VOLUME presents a night of quality underground house music with the original innovators of the TECH-HOUSE scene, WIGGLE & FABRIC residents NATHAN COLES and EDDIE RICHARDS. Joining them will be WIGGLE and KITSAM RECORDINGS latest addition FREAKY DISCO featuring the vocal talents of DAIR and HOUSE FM's SIMON PAGE alongside NINJA TUNE’s radio hosts SANDALS OF JUSTICE.
This amazing line up promises to be a night for true lovers of cutting edge house music and comes highly recommended, this is not one to be missed!
It has been a very busy time for EDDIE RICHARDS, dance music’s quintessential pioneer, referred to by MIXMAG as "Britain’s godfather of house and techno." Eddie was one of the first DJ’s to champion house back in the mid 80’s and one of the UK’s original mix DJ’s residing at London’s CAMDEN PALACE, fast becoming a key figure in a new music and cultural movement soon to explode worldwide. After playing at such influential and original underground clubs as HEAVEN in London and Manchester’s HACIENDA he went one to headline the legendary SUNRISE, ENERGY and HELTER SKELTER parties. Since the mid 80’s he has been included in virtually every book, documentary and film on dance culture and sought after all over the world for his flawless mix of deep bass driven techno with soulful and tough tribal house, a format he has always maintained and has led him to be widely regarded as the pioneer of what is now known as TECH-HOUSE.
Most recently Eddie has been devoting more time to music production, releasing and licensing tracks with labels in the UK, Europe and USA including END RECORDINGS, HYPERVINYL, MATTER/FORM, LHB and his own labels LUNAR TUNES, DY-NA-MIX and STORM which have all been getting excellent reviews and chart placing from respected DJ’s around the world. The Dark EP licensed to VISITOR RECORDS in Belgium remains their all time best seller. With his long standing residency at WIGGLE, Eddie spins regularly at FABRIC in London and has also featured on his very own FABRIC Mix CD, surely an accolade of recognition within the scene if ever there was one. Even so, consider this, in a recent 3 month stint Eddie travelled over 97,000 miles (a distance of more than four times around the world) to spin at 40 parties spanning over 26 cities and 10 countries and this APRIL he’s playing at VOLUME.
As for NATHAN COLES, well, what can be said about a man armed with a 10,000 watt grin and almost superhuman reserves of stamina? Nathan has bumped and hustled his way into the hot, humid netherworld of the warehouse party scene and in alliance with MR. C launched the legendary RELEASE parties. It was in 1994 however that he really cemented his lofty position in the house music hall of fame when he and TERRY FRANCIS begun the infamous WIGGLE parties and in the process gave birth to a musical movement now known as TECH-HOUSE.
WIGGLE'S far-reaching reputation was officially recognized when it was nominated for "Best Underground Club” at the MUZIK MAGAZINE SAS awards. In this respect Nathan can justifiably be called a musical pioneer, having spent the last 15 years as a kind of roving ambassador for tech-house, laying down rapturously-received sets of loose-limbed, funk-fuelled house in an array of venues all over the world. Nathan thankfully shows no signs of slowing down and like a fine wine he surely gets better with age, where his ability to read a crowd, taste in music and flawless mixing abilities never cease to amaze and astound.
This is really is going to be one party you do not want to miss . . .