JAVI SAMPOL (SPAIN, W!LDLIVE / FACT)
Born in Barcelona (1986) and discovered electronic music in 2002. His love for the music and influences of Marco Carola , Luciano and Ricardo Villalobos gave him the desire to start djing. Since then, he has not stopped crafting his skills, buying records and shaping his own unique style. With time, he became a highly skilled dj and started confirming his first bookings in the Barcelona club scene. Javi had collaborations with Undrez in the famous City Hall in Barcelona, called Club 4, owned by Cristian Smith , Adam Beyer , Paco Osuna and Marco Carola . His style is defined as a mix between Deep and Tech House , Minimal and Funky Techno. Javi adds his own salsa to his music by using a special set up that allows him to create a particular atmosphere and control every aspect of his diverse mix.
Right now Javi Sampol is working on several projects. In 2011 Javi start 'Wildl!ive', a very well-known name in Barcelona during the Sonar Festival, events at The One Club and exclusive after hours with Get Physical , Supernature and Bla Bla records, one of the best underground spots in Condal City .
Resident and owner of 'Audi[O]' a successful Saturday night on the Sydney club scene during 2011 that hosted artist as Audiofly , events like Radio Slave After Party among others during 2011 in Australia.
Touring Europe from April until September with special impact during the Sonar Festival 2011 in his town Barcelona, touring France in July with Fact BCN Showcase , Paparazzi Bar in Russia ( Moscow ) and many more dates and cities during the summer season.
Javi coming back to Australia to keep working on his main project in 2012, FACT & Wildlive.
He is part of FACT ( the famous weekly party born during the Sonar Festival 2010 and held every Saturday @ Space Ibiza ) start's off with parties as Moonharbour & Cargo edition showcase , Flying Circus ,M-nus showcase and now around the world, FACT bring the hottest European flavours to Australia . Javi Sampol is a young talent who is always looking for new ways to develop his music. His unique and innovative style is making an impact on the Australian clubbing scene, he is someone who will have a creative future in electronic music, and you can bet on that.
BONDI HOUSE DJs
Born from some of biggest house parties in Bondi and Sydney’s eastern suburbs over the past few years, this group of DJs, their mates and fellow party goers have continued to smash the HOUSE party scene all over Sydney from local residences along Sydney’s inner beaches to the biggest clubs and hottest events all over the country.
Exploding onto Sydney’s club scene and creating a name for themselves producing a diverse party / house / club sound with a familiar fun and electric vibe that always draws a huge, friendly, energetic crowd and huge success.
Early foundations grew from numerous unforgettable house parties across Bondi and Tamarama from around 2007 until now which gave this collective group of djs the tag known as ‘the Bondi House DJs’ and they've been playing all across the globe's clubs and house parties ever since.
Hosts of their own regular radio show THE BIG WEDNESDAY every Wednesday night 8-10pm AEST on Bondi FM www.bondifm.com.au and regularly booked as guests and residents across many of Sydney’s biggest and best clubs still loyal and charged as ever with their core group of friends and fans who brought them to where they are today.
KERRY WALLACE (S.A.S.H.)
Having made a name for himself as a purveyor of fine underground house in London and Ibiza, DJ and promoter Kerry Wallace has returned home to Sydney, to continue sharing his love of and passion for quality music. From his first weekly ‘pulp sessions’ parties in London, which went on to be so successful that they celebrated their first birthday at the Ministry of Sound and the founding of the original ‘S*A*S*H*’ at the Chapel Bar, in Islington, North London, Kerry soon proved to be a force to be reckoned with. Regular DJ gigs across the capital soon followed, supporting the likes of Spencer Parker, Nathan Coles (wiggle fabric), Mike Monday, as well appearances at the infamous Egg night club, and a weekly radio show on pirate station House FM, which he ran for 2 years.
With an increasing number of gigs in Ibiza each year, he finally took the plunge in 2008 and moved there permanently. Over 2 seasons, he held residencies at Es Vive, Savanna Beach Club, Es Pardis and the Itaca Roof Terrace. The high point being warming up for Sven Väth at one of his legendary & elusive Cocoon afterparties.
Since returning to Sydney, Kerry has held a residency at the Bunker, played alongside Simon Baker, Kollektiv Turmstrasse and Shaun Reeves, and most importantly, launched his legendary S*A*S*H* Sunday party in Sydney, which has become a firm fixture on the scene, thanks to its no bullshit policy towards providing quality music in a friendly atmosphere.
Looking to the future, he has recently launched a tour & events company called ‘Paved Way’ with Matt Weir, who he runs the Sydney S*A*S*H parties with. They have some exciting things in store for us the next few coming months, and we can expect to see some European artist hitting our shores very soon. All they ask of us, is that we trust them to bring us only ‘the best underground music”.
Dan Rowntree Hanoi
Dan Rowntree has been Djing professionally for over 15 years, having first started at Miro bar in he moved back to Sydney to open the Arthouse space, from there Louis Vuitton acquired his DJ service’s for all their events in Asia, Djing at Store Openings, Product Launches and Fashion Shows in Cities such as Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul and Shanghai, from there Dan took a Residency at Zeta Bar and also Hemmesphere which is his current home.
Within that time Dan has also worked on numerous events for clients such as MTV, Veuve Cliquot, Harper's Bazaar and GQ Magazine’s, Clinique, Goldman Sachs, Moet Chandon, Nokia, Collette Dinnigan, G-Star, L'oreal, Rosemount Australia Fashion Week, David Jones, Samsung, Dom Perignon, Jimmy Choo and Tiffany & Co.
As well as the wedding of Sass and Bide founder Heidi Middleton Dan has played music to Paris and Nicky Hilton, Snoop Dog, Grandmaster Flash, Pink, Orlando Bloom and the list goes on….
Dan also consults to Luke Mangan’s restaurant group and designs the music for his dining rooms in Melbourne, Singapore and Tokyo and also Marque restaurant in Sydney (voted in top 100 Restaurants of the world), as well this Dan also mixes music for General Pants store’s and also Supre’s 170 store’s in both Australia and New Zealand.
DIM Vs UNPRESSED
DIM vs Unpressed have both been sent been sent back through time armed with a CD case full of minimal and tech house tunes that they like to unleash late at night on unsuspecting elderly bowlers keen for an after bowls beverage and waltz. Zimmer frames are optional but advised.