Topping the bill is Justin Drake (Peace Division)
Justin Drake is undoubtedly one of the most consistent contributors
to house music for over ten years. Whether it be via his productions
alongside Clive Henry as Peace Division, his audio engineering or
his near constant DJ schedule, Drake has had nothing but success
when it comes to the 4:4 beat.
Most recently, tracks and remixes for Crosstown Rebels, NRK, Tsuba,
Kerri Chandler and Audio Soul Project have won plaudits from
everyone from Ricardo Villalobos and Damian Lazarus to Sebo K and
Dinky, but DJ support is no novelty to Drake.
Born and raised in the leafy suburbs of London, Justin amused
himself by emersing himself in the developing uk house music scene
and, in particular the M25 "Orbital" rave scene. A fascination with
electronics quickly developed into audio engineering which in turn
led to releases on the now seminal Junior Boys Own and Sabres of
Peace Division followed and over the past ten years it has become
one of the most bankable yet forward thinking production teams in
the business. Never dwelling on fads, but always proving quality
house music PD is often referred to as one of the greats despite
self-deprecating protests from the duo themselves.
A DJ with an overused passport, Drake has a taste for the warm,
heady and hypnotic grooves which have won him a dedicated following
the world over despite preferring to stay out of the limelight and
"just get on with it". That ethos has seen him maintain a constant
focus on underground music without being influenced by trends. This
has led to respect from peers, promoters and punters worldwide.
Discovered by Ben Watt in 2003, Buzzin' Fly's rising star and resident spinner, Chris Woodward was quickly snapped up by the label and has been a key resident ever since. Since the label’s inception Chris has been a cornerstone of Buzzin Fly's European party schedule, tag-team with Ben Watt on almost every event in the capital since it's inception. As well as resident DJ, Chris has just released his first remix for the label. To check all that out just pop over to the Buzzin' Fly Records website at www.buzzinfly.com..
Joining the dots will be Snap Crackle & Pop's Will Martin.