James McArdle

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Biography

  • - James' experience and versatility as a DJ has taken him from the main room in Fabric, to illegal Metro parties in Budapest, to early morning afterhours in LA, playing alongside everyone from Pepe Bradock, to Michael Mayer, to Richie Hawtin. He's k..
    James' experience and versatility as a DJ has taken him from the main room in Fabric, to illegal Metro parties in Budapest, to early morning afterhours in LA, playing alongside everyone from Pepe Bradock, to Michael Mayer, to Richie Hawtin. He's known for running the infamous DividedByDirt parties in Hebden Bridge, events that quickly achieved cult notoriety and, as well as being revered by the UK press (Jockey Slut, DJ Mag, Muzik and The Guardian all rated them amongst the best in the UK), boasted heavyweight fans such as Craig Richards, Paul Daley and Andrew Weatherall for whom the parties still stand as some of their favourite events. James is now at the helm of Construct. An agency, record label, mix series and infrequent party. Having complete creative control, his touch can be found everywhere from the artwork to the programming and everything in-between. As with his DJ-ing, it’s born of a passion for doing things simply and properly, free of any constraints, any 'brand' and motivated solely by working closely, long-term with likeminded artists, labels and promoters. - www.soundcloud.com/construct www.constructindustries.com www.dividedbydirt.com