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He’s one DJ that has been there, done that and done it all again, and for almost three decades Judge Jules has led the way in the world of dance music. Since hitting the decks in 1987, Judge Jules has influenced an entire generation on Kiss FM and Radio 1 and continues to be on the playlists of millions with his weekly radio show The Global Warm Up, which notches up 750,000 downloads every single week via his podcast and is broadcast on over 80 stations around the world.
As a pioneer of the club scene, passion and persona behind the decks coupled with crowd connection and unrivalled mixing has earned Judge Jules unforgettable sets at the world’s most iconic clubs and festivals including Gatecrasher, Ministry of Sound, Global Gathering and Creamfields.
In the studio, Judge Jules has released over 100 tracks of which ten have reached the top 40 in the UK national charts with countless more gracing the upper reaches of the dance charts. He’s mixed compilations for Ministry of Sound, Universal and Warner Bros, which have racked up over 3 million sales, and he’s currently in the studio gearing up to drop a whole host of new beats for 2017. Earning his place amongst DJ legends, Judge Jules has received accolades such as #1 DJ (Mixmag), Best International DJ (Dancestar Awards), Best Radio DJ (Smirnoff’s Dancestars), and has consistently featured in the DJ Mag Top 100 poll, peaking at #3 in the world, alongside the industry’s greatest.
Jules’ presence and reputation in Ibiza is legendary, and his famous brand, Judgement Fridays (formerly Judgement Sundays) is the longest standing DJ residency in Ibiza history. The night continues to pack out its Balearic home week in, week out over the summer season, totting up 16 years of events on the island.
Judge Jules is not planning on slowing down. Instead, he’s continuing to innovate and lead as he always has done taking the ‘Judgement’ brand to the next level in the form of a record label, and UK tour to influence a whole new generation of dance music lovers. Having spent plenty of time locked away in the studio, 2016 saw a serious return to form in terms of productions with the launch of his own ‘Judgement Recordings’ and releases on Coldharbour Recordings, Sirup Music and more. With tracks like ‘Turn On The Lights’, ‘Burn In The Sun’, ‘With A Song’ and ‘Te Quiero’ all gaining high profile support and on chart placements on Beatport, Jules is still very much at the top of his game both behind the decks and in the studio.
With his early ambitions earning him the name Judge Jules, the legal world has become something of a backbone throughout his entire career and having re-trained whilst on tour, during part of the week, in addition to his DJ travels, Jules is a music lawyer with Sheridans, advising labels, DJs, artists and a wide range of other music industry folk. Jules has also lent his expertise in the legal field to a regular ‘Industry Insiders’ column in Mixmag offering advice to up and coming DJs and artists.”Phases come and go, genres are born and laid to rest in the blink of an eye, but one thing is for certain… Judge Jules is here to stay.
Danny Rampling is one of the first Superstar DJs. A true Pioneer and Visionary of the Dance Music scene that we know today.
Through his legendary Acid House club Shoom in the 1980’s, and his Radio shows with BBC Radio 1 and Kiss FM, Danny became a catalyst that has helped to shape Dance Music and Radio for over 25 years, and has paved the way for the likes of David Guetta to be who they are today.
Voted #1 Dj by DJ Magazine in their first ever top 100 poll ; MIx Mag/DMC World Awards : ”Best Radio DJ” – 1992 ; Music Magazine : ”Outstanding Contribution to Dance Music Award” – 1998 ; Ibiza Music Awards : ”Best Radio DJ” and ”Outstanding Achievement Award” – 2000 ; Ibiza Music Award : ”Lifetime Achievement” – 2005 ; DJ Mag : Nominated for ”Best of British Outstanding Contribution Award” – 2012
Danny Rampling has sold over a Million compilation albums, presented with an array of Gold Discs, is also regularly featured on TV documentaries for C4 National Geographic, BBC, MTV, and The Gadget Show for his music knowledge and expertise. He has become a household name in the UK and has become a brand unto himself – building an army of fans. Rampling was the mastermind behind adopting the Smiley Face logo to represent the Acid House / Rave movement, which has become one of the most recognisable symbols of Dance Music Culture we know today.
His show ”Love Groove Dance Party” on BBC Radio 1 ran for 7 years on a Saturday night in the UK, and attracted Millions of global listeners every weekend. Danny Rampling’s radio presence was also instrumental in turning Kiss FM from a pirate radio station into the main player that it is today with his influence over Dance Music and changed the attitudes of young London in the 90’s. Danny was the first British DJ to play at the Miami Winter Music Conference, and was one of the first DJ’s to play in South Africa. With past Ibiza Residencies in Pacha, Amnesia, and Privilege, he has helped shape the Dance and Club scene on the island of ibiza and in the UK as we know it over the years.
Seb Fontaine is one of the most recognized DJs on the international club scene. Through his high profile and long-standing residencies, radio shows and compilation CDs, Seb has been at the forefront of the scene for many years and continue to showcase his electronic house grooves at high-profile gigs around the world.
Initially playing soul, funk, rare groove and hip-hop, Seb started DJing at venues in West London in the late 1980s. After discovering house music, Seb progressed through a number of high profiles residencies at clubs such as the Hanover Grand, Ministy Of Sound and Cream. With these high profile residencies came the opportunity to work with KISS FM and later Radio One – where he presented a weekly Saturday night show to a worldwide audience. As an elite international DJ, Seb has also released a number of best-selling compilation albums for Global Underground (‘Prototype’), Ministry Of Sound, Cream and Positiva.
More recently, Seb Fontaine has hosted Type @ The Cross – a long-standing monthly night that was considered one of London’s best nights during its 8 year tenure. Since the closure of The Cross, Seb has continued to play shows throughout the world and is now as happy playing to the glitterati in Monaco as he is rocking underground dance floors. He is set to continue his residency for Contact @ Amnesia this summer – a club at which he has played regularly throughout the summer months for 10 years – where he appears alongside the likes of Mark Knight, ATFC and Kurd Maverick.
On the production front, Seb has recently hit #1 on the Cool Cuts and Buzz Chart with ‘Need to Feel Loved’ as Reflekt. Originally released on Postiva in 2004 and produced by Seb Fontaine and Julian Peake, ‘Need To Feel Love’ is now setting dance floors alight once more in 2009 with a re-release, featuring remixes from the likes of Adam K & Soha, forthcoming very soon. The original release of this track was a massive international success and featured on the award-winning movie ‘It’s All Gone Pete Tong’ in 2005. Seb continues to run his own Mono-Type label which has released a number of his own productions such as ‘Do The Do’, ‘Gimme More’ and ‘Shine’ – the follow-up to ‘Need To Feel Love’ as Reflekt. Additionally, Seb has recently released remixes on Hussle Recordings and Floorplay while also working on a host of new productions.
Seb Fontaine has been at the pinnacle the dance scene for over 10 years and maintains his status as one of the world’s best DJs. With the continuation of his international DJ schedule and a high-profile gaining massive support and set for release on Positiva, 2009 looks to be another successful for this world-beating DJ and producer.
Legendary DJ Tall Paul, began his career in the late 80s, playing for private parties at his family’s venue, Turnmills. At the same time Paul started working with pirate radio stations Touchdown FM and the capital’s seminal pirate Sunrise FM. From there he went on to get residencies at Trade, Zap Club in Brighton and from there met up with Shelley Boswell, which lead to regular slots at the Gardening Clubs’ “Club For Life”.
In 1992 Paul put out his first vinyl offering – the white label ‘Love Rush’, a Trade anthem. He then hooked up with Hooj Choons’ Red Jerry and came up with the dance classic “Rock Da House,” and then went on to produce numerous top 20 hits including the club anthems Escrima “Deeper” and “Train of Thought”, and his highest entry to date, Camisra “Let Me Show You”, which entered at No. 5. All this lead to a series of remix projects for artists such as New Order, Stone Roses, Erasure, Human League, K Klass, Wild Child, Energy 52, Duran Duran, Nalin & Kane, Blondie, Bizarre Inc, Keane and The Killers.
Paul has won Paul has also sold over 1 million compilation albums including Virgin’s The Gallery Modern Masters, Club Nation 1998 and Cream Anthems, as well as winning numerous awards in his career, both from DJ Mag as Best Producer, and from Muzik Mag who awarded him DJ of the year. His enduring popularity has seen him DJ worldwide travelling to the U.S., Canada, Japan, South America, Asia, India, Dubai, South Africa and all over Europe.
Russell Small is one of the very few DJs to have had multiple top ten hits and several chart-dominating remixes across two decades, and he can uniquely claim to have done it as different artists. Russell’s first extremely successful career was as Phats & Small, and his second was with the Freemasons.
He started DJing in Brighton in the early 1990s, until one track transformed his life forever. ‘Turn Around’ became a huge hit, climbing to number two in the UK charts and spreading like wildfire all over the world. The track launched Russell on the global stage as a recording artist and one of the world’s most exciting DJs.
Two albums followed, as did more hits including ‘Tonite’, ‘This Time Around’, and ‘Feel Good’. Russell then teamed up with James Wiltshire to embark on a recording partnership under the name Freemasons. The duo’s ‘Love On My Mind’ was a slow burner, taking over a year to climb the charts, but once it did, it became an evergreen clubbing anthem.
Over the next few years Freemasons was the hottest dance act in the world. Their own tracks ‘Rain Down Love’ and ‘Uninvited’ dominated the clubs, and remixes of songs by Beyonce, Whitney Houston and Kelly Rowland were picked as the lead radio edits across Europe.
This success led to gigs all over the world, with the duo headlining Mardi Gras twice, and playing everywhere from Rio to Seoul. In 2010 the boys embarked on a ‘Summer of Pride’ tour, headlining every major Pride festival in the UK and the USA.
By 2014, Freemasons decided to take some time out. In, 2016 Russell teamed up with Dino Psaras (DNO P) to release ‘Listen’. Their next track ‘She’ is due out soon. His latest artistic venture is sure to be Russell’s third success in a row, scoring him the ultimate musical hat trick.
Jonathan Ulysses is a force to be reckoned with – as the longest standing resident DJ of the now closed “Space Ibiza” with 19 seasons under his belt, playing music for respectable brands like We Love, Cafe Ole, La Troya and Ibiza Calling and also playing music alongside some of the worlds biggest DJs, including Eric Morello, David Guetta, Sven Vath, Roger Sanchez and Steve Lawler.
His thirst for the world’s greatest stages in his performances doesn’t end in Ibiza. His recent global calendar has seen him stretched from Sandance in Dubai to M.O.B Festival and the Edge in Brazil, to Sounds of the Summer in New Zealand, The Space Ibiza Festival in Sydney, Club Space in Miami, and on to Ministry of Sound in London. You can find Jonathan featured in DJ Magazine, MixMag, Tilllate, Essential Magazine and he was also nominated for ‘Best Ibiza DJ’ on almost every quality dance music-focused website on the internet. Jonathan has even made an appearance on Pete Tong ‘Essential Mix Show’.
The Jonathan Ulysses discography is filled with tracks that have hit the top spot on iTunes, Beatport, Traxsource and Track It Down with Collaborations with Prok and Fitch, Matt Schwart, Tom Starr, Futuristic Polar Bears, Juan Kidd, Peter Brown, Hoxton Whores and Jay C and Vocalists Lisa Williams and Lizzie Curious. As well as being CEO of his own label Ulybug Music, Jonathan has had releases on various labels throughout the years like Toolroom, Wormland, Nervous, Zulu, Hotfingers, Azuli, Oxyd to name a few.
Jonathan Ulysses has mixed three of the Space compilations and many other compilations for In Bed With Space, HatClub and Ministry of Sound.
George Kafetzis, born in Birmingham and one of the cities best kept secrets. He broke into the scene over 10 years ago and going from strength to strength. For people who know him he is respected highly for his technical abilities and pure showmanship whilst behind the decks. For those that don’t, upon witnessing one of his stomping sets, both ears n feet shall be satisfied undoubtedly so . His unique sound consists of smooth house, rocking electro and deep jacking beats with a relentless mix of acapellas thrown on top just for good measure!! This guy does things with tracks you never thought to be possible.
Over the past 10 years he has played at nights/venues across the country including; Cream Bugged Out, Miss Moneypennys, Coca Loco, The Canal Club and GodsKitchen and Gatecrasher Birmingham/ Nottingham just to name but a few in doing so he has had the opportunity to play alongside some of the worlds best djs..and hold residency for Cream Tours in Birmingham .
Currently he is working in the studio as a producer and had success with many remixes over the past 3yrs. He has a unique sound which can/does lend itself to a variety of genres/projects. For over a year he has been one of the chief remixers for Miss Moneypennys music working on most of their current and future projects. Since starting out as a producer he has been fortunate enough to work alongside 80s soul legend Roachford , Mobo award nominee Nate James and ‘thee remixing man of the moment’ Will Bailey.
George is co-owner of Red/Yeloleather Records and Discover International Records which was founded by himself and Jonze with support from the likes of Martijn Ten Velden, Mark Knight, Nick Bridges, Micky Slim, Filthy Rich and is becoming one of the UKs great independent labels.
His excellent productions and remixes are starting to pathe the way to his well deserved success, George is a major talent, with energy and drive like no other. Watch out for this continuation and a number of his own productions forthcoming in the very near future, he is set to be the household name you cant pronounce!