Fresh from a jam packed sell out earlier this month, SWITCH returns on 6th Sep introducing the resident at Privilidge (Ibiza), Egg Club (London) & Electronic Body Movement (London) as well as the man behind Electric Body Movement and Studiotek recordsï¿½.SWITCH presents - DARREN ROACH)
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At 15 he started his career in London, playing all of the major clubs at the time including the Ministry of sound, Club UK, the Gardening club, Shaftsburyts, Limelightis the Fridge etc. quickly gaining recognition as one of the most technically advanced Djs at such a young age in the late eighties early nineties house/acid house scene.
A couple of years later he had the opportunity to spread his wings to Spain where he took the crowds of Madrid, Barcelona & the Balearic islands to another dimension with his fresh individual mix of house and tech house.
Through the next nine years Darren had the pleasure of playing and supporting some of the worlds leading underground DJS and live acts such as Carl Cox, Derek May, Juan Atkins, Kevin Sanderson, Masters at work, Front 242, Carl Craig live, and a whole list of Crazy Nutters they call Djs.
Darren has enjoyed gigging at numerous clubs and festivals in countries such as America, Australia, China, Russia, Turkey, Croatia, Bulgaria Czech Republic, Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, and Sweden playing in events like Dance valley Amsterdam, Global Tendencies festival San Sebastian, Impulse outdoor festival Holland, Creamfields Istanbul, Taj Mahal Czech republic, millennium party Sydney, DV Amnesia Ibiza, la Cova Barcelona, Sancho Panza(Carnival) Isle of MTV party Croatia, Massive Attacks V.I.P After Party and with new missions booked for the future Darrenus sound is certainly spreading!!! Contd.
In 2002 Darren took on the role as Head of Press and Promotion at Intergroove UK.
Plugging and pushing the Underground sound to a bigger audience. It was at this time Studiotek Records was born, with eight releases to date and with the Records Gaining tremendous reviews and sureplayers in magazines like Mixmag, Muzik, Dj, IDJ, DMC update and various internet sites also Plays and support From Carl Cox, Mr C, Terry Francis, Mazi, Jay Tripwire, Colin Dale, James Zabiela, Layo & Bushwacka ,
Nathan Coles, Dj Prinz, Ralph Lawson, Dave Mothersole, Tyler Stadius, DlJulz, Ty Tek,
Evil Eddie Richards, Pete Heller, Chris Udoh, Dj Linus, Dave Duriez, Francis Harris and with licenses to Groove Armadats mixed C.D and magazine promotions in Switzerland & Eastern Europe. Darren is finally taking on the role as a fine producer as well as a DJ. This work will truly reflect the different aspects and styles of Darren's music. Which can only be described as meaningful and musical, with GROOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Darren has always looked for sounds that can only be described as different!!! But, this is where the special talents of Darren really come into play, by bringing in subliminal mixes of different styles and elements based around house, keeping crowds on their feet, and good feelings inside. Originality & Quality music is the key to Da Roachhs success.
Next on Darrenes agenda is Electronic Body Movement a new special night starting in London soon - watch this space!!!!
AJ Scent (end recordings)
We are pleased to announce the return of one of Bristolts up and coming talent ½ this guy is one to watch½.
A few things you may or may not know about A-J-SCENT Armed with CDs, a laptop and a cutting-edge imagination, A-J uses his DJ set to inject his own brand of technical wizardry onto the dancefloor. Never one to stick to the norm, he puts a unique spin on things, by doing personal re-edits himself and improvising music on the fly. With an expert hand, he deftly mixes up various types of techno, fidget house, nu-wave rave and electro, with lots of surprises, to keep the feet moving and the heads thinking. A-J-SCENT learnt his studio skills from collaborations with house heavy weights Jesse Rose and Jamie Anderson in his hometown, Bristol UK. He has recorded an impressive array of original house tracks, which have been remixed by many of the worldrs big house names, including Switch, Paul Walford, Wally Lopez, Rob Mello, Peace Division and Jamie Anderson. A-J runs Lapdance Records, championing some of the most cutting-edge house on the planet. His highly original music has strong support from many DJs, including Tom Middleton, Trevor Loveys, Herve, Mr C, David Duriez, Laurent Garnier, Carl Cox and Josh Wink. A-Jrs hard work and talent was recognised around the world when he came Number 1 in DJ mag's top 100 Hype chart for the end of the year, with his remix of Psycho Radio's 'In the underground'. DJ mag reviewed his futuristic house album BGood on NRK honchos by saying: BNever one to follow obvious mass trends, A-J-SCENT will undoubtedly be responsible for many new classics to come.b
SLACKSON (Elevator Suite)
Headlining room2(Dj Slackson has been DJling and producing music for over 15 years. He has previously released 2 albums with his band Elevator Suite and supporting Morcheeba on a 3 month European tour. His latest album was released last year and the first single rThe Wheela was voted as Eddie Temple Morrishs record of the year on XFM. Aremix album is due out soon featuring mixes by Alex Metric, Aquasky and Crazy P. More recently he has been in the studio producing a new album, due for release this year, which will feature collaborations with Ray Yoc (Roc & Kato) and Phil Asher (Restless Soul). He has also in the studio with Tom Jones recording a track to be released through Phonetic recordings in the summer. A Freddie Le Grand remix of this is in the pipeline but yet to be confirmed! Other recent projects include a remix for James Browns (R.I.P) legendary backing group The JBBso of their classic track cGet on the goodfootB. This is already getting rave reviews and airtime on the Craig Charles funk and soul show on BBC Radio 6. He has remixed aWhat planet you on by Bodyrox which received rave reviews and was regularly charted in Ibizais legendary space nightclub chart. Future projects include a collaboration with legendary House music man oRocky one half of Junior Boys Owns eRocky & Dieselm
Although his background in music started in the early days of house music, when he started DJ ing and promoting nights on the south coast, nowadays you will mainly find him spinning an eclectic mix of funk, soul, jazz, breaks and hip-hop with a healthy sprinkling of the finest house music around. Always up for the party you can guarantee a night of dancefloor dizziness.
Saturday 6th September 2008
Doors open 11pm - 5am
l6 entry i5 NUS. Timbuk2, Small Street, Bristol
(Clubbers are advised to gain entry early to avoid disappointment)
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