Thursday, 14 August 2008
Disco Outcasts 24th August
Disco Outcasts welcome James Holroyd & Steve Lee to the basement for our second party on the bank holiday.
James Holroyd has always had OCD when it comes to collecting records!! To him it is a weird and wonderful world..influences to his music are insatiably searched and loved and manifest themselves in a unique sonic way.His sinewaves have led him to have a longstanding affiliation to some very successful clubs.
He has been resident DJ at the legendary BACK TO BASICS and BUGGED OUT since their inceptions.They have been going for a while now!! In fact both were started before 1994.
Basics is the longest running dance music club night in Britain and won Best Club award for 2006 in DJ Mag for its forays in the superb MYHOUSE venue.
He has also been tour DJ for the infamous CHEMICAL BROTHERS for over a decade. He is currently DJing as part of their their WE ARE THE NIGHT tour which is currently gearing up to a visit to Olympia in London(not in Beijing)...So he has plenty of places to air his vinyls
As well as his regular BASICS and BUGGEDOUT! slots he has regularly played guest slots nationwide and internationally.
North London's Steve Lee cut his DJ teeth back in 91' where he ran a backroom with regular Paul "Trouble" Anderson at the tender age of 17. Since these early days he has played across the UK, Europe & LA spinning the best in club music embracing electronica, balearic and the deeper side of house.
In addition, Steve also held down a 10 year residency at Natural Feelin' - The UK's longest serving acid jazz night and it was here he played alongside regulars such as Eddie Pillar, Froggy, Scruff and Gilles Peterson.
Still considered to be a gifted turntablist you will often hear some cheeky turntable routines in his DJ sets. Steve is just as passionate about the old-skool DJ techniques as well as embracing the new digital movement.
Nowadays, Steve runs his own fortnightly night KOLLEKTIV in Kings Cross, London. Kollektiv is home to his vintage collection, with the main focus on balearic, disco and deep house and now in it's 4th year, he still delights his hometown crowd with an ever-changing playlist.
In 2008, Steve has guested at The End, Big Chill House, Fabric, Love To Fly - East Village, LaserMagnectic's Balearic BBQ, NYE @ The Freemasons - Wandsworth and a number of private parties for the film and fashion industry. He's currently in the studio with his musical partner Andy - with an eagerly awaited album due in the Autumn, 2008.
May The Funk Be With You X
Disco Outcasts Presents
James Holroyd & Steve Lee
Sunday 24th August, 10pm - 4am
The Purple Pussy Cat