Thursday, November 6th
Sound In Motion & Eccentric Beats Present:
“DJ of the year. Top tech-houser Lee Burridge.” – TIME OUT NEW YORK
In a career that now spans two decades, Lee Burridge is a globally acclaimed DJ who regularly appears in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ list, and has rocked iconic festivals like Exit, Creamfields, Love Parade, Dance Valley, Ultra, Acafest and Coachella. He’s commanded no less than four compilations, including two for the world-beating Global Underground series, and has thrown his own The Burridge Barrage party at the Miami Winter Music Conference for the last three years’ running. And, in between all of this, he’s found the time and energy to travel the globe thrilling clubs from Jakarta to Johannesburg, and fulfilling residencies from New York to Sydney. However, while all of this is very nice, if Lee has any say in it, it’s the development of his ‘365’ project that evokes the most pride. Fuelled by the monotony of unrelenting travel and launched in 2005, ‘365’ was a unique idea that saw Lee assume bi-monthly residencies in seven different hubs around the world (New York, Ibiza, Buenos Aires, Sydney, Denver and Hong Kong) with the sole aim of growing the relationship between himself and his crowds. “I wanted to expand the impact that an international DJ could have on seven different countries/cities, so I set about playing in each place for a couple of months every year”, he explains. “I wanted the crowds to really get to know me – my sound, my vibe – and it’s been an incredible journey watching our mutual understanding of one another grow and grow.” Now in its third year, ‘365’ also sees Lee hooking up with local producers in each city/country to hit the studio and write tracks …
Did someone mention writing music? Great. Because despite a self-proclaimed, decade-long lack of inclination, Lee managed to get off his talented bum and start wrestling with keyboards and computers to make music a couple of years ago. Good thing, too … because his first solo production, the ‘Lost and Found EP’ (Fire), was snapped up by James Lavelle’s ‘Global Underground’, Cass’s ‘Prologue’, and Sancho Panza’s ‘Carnival’ compilations. Most recently, Lee’s affinity with studios and machines that go ‘bing’ has spawned his very own label, ‘Almost Anonymous’, which he’s using to send tracks knocked up on the ‘365’ project to market. In fact tracks alongside the likes of Andy Page, Dan F and Steve Porter have all hit online and offline shelves!