THE WIZARD & DJ LOU
KEEPSAKES: As co-head of the Haven parties and label, and with music on scene-leaders such as Mord and S.L.A.M., as well as 2 European tours under his belt, Keepsakes has been working to bring his gritty sound from the South Pacific to the spangled masses in Europe.
SIR REAL: Well, what can be said about this legend? Probably best to let him say it himself — "
As a passionate music lover, and voracious devourer of new music, it became clear many years ago that one way or another I needed to become a DJ, as the urge to play all this amazing music to unsuspecting innocents was just too great! The turning point for this came during a visit to Holland in 1990, where I was properly exposed to (what was then called) rave music for the first time. To say my mind was blown would be putting it mildly, it hit me at my very core, appealing to my love of both psychedelic and electronic music. Both bases were fully covered and I was hooked. Along with other friends who were with me at the time, and making the same discovery, when we returned to the UK we set up two club nights – ‘Third Eye‘ and ‘House of God‘. The latter continues to this day with the original residents of myself, Surgeon, Paul ‘Damage’ Bailey, and Terry Donovan still in attendance – and with 23 years of continual mind-pollution is the longest-running techno night in the UK. Over the last 24 years I have been lucky enough to DJ at numerous clubs around the UK and in Europe, and whilst I still ‘major’ in techno, my style is uniquely eclectic and in any given set the playlist will usually lurch treacherously (but funkily) from techno to electro to breaks to house, always with a few surprises to keep you on your toes."
THEYARENOTLOCAL: The quality folks behind Brum techno outfit SENTEMENT. If you have experienced the events they run you know you're in for a storming set!
NEIYYAR INC: The Acid Experiment? Ring a bell? Yeah, you know…
THE WIZARD & DJ LOU: Originators of local party outfit ZEN, expect a wand and a magic spell.
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