Our biggest guest at Habit and a man who needs no introduction, but we’ll give him one anyway! You would be hard pushed to ﬁnd a more in-form, in-demand, exceptionally talented artist, regarded as highly by his industry peers as he is by his huge global base of musically educated fans
Steve Lawler A child of the acid house generation, has been busy with the beats long before genres were but a twinkle in clublandʼs eye. An electronic artist who deﬁes generic boundaries, ever since his days organising the infamous motor way raves back in the early 90ʻs underneath the M42 motor way, in the uk.
Dynamic, driven and drastically obsessed with performing as well as he possibly can. Steveʼs passion for House, Techno and Electronica is too strong for one simple generic association, and right now his message is louder than ever. 18 years deep and Steve Lawler isnʼt just at the top of his game, heʼs pushing the boundaries of what a DJ can do – both technically and creatively – as an artist and as a successful label businessman.
The Parisian genius took the roof off the Hare & Hounds. DJ/producer Phil Weeks is a house music purist. His mixing is old school Chicago with a nu-school French flare going from the deepest house to the techiest. His production sounds like it could have been released in the 90′s partly because he uses the same gear – 808′s, 909′s, 606′s, even vintage keys. He prefers vinyl, likes his mixes dirty, and knows how to rock a crowd with a heavy hitting bass line. Phil Weeks is a house purist dedicated to bringing the world only proper house music with his DJing, his producing and his label, Robsoul Recordings.
A true lover of house music, Phil Weeks’ DJ career started 10 years ago. With skills comparable to the best and crowd-pleasing track selection it wasn’t long before Phil Weeks became a major player in the house music scene. He’s played some of the world’s most renowned venues like Queen’s Club, Circus, Ministry of Sound, Back to Basics, and Stereo.
By 2000 he was ready for the next step and Robsoul Recordings was born. Originally the label was meant as an avenue for Phil to release his own tracks the way he wanted to and the success was more than he anticipated. Phil Weeks’ early release “It Put Me Well” became classic in a couple of months. Phil Weeks is one of the worlds most sought after producers saving his best work for his label.
Fabric resident and a nice chap to boot.
Since winning Muzik magazines “Best New DJ” award in 1997, Terry Francis has had what can only be described as a meteoric rise to fame. To those previously unfamiliar with his flawless mixing skills and instinctive ability to work a crowd it probably seemed as if he’d arrived out of nowhere. Fact is though, he had been blazing a trail through the underground for no less than ten years before the world at large sat up and took notice. And perhaps more than anything else it was unanimously praised “Architecture” mix album that really put him on the map.
In October 1999 he started a residency at London’s Fabric, where he continues to delight both old hands and new comers alike each and every Saturday night. He’s recently started a new vocal based project for Pagan, remixed Didier Sinclair’s “Lovely Flight” and is presently recording his debut ‘artist album’ for Eukahouse.
Not bad going for someone who started out playing to a bunch of rockers in the basement of a bar.
One of Bristol’s finest exports, Jamie’s house and techno sound ripped up the Rainbow. There are few electronic music lovers that haven’t already heard Jamie Anderson’s work. He has proved himself as a long-term force to be reckoned within the dance music scene, not only through his own broad spectrum of production talents across the colours of dance music but also from his exceptionally high quality DJ and live performances around the globe.
As a DJ and Live act, his legendary performances at Berlin’s Panorama Bar, Dance Valley Festival in Amsterdam, Zouk in Singapore, Love Parade San Francisco, Cocoon and System in Leeds along with tours of Asia, USA, Europe and South America have all contributed towards establishing his strong fan-base. Having never allowed himself to be pigeon-holed or categorised, instead he looks forward to create new sounds rather than follow trends. For this reason alone is why Jamie is one of the world’s most exciting and innovative artists.
“…one of the UK’s best at surfing the techno / house hinterland in style.” DMC Update
Smokin Jo is one of the most talented Dj’s to emerge from the British dance music scene. Jo’s undeniably cutting edge sound has carved her a niche in clubland.
She has played in pretty much every corner of the globe and in every major nightclub you could care to mention: Womb in Tokyo, Panorama Bar in Berlin, Made / Warung in Brazil, Cavo Paradiso in Mykonos, Crobar in New York, Space in Miami & Ibiza, Vinyl in New York, Zouk in Singapore, Fabric in London and Cocoon in Frankfurt are just some of the venues she has played in recent years.
On the production front Jo has been making serious waves through her moniker TRNSSTR (Transistor) alongside production partner Pete Gleadall. After the success of their first single ‘Sausage Dog’ which was premiered at the WMC with remixes from Davide Squillace and Plasmik, the latest TRNSSTR single ‘As You Like It’ has been receiving major support from the likes of Luciano, Anja Schneider and Tiefscharwz to name a few. TRNSSTR plan to go live soon with Pete on laptop and keyboards and Jo on decks effects and vocals.
Spencer Parker is one of Europe’s leading dj’s, his unique style of house music is in demand the world over and with his productions, remixes and re-edits being supported by such names as Radio Slave, Tiefschwarz, Laurent Garnier, X Press 2, Nic Fanciulli and Pete Tong, the future looks bright.
Spencer’s style is simply best described as underground electronic house music. Preferred record labels range from the electro/techno stylings of Get Physical, Planet E, Bpitch Control, and Rekids through to the uber-cool house of Buzzin Fly, SAW, Saved and Dubsided. A set from Spencer would include minimal, electronic and acid house alongside some cool jackin’ tracks and the odd trippy vocal, all played while utilising an array of effects. Spencer has held a highly successful 3 year residency at The Cross in London and continues to regularly guest at the capitals best clubs, including Fabric, Ministry Of Sound, The End and Turnmills as well as being in demand worldwide, with recent visits alone including Russia, Belgium, China, America, Australia, France, Italy and Slovenia
“Paul Thomas is one of the most consistent and freshest DJs around” Nic Fanciulli
Godskitchen worldwide resident, Toolroom records producer, Global Underground artist and stalwart member of the nu breed of house music… At only 30 Paul Thomas is someone who is causing something of a major stir in the dance music fraternity.
Having touring the world for the past 3 years and playing on 5 continents, Paul has headlined some of the best clubs in the world, such as Lamania in Romania, Anzu in Sao Paulo and Zouk in Singapore. Production is now as big a passion as DJing, and past releases include original productions for Toolroom, Whoop and Baroque, plus remixes of Underworld, Josh Wink & Deadmau5.
Growing up in Birmingham Adam Shelton started his DJ career in the late 1990’s. His first musical steps led him to ibiza. In late 90’s ibiza changed Adam’s ideas on dance music.since then ideas and influences have been taken from many places, favourites that stand above all are london,new york and frankfurt at nights such as secretsundaze,djscandance,body&soul and the robert johson these events and the great times and music that goes on there has inspired what follows adam at the present time..
BELOW is something adam is jointly responsible for,creating a new concept in a city dominated at the time by superclubs. A intimate party was born using a warehouse style courtyard with a special feel ’the rainbow’ to showcase new and exciting underground dj’s.the list now is that of a majour one,below hosts many guests from around the world and also sticks to its roots of hosting new talent and pushing the large core of friends it has gathered since the party began.adam is one of “BELOWS” residents along side ash subban and despo and has used the this to gain some great sets with some of the scenes biggest djs and also played at some of the best nights around the country and from this have and hope to carry on meeting some great people and new friends.that for adam is what its all about!!
Most people chance upon the world of 4/4 music in their teenage years, however a young Jordan Peak was exposed much sooner. Born just a year before the second summer of love, the youngster was raised amidst stacks of 12” vinyl and surrounded by house music from his earliest days. This extremely promising newcomer to the dance music scene was well schooled in the art of groove long before he started making music himself.
Focusing on low slung house music full of swing and swagger, Jordan has a knack for creating raw analogue charm and already encompasses a growing spectrum of sounds. Currently in the midst of a speedy ascent through the production ranks, his output already includes an intriguing set of releases, for a UK act, on labels such as Robsoul, Raum…Musik, Saved and Tsuba. This is quite an introduction to music making, considering that Jordan only released his first record in late 2009.
This year will see further releases on these labels, as well as new material on Hudd Traxx’ sister label Smoke City, and an EP on Adam Shelton and Subb-an’s exciting new One Records imprint, which is part of an intriguing new wave of UK labels. This new charge is spearheaded by the likes of Jordan and fellow Brits like Robert James – who was together named with Jordan on Radio 1’s ‘Introducing’ section of the Essential Selection as being the names to watch in 2011.
Other guests include:
PJR Project, Tom Belte, Jack ‘Process’ Stokes, Ben Dela-Pena, Leo Belchetz, Slackers Delight, Adam Regan, Mikee Lazy, Scott Bleepz, Sean Campbell, Carl Southgate, Paul Thomas, Myke Smith, Adam Jones, Jon Gilday, Al Mackenzie, Ben Nott, Danny Roberts, Danny Whitehead, Mogs, Dan Sheldon, Murray Dare, Dan Plume, Ernie Otoo, Paul Henry, Paul Griff, Lomas, Stuart Wilkinson, Renny Constantine, James Metcalfe, Caroline Brown, Paolo Riozi, Russell G, Get Carter, Elliot Croft.