Pepe Deluxé

Last time updated: 19 October 2001

Pepe Deluxé is the latest Finnish sensation. In its July 1998 issue, the British Muzik magazine chose their six-track mini-LP released on Tiger label as the "Vital Release" of its Downtempo section.

There are three members in the act, DJ Slow, James Spectrum and JA-Jazz. DJ Slow, who scratches on the records, is already a bit of a hip hop legend; James Spectrum, heavily into 60's stuff, is the group's main composer, and JA-Jazz owns a large collection of jazz records where the group's samples come from. JA-Jazz has a background in acid jazz which he already played during those days when techno still ruled supreme, and he is also an old friend of Helsinki DJ Ender and has occasionally spinned records as DJ Atom or Atomic.

Pepe Deluxé also had one track on a West Coast collection from which they got good reviews. Furthermore, the boys have remixed Finnish artists such as Wilma. Their video filmed on low budget seems to have entered the rotation of international music channels. More info from the links below. (Thanks to: Jari Salo, Tomi Koskinen, Jussi Vesikansa & Pirkka Hartikainen.)

Interview @ Headlight Journal

@ Bandlink.Net

@ Catskills Records

@ Emperor Norton Records

@ PopEx


BOMB RECORDS (Australia)

Various Artists
Return of the DJ - Volume II
* 7. Pepe Deluxe: Call Me Goldfinger

TIGER (Finland)

Pepe Deluxe
Three Times A Player
TIGER 001-I (Promotion copy)
April 1998
A1. Three Times A Player
A2. Everybody Pass Me By
A3. The Beat Experience
A4. Big Muff
B1. Woman In Blue
B2. The Ride
B3. Tour De Force


Woman In Blue (12")
15 March 1999

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Pepe Deluxé
Super Sound (LP/CD)
19 April 1999
1. Three Times A Player
2. Woman In Blue
3. The Beat Experience
4. The Ride
5. Everybody Pass Me By
6. Thru The Motion
7. La Femme
8. Maddaddy
9. Tour de Force
10. Super Sound
11. Mr. Fabulous
12. Big Muff
13. Moogjam at Café Liberte

All tracks created by Pepe Deluxé at the Tearoom Studios
Produced by James Spectrum
Executive Producers: A. Mallassi, K. Mallassi & Jonny Reggae.

Cover design by Jani Tolin / Alfons Graphics Helsinki (
Photography by Rolle / Jani Tolin
Designed and recorded in Finland. Made in England

June 1999


Various Artists
Battlecreek EP (12")
June 1999
* Pepe Deluxé: one track

NOTE: other artists Deadly Avengers, Bronx Dogs and Jadell

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