Line-up /Tiger Bar (Pre Club) hosted by Solstice:
Ill Phil (Hectik, Dirty Smart)
Casey Lee Jones
Classics VINYL SET;
NJ Gibbs (Zheng)
The Terrace hosted by “Radio Cardiff In The House”:
Martin Dibble (Escape, Digital Exposure)
CN Williams (Reel House)
Terry Hardwick (Radio Cardiff)
Silver (Radio Cardiff)
Mike Touhey (Radio Cardiff)
The Club hosted by Global: CLUB ROOM WILL HAVE A NEW SET UP WITH STAGE AND CRASH BARRIERS!!
HEADLINE: Seamus Haji (Big Love/Strictly Rhythm)
Steve Harris (Global)
Solstice is proud to bring you the legend that is SEAMUS HAJI.
Seamus Haji is one of the UKs most influential and internationally acclaimed Dance Music remixer/producer/DJs. He kicked off the new decade in fine style with No 1 UK Club Chart “Good Times” – his Chic remake alongside Mark Knight and Funkagenda as well as a few priority major label remixes for the likes of Estelle, Jamiroquai, Lock Essiene and Hurts and the release of his Big Love compilation.
Best known latterly for his hit remake of “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life” which was Top 15 in the UK National Chart and of course that remix of Booty Luv’s “Boogie 2Nite” which peaked at number 2, he unwittingly spawned the electro house sound which went on to become ubiquitous, often imitated but arguably never bettered.
His remixes retain a mark of quality, signature chords exuding warmth, and always respecting the vocal whether it be R&B royalty such as Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Brandy; indie/rock/pop such as Ting Tings, Moby, Just Jack, Mika or straight-up dance such as Calvin Harris, Axwell, Roisin Murphy.
His own productions (including those alongside sometime partner Paul Emanuel) are well-known global dancefloor staples from ‘Weekend’ to ‘Take Me Away’ and recent collaborations with Kaskade and up&coming French producer Romain Curtis have been signed to respected US labels Ultra and Strictly Rhythm respectively.
As a DJ, he plays all over the world from Moscow to Manchester, Birmingham to Buenos Aires, Singapore to South London! He wows with technical wizardry and, a previous official ambassador for Pioneer CDJs, takes DJ skills very seriously. Seamus is also much in demand for radio mixes and compilations and highlights include two Radio 1 Essential Mixes, and two exclusive Sessions releases for Ministry of Sound, a number for Defected, and he’s even released 2 comps for Men’s Health magazine!
He will always say that he is first & foremost a DJ and that everything else followed. From the tender age of 16 playing hip hop and soul for infamous London Sound Systems, he was an instant crowd-pleaser on account of his technique and selection. This still applies and for him, nothing beats the adrenalin of thousands of people dancing in rhapsody to his music.
Seamus Haji’s experience is all part of the mix. He has been involved in nearly all aspects of the Music Business from working in London’s most influential black music and dance music record shops to A&Ring for Slip’n’Slide Records and then Defected Records to interviewing and reviewing for seminal Dance Music publications such as Muzik Magazine, Update, DJ Mag, Touch and Echoes and of course, de rigueur stints on pirate radio. Since 2002 he has also been at the helm of his own much-respected house music label, Big Love (also including sister imprints Big Love Digital and Soul Love) for which he has either A&R’d, produced, remixed (or all three) nearly one hundred singles and mixed five compilations.
It was this experience that led to legendary US house label Strictly Rhythm asking Seamus to be Head of A&R in 2010. He hosted their International radio show and podcast and also recently mixed the compilation, Strictly Summer for the label out now. Since then Seamus has left to concentrate on his studio work and has many projects ready for release in 2012 among which there's a track with Cevin Fisher (Strictly Rhythm) and EDX for sirup as well tracks with newcomer from the Rising camp, Nelski for his own Big Love imprint.
The remixes still come thick & fast with Seamus' midas touch being added to likes of The Hurts, Dionne Bromfield and Jessie J picking up plays on Radio 1 & playlisted on Gaydar and he ended 2011 with a UK Club Chart Number 1 with his Sarvi “Amore” remix. Having just submitted a slew of remixes for Scissor Sisters, Jakwob, Zander Bleck, Rebecca Ferguson, Niki & The Dove and The Ghosts all of these will be dropping early 2012 confirming he's one of the most respected & in-demand remixers in the UK.
He's recently started his own Big Love radio show on Juice Brighton 107.2 which is also available as an itunes podcast and has been receiving a great response which should lead to syndication over the globe.
We are starting from early to get the party going! Happy hour and half price drinks from 5pm-9pm!!! Entry is free to Tiger Bar before 10pm (£5 thereafter) so come enjoy the PRECLUB, have some cheap drinks and enjoy the musical display our djs will put on.
Single spirit mixer – £2.50
Bottled beers/alcho pops – £2.50
Small house wine - £2.50
(Paper) Advanced General admission club tickets: £8 plus £1 Booking fee
Available from: Global 07929374477
Radio Cardiff (Cardiff Bay) 08712 88 22 71
Tiger Tiger (City Centre) 02920 391944
Solstice Promo Manager: 07427 111766
Masons Stores (Grangetown)
Zheng 07966 154733
Raging Swan Tattoo Studio, Newport Road (Rumney)
All online tickets available from:
www.liongazelle.co.uk- Global and Solstice Tickets Page-(use QR code for direct link)
IT WILL COST MORE ON THE DOOR
Contact Global for Booking Booths: 07929374477
See facebook event for more details- including "Solstice Ticket Reps"