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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ PEDRO MONDESIR
Pedro Mondesir interviewed by Lenny Fontana for True House Stories # 065
Pedro Mondesir the promoter behind the successful brands of Garage 416 and Break 4 Love shares with his life before being a club promoter. His humble beginnings are influenced by his older brothers and his parents music selection. In the late 1980s he is invited to a few parties and the life long career would begin because of the first moments of experience clubland and loving it.
In this episode he explains the beginnings of creating the party. Pedro is the head of Hot Stepper Productions with his brother and partner Carlos. Pedro also DJ’s under the pseudonym Moreno. Hot Stepper Productions is one of Toronto’s premier club event companies operating for over 20 years.
Currently Hot Stepper organizes Toronto’s top deep/soulful house event “Garage 416” which has been rockin’ it for over 15 years. He also organizes the soulful/funky “Bump N’ Hustle” event for the last 18 years and continue to present soulful, jazzy, leftfield, electro, Afro and Brazilian vibes to the Canadian audience.
Pedro Mondesir YouTube Video Part 1
Pedro Mondesir YouTube Video Part 2
Biography Pedro Mondesir
Hot Stepper Productions is one of Toronto’s premier club event companies operating since 1995. Currently Hot Stepper organizes Toronto’s deep, soulful house events “Garage 416” since 1998 and the soulful, funky “Bump N’ Hustle” events since 1996 and our Hot Stepper Sunday afternoon patio parties since 2009. We also continue to collaborate with a kindred community of artists and promoters in Toronto and beyond.
Hot Stepper Productions is created, owned, and operated by brothers Pedro & Carlos Mondesir. Drawing from a love of music and a devotion to attending the best clubs and events in Toronto, New York, London and beyond for over twenty years, Pedro & older brother Carlos began applying their intuitive knowledge of underground urban culture in the summer of 1995. After discovering several of his mix tapes, Carlos was approached by the El Mocombo Club into creating a regular progressive soul night. With DJ Curtis Smith and brother Pedro, Carlos began Soul Sundays booking and promoting live bands and guest DJs.
Soul Sunday nights included mixings of local live funk, dub, jazz, hip hop, soul and DJs with guests including K-OS, DJ Injex, Luke McKeehan (Mo’ Funk), Jacksoul, Medeski Martin and Wood and others.