Natalie Coleman, Ed Jones, Tristan B, Craig Brown, Greg Shaw, Deep Thought
Our comeback night in November was rather epic, even if we do say so our self. Mustaches everywhere!
But alas, we've shaved our lips and are looking smooth and fresh for our next party in January.
Drama loves a good ol' Mooch. We do things at a relaxed pace, whether that's raving or more raving! There's never any rush!
So what better way to kick off 2013 than with a good ol' fashioned knees up!
You'll have attempted to stay in for a couple of weekends after New Years Eve and will be itching to go.....so Mooch on down to Dojo for a night full of quality House & Techno.
For our first installment of the year we bring you the underground kings and queens of House, Mooch (from Laaanddaaaannn guv!)
THE MOOCH CREW: NATALIE COLEMAN & ED JONES
NATALIE COLEMAN [Founder / Promoter / Label Owner / Resident DJ]
Over the past few years Nat’s name has been on the flyer of almost every London party worth its salt. Influenced by heavyweights such as Luciano, Queen Maxine and Loco Dice her unique style of driving minimal house, blended with playful techno has seen her rock packed out floors alongside the likes of Booka Shade, Martin Landsky, Hearthrob, Jerome Sydenham, Silicone Soul, Dinky, Mr C, tINI, Guti to name a few. Nat’s residency at London Redlight Afterhours gave her a platform on which she built a reputation for consistently delivering the goods. Adding to this with slots at Booka Shade’s Album Launch, Jaded and upcoming gigs at Fabric’s WetYourSelf and Nozstock Festival, she has cemented her place as one of London’s rapidly rising stars.
Entering into promotion Nat, alongside fellow resident and co-promoter Ed Jones, created Mooch. Now in its third year Mooch is going from strength to strength and has carved out a niche for chunky, groove orientated tech-house in London’s thriving east end scene. Mooch is consistently recommended by Mixmag, Timeout and RA alongside its current home Basing House.
ED JONES [Founder / Resident DJ]
Ed Jones’s DJing pilgrimage started in the West Country with all things Breakbeat and Jungle, after chance visit to one of London’s notorious afterpartys his true love was discovered… 4 to the floor. Relocating to London’s Eastend gave Ed the opportunity to hook up with Natalie Coleman, sharing a similar music passion and vision they created Mooch, what has become a respected platform in pushing underground talent and leftfield House & Techno into the public domain. Ed’s resident sets at Mooch have only served to enhance his reputation for laying down, groove orientated, dubby and sometimes edgy brand of House and Techno crafted from a diverse musical history. CV includes : Jaded, KSS, Redlight, Get Diverted, Welikeit, Triptic, Muak, Drama, Click | Radio: Jacks House, House FM | Festivals: Nozstock, Run to the Sun, and Teknival.
CRAIG BROWN [Banjax]
Craig started to get a taste for DJing when he was 15 by helping out at local clubs and pubs with weddings or parties. He carried this local parties until he was 18 where his new career and social life with friends took the front seat but he always kept a keen ear for his first genre of music which was UK garage.
It wasn't until he was 20, he started to visit underground clubs in Bristol and he stumbled across Electro House and fell in love with what that scene was all about. From there he joined the local DJ academy which got his foot through the door with Bristol's most recognized promoters.
He started co-running Mi Casa at Bijou for over 2 years whilst DJing prime slots at Chicago, EQ, Prominence and held residency at Basement 45 along side Eats Everything.
For the next 2 years he was resident at BSB and co-ran their popular Bank Holiday called Electro Electro, but his main highlights where playing for Hed Kandi, Kinki Malinki, Cream Classics, Pukka up at Ministry of Sound and at the Syndicate along with DJs - Pete Tong, Eric Prydz, Mick Slim, Will Bailey and K-Klass.
The last 2 years has seen Craig promote and DJ at his successful nights... ShipWrecked and Banjax.
When Craig plays out you can expect to find all of his favorite elements of his past music experiences into his DJ set. Deep Basey and Techy with a few Vocals thrown in for good measure.
TRISTAN B [The 4th Floor]
Tristan Bolitho started his DJ career in the mid 70’s in Cornwall. He became a resident DJ in his first nightclub at the age of 16 in 1979.
In the mid 80’s he moved to Bristol and was soon resident DJ at the Studio Nightclub. Over the next 22 years he went on to DJ at virtually every club in the city.
He started his radio career in 1987 at BBC Radio Bristol where he produced and presented the groundbreaking dance music show ‘Roadblock’.
In 1988 he started presenting and producing weekly TV youth culture and music features for BBC Points West.
In 1990 he set up production and management business Bristol Baseline Productions, pairing Bristol Jazz singer Tammy Payne with unknown young producers from Bath Andy Watkins and Paul Wilson. Tammy was initially signed to WEA records achieving massive success with two tracks ‘Free’ and ‘Take Me Now’. The young producers later went on to work with Simon Fuller selling 50 million records worldwide.
In 1991 Tristan was headhunted to help set up new dance music station ‘Galaxy’ where he presented many shows including the iconic House Music show ‘Club 101’. He also worked his way up the managerial ladder ending his career at the station in 2002 as Programme Director.
In 2004 Tristan ended a 5 year residency at the Fez Club and retired as a DJ. He moved to Ibiza to set up Real Estate business Romero Ibiza.
In 2008 he moved back to the UK settling in back in his home town in Cornwall. He soon opened a shop and a T Shirt Printing business ‘Passion T Shirts’. He also started DJ’ing again doing mainly retro nights in local bars and clubs
Missing city life and a decent club scene, in September 2011, Tristan moved back to Bristol setting up his T Shirt printing business in his new home.
He soon got involved with community Radio Station BCfm. In February 2011 he launched ‘The 4th Floor’ a show that celebrates Bristol’s underground house music scene featuring Bristol’s biggest DJ’s and producers.
In September 2012 he started presenting the ‘One Love’ breakfast show on Friday morning for BCfm.
Inspired by the vibrant new house music scene Tristan could not resist playing out again so he is now officially out of retirement and back behind the decks. He is is also in the process of devising a new show radio ‘Cool As’ that will be launched early 2013.