Phil Cooper currently presides over an extensive catalogue of enterprises and experience that goes back over two decades and counting. He commands universal praise and respect from his peers within the music industry thanks to his dedication to his craft, fuelled by a hunger and obsession with sharing music. Phil’s gregarious energy permeates into every aspect of his musical endeavours, from his DJing to his renowned record labels, and he remains steadfast in his lust for music; a perpetual passion which burns just as brightly today as the first day he fell in love with it.
Maintaining a career for over 20 years is no mean feat in any profession and, when it comes to the world of music it’s even more of an achievement. For Phil, it was the only option; as if his life was predetermined by some universal design. A music collector from day one, the world of DJing was a natural progression for Phil giving him the perfect platform to share his love of music. Rising up during the superclub era, he was a mainstay at Cream in Liverpool and Amnesia in Ibiza, where he would weave a menagerie of genres into his sets, which often went on long into the early hours of the morning. The depth of knowledge acquired through his voracious appetite for digging providing the foundation for a DJ career that saw him booked to play all over the globe, clocking up a mind-boggling checklist of cities and clubs in the process. Of course, this also means that, over the course of 20+ years behind the decks, he has acquired an unrivalled understanding of his music loving audience. From soundtracking a blissful sunset with general eclectic vibes including Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop, Disco, Funk and general Balearic oddities, to deeper, darker House and Techno infused sets during the twilight hours at club and warehouse parties.
Phil is an authority on DJing.
Phil’s longevity lies in the fact that he has retained a wider focus on his career that includes owning and running record shops, labels, radio presenting, artist management and his own PR agency. With all of this behind him, combined with his depth of knowledge, he is a true powerhouse. NuNorthern Soul Records is the jewel in his crown of ventures, with an eclectic output from folk to electronica all with firm focus on soul; music that comes from the heart. He also runs KAT and KAT45, which release edits from the likes of Greg Wilson, Rahaan, Jonny Miller and more as well as African Music Corporation, 2Dogs Recordings and Felt Tip Records, among several others that he has launched over the years. Phil’s infamous NuNorthern Soul podcast is another venture to add to his long list of notable achievements, picking up widespread plaudits and further demonstrating his ability to share music in an authoritative manner.
Essentially, this is a man who quite literally lives for music and is relentless in his mission to spread the gospel of music across its many genres, pleasing the people who grace his dance floors and refining his craft. It’s taken him around the world from Argentina to Malawi and even led to praise from one of the DJ world’s most legendary figures, DJ Alfredo, who was quoted as saying; “So many DJs still deserve a place and the chance to play, Leo Mas, Phil Cooper, Noel Watson, and many of them they get it.”
With an abundance of experience behind him, Phil’s sights are focused firmly on the future as he continues to push forward, spreading good vibes and music of the highest order.
Don Carlos has remained a resolutely underground figure on the fringes of the Italian House Music scene. This is true despite the fact that he is been spinning since the late 70’s,dabbling in studio production since the late 80’s and his debut single “Alone” (1991) sold around 12.000 copies on the Calypso label and has been a coveted Deep House classic ever since. Alone is one of the the Deep House’s most cathartic moments and surely Don Carlos’s epitaph.
It is Working as a professional DJ since his latter teenage years playing in his hometown in the late 70’s and later various venues in Italy and abroad,Don Carlos has achieved his standing through a series of Jazz-washed instrumental 12″. Rarely denting the club charts,they have nearly all referenced his passion for disco,Philly soul and subtle,Heard-esque Deep House,finding a small but influential fan base both in England and America.
One of Irma Records’ most influential consistently impressive producers in the early 90’s Don Carlos followed “Alone” with the Mediterraneo EP (1992) a desperately hard to find six -tracker. An under rated triumph, the EP showcased his ability to blend mellow,yet uplifting,sax-and piano -led grooves with clean,crisp production,notably on the breathtaking synth stabs of ” Free” and the subtle,Carl Craig-like electronic melodies of Re Mida Overture. The well-received Montego Bay project followed with long -time collaborator Stefano Tirone, In 1993’s “Everything caused his reputation to blossom in England and he released the disco-inspired “Antigua Managua” for Andrew “Doc” Livingstone’s London -based Centrestage label.
In the same year Don Carlos produced a beautiful piece of music “Aqua” which has been published on various compilations and But until 1996 he then remained fairly quiet,only mixing together some of Irma’s compilation albums and releasing a smattering of Stateside productions,including Candy’s J ” Everybody” and ” U.S.A” for Oscar G’s Kumba Imprint.
Infact his name had been largely consigned to the history books until he returned on Chicago Guidance Records in 1997 with the warmly welcomed Aquanauts EP. While the hard-edged drum rolls and uncharacteristic breakdowns of ” Karma” signalled a new direction,the tripped-out space funk of ” Voyage” showed that he’d lost none of his touch for making exceptionally emotive House music. His comeback was consolidated with the 1998 release of his Guidance follow-up. The Milano-Chicago Connection EP and his subsequent major label remix work for Byron Stingly”You Make Me Feel” on ( No 1 Club Charts) and “Testify” (No1 Club Charts). He also remixed Karen Ramirez ” Looking for Love” (No1 Club Charts and Sales Charts) and ” Troubled Girl ( No 1 club Charts). continuing
Don Carlos’ is working on an album produced by Irma Records which is featuring artists such as Kim Mazelle,Taka Boom,Michelle Weeks
and a project with the subliminal soul nyc Don Carlos unlimited and his new album titled The Cool Deep
Currently riding high on the back of the upcoming re release of his iconic ‘Big Love’ track . Already one of Ibiza’s hottest tunes in the form of the David Penn remix that’s being rinsed to death at parties such as Glitterbox ,Soul Heaven and Defected @ Eden . However Pete’s HOUSE journey started way before the 1998 release of ‘Big Love ‘.Cutting his DJing teeth playing warehouse parties in Manchester while studying at the university he hooked up with Danny Rampling at Shoom in South London where Pete warmed up for Danny and at times played Guitar over the House and Balearic beats .
Pete joined up with Andrew Weatherall and Terry Farley in a short lived but to this day much loved ‘Boys Own Balearic super group ‘ Bocca Juniors . As Boys Own records morphed in Junior Boys Own Pete and Terry Farley became a duo that worked on and help make Pop Stars out of The Farm as well as remixing the likes of Happy Mondays , U2 , Michael Jackson , New Order , Kylie , Janet Jackson and of course House Royalty such as Frankie Knuckles , Robert Owens ,Armando , Junior Vasquez , Loleatta Holloway . In their Guises as Fire Island and Roach Motel they achieved top 20 pop hits with the seminal ‘Ultra flava ‘ and ‘Shout it to the top ‘ .
After Pete’s solo track ‘Big Love ‘ he followed it up with the Techy ‘Sputnik / Stylus Trouble on Junior London ( a offshoot of JBO ) and a wonderful collab with New York legend Tedd Patterson for ‘ Big room drama ‘ . In 2004 Pete started his own vinyl label Phela records which saw Pete explore his harder, techier side as well as releasing solo music on John Digweed’s Bedrock label .
The last decade has seen DFTD release a 3 CD compilation of Heller and Farley’s classic works as well as singles such as ‘We built this house ‘ by the pair .Very much in demand Pete and Terry have in recent times played Glitterbox ,Farr Festival , Shindig festival ,Ministry of Sound and in Italy,Ibiza and Berlin .
It may be 20 years old but the huge reaction to the 20th anniversary re release of Pete’s ‘Big Love ‘ shows that the classics will always rise to the top whether that’s in the studio or behind the decks . Pete’s style of mixing up music from the last 4 decades of House and Disco continues to get Dancers into a frenzy whatever their ages.
- DJ Alexia born in Italy and moved to Los Angeles in Her early age is a sexy, international talent who continues to significantly contribute to the electronic dance music scene a veteran producer, re-mixer, DJ and radio personality.
- Currently running 3 radio shows in three different countries; D3EP RADIO NETWORK (LONDON), BEATS2DANCE RADIO/TV (AMSTERDAM), iLIVE RADIO (TORONTO) also many demands as special guest for other radio stations.
- Dj Alexia music productions & remixes involved international artists such as Prince, Macy Gray, Juliette Lewis, Randy Muller, Mary J Blige just to name fews.
- Alexia appearances includes djing around the continents USA, EU, Russia in all the major cities’ clubs. Proudly Dj Alexia achieved gigs for Prince after parties (Glam Slam Los Angeles and some tours,) Mariah Carey (Capri,) Macy Grey after-party Grammy Awards & Italian tour as dj supporter.
- Dj Alexia created music for many fashion shows for designers such as D&G, Donna Karan, Fiona Swarovski, Max Azaria, J.P. Gaultier that would be also played live on the actual runaway ( Milan, Rome, Los Angeles, Athens Florence). Fashion TV.
- DJ Alexia is now part of the Lenny Fontana team at Karmic Power Records NYC, both as solo artists/producer and humbly collaborates on music production(s) with Lenny Fontana himself.
Whether by land, by air, or by sea, if you have a need for couture beats, DJ Alexia can turn any event out in style. A thirteen year veteran producer, re-mixer, DJ and radio personality; Alexia is a sexy, international talent who continues to significantly contribute to the electronic dance music scene.
Her style consists of energetic lounge and dance house mixes infused with vocals and a splash of funk and jazz. A vibration that serves as the perfect compliment to any event. The groove begins at the rim of your martini and subtly beckons you beyond…to a place where freedom of expression becomes the mantra of the night.
Her many accomplishments include:
7 years Resident DJ, Supperclub Rome,Amsterdam , San Francisco (www.supperclub.com).
Nightclub appearances include: Just To Name Fews”;
LOS ANGELES: Purple Lounge @ Standard Hotel West Hollywood, Glam Slam (Opening concert for Prince), Grammy Awards Opening For Macy Grey After Party , Does Your Mama Know, Axis, Viper Room, Pulse, Logic, Roxbury, Martini Lounge, Mixx Club, Banshee Beverly Hills, High Society , Prague, Blue Velvet,Pulse After Hours, Skybar, Club Beige, Arena, Fire House,The Gate.Insomnia After-Hours.
SANTA BARBARA: The Shack.
SAN FRANCISCO: EndUp, RubySky, SupperClub, Cat Walk. , Love Parade 2009/ 2010,/2011, SoundFactory.
MIAMI: Niki Beach, Swirl, Bash, Liquid, Bar Room Mansion, Opium Garden.
SAN DIEGO: Velvet.
NEW JERSEY: Love Sexy
NEW YORK: Speed, Limelight.
AUSTIN : Club Lift, Cage.
Tour in RUSSIA: Club Shanbala, New York Club (Moscow). Decadance (San Petrsburg)
ITALY: Gallipoli Beach (Mako, Praya,Quartiere Latino.) Goa, Fitzcarraldo, Central Park, Peter Pan, Cocorico’, Wish, History, Doc Show, Cassero, Sky/Mantra.
Spiagge Bianche Beach festival 40.000 People Event Summer
Circo Nero Land Tour, Cruise Tour .
FRANCE: Circus-Cannes. MIDEM Show Cannes
BELGIUM: Culture Culb(Gant) Cafe’ D’Anverse, La Rocca Club, Cruise To Pleasure, (Antwerp) Red&Blue Brussels.
LONDON: DTPM, Club, Pacha’.
AMSTERDAM: Power Zone, DTPM Amsterdam , Supper Cruise, Supperclub, Zebra Lounge, Mercanti, Dance Valley Festival.
SWITZERLAND: Casino’ De Montreaux- Montreaux, Prestige. Bern, New York- Neuchatelle.
- The ColorZoneShow Every Thursday On D3EP Radio Network Broadcasting Live UK.
- Vibes’N’Vinyl Radio Show-iLive Radio Every Other Friday Broadcasting live from
- Jam The Box Every Wednesday On Beats2Dance Radio/TV
- Featured artist on the compilation for KLM Airlines.
- Guest host for KACD/KBCD 103.1 Groove Radio in Los Angeles, California known for its innovative programming and groundbreaking formats that introduced the latest in dance music nationwide.
- Regular host for dance music program “Power Tools” on KPWR Power 106 in Los Angeles, California specializing in hip-hop, R&B and dance music formats.
STUDIO & RELEASES:
(A.R.T. Studio) some of DJ Alexia original productions and remixes include:
- DJ Alexia & Lenny Fontana “LOVE DISCO” Karmic Power Records
- Dj Alexia Dancing Groovin’ Karmic Power Records
- Karmic Power Compilation “Thank God House Is Back” Vol. 1 – Karmic Power Records
- Dj Alexia Feat. Andrew D. “To The Funky Song” Karmic Power Records
- DJ Alexia “Symptoms EP” ZeroDb Records
- DJ Alexia “ What If EP” ZeroDb Records
- Macy Grey “Lately” RMX, Concord/Universal Records
- Juliette Lewis “Ghost” EMI Records
- Dj Alexia EP 1 EP 2 “Crush On You’ Senssual Records
- Brigitte Meuwsen ‘iPhone Addiction’ Havavision Records
- Folly Flo’ “S.U.G.A. D.A.D.D.Y.” Havavision Records
- Alexia & Marilyn David – ‘ Get Up’ Marvalex Records –London
- Randy Muller “ Beautiful Feelin’” Feat Carolyn Harding Plaza Records
- DJ Alexia Black George ”Joy” (Includes E-Man , DJ Romain ) Plaza Records
- MIAMI Compilation- Compiled and Mixed By Alexia For Senssual Records ES .
- MIAMI IBIZA Compilation — Senssual Recods ES
- MIAMI – Compilation Senssual Records
- IBIZA – Compilation Senssual Records
- MIAMI – Compilation – PachaRecordings/Senssual UK/ES
- DjAlexia & Pepper Mahay «It’s Gonna Be My Time» EP Sennsual Records ES
- IBIZA “Mon Amour” Compilation – HouseBeat Records IT.
- Pepper Mashay “FreeWay Of Love” RMX Capp Records
- Dj Alexia & Randy Muller : “Bang Bang” Plaza Records
- Dj Alexia Presents: Bonnie Pointer (Pointer Sisters) “Drop Those Pants”
- Dj Alexia’ RMX Of Skyy Band “Here’s To You” Plaza Records
- Alexia Presents: AJBT Project “You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else ” (Jones Girls) Gamble & Huff Music
- Randy Muller Feat. Carolyn Harding RMX Plaza Records NYC
- Alexia Volume One”, “Sexy Ways’, ‘City Lights’ Waako Records- NYC
- Dj Alexia Raw «Raw Diamonds”, Broken Records
- Dj Alexia / Jesse Saunders “I’m Excited” Alexia Rmx Broken Records •
- Dj Alexia “ Kamasutra Rmx” White Promo
- “Dj Divas” album Co Produced with the pioneer of house music Jesse Saunders. Broken Records1999 reissued remixed 2013
- DJ Alexia Co- wrote with the Queen of House Pepper MaShay: “ You’ve Got To Go”, It’s Gonna Be My Time”, and “Sweet Devotion”.
- Remixed the following: “Bold Man” for Prince’s protégée Jill Jones
- Adina Howard “ Freak Like Me” on Electra Records and
- Aaron Sky on Red Ant Records.
- Dj Alexia Feat. Tai Lewis “Dance Floor” Music Plan Records
- Dj Alexia Feat. Bell Johnson “Crush On You” Alton Miller RMX
- Cassio Ware, “Never Thought I’d See You Again”
- Junior Vasquez feat. Roxy Committer “Get Huh!”
- Alexia, “Put You in the Right Mood” under Blue Zone label
- Dance music complilation works include: “ForePlay Vol. 2 Dance Mix” mixed by StoneBridge Waakko Records, “ NightLife Essentials” on Waako Records, “ Family House Vol. 1” on Antibe Music, “Female Touch” on Loud IT, and “Masquenada” mixed by Blade-JestoFunk on CavernJatt Records.
Produced sound tracks for fashion shows and event after parties for designers such as:
- Calvin Klein, Diego Dolcini (Gucci- Balenciaga),
- Diego Dolcini Alta Moda, Roma,
- Diego Dolcini Athens Fashion Week Collection,
- Donna Karen – Fiona Swarovski, Max Azaria .
- Athens Fashion Week- Athens, Greece.
- L’Oreal Paris, International Hair Show.
- Grey Goose Exclusive Party, Ritz Carlton, Brussels
- Wella Exclusive Event Rome, IT.
- Messagerie Fashion Shows- Milan Fashion Week, Italy.
- CatWalk, San Francisco. – Pitty Uomo Firenze,
Hutch, aka Gary Dedman, has been a front runner of the industry for the best part of three decades. First cutting his teeth in the late eighties & promoting events across South East London, he went on to run – one of the most successful club nights of its era & booking a multitude of heavyweight DJs, seeing a series of roadblock parties.
Gary then went on to co-own one of the UK’s leading music distribution companies, whilst spearheading the A&R department & with it, scouting some of the biggest records of that time. Also producing, most notably under aliases Hoxton Whores & Disco Darlings – Gary has notched up some five hundred releases & a whole host of remixes, across labels including Ministry of Sound, Manifesto & his own Whore House imprint – a label world renowned for championing new & emerging artists.
Fast forward to the present & post an international DJ schedule, that has seen him criss-cross the globe & rock the likes of Glastonbury Festival in the UK, Pride in NYC & the Jungle in Thailand, Gary kick-started 2019 under his new alter ego – Hutch. Named after his affection for Starsky & Hutch (but nothing to do with rabbits!) & with a deep-rooted love of House / Disco – he’s already turned his hand to a couple of standout releases, remixes & coupled with a monthly resident at XXL at Pulse, London – looks set to fire up clubland all over again.
The Hacienda in Manchester, circa 1988, was a special place; a convergence of post-modern architecture, cutting edge music, out there youth culture, Factory Records (arguably the most influential record label of the decade), the greatest bands for yet more decades to come, including New Order, The Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses, and three DJs that “pissed petrol on the fire” (Anthony.H.Wilson), were busy sound tracking the whole affair with a freshness of attitude that launched many, many clubs and even more DJ’s. You’ve read the books, seen the films, bought the albums, and yes, even worn the T-shirts! A great time was had by all…clearly!
One of the Hacienda Three, “perhaps The Hacienda’s most singular resident DJ”, is Jon Dasilva. Fresh to the scene in ’87, Dasilva had found DJ inspiration in the House and Disco DJ’s of deepest New York and Chicago, amidst a sea of influences from Bowie to Dub Reggae to Kosmische Musik and beyond…
As a DJ, these wide musical tastes and his ability to work so many genres into proper dance floor action also mark Dasilva out as specialist deck-master, taking his cues from the legends that inspired him, the likes of Francois Kevorkian and Ron Hardy. Considered an influence on a whole generation of DJs from Balearic Legend, DJ Moonboots to the ubiquitous star, Sasha, Jon has nevertheless retained a freshness of approach as displayed in his recent DJ mixes where his penchant for the varied shades of techno and house as well as his keen nose for sniffing out the most interesting modern producers have been so clearly evident.
A mercurial producer, he has had a string of cutting edge productions to his name spanning over three decades, on labels including Ellum Audio, Rush Hour, Soma, Mute, Deconstruction, Eskimo, and many more. Maceo Plex and Jon Dasilva were recently been awarded Best House Track 2012-13 at The International Dance Awards for Love Somebody Else. (Feat. Joi Cardwell)… He is in the process of finishing a second album with his band The Virgo Mechanically Replayed, alongside new electronic collaborations, which will see the light of day in 2018/19. Also look out for Dasilva’s label Moiré Product …a string of releases due this year after it’s debut with Starmer’s U Got in March this year. His collaboration with Posthuman continues (several I Love Acid Parties in Manchester in 2017/18) with their THIS IS ACID hybrid DJ/Live show (see email@example.com for more details)
SASHA On Dasilva:
“Well Jon to me was the most influential DJ in my career really. He showed me the way! Not only did he give me my first breaks, my first proper, proper breaks, he taught me how to build DJ sets. I used to go and watch him play from 9pm and follow the whole night and listening to the way he crafted his DJ sets and his use of vocal a cappella and sound effects was just mind-blowing. He was so ahead of the game. I don’t think there’s another more influential person on my DJ career really.”
Mark Luvdup has been entertaining clubbers the world over at the highest level for over three decades. Voted in the top 25 DJs in the world in DJ Magazine’s reader’s poll – Marks’ pedigree is unquestionable. An unbridled sense of humour, notorious clubbing antics and brilliant selection of energetic and funky party music has made Mark one of the most instantly recognisable characters in worldwide clubbing.
Mark absolutely rocks the party wherever he DJs, equally at home mixing up hands-in-the-air classics or delighting the dance floor with the latest upfront party belters (or a mixture of both). With his 2nd nature floor-reading skills and superior technical mixing ability, Mark knows how to get the party started and keep it going, with clubbers always screaming for more!
Mark has DJed in every major club in the UK as well as throughout Europe, including, of course, Ibiza, as well as Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria, Latvia, Czech Republic and the Netherlands. Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Russia, Georgia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Thailand and South Africa have all been visited regularly too.
It’s not just the DJing that has established his name so strongly, as Mark has caused quite a stir with his production, remix and mix compilation career. He has worked on over 40 remixes for such well-known acts as Womack and Womack, M. People and The Charlatans. Other notable remixes have been for Sam Ellis, Soft House Company and Rollo Goes Camping. His own material has received such critical accolades as Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune on Radio 1, and Mixmag Update magazine’s single of the week. As well as all this, the mixing duties on several dance compilations have won him a couple of gold discs to hang up in the bathroom (Fantazia’s Club Classics series) and an appearance on Radio 1’s Essential Mix show was awarded a very high 8.5 out of 10 rating.
To quote from a Mixmag article;
“Without people like Mark Luvdup, the great British club scene would be a much sadder place”.
Mark’ Webpage: http://www.markluvdup.com
Mark’s Mixcloud Page: https://www.mixcloud.com/markluvdup/
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Mark’s Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/markluvdup
Lenny Fontana from New York learned his craft from DJ Frankie Crocker, the program director of WBLS. Inspired by DJ Larry Levan, Fontana went on to play at Studio 54 in the late 80’s and other NYC clubs. Through the 1990’s he travelled the world and played at many famous nightclubs globally. He was the first US DJ to play at Pacha Ibiza and in Dubai.
Lenny had his first successful production in 1992 with Butch Quick’s “Higher” (Strictly Rhythm). In 1999 he had his first crossover hit record, “What You Need” (Defected Records/Ministry Of Sound) with under the name Powerhouse Featuring Duane Harden. This was a Top 10 hit in the UK was performed on the famous TV show Top of the Pops and the Pepsi Chart Show. In 2000 Lenny recorded his hit, “Chocolate Sensation” (FFRR/Warner). Both singles crossed over from the House charts to the Pop charts with the videos on heavy rotation on MTV worldwide. In 2005 Lenny Fontana presents Octah’via (of C+C Music Factory) “The Way”(Defected Records), which became a dance club hit.
After some soul searching, Fontana founded Karmic Power Records in 2013. In 2015 Lenny Fontana & D-Train “Raise Your Hands” (Karmic Power Records) was a huge success as WMC Miami. Including remixes by David Morales and others, it received support from Louie Vega, Tony Humphries and many other DJ’s worldwide. At the end of 2015 the record hit the #3 position in The Music Week Club Chart UK, and #14 in the End of the Year Chart. Lenny also produced a successful single for Meli’sa Morgan, “So Good”(Fresh Entertainment/RFC Records). In 2016 and 2017, D-Train’s follow-up single “When You Feel What Love Has” (Karmic Power Records) received worldwide attention and hit the #4 position on Music Week Club Chart UK. With over 650 spins a week on daytime radio rotation in the USA, the song hit the #31 position on the Nielsen Billboard Indicator Radio Chart (USA) and the huge urban station WBLS 107.5 FM, Sirius XM Venus, Music Choice and many other FM stations added it to their daytime rotation. Currently, there is a new release slated with the famous UK artist feat. Alison Limerick, called “Bye Bye” (Karmic Power Records).
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Darren Partington has been a key member of 808 State since the late 80’s; the story of 808 State defines an era of electronic dance music, and sets a blueprint of possibilities for future generations. Formed in Manchester in 1988, their first album – Newbuild – is now regarded as a milestone in UK electronica and sprang from a desire for a more outer-limits dance sound from the growing warehouse party scene in North West England.
From The Hacienda in Manchester to limelight in New York, Japan and Ibiza, Darren has DJ’d some of the world’s most iconic venues and clubs. He has remixed David Bowie, The Stone Roses, Bjork, Africa Bombaataa, and New Order, and has influenced the likes of Aphex Twin, Altern-8, Prodigy and Moby.
Darren’s set includes all the old-school classics with some big club bangers thrown in for good measure… he is determined to keep that classic sound alive. Darren has been there since the very beginning, so don’t miss this dance music pioneer playing the best tunes of the last 30 years.
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DJ/Producer/Promoter and Radio Host Sandro Valentino hails from the city of Naples, Italy but has lived in the UK for most of his adult life. Originally a rock drummer his love for electronic music began in 1990 when he was inspired by the early Illegal Acid House parties in the North West of England.
After gigging all over the UK throughout the 1990’s and 2000’s his DJ Sets, Studio Productions and Remixes have graced many quality underground clubs and house labels including Sony Music, Hed Kandi, Good For You Records, Metrogroove Records, Toolbox Records, Dejavoo Records, Daddy Funk Records, Phunky Rabbit Records, Lowered Recordings, Disco Legends NYC, Soulful Legends NYC, Ibiza Live Records plus many more.
In 2015 Sandro joined forces with Keef from Jacked to promote exclusive club nights showcasing some of the best global DJ talent including: Lenny Fontana, Graeme Park, Russ Marland, Alan Hartley, Marshall Jefferson, Heller & Farley, Allister Whitehead, Andy Carroll to name just a few. Sandro also regularly plays for Covert and Pier Jam Events including warming up for the likes of Erick Morillo and other ‘A list’ DJ’s at Gorilla in Manchester.
He also hosts his own monthly radio show ‘Guilty Grooves House Radio’ on cult radio station Chorley 102.8FM which showcases exclusive interviews and guest mixes from the world’s best DJ/Producers. Sandro to this day continues to produce and remix for some of the best underground house labels on the planet and the future looks bright for the UK/Italian Producer who is currently working hard in the studio setting high quality production standards for the world’s best dancefloors.
To listen to DJ Mixes, Productions and Radio Shows you can visit his official website and the following media links