Every week on our blog we will be focusing an individual post on each one of our FACE resident dj’s. We’re really buzzing to have them on board and indeed they certainly know what the FACE crowd want to hear from one week to the next. Each article will feature their biogs & web links along with a free downloadable mix which we are sure you’ll be happy to place onto your pod / phone for those boring journeys to & from work and when getting yourself in the mood for a barmy night out. Our first feature introduces our good friend and brand new resident Neil Parkes…
As an avid clubber determined to squeeze every last drop of the rave out of each weekend, Neil regularly covered the length and width of the country visiting various House nights and numerous after-parties. Starting on a Friday and rarely finishing before a Sunday evening, it was during these prolonged weekends that Neil’s passion for music developed, eventually leading him to pursue his dream and purchase his first set of decks.
However, it wasn’t until an unexpected visit to Ibiza, and the subsequent four months of manic Mondays spent at DC10 and Cocoon, that Neil’s musical direction took a turn. Inspired by the Deep tech sound synonymous with Balearic terrace parties, his love of electronic music started to blossom and develop into the familiar sound he is recognised for today. Ensuing summers spent on the white isle followed but it wasn’t until returning to the UK in 2004 that his career behind the decks really started to gather pace.
Landing his first gig for Abattoir at Manchester’s Sankey’s Soap, Neil quickly made a name for himself. As well as showcasing his undeniable talent, his gigs have enabled him to rub shoulders with some of the very DJs who’d inspired him all those years ago in Ibiza. Jamie Jones, Clive Henry, Damian Lazarus, Matthias Tanzmann, Matt Tolfrey, Richy Ahmed, Subb-An, Tiefschwarz and Timo Mass, make up just some of the names he’s now had the pleasure to play alongside.
Neil starts his residency for FACE at The Rainbow, Birmingham on Sat 1st September, and also has solo productions coming out, and collaborations with Adam Curtain.
Check out Neils exclusive FACE mix here and tap that DL button…