Friday, 12 June 2009

Outcast Love # 12 - GARETH CHESHIRE

Next up in the 'Outcast Love' series is Liverpool dj & edit maestro Gareth Cheshire. His edits are a thing of beauty & worthy of a place in any discerning djs folder.. He has recently played with Horse Meat Disco, Groove Armada, Sebo K as well as radio sessions for Juice FM on their ‘Red Zone’ and ’After Hours’ shows as well as Manchester Key 103’s ‘Back to Our House’.

So, whilst you are getting ready for a night in your favourite basement slip into the sound of Gareth Cheshire. Enjoy x

Sometimes inspiration comes from the most unlikely of places, and it’s certainly true of DJ Gareth Cheshire. Having been involved in dance music for a few years promoting Liverpool clubnight 'Bubblegum', he was forced to take a break from DJing for twelve months when he ruptured his eardrums in 2007. For some it would mark the death knell for their musical passion, but the time out proved to be exactly the vindication Cheshire would need, ensuring a swift resurgence once his ears finally healed.

Gareth is one of the players on the Liverpool club scene and garnering a splurge of gigs, notably at three of the city’s most impressive small nights in Freeze, Pigeonhole Disco and Coco de Mer. Chopping tracks on the fly and taking DJing beyond simply playing records, he was quickly blurring the boundaries between DJ and artist, utilising his software in every way it has been intended. Inspired by the edit culture that engulfed the nouveau disco scene, he focused on how the software could reanimate the music he loved, adding his own personal twist and stamp at every opportunity in much the same vein as the heroes of the genre, Larry Levan, Greg Wilson and Ron Hardy among them, had done previously.

It’s all led to Gareth reaffirming himself as an artist and DJ of real note and promise. His obscure disco edits of Talking Heads and The Police have found their ways into the boxes of Phat Phil Cooper, 40 Thieves, Steve Parry and Yousef, the latter who has been a keen supporter of Gareth since his early DJing forages.


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