to tighten up the tape by fast-forwarding and rewinding it all the way the tape didn’t disengage from the head and got barfed all over my floor.  It’s a darn good thing I have experience with this as it took me a good 10 minutes to gingerly unhook it from the head and respool it with a pencil.  The tape is a bit wrinkled but luckily it sounded pristine when I recorded it.

This is one of few tapes that includes a track list.  Here it is.  Please leave a comment to let me whether you enjoyed this tape and what your favourite track is.  Mine is Paco Di Bango by Playboy!

Side A (“Hard Side”)

Daft Punk – Around The World (RMX)
Dave Angel – Tokyo Stealth Fighter
Jark Prongo – D.M.S.
Junkheadz – Work On Me Baby
Yello – To The Sea
Peace Division – Back To Back
DJ Sneak – Keep On Groovin (RMX)
Le Patron – Est Devenu Fou
Sneaker Pimps – Six Underground (RMX)

Side B (“Harder Side”)

Studio 54 – Le Sample House
Basement Jaxx – Samba Magic (RMX)
Special Agents – The Slut
Playboy – Paco Di Bango
Rozzo – You Know
Joel Mull – Lusk 001
Music First – Stellarium
Green Flame & Mr. G – Who Knows Dub
Green Velvet – Answering Machine
Svek – What Is The Time

Categories: 90 Minute Tape, Everything, House - Chicago, House - Hard, House - Melodic, House - Tech, House - Uplifting, 1999 |


  1. California December 1, 2007 @ 3:59 am

    I’m loving the remix to around the world. Fresh as hell.

  2. shan2on_ January 21, 2008 @ 7:48 am

    this set is bad ass,

    my 500g drive dump drive is on its way to being poopulated.

    ^ see what i did there ?

    you are the master at free software…

    2 things,

    how do i get quicktime to stop streaming mp3s when i click on them ?

    come play dota with your friends.

    ache tee tee pee dota dash allstars dot com.

    did i spell ache right, or is it aiche ?

    i dunno



  3. Brian January 21, 2008 @ 8:26 am

    Check out the closet club kid over here.

    Quicktime – the only way to unhook it from MP3s in browsers is to uninstall it, I believe. Even Quicktime Alternative does that. Lame, yeah.

    I’ll check out DotA this evening. Ping me on Steam.

  4. CptGlowstixx June 28, 2008 @ 2:10 pm

    I love Peter and Tyrone. I believe it is Hard House 7 that is my favourite but I will take whatever I can get. I have House Sessions vol 11 on my PC and that’s it. I had a bunch of their tapes that are no good anymore. If you have anymore or know where I can get my hands on them, please let me know. This is fantastic!!!!!

  5. Adam September 18, 2008 @ 11:05 pm

    I use to hear them at the comfort zone in Toronto. Awesome thank you for putting it up.
    Who else sounds like them? Please let me know

  6. Brian September 19, 2008 @ 8:32 am

    Ahh, the Comfort Zone. When a 9pm-7am rave isn’t entertaining enough you can always check out the Zone to fill your Sunday with sketchy goodness. At least I think you can – I heard the city was trying to shut it down.

    It’s not easy to find this style of Chicago/hard house, or at least I’m not the person to ask, unfortunately. I love these guys’ tapes and I’ll be sure to rip the one or two others I’ve got somewhere. Stay tuned, and subscribe to my RSS feed for automatic updates whenever I rip a new tape.

    You might try Chris Sheppard’s Pirate Radio Sessions Vol. 1 if you’re down with the classic house.

  7. SeanB August 30, 2009 @ 7:36 pm

    thanks for sharing this! I use to own this tape and lost it and have been looking for a copy/link for it for years! thanks again!

  8. Guidoots March 19, 2010 @ 10:47 am

    I used to work with Peter and Tyrone back in the day when we ran Back2Basic at Aria….. I had the pleasure of growing up to these guys…They are TRUE LEGENDS…

    Tyrone still plays and peter owns an expresso bar called The Communal Mule @ 984 Dundas tell hi guidoots sent you

  9. Brad September 1, 2010 @ 6:03 am

    If you want to download the sets, rather than stream them in Quicktime, just right-click the links and choose ‘Save Target As…’ (or Save Link As…’ if you’re in Firefox)

    Thanks for sharing mate! I loved P&T back in the mid 90s.

  10. Max - The IT Pro October 15, 2010 @ 1:51 pm

    Damn, I sooo miss the TDot club scene. I used to party from Friday night thru Monday morning at Guvernment, Life, System Sound Bar, Turbo, Comfort Zone, Film Lounge & other clubs in between around 1999 to 2002. Best EXPERIENCE of my LIFE.
    Peter & Tyrone + DJ Myka, Dekoze, Nathan Barato, Addy, Kenny Glasgow, Manzone & Strong, Matt C, Mark Scaife and others too NUMEROUS to mention really got me hooked on House music — BIG TIME.
    I’m downloading this mix now and I know it’ll be great.

    Long live the TDot (and Montreal) EDM scene! Hopefully I can recreate this scene one day down here in East Africa. Nah, impossible. 🙁

  11. Max - The IT Pro October 17, 2010 @ 8:35 pm

    Damn, after listening to these 2 sets, I just gotta say, WOW!! This is some fantastic “groovy” house. My life hasn’t been the same since the TDot House scene found me that first time I was invited to Turbo. Best decision I ever made.


  12. Max - The IT Pro October 17, 2010 @ 8:41 pm

    BTW, can any1 point me to some DJ Myka mixes between 1999-2005? I discovered this dude’s sick mixing and excellent track selection when I used to live at LIFE and the Zone. 🙂
    Myka’s style was simply “solid.”

  13. Brian October 17, 2010 @ 9:32 pm

    Glad you’re liking the mixes!

    Check out the Toronto Rave Mixtape Archive for some Myka sets, though I don’t see “Solid” there.

  14. JimmyJames December 1, 2010 @ 4:29 am

    My crew use to dance in the house cyphers at all the Jams back in these days. Sadly, this tape was stolen from me at one of my house parties. I am very happy that you have posted this. I picked up my copy on Yonge St, at Play De Record. There were a lot of good mixes by these two. They were always receptive to our crew because we danced mad, and danced well. You knew who we were and we knew you if you were down with house.


  15. Brian December 1, 2010 @ 9:59 am

    Thanks for the comment, JJ. I was totally down with house back in the day, and particularly Toronto house from DJs like Peter and Tyrone and producers like Nick Holder. However, I was more into the hardcore and jungle scenes so I was rarely there to represent at the house events – I just collected the mixtapes.

    I’m really glad this recording brought back some memories for you. Peter and Tyrone are responsible for a lot of amazing sounds being introduced to our fair little town.

  16. JCP January 7, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

    Nice! anyone know of a late-night radio show where Peter and Tyrone used to play with Shams?

    Im here in Vancouver and had a DOPE tape of one of those shows.

    By the tracks would think it was a bit earlier, like ’94/94ish

    Had a chick announcing and some mention of Jason Palma as well.

    would be sweet to track it down!

  17. Aaron Bradley March 27, 2011 @ 8:37 am

    These guys were stellar! I used to go to Oz, Emerald City, Madd Bar, The fluid, RPM, Buzz… all good times! You all like the tapes mentioned above so you would probably like Myka’s stomp series from 97-99 and the P&T’s “Tech-House” series of tapes from 97-2001. This is when they played the good good stuff!

    Glad there are others that sill look for this stuff.


  18. dattrax March 31, 2011 @ 2:56 am

    Love PTS back in the day before they even played harder edged house and when Shams was the 3rd man in. in the warehouse scene pre-1997.

    house djs, producers & dancers were born from some of these two’s parties.

    still good house music in Toronto. check out these 150+ mixes:

    here’s a converted tape made in 1996 by another Toronto Legend, AKI, from the “Mark & Aki” parties:

    i’m posting some other mixes by Toronto Legends, Dino & Terry next…

    cheers fellow househeadz, dattrax

  19. Brian March 31, 2011 @ 8:14 am

    Nice one, dattrax. Many thanks for the excellent link!

  20. Woopadydoo November 25, 2011 @ 11:03 pm

    Thanks so much for putting this together!!!!!

    I lost this tape about a decade ago, and man, have I missed it!! Such good times and memories attached to those tracks! Really good quality listening dude!!


  21. Suzy January 10, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    Oh my!!! I can’t believe you have this!!! I have been looking for ever for this mix!!! This is amazing and thank you for sharing… 😉

  22. carlo January 14, 2012 @ 10:53 pm

    I remember those days at the basement exit and comfort zone

  23. dj tim graham January 23, 2012 @ 7:58 pm

    The name of the show was called fear edit on Fridays from 12 til 2 then gene king took over the turntables from 2 till 6 am back in the 90’s I used to own a warehouse back then and threw weekly parties with PTS and JMK I Am available for bookings I have been playing deep house and progressive for 20 years you can contact me at 647 772 -6856 serious inquires only Dj Tim Graham

  24. Leon Chastisee July 30, 2012 @ 11:36 pm

    I am in love with CORE in all its forms… Since it was the first Genre introduce to me…Jungle, Breakz, Turntablelisn, Core…it will always be my first love… If any persons who have a chance to read this and have strayed from the high fortress of the core please take a listen to the new generation, it has definitely progressed. It blends with Dub Step, DnB, and Trance and blends seemlessly with hundred of various stlyles….Anyways hank You for you time LDC

  25. Gi _82 February 11, 2013 @ 1:41 am

    May I say side A brought soo many memoriesof
    Spincat n basement dayz…. 🙂
    Superhappy to download these amazing tracks
    House music forever babi :p
    PEACE 🙂

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