We are very happy to announce that after a great year, 93 feet east have asked us to take over for new years eve. We wanted to finish the year on a high so rather then bringing in just one headliner, we thought we would bring in 3, each with their own unique style that should keep the vibe flowing. Expect a few more surprises on the night as well ;-)
Tickets can be purchased from ticket web and at 93 feet east direct.
Ilario Alicante (Cocoon)......
Ilario Alicante is considered as one of the major new talents of electronic club music. He was born in 1988 in Livorno, Italy. Already as a child he has developed an incredible passion for music. After some time Ilario became familiar with the club world and gained first experiences with mixing and DJing. ( (
His early club residencies in Italy - in legendary "Cameretta" and "Pachamama Club" - helped Ilario to improve his musical skills and unique mixing technique. Here, Ilario's career as a DJ started and in a short period of time he became a famous newcomer DJ in Italy. His DJ-sets reached new levels of clubbing experiences. With his early gigs at Circoloco and Tenax Ilario's reputation started to rise outside of Italy. Today he performs in many major clubs in Germany, UK, Spain and Netherlands. But also in South America he is famous for his unique combination of house music and Latin American rhythms.
As a producer he possesses this burning passion as well. At the age of 16 Ilario started to produce music and to develop his very own vision of contemporary electronic dance music by integrating various influences and genres to create his unique sound. Up to now Ilario has released 10 releases - one of the most successful EPs was "Living Near Africa", released in 2008 on Cecille Records. Many of his records can be found in the record bags of artists like Sven Vaeth, Ricardo Villalobos, Marco Carola, Luciano, Nick Curly, and many more.
Since then Ilario has developed an unparallel artistic perfrormance as DJ and live performer which made him a welcome frequent guest in some of the best clubs around the globe - from Columbia to Portugal and Italy to UK. So watch out for a venue near you - you will experience a very distinctive musical expression - driving and deep at the same moment!
Matt Tolfrey (Leftroom/Culprit).......
Matt has been insistently pulling and pushing at the boundaries of house music for over 10 years. Witnessing a 2002 set at Mattâ€™s first residency at The Bomb left such a mark on Craig Richards that he invited the then 21-year-old to play at a Tyrant at fabric a few months later. The close affinity to the London club continues to this day, either on main room duty, hosting label parties or on the main stage â€“ debuting his live act with Inxec in October 2010.
His energy and desire to raise himself above his peers is now recognised by clubs world wide. With Panorama Bar (Berlin), D Edge (Sao Paolo), Rex (Paris) and Warehouse 702 (Tokyo) all falling for the wobble and bounce that characterises Mattâ€™s unique style. Regular visits stateside culminated in 2010, headlining the notorious Need I Say More party, which kicks off after DEMF at Old Miami, presided over by the Visionquest party boys. The second US Leftroom excursion lands in late 2011.
Known to record buyers through his family of labels, Leftroom, Leftroom Ltd and Leftâ€™d as well as the edits label Foot and Mouth, he has released bombs from the likes of Jamie Jones, Pablo Cahn and Lee Curtiss over the 5 year history of the imprint. Tracks such as Audiojackâ€™s â€˜Robotâ€™ in 2006 and Ito & Starâ€™s â€˜Sudoko Kidâ€™ in 2007 and the Skream remix of MarcAshkenâ€™s Roots Dyed Dark, also in 2007 became stand up classics after being unearthed by Leftroom. With Matt on the decks, future classics in this league are usually just a mix away, holding resolutely to his mantra â€“ not to release a track he would not play.
As a frenetic A&R scout Matt always has a new talent on his radar, his hunger to find the hottest new dance floor bombs has led him to build one of the farthest reaching networks of modern electronic music. On reaching 5 years the label will kick back into life again and start to draw from this. After 2 years of focusing on bringing through new talent, there are some big releases on the horizon for 2011.
The Leftroom family of labels as much reflects Mattâ€™s ability to bond with US acts such as Seth Troxler and Wolf + Lamb as it does his ability to recognise raw talent in the likes of Robin Ordell and Mark Chambers â€“ part of a hot new generation of UK house heads. Likewise, going full circle to his DJ heritage, he will be releasing remixes for one of his all time favourite tracks, Robert Owens â€“ Iâ€™ll Be Your Friend, and will be working on a remix of DJ Ali on the resurgent Classic imprint.
Mattâ€™s landmark first mix CD, the self released Donâ€™t Be Left Out will soon have a follow up after he has been commissioned to mix the first instalment on the new 1Trax mix series, with Einzelkind already lined up for the second installment.
Constantly striving to better himself, perfecting production is the next step. Collaborations with Inxec have seen tracks such as (I Just Cant) Take It snapped up by Cocoon. The massive Hollywood on Culprit and 2010â€™s Almost There on Rekids scratch the surface of the production ideas yet to be explored by Matt. From his first vocal performance on Candy, a new track from Lee Curtiss, to a studio album in the pipeline, Matt is looking to round off his game and consolidate his place at the top of the electronic pile.
Russ Yallop (Crosstown Rebels)......
Few producers of recent years have exploded onto the underground house scene like Crosstown Rebelsâ€™ latest signing Russ Yallop. While some producers spend years finding their feet, Russ made a clear statement of intent with â€˜I Canâ€™t Waitâ€™ his debut release on Crosstown Rebels, a solid cut of nu-school house that was charted across the board by everyone from Jamie Jones to MANDY and was featured by Heidi on her â€˜In New Music We Trustâ€™ show on BBC Radio One. Meanwhile, â€˜Rock Meâ€™ on the B-side was picked up by DJ Mag and featured on their â€˜Best of Britishâ€™ covermount compilation at the start of this year. Named as â€˜One To Watchâ€™ in Electronic Beats magazine and with future releases on Jamie Jones and Lee Fossâ€™ Hot Creations and Crosstownâ€™s new â€˜Rebellionâ€™ label offshoot, it should come as little surprise that Russ got snapped up by â€˜Ibiza Voiceâ€™ to mix a recent instalment of their hugely popular podcast series despite being relatively new to the scene.
Long-time friend and now a fully-fledged member of Crosstown Rebels, Russ Yallop has been biding his time, honing his production skills for the last few years. Part of a new breed of DJs, with studio skills to match, which includes his close friends Lee Foss, Richy Ahmed and Robert James, Russ Yallopâ€™s sound is infected with warm charm and boundless energy. Fusing fun into dance music again, Russ and his UK-based peers are creating a new strain of house music that is currently taking the worldwide underground by storm, promising bright things for the future.