Line-up /Stu Allen, DJ Storm, Gershwin, Glenn Aston, DJ X
Following their near sell-out 2nd Birthday, The Source returns with two more very special guests from the history of dance musicâ€¦.. Manchester legend Stu Allen and the UKâ€™s no.1 female jungle/DnB DJ, Storm.
After taking up DJing in 1982, Stu Allen soon began to make a name for himself in the Manchester area and in 1986 he was asked to temporarily fill in for a DJ on Piccadilly Radio. The reaction was so great from listeners that he was signed on permanently and began to host a show featuring Hip Hop and a new style of music called House. When the station's ratings improved massively, Stu produced a Soul show called Souled Out and a Hip Hop show called Bus 'Diss. He would also have a House hour, which would feature the seamless mixing he is now known for. As House music swept across the UK in the late 80's, Stu and his radio shows became an inspiration to thousands of young people in the Northwest and he soon found himself headlining at some of the biggest raves around the UK such as Amnesia House, Fantazia, Dreamscape, Pandemonium and the Eclipse. Throughout the 90â€™s, he presented thrice weekly dance shows on Key103FM alongside regular stints in Ibiza and Tenerife packing out 2000+ capacity venues on a regular basis. During this time Stu also enjoyed monumental success as a recoding artist and producer, releasing tracks under such guises as Visa & Clock, scoring no less than 14 top 40 hits, of which 4 were top 10 which then led him to mix and produce the now legendary Kiss Mix shows (Mon-Sat evenings) which became the most listened to shows in London between 99-00.
English Drum'n'Bass DJ duo Kemistry and Storm were not only recognized for their talents, but also for being successful women in a male-dominated genre of music. The pair were a unique and pioneering element on the scene, as the only female duo in the circuit, each with a strong identity, which perfectly complemented each otherâ€™s style. After managing Goldieâ€™s Metalheadz label in the mid 90â€™s and having releases on the legendary Reinforced label, they swiftly became regular headliners on the Jungle/DnB circuit which led to them releasing an album on the legendary DJ Kicks series from respected label Studio !K7. The release of this lead to the two friends DJing around the world until tragically Kemistry was suddenly killed in a car accident as they were returning from a gig in April 1999. Determined to carry on in memory of her friend and with her passion for music, Storm has continued her DJ career and her skills and dedication to the scene have been recognised by her winning the accolade of Best Female DJ at the National Drum and Bass Awards for the last 4 years!
Add to this sets by Source residents Glenn Aston, Gershwin and DJ-X and you got the recipe for one fantastic party with something for everyone covering many styles from the heyday of dance music 88-96.
Advance tickets - http://www.theticketsellers.co.uk/tickets/the-source-stu-allen-and-dj-storm/10021378?ref=let_aft
Those of you that have attended the previous Source events with Ellis Dee, Frank De Wulf, Ray Keith, DJ Sy, 2 Bad Mice, Trevor Fung, Nookie, Tango & Ratty, Doc Scott, and many others will know what to expect â€“ great music, great people, quality sound and lighting and above all, one fantastic vibe just like the old days!