Continuing in it's run of quality events, 808 looks to go one step further as they welcome Dyed Soundorom for their penultimate event before closing for Summer. With a fresh take on party-throwing and a focus on community, the warm atmosphere of the 808 dance floor is set to go off when coupled with the joie de vivre of which Dyed is so well known.
Dyed Soundorom (Apollonia)
Dyed Soundorom had an unusual entrée into dance music. The owner of infamous Paris nightspot Les Bain Douches spotted something in the hyper, perma-smiling party kid and approached him with a request: “he wanted me to put on a party with an underground sound,” says Dyed with a grin. And that is what he has been doing ever since – as a promoter, DJ and especially as a gifted producer.
Dyed is as adept at juggling beats as he was dribbling basketballs, and he approaches every club with the verve and energy of an athlete rushing into competition. From the cutting edge dancefloors of Batofar and the Rex Club in Paris, his DJ career has gone global. In recent months Dyed has racked up an eye-watering number of air-miles and brought his deft touch to the hottest parties on the planet, including Berlin’s Panoramabar, to Womb in Tokyo, Fabric London, Louche in Leeds, Sankeys in Manchester, Studio 80 Amsterdam, Goa in Roma, NYC Blk market and Ushuaia beach, the most talked-about party of Ibiza 2009, and the best was to come in 2010 summer season when Dyed Soundorom has been named resident of the glorious Circoloco @ DC10, Ibiza, and just rocked it every Mondays ! What he brings to every club is a winning mix of style and enthusiasm. He oozes cool but Dyed never makes the mistake of taking himself seriously. His only priority is to keep the party rocking.
Dyed discovered the power of pure entertainment as a kid listening to Michael Jackson’s Thriller and, like a great pop star, he understands that giving people what they want doesn’t mean compromising on quality. The past two years have seen Dyed devote himself increasingly to production with impressive results. Freak n’ Chic label boss Dan Ghenacia, a close friend, spotted Dyed’s talent immediately, encouraging him to do remixes for FnC’s first label compilation ‘Rendez Vous 01’. Since then Dyed has released 12”s and EPs on labels including Spectral Sound, Freak n’Chic, Crosstown Rebels, Adult Only, Supplement Facts, Safari electronique and Tsuba Records, and added his remix skills to projects including Maya Jane coles ‘What They Say’ rework, wolf+Lamb Love someone ‘s long format, Franck Roger’s Love call remixes EP, ‘Eyelights’ compilation and the ‘Tsuba Remixes Vol 3’ compilation along with Pier Bucci, Daniel Stefanik and D’Julz..
Given his deep roots in the electronic music scene it is hardly surprising Dyed’s career is blooming. If anything the mischievous twinkle in his eye that led to his first gig as a promoter in Paris is brighter than ever, and his irrepressible urge to be at the heart of the party is just as strong. With an ever-broadening network of clubs and labels clamouring for his music there is hardly a corner of the world left that is immune to the charms of Dyed Soundorom’s underground sound.
After years of being a regular at every must go party, it was only a matter of time before Willow turned her attention to the decks. A deep involvement in the scene throughout Manchester and Leeds has seen Willow build up a collection of music unique to the emerging grooves of today's sound.
Since her first event supporting Shaun Reeves in Spektrum last Halloween, Willow has certainly made an impression with her on-point tune selection and mixing. Having already warmed up for some of today's heavy weights; Nicolas Jaar, Ellen Allien, Laura Jones & Tom Demac, 2012 is certainly looking promising for this rising talent.
ALEX LEWIS (808/Electronique)
Years in the scene and an ear for quality house music has seen the Manchester based DJ/producer, Alex Lewis, build up a respected and varied record collection that covers the last 3 decades.
After two years of playing regular gigs in Manchester, and helping Sankeys Ibiza get on it's feet last Summer, 2012 has seen Alex Lewis land himself with a residency for Electronique; a night that got its name as the official Sankeys pre-party and has progressed onto becoming an independent label that is currently going from strength to strength.
On point track selection and mixing skills go hand in hand with a natural talent for production. Major influences include; Moodymann, Prosumer and DJ Qu.
Expect some low slung yet hard hitting house music in a set that comes with a stamp of personal identity; something that is so rarely found in an artist of this age.
Escucha will be providing its usual; array of cocktails, selection of fine spirits, and range of beers by bottle and draft.
The 808 drinks offers are still to be confirmed.