August 2005 looks set to be an exciting month for Hooked, we take up our new weekend monthly residency at the newly opened 'the Other Rooms' and welcome DJ Surgeon to the decks (well - laptop) for his much anticipated return to Newcastle.
In 'the Other Rooms' we have found an ideal underground venue. Next door to its big brother, the newly opened 'Digital', and located on Times Square in the Centre for Life, the venue is only 2 minutes walk from Central Station. It will provide an intimate space dedicated to live bands and club nights. Hooked will be running on the last Saturday of each month allowing us to bring the finest worldwide Techno DJs to Newcastle, many of whom will be making their debut Newcastle appearances.
For our launch night at 'the Other Rooms' we are very excited to present DJ Surgeon. After exploding onto the techno scene in 1995 with his first release 'Surgeon EP' he has been one of the constant shapers of the UK techno scene. Early releases and remix work for Dave Clarke made techno luminaries such as Jeff Mills take notice who included him on the 'Live At the Liquid Rooms' CD. Further releases on Tresor records as well as his own labels Downwards and Counterbalance have sealed his reputation as one of the finest UK techno producers. Along with Regis, he is also one half of the infamous British Murder Boys.
As a compliment to his production work, Surgeon is also an in-demand DJ, with a busy work schedule spread across Europe, U.S.A and Japan. He has been a resident at House of God in Birmingham since 1993 and also held a three year residency at Berlin's famous Tresor club.
Also performing will be Suibom Serum, aka Paul Smyth, Head Honcho of Newcastle's Testin' Out Records, and Insert Records (with his old insert releases still being played by DJs all over the world). Paul will be performing an exclusive live set of his own material specially for you.
On DJ Warm up duties, as always, are Hooked residents Chris Littlewood and Andy Gordon.