SET IN STONE
SUNDAY 28TH DECEMBER 2008
@ THE MOKO LOUNGE, HARROGARE
PROPER HOUSE MUSIC WITH SHINDIG'S
PLUS SUPPORT FROM TOM GOLDEN (Stylus / Homegrown) & TOM DENTON
Set in Stone are back for our next event after the excellent FraidSo event in October in the sultry surroundings of Manchester's Soup Kitchen. It's off up the M62 to the equally seductive venue that is The Moko Lounge in Harrogate to throw another free party with one of the UK's finest clubs resident DJs' - Shindig's Neil Bainbridge.
It all started at the age of 15 when Neil discovered dance music listening to Danny Rampling on Radio 1. Early influences coming from Masters At Work, Derrick Carter and Daft Punk. Having got the bug Neil deciding to take up the monotonous and anti-social hobby of bedroom mixing and soon enough he stumbled on Newcastle’s underground house scene and finest clubbing export Shindig.
His early experiences of clubbing included checking out as many of Newcastle’s clubs as possibly, and whichever ones would let an early teenager in. After many first visits that consisted of learning over the balcony to check out what was going on in the booth and trying to see the dj’s actions, came the introduction to Shindig founders Scott and Scooby through fellow promoter Jim Mawdlsy.
For the previous six months Neil had been eagerly watching and taking mental notes of their weekly warm-ups alongside the many world famous guests to grace the turntables at Shindig’s former home – Foundation/Riverside and now heset his sights on playing at Newcastle’s most well respected club night currently at home in Digital. (Voted 15 in the Worlds Top club Poll by Dj Mag earlier in the year).
Wanting to submerge himself more and more in the house sound and music industry in general, Neil took the plunge and decided to open his own independent record store in the city centre with the aim to provide a store that would sell the kind of music he wanted to listen to and buy. So Air Records opened in 2002. Through this not only could Neil mix his work with play, but it allowed him to make great friends and contacts with the music industry as a whole – something he was keen to take to the next level.
Like most first breaks go, Neil got the chance to play at Shindig when one of the other residents couldn’t make it. 5 years later Neil continues as a Shindig resident, opening for many of the worlds best and biggest Dj’s, as well as holding his own playing main sets. Neil has to date and continues to play alongside and hand over control to Dj’s as varied as Danny Rampling, Switch, Jesse Rose, Derrick Carter, Roger Sanchez, Dj Heather, Inland Knights, FC Kahuna, Freeform Five, Tony Humphries, AudioFly, Hippe, Luke Solomon, Chris Duckenfield, Jimpster, Phil Weeks and many many more.
Neil's style is a blend of techy based house and minimal grooves, all with a distinctive Chicago based feel. He has guested in citys such as Manchester, Leeds, Hull, Lincoln and Lancaster as well as several overseas trips to Belgium and Chicago, guesting alongside Justin Long at one of the Home of House’s most famous venues –Smartbar.
It was during the first few years of Neil’s Shindig Residency when he teamed up with fellow resident Mark Lowry (Solaris Heights) for his first studio experience. Their 3 track debut deep house EP titled “Square One EP” under the appropriate name of Airgroove, was immediately snapped up by west coast American producer Patrick Turner for his Movim imprint. This cemented Neil’s mind on what he wanted to achieve and led to the release of “Radio Tonic” to US based Kolour Recordings – also licensed and featured on Mark Farina’s House of OM CD.
Now with much more experienced time in the studio and continued learning of playing keys and other musical knowledge, he has gained great support on his productions, remixes and several bootlegs projects from the likes of Nic Fanciulli, James Talk and Derrick Carter.
At 23 years old Neil continues to cement his Shindig Residency as well as guest around the country, whist working hard in the studio pushing out electronic based house.
Joining Neil on the dex will be SiS residents Tom Golden and Tom Denton, both fresh from a hectic December which has seen the pair spin at numerous Xmas parties as far afield as Garstang, Chorley and the Three Owls Bird Sanctuary in Rochdale.
THE MOKO LOUNGE
2 KINGS ROAD
10PM-4AM / FREE ENTRY
info: 07531 276 443