This Saturday at Escape we bring you the return of Gatecrasher legend Matt Hardwick to room 1. Matt's illustrious association with the global phenomenon that is Gatecrasher is something which has been well documented. Such association would be seen by many as an accomplishment in it's own right. It has seen Matt to play some of the greatest events the world of clubbing has to offer. Whether it be playing at the sell-out Don Valley stadium gig in front of 28,000 people on New Years Eve or playing to 15,000 people at the amazing Gatecrasher NEC events- Matt has seen it all. However, in the last two years the artist has risen, not only to play a pivotal role in the Gatecrasher fold but to become an internationally recognized artist in his own right.
Matt's growing reputation really came to the fore with the completion of his first Radio 1 Essential Mix. The mix struck a chord with clubbers and promoters the world over. Demand for Matt in the clubs was on the increase and he soon found himself playing for all the high profile organisations within the UK scene. Further, his international diary became ever more hectic. To date he has enjoyed successful tours throughout Asia, South America, Australia, Africa, Europe and the USA. This has enabled him to play prestigious venues the world-over, including Home in Sydney and the prestigious Limelight in New York.
Such a growing repertoire did not go unnoticed. When Simon Berry, the Platipus records impresario was looking for, in his words a "rising star," to mix their coveted tenth compilation mix CD- guess who he called first. With over 40 tracks a mixes from which to chose Matt came up with a fluid mix of progressive trance that won plaudits across the board.
Room 2 we have for the second time our monthly installment in the form of ED Kurno who is guaranteed to rock the place with the most uplifting house music alongside Escape's finest CN Williams & Bern
Room 3 will be hosted by Cardiffs finest UK garage crew the V2 CREW alongside Escape residents DJ Kai and MC Footy
Be sure not too miss this event, we'll see you down the front