After Chris Halliday from ketoloco tearing downstairs in Cream, Violate is proud to present RIK PARKINSON from the mighty Pioneer. Rik should need no intro, but Wakefield hasnt got a clue so here it is...
The extraordinary technical skills of Rik Parkinson have raised countless eyebrows in the DJ industry. However, that’s mainly because the organic-electro-tech selector doesn’t so much play music as remix it live – as only a musician can. Part DJ prodigy, part nuskool producer, and full-on party aficionado, Rik works out his music-driven passions by demonstrating DJ gear from top-flight manufacturer Pioneer by day and rocking dancefloors by night!
Armed with an arsenal of techniques to supplement his musicality, Rik produced, signed and released two tracks under the alias Jazz Sensation together with Jon Last. The cuts were called Just Like That and Anytime No More. And the names of the labels that snapped up these fledgling compositions – Sounds Like Soul and Soul Tonic – tell you all you need to know about his musical orientation at that point in time. Receiving plenty of radio plays from DJs at Radio 1, Galaxy and Ministry of Sound, plus airings at clubbing hot spots like Café Mambo, these emotional grooves were furthermore supported by tuned-in crews such as G-Club and Defected.
If you are a gear head, then you may already know Rik from his Pro DJ video tutorials on YouTube, which have clocked up more hits than a popstar outta rehab. Likewise, through his cutting-edge work of introducing new Pioneer kit to the UK massive, the man-like-DJ-machine has enjoyed sharing his fast-fingered decks and EFX wizardry with world-renowned DJs such as Steve Lawler, X-Press 2, Demi, Yousef and Yoda, no less.
This is sure to be a belter of a night, and one of the most talented dj's to come to Wakefield in recent times...
We'll also be showcasing the new Pioneer CDJ 2000's on the night for any of you gear head's that's interested.