DJ: P-Midi (Poppa Midi)
The unsung hero of the Welsh Rave scene. Hailed by the Dirty Knees family as one of the Cardiff Godfathers, due to regular legendary performances through the years of rave music.
For P-Midi, real name Steve Pasch, the Passion started from a young age through travelling from South Wales around the UK by using his well earned ‘pocket money’ to attend events such as Dreamscape, Helter Skelter, Hardcore Heaven, Vibealite, Fantasy Island, Devotion and Southern Exposure. From an early age he felt a massive desire to express himself through Rave culture which resulted in him becoming addicted to collecting records or buying music. P-Midi, who at the time used the alias DJ Playboy, (yet MC’d as Midi) began experimenting and building his skills on a friend’s set of Technics turntables or at local clubs in Cardiff at the tender age of 15. He has built his reputation and many strong relationships within the scene resulting in him being a well known personality in his native country of Wales and beyond.
After mastering his skills at local clubs such as the Hippo Club, Emporium, Clwb Ifor Bach and Vision 2k, It was with the friend who introduced him to mixing that he would later strike up an electric DJ partnership. (P-Midi & Pressure) They would be well known through the Welsh dance scene and beyond. P-Midi is one of the names that immediately springs to mind for anyone who has been part of the Welsh rave scene for the last 15 years when considering authentic or original (Old Skool) Rave music.
‘Midi’ or Paschy, as he is often referred to by party goers and friends alike is also hugely driven by pushing boundaries of different genres though performing solo or with other artists. He strives off delving into a variation of his musical tastes and knowledge with bootlegs, mash ups, and expectation-defying mixes. A DJ who is hugely passionate about all breakbeat or bass driven electronic music. He is well known.. for well…delivering the un-known!
With vast versatility in his sets that span across genres, BPM’s and various years, this Rave trojan will always bring crowd pleasing performances but with his own twist. Through his college days of studying computer music this DJ also enjoys producing clever mash ups and unique intros to personalise his sets
Midi has won DJ Competitions through his showcasing of tricks, turntablism and skills.
He has held regular Radio Slots on internet stations including a residency on historyofhardcore and performances on local stations such as Radio Cardiff.
Over the last 15 years, P-Midi has supported or appeared alongside the cream of the crop of iconic DJ’s including The Ratpack, The Freestylers, Faithless Sound System, Slipmatt, Clarkee, DJ Sy, Chris Liberator, Fabio & Grooverider, Scott Project, Hixxy, Mickey Finn, Altern-8 and Trevor Rockliffe to name a few. P-Midi has performs before or after these assortment of legendary artists which outlines his versatility through genres and the fact that he refuses to be pigeon holed. As one of the long serving original residents of Dirty Knees – South Wales, he has vast experience of warm up, peak time or sunrise sets
With no Party too big or small, This DJ really is your alternative entertainer who will compliment any event
Some of the events P-Midi has played for are Helter Skelter, Fantazia, Bionic, Dirty Knees, Nemesis, Journey, Urban Chaos, BPM, Trancefusion, Audiosurge, Phunkt, Total Kaos, Rude Awakening, BPM, Money Wrenched and World DJ day
Dirty Knees – Everything from old skool anthems to underground rockers!
Journey – Breaks and Electro
Trauma Ward – Hard Dance / Hardcore
Wacky Wednesdays – ‘Anything goes’
Urban Chaos – Techno
Audiosurge – Breaks and Electro
World DJ Day – Old Skool
Inna Vision – Old Skool
With an evident unorthodox mindset, P-Midi can mix, scratch and cut up across various musical genres seamlessly. A veteran artist who can still be upfront with his style yet is always partial to integrating diverse old skool sounds into his performances. This representative of Rave is always aiming to keep the music fun which is often lost sight of in today’s Dance climate…Midi puts the P in Party!
Mr Midi has even been known to dig deep into his 7 Inch vinyl collection and play 60′s-90′s sets on request and deliver! After receiving huge feedback from leading promoters and high profile DJ’s who wanted something different, away from normality, to boogy to at their own event, award winning brand Bionic rebooked him and the Kid Franko for the same type of set at their Boat Party!
P-Midi is simply a legend to many ‘in the know’ rave enthusiast’s eye, (or ear!) Yet still an undiscovered gem to many..
He who dares wins…
Check out some his mixes and collaborations at www.mixcloud.com/steve-pasch-midi
Breaks & Electro House
Drum and Bass
60′s to 90′s classics
Some musical influences: Luna-C, Krafty Kuts, A-Skillz, Sharkey, Billy Bunter, Cally and Juice, Faydz, DJ Hype, DJ Sy, Slipmatt,