Doug and Derek Perry, better known to dance music lovers everywhere as The Perry Twins, are looking forward to the start of the summer season. Since headlining last year’s Global Groove Tour sponsored by Centaur Entertainment and GuySpy.com, they have had a busy schedule with DJ appearances across the country.
This summer, The Perry Twins expect to be just as busy, as they are currently writing and producing new songs for their upcoming album. “We are so excited to be working on an original song with Rhona Bennett [En Vogue, The Mickey Mouse Club] titled ‘When Love Is Gone.’ She is an awesome singer with a great energy,” the twins say.
They are also writing and producing new tracks for American Idol finalist Ejay Day and Jania, with whom they released “Activate My Body” in 2007. Recently, they have collaborated on tracks with DJ Kelly Divan and other terrific artists that will be hitting dance floors this summer.
The Perry Twins are Los Angeles-based DJs/producers who hit #1 on the Billboard Club Play Chart with “Bad, Bad Boy” featuring Niki Haris. “Bad, Bad Boy” is the follow-up to their debut single “Activate My Body” featuring Jania. They recently released remixes of their latest single featuring Abigail, “We’ll Never Know,” and the mix CD compilation “Global Groove Dance 4” through Centaur Entertainment. “Global Groove: Dance 4” is available at theoutclub.com, Amazon, iTunes and at your favorite retailer.
Their remixes include six #1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart singles and hits like Yoko Ono’s “Talking To The Universe,” Beyonce’s “Best Thing I Never Had,” Lolene’s “Rich,” Tony Moran featuring Frenchie Davis’ “You Are,” Jennifer Lopez’s “Louboutins,” Jason Dottley’s “Hit Play,” Chris Salvatore’s “Dirty Love,” Kaden’s “A Boy Like Me,” Margo’s “Get Back,” Josie Cotton’s “Johnny Are You Queer,” Kristine W’s “Never, Be Alrigh,” and Erin Hamilton’s “Control Yourself.”
The twins received the Weho Award for Outstanding DJ and have been DJing professionally since the late ‘90s. They continue to spin at hot clubs, parties and star-studded events. Originally from Rhode Island, Doug and Derek developed a passion for music at a very young age. They inherited their rhythm and love of performing from their parents, who are in a rock band called Fortune. Their mom sings and dad plays drums. The twins grew up dancing and playing music, so it was no surprise when they decided to take on DJing, choreographing, dancing and remixing professionally.
At the same time The Perry Twins began spinning at clubs, they started their own radio mixshow, “Dance Planet,” which aired for five years in New England. During that time, Derek and Doug’s dance troupe of the same name performed throughout New York and the East Coast at concerts, clubs and Pride events. Their twintastic mixshows can now be heard internationally on many radio stations, including their own Dance Planet Radio.
Doug and Derek’s recent DJ appearances include The GLAAD Awards, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Adrienne Maloof Event, The Black and White Ball NYE (New York), Hydrate (Chicago), Quo (New York), Unity (Montreal), Celebrities Nightclub (Vancouver), Red Dress Party (Seattle), The Factory (LA), Fresh (San Francisco), Tracks (Denver), The Mirage (Las Vegas), Vdara (Las Vegas), Krave (Las Vegas), Baydance (Fire Island), Nation (Mexico), LOGO’s NewNowNext Concert Series, Winter Party Miami, Fire Island’s Ascension Weekend, Wonderworld (Orlando), Infinita (Madrid) and Purple Party (Dallas).
The Perry Twins Top 10
1. Rihanna – Where Have You Been
2. Kat Graham – Put Your Graffiti On Me
3. Amy Weber – Let It Rain (Perry Twins Remix)
4. Tiesto & Wolfgang Gartner feat. Luciana – We Own The Night
5. Jennifer Lopez – Dance Again
6. Nicki Minaj – Pound The Alarm
7. Neon Hitch – F U Betta
8. Reese Albritton – Prince of Dance (Perry Twins Remix)
9. Katharine McPhee – Touch Me
10. Eva Simons – I Don’t Like You
By Tye Hogan & Michael Cook