Meet The dj’s
During the past 4 years Scott has gained a great deal of respect for his contribution to Birmingham’s underground nightlife scene. He has played a major part in many of the most successful club nights and continues to do so with great consistency. Although hugely versatile and a lover of pretty much anything thats good, Scott currently plays a mix of various House music styles to suit the crowd at that time.
Being a resident dj of FACE of course means he has indeed supported many of the worlds finest during the past year or so including Derrick Carter, Jamie Jones, Inland Knights & so many more. Previously to this he has also diversly warmed up for likes of Erol Alkan, Switch, Ivan Smagghe, Tiga, Fake Blood, Rob Da Bank, Boys Noize & DJ Yoda to name a few. Scott has also played at various festivals in recent times including his favorite – Snowbombing.
With so many opportunitites coming about this year its fair to say he’s pretty excited for 2011, especially as he is now turning his attention to production in between the hard work of running the weekly club night FACE with his fellow promoters.
Elliot is a born & bred Brummie lad whose thirst for house & electronic music from started from an early age. His early memories are still fresh in his mind of pestering older kids at school for old school hip-hop & rave mix-tapes. He turned his hand to the decks at 18 after realising his passion for music could be turned into something more than just listening to the latest sounds on his system at home.
After becoming part of the fixtures & fittings of famous Birmingham clubs such as Godskitchen & Miss Moneypenny’s he wanted to play his music out to people. His first gig being in the basement of a bar in Birmingham, where he played to around 100 people & some of his friends. The buzz was amazing, his bookings increased & he gained residencies @ local club Fuel & Godskitchen he also fulfilled his dream of playing at Ministry of Sound in London while on a tour of the UK.
Elliot is now firmly a regular face amongst the midlands leading clubbing brands, his roots have always firmly been with house music, now after spending an inspirational summer in DJing Ibiza & hearing epic sets from the likes of Loco Dice, Sven Vath & Villalobos has given him more confidence be more creative in his sets digressing from deep soulful grooves right through to throbbing tech house & techno. This eye opening summer lead him back home to the UK in 2009 & gave him a buzz to start up his own party.
Elliot is one third of Birmingham’s very successful weekly Saturday night shindig called FACE at The Rainbow Pub, Courtyard & Cellar Door in Digbeth. 2010 has very much been his best year to date cementing his weekly residency at FACE has seen him support Jamie Jones, DJ Sneak, Reboot, Nick Curly, 2000andOne, Tim Green, Lee Foss, Harry Choo Choo Romero, Ramon Tapia, Edu Imbernon & many more.
An Ibiza tour & studio productions to follow in the near future…
At only 20, Bunny has already led the party at a host of London and Birmingham’s most prestigious venues. Bunny’s career took off after helping organize an unofficial event at the bottom of an abandoned sand mine in the suburbs of the West Midlands. When Bunny is not playing out, you will undoubtedly find him in his studio designing tunes for his energetic DJ sets. Look out for his new releases on the approach to Snowbombing Festival this year.
Tom Shorterz / Heat Mode…
Tom Shorterz is one of Birmingham’s young rising stars, with roots indulging in House & Garage from yesteryear Tom has since been lucky enough to share the same bill as the majors including Diplo, Rusko, Zinc, Shy FX and Benga to name a few. He has played in some of the hottest clubs in Ibiza, Canada and Costa Del Sol and is not stopping there. His dj sets in the Cellar room at FACE will take you on a journey of bass driven beats from all different styles of music. Expect a variety all through the night.
Another side to Tom is his ‘Heat Mode’ sets. This time its Grooving House, Disco & Tech. Having already played along side Lee Foss , Edu imbernon, Buckley & Funkagenda. Heat Mode is moving in the right direction under his new alias and is certainly moving dance floors along the way.
Smakpony are two DJʼs who are midland based and between them have almost 30 years experience in DJʼing, they came together at the start of 2011 because they share the same taste in music. There it was a simple affair with the only mission in this whole journey is to produce & entertain people with their music that people can get down to!
2011 has seen them become residents for Steve Lawlerʼs VIVa MUSiC parties in Birmingham, along with Birminghamʼs FACE at the Rainbow, where you can hear them play twice a month. Having already played guest performances at Sankeyʼs Manchester, and been booked regularly at Coventryʼs newest club Runway alongside guests such as Derrick Carter. They have forthcoming bookings at some of the countries biggest nights including VIVa MUSiCʼs Harlem Nights in London, and the forthcoming Coloursound nights in Leeds and Manchester. They have also been asked to host the ofﬁcial after-parties for the Coloursound brand.
The boys are hard at work in the studio, working on their debut release as SmaKPony which can be expected this winter. They took some time off there own projects to try out a remix. This was AU GO GO which was released on Darren Emersonʼs label Detone in August 2011, which was very well received. Breakout Audio label boss Darius Syrossian has asked them to play in infamous secret villa party at next years WMC in Miami… A great ﬁrst year for the duo.
All management and booking enquiries please contact Marcus Fenton: email@example.com
At the age of 21 Marc knew what he wanted to do so decided to lend the money to buy is first set of decks, and even at a time where the cdj had started its industry take over Marc new to be any good he had to learn on the foundation of djing which of course is the technics 1210′s but seeing this dj play today you can easily see he is no stranger to the tools of the trade using all sorts from phasers to loops to hot cues and what ever else necessary needed to fully entertain whatever crowd he is presented with.
Over the years Marc has earned residencies at Birmingham nights such as RHouse, Switch, If..U Want It and now more currently holding residencies at Rocknrolla, Face, B1 and Eclectricity which is held at the legendary HMV Institute formally known as The Sanctuary the original home of world famous GodsKitchen where this year Marc will be playing the midnight set in the 2nd room warming up for Dj Zinc
Already Marc has played alongside top names such as David Guetta @ fuck me im famous in pacha ibiza, Sub Focus, Chase & Status, Annie Mac, Laidback Luke, D Ramirez, Example, Sidney Sampson, Funkagenda, Riva Starr, Micky Slim, Will Bailey, Kenny Dope, Jamie Jones, Lee Foss and for a more personal achievement this year Marc warmed up for Switch aka Solid Groove/ Major Lazer who’s production has had a massive influence on Marc’s style of music over the past 5 years aswell as artist like Jesse Rose, Trevor Loveys, Mowgli, Dj Shadow and Neptunes; all which many people say can be heard in his own production.
Quickly understanding that production is a vital key to success in todays industry Marc jumped straight on the band wagon and has spent the past few years with help from his friends and a few handy tutorials teaching himself to make music and to date has already had releases out on Warehouse, Blocbeats and Universe yet 2011 is already looking exciting for Marc as he will see a flurry of tracks coming out early next year including remixes for Kelis, Utah Saints (Sugabeats) and DubNoir aswell as original tracks coming out on Beatdown Music and a 3 track ep on Simma which makes it very easy to say that Marc Spence will definitely be making an impact on the future of download charts.
You can catch Spence playing regularly in the Cellar room at FACE.
Hasselbaink (Jimmy and Floyd) started around 5 years ago when they were hired at a local indie/alternative night in Solihull, just outside of Birmingham, with the idea to introduce new music to the town, along with some retro and cult classics.
The format they played to was reasonably open, with no strict genre policy. The main structure of the night was indie, but anything from motown to garage to funk to reggae would be heard, always building the tempo as their sets progressed into the night.
As this weekly event became more and more popular the team gathered interest from venues and promoters in Birmingham, and soon began playing sets at influential clubnights such as PANIC!, Hott Date, Rag N Bone, Bigger Than Barry, Resurrection and many many others.
Over the last few years, their reputation has grown. They have acquired a tantalising skill for mixing a wide range of music, their sets leave no musical stone unturned and flow seemlessly from 80s synth pop into 90s dance into rock n roll and any other area they might dare to venture.
Playing sets all over the country from London to Cardiff and last year making their debut abroad at the LikeMinded Festival in Croatia.
Hasselbaink have been quoted as being “Brums answer to 2MANYDJs” and “reminiscent of DJ YODA”. Comparisons which Jimmy and Floyd will always modestly deny, but time may tell.