Mark “Wee Man” Harris
Old Skool Scotty
Hello fellow WERK'ers. WOW What a huge night June was. We had over 350 people through the door and a massive load of fun that came with it. The dance floors were buzzing and LUKE BLACK, COOK & FINN & MATT DIABLO smashed it in. We all had an amazing time and we hope you guys an girls did too. We also collected over £50 for Bristol's Wallace and Gromits “Cots 4 Tots” appeal. We are all so pleased with how much fun you had. Check out the pictures at our facebook page and we also had a couple of spotters from Don’t Stay In down snapping away as well. So get over to www.dontstayin.com to check them out.
NOW guess what we have for you this month. None other than MARC VEDO is coming down to take over the decks in the main room for a huge 2hr set. This is the main man from KOOLWATERS who works with such massive names as BOY GEORGE, PETE TONG, THE SHAPESHIFTERS and SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA. This guy is a massive name in the music industry, my explanation cannot do him justice so check out his bio below. We are so excited to welcome MARC VEDO down to Timbuk2 and we will make sure this night is even bigger and better than the previous one. Not only that but we have all the usual WERK suspects to entertain you all night long.
MARK “WEE MAN” HARRIS
OLD SKOOL SCOTTY
And more to be released soon.
Not only that but we have teamed up with the boys at SHIPWRECKED to offer you a HUGE all day event. So you can start at 3pm on the SHIPWRECKED VS WERK ON THE WATER. Tickets are available from myself or any of the WERK or SHIPWRECKED crew. Then we have the Warm up at The slug and lettuce before coming to Timbuk2 for MARC VEDO. Check out the events on facebook and you will see we have a mad Saturday lined up for you. The boat tickets are ONLY £13 and this gets you onto the 3hr boat ride, and into the slug and lettuce AND then discounted entry into Timbuk2 for WERK. How could we possibly give you more. Well, Price for WERK is £5 before 12:00 and £6 after. WOW so get down to WERK on July 2nd and party with us all night long. Doors open at 11:00pm and we go on till 05:00am. We cannot wait to see you on the dance floor.
Big love WERK'ers, See you soon :)
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Marc Vedo's Bio:
Although his DJ career spans almost 15 years, Marc Vedo’s rise to popular stakes truly came to fruition at the turn of the millennium. Having garnered a musical presence and maturity that can rival many of the world’s leading names, it has actually been the past few years which has borne witness to the bulk of his career’s biggest milestones. Which when culminated together with his past achievements puts him in a position as arguably one of the scenes most impressive international DJ talents and creatively consistent young producers.
As one of Portugal’s most exported international DJs, his diary in recent times has seen him appear at many of the world’s leading super venues such as Avalon in Los Angeles, Zouk in Singapore, The Government in Toronto, V2 in Jakarta and Ministry of Sound in London, whilst being a regular feature for the world’s finest events in Cream, The Gallery, Spundae, Godskitchen, Gatecrasher and Amsterdam Dance Event. His bursting repertoire of clubs has led to festival appearances for the likes of Glastonbury, Global Gathering, Bug Hole Festival in Turkey where he shared the stage with The Chemical Brothers and Sasha, Escape in the park alongside Tiësto in front of 20,000 people and a Ministry of Sound NYE beach party in Mombassa to a crowd of 5000 strong.
Over the years his travels as an electronic music artist has led to him captivating crowds in countries as far afield as Kenya, Mauritius, Bosnia, USA, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Canada, China, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Philippines, Hungary, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, South Africa, Greece and Sweden. International support DJ for music legend Boy George, Marc’s profile has reached unprecedented levels in years gone by with everyone from CNN and E! News to The New York Times and The Guardian newspaper giving coverage on his profile.
It is this exposure and the celebration of his club night Koolwaters 10..th.. birthday that led DJ Magazine to invite Marc host the Loft room at the Top 100 DJs 2010 Awards party at Ministry of Sound in London. Sharing the bill with heavyweight rockers as Deadmau5, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand, and newly crowned World #1 DJ Armin van Buuren was a perfect start for this momentous occasion for the Bristol based, globe reaching club night.
The awards, that saw Marc listed “Best Breakthrough DJ” for 2010 by Boy George, were so successful that the heads of DJ Mag requested Marc, alongside George, mix the magazines Christmas covermount CD. The B2B mix was used as a spring board for the pairs new label VG Records and featured a fresh selection of Marc’s forthcoming material like ‘Staccato’, Magic Sax’ and the hotly anticipated ‘Sunshine into my life’, which features the sumptuous vocals of Basement Jaxx lead vocalist Sharlene Hector. In somewhat of a bizarre occurrence, Marc was also requested to be the cover feature artist and cover mount mixer for Greece’s #1 dance publication Freeze December issue.
As a producer, Marc has found similar success with his studio output and claiming wide reaching support for his productions over the past 24 months. Many of his recent productions, such as ‘Only Love’, ‘Get it Out’, ‘String Circus’ and Liquid Spirit’ with vocalist Tricia Kelshall, of Way Out West fame, have picked up support in the DJs as wider reaching as Tiësto, Erick Morillo, James Zabiela, Matt Darey and Roger Sanchez, whilst radio support has included Radio 1 veterans Pete Tong, Judge Jules and Annie Nightingale.
Whilst his forthcoming release on Koolwaters Digital called ‘Ragga Blip’ is a brilliant rework of the classic ‘On a Ragga Tip’ by SL2 and has already been causing a stir with the scenes prime tastemakers. His forthcoming single ‘Escada’ has just been signed to Kid Massive’s own label Get Down. Alongside this Marc has a number of exciting studio projects lined up with Skin from Skunk Anansie, Abigail Bailey, Andy Moor and Jesse Voorn, as well as remixing Joss Stones upcoming single for Sony Records.
With his own dance brand Koolwaters exploding globally and the thriving growth of its recording imprint arm, it may come as little surprise then that the last KW CD compilation with Kid Massive proved a winning album package, selling huge volumes worldwide and receiving great media acclaim. The brands latest CD project, co-created with one of Asia’s biggest clubbing brands, is out now and so far has been well received. To promote this compilation, Marc embarked on a gruelling tour covering various Asian destinations that included Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia before returning to Europe. The CD compilation features tracks from heavyweight house performers such as John Dalhback, Deadmau5, Steve Angello, Harry Cho Cho Romero plus many more world-class artists.
So with success beaming in from global tours, multiple entries into the Top 40 UK pop dance charts, on top of growing interest from the scenes biggest names and labels, 2010 looks something of a purple patch period for the man once dubbed “the next Sasha” by clubbing bible Mixmag.