02.27.10 LEE BURRIDGE & DANNY HOWELLS (6+ Hour set)
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Wow, wow, wow!!! Two of the biggest names in
underground dance music together at one party playing a 6 hours + on the
insane sound system of 1015 Folsom. This party will be massive, one of
those musical journeys that will take you all the way till sunrise and
even further. Our last party with Lee Burridge on a Thursday night at
Vessel sold out! The last time Danny Howells played SF for a lovefest
after party it also sold out. There is a reason why all these shows are
selling out. With over 4 Global underground and 3 Renaissance
compilations under their belt, we can easily say Lee and Danny are some
of the most talked about DJs in Underground Dance Music.
Lee Burridge was voted #10 DJ in the world by Resident Advisor.
Basically all the underground heads and hardcore industry members got
together and voted (not just any fool off the street who still thinks
Trance and Electro are still the shit). With multiple Global
Underground, Renaissance, Balance and Tyrant mix compilations. Lee has
set the standard for what it takes to be one of the most successful
underground dance music DJs.
Grab very limited $20 presales as we
dont have too many of these to offer.
LEE BURRIDGE BIO:
prior to 1991
Lee's career started on December 26th 1985 in his
fathers pub in the countryside of the South West of England. Never
dreaming what laid ahead he started his career playing Birthdays,
Weddings and the occasional funeral. Born from a decades passion for
music and seeing it as an opportunity to get a girlfriend he spent the
first few years playing 7" records to everyone from age 5 -95. He was
soon spotted by a local nightclub who snapped him up as their regular
Saturday night DJ. This lead to being invited to other local nightclubs
playing as he describes it " a mix of the best of the worst music from
the 80's". Lee's path diverted in 1988 with the discovery of acid house.
After attending some of the outdoor raves that were gaining momentum
around London's M25 motorway Lee's passion for music was turned on it's
head and he felt excited in a way never felt before. "I had to find this
music" he said and started to collect the first records which have
grown from the one red plastic record box of 1988 to over 35,000 records
today. Lee and friends started to organize small club and beach events
where he lived but getting to play these big raves proved difficult. Not
living in London or knowing anyone involved made Lee just another Dj
handing out mix tapes to anyone and everyone whom would listen to them.
"I'm not sure what would have happened if I'd been asked to play back
then as in 1990 my life really changed direction".
Hong Kong and
Thailand 1991 -1997
Lee was spotted by a club owner from Hong
Kong in 1990 and left the UK early in 1991 to work as a DJ there. During
the first six months it became apparent that Hong Kong's underground
dance music scene was non existent and Lee spent the next few years
changing all that. Small Sunday night parties for 250 people grew
quickly into a thriving nightclub scene which constantly saw him playing
marathon sets on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Overseas DJ's and
club nights started to grace the shores of Hong Kong as it became one of
those happening destinations on the global DJ circuit. This continued
throughout the 90's. Lee's residency at the now defunkt Big Apple and
Neptunes nightclubs became so popular he DJ'd six night a week for three
years until eventually deciding to leave in 97. The decision was made
after playing with Sasha and Craig Richards on numerous occasions and
having them offer to launch his career in the UK.
Also during the
90's Lee ventured to Haadrin, Thailand. Haadrin is now a mecca for
clubbers and it's full moon parties attract 10,000 + people every month.
Lee arrived in February 1992 after hearing about it from travelers who
passed through Hong Kong. The full moon party at this point consisted of
the drum circles around open fires on the beach and a DJ playing tapes
in one of the bars. Lee decided to fly back to Hong Kong and come back
with records and turntables while the Thai people organized a sound
system. Lee stayed for 3 months at a time playing and helping to grow
the parties which were held every week leading up to the main party on
the beach each month for full moon. "This was always something that was
going to happen in Haadrin" states Lee "I was just lucky enough to have
been there very early on while the parties grew. I wouldn't credit
myself with being the first person playing dance music in Haadrin. That
right goes to a fantastic DJ who went by the name of Backyard Dave but I
was definitely one of the first few playing records on the beach there.
We didn't have a proper DJ box, just decks set up on a plank of wood
balanced on beer crates with some palm tree leaves above to protect us
if it rained! I regularly was electrocuted by the mixer when it got
damp" Lee continued to visit the Island every year until 99 and stayed
for months to experience the privalidged position of playing sunrise on
the beach each full moon and at the Backyard club which he cites as one
of the most special places in the world ever to have played at.
to the UK 1997 - present day
On the recommendation of Craig and
Sasha Lee returned to the UK but it wasn't an easy first year. Craig
Richards ran a highly successful party in London which he invited Lee to
play several times but without contacts or an agent Lee was a relative
unknown and it took time to become recognized. Fortunately with strong
and consistent appearances at Craigs night and then the launch of the
Tyrant night featuring Lee alongside both Sasha and Craig Lee's career
really started taking off. Offers to play other leading UK clubs such as
Cream, Golden, Ministry of Sound etc lead to Lee being offered to mix a
CD for Hooj Chons mixing the breakbeat tracks on their label. Lee was
asked to have the mix done by the next morning so no computer trickery
here, just two decks a mixer and the records. He was also asked that
year to mix his first solo CD (this time with tracks of his own choice).
The compilation went down very well with the magazines. Tyrant was also
picking up speed with a regular monthly party in both London and
Nottingham. Lee and Craig were left to their own devices on several
occasions with Sasha unable to make it and throwing them in the deep
end. Would a packed house expecting to see Sasha be disappointed? The
answer was clearly no as the crowd kept coming back month after month.
In 1999 The first Tyrant compilation was released and won album of the
month in every single magazine. This mix has stood the test of time and
still sounds as fresh today as it did back then. Sasha decided to bow
out of Tyrant after a few years and Lee and Craig continue, to this day,
to confound and twist the heads of the people who hear them play .A
Tyrant mix was featured on the UK's Radio One live from the Homelands
festival as well as the duo being invited to do an essential mix fro
Pete Tong. Lee and Craig as Tyrant held down a monthly night at Fabric
in London almost from the day it opened until the end of 2005 when Lee
embarked his 365 project.
Lee decided to try and make more sense
of his unrelenting travel in 2005 at which point the 365 project was
born. It was an idea Lee had had to expand the impact a DJ would have by
setting up shop in seven countries/cities for one or two months over
365 days. While in each location he became resident of a club and hosted
at least four parties to grow the relationship and understanding
between himself and each crowd. To learn more himself as well as expose
each crowd to his unique music selection and Djing style. In each place
he also set aside time to work alongside local producers and write
music. Lee's residencies were held in New York, Ibiza, Florence, Buenos
Aires, Sydney, Denver and Hong Kong. He also kept a journal which was
published online for each city by DJmag.com each month describing the
unusual and unhinged lifestyle that is his. The project was a great
success and after a few months break Lee returned to New York in Fall
2006 and expanded the 365 residency to 4 months. This is an ongoing
project which could land in a city near you soon!
continued to release widely regarded and much loved underground mix CD's
for companies like Global Underground, Everybody and most recently
Balance. He is also a yearly visiter to Miami's winter music conference
where for the last three years he has held his own party where he takes
the controls and messes with your mind for seven hours. The party has
gone from strength to strength and this year had to be moved to a larger
venue due to outgrowing BED. The 'Barrage' Pawn shop party was
mentioned as one of the parties of the conference.Lee continues to play
the major festivals of the world from Notting Hill carnivals famous
Sancho Panza stage to Exit festival, Creamfields and Homelands,
Coachella, Love Parade, Dance Valley, Ultra, Acafest and in the last few
years Burning Man which he cites as the best event he's ever been to in
twenty five years of going out. 2008 will see him visiting the Virgin
festival in Toronto for the first time.
was involved in Fire recordings during the nineties but is really a
latecomer to producing citing laziness and studio fear as causes. His
first solo production was the Lost and Found Ep on Fire which was
instantly licensed to James Lavelles Global Underground, Tyrant 2
(although Lee said he felt a bit weird putting one of his own tracks on a
compilation), Cass's Prologue and Sancho Panza's carnival CD. Not a bad
start! As Tyrant they remixed UNKLE and Lee set up Almost Anonymous in
2006 which was "simply a label for releasing tracks made on the 365
tour". Tracks alongside Dan F, Andy Page and Steve Porter were released
2007 to present.
Lee's most recent triple
mix CD for Balance was released in Fall 2007 to critical aclaim. Ranking
as compilation of the month across many many publications and websites
it then went nominated for compilation of the year at the PLUG awards.
Lee's tour to support the CD ran through into 2008 covering most of the
world and back.
Projects in 2008 include a new set of parties
called 'GET WEIRD' which will start out as residencies on the left and
right coast in San Francisco and New York. A return to the Burning Man
festival in the Nevada desert will see him warping minds at various
parties as well as this year his own sound system. Lee is also going
back in the studio to "take it a bit more seriously this time" alongside
new studio guru Tim Green (TG). Expect some wonky and weird music to
see the light of day towards the end of 2008.
On a last note Lee
has regularly been described as a DJ's DJ and I asked the ever popular
journalistic question "Describe the music you play"? I asked . He said
he usually doesn't have an answer to have an answer but narrowed it down
at least. "The records that can't really be described. Those are the
ones that always interest me. Wonky, Wobbly, bassline driven, trippy,
melodic, mean, nasty, gentle, deep, spacious, distant and
rocking.Interesting not obvious. Those are some of the words that I'd
use to describe the records in my box".
From his early years of DJing at Bedrock nights in his
home town of Hastings, to the 10+ hour sets in New York today, one
thing remains the same - a complete love of all music. It's this passion
and plenty of hard work that has helped Danny to get where he is today.
It's no coincidence that he's been placed in DJ Magazine's top 20 DJs
in the world for the last 3 years. Danny has a unique, eclectic sound
which as been described as "deepsexyfuturistictechfunkhouse" and it's
this sound which which is shaking floors worldwide.
With over 12
years of experience, Danny has become truly international. His hectic
schedule regularly takes him all over Europe, North and South America,
Asia and Australia. He's DJed in the world's coolest clubs and held
residencies at Renaissance, Twilo and Home. With 2002 came the
announcement of an exciting monthly residency at Vinyl in New York,
where Danny's 10 hour marathon sets are fast becoming legendary.
not just in the club where Danny has made a name for himself, he's also
been busy in the studio. Albums for Global Underground, Renaissance and
his own Nocturnal Frequencies series have been the highlights in a
continually growing back catalogue of acclaimed mixes. As a producer his
main focus is with co-producer Dick Trevor and vocalist Erire as
"Science Dept.". Last year they released the highly successful single
"Breathe" and fans can expect more to follow in 2002.
infectious personality and individual style is what really puts him a
cut above the rest though. You can really sense his connection with the
crowd wherever he plays, and he has fully earned the label "the clubbers
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