Since school friends Simon Lister and Peter Wilson became PEOPLE GET REAL, the duo have steadily gained a reputation amongst dance music’s elite as genuinely passionate DJs with a distinctly diverse musical taste which they bring to the party every time they play.
Over the past ten years they’ve brought this approach to clubs and parties across the world; from Japan’s Nakameguru district to regular bookings in Spain and France as well as annual soirées to Croatia to perform at both Hideout and Unknown Festival. Pairing this with their continuing residencies at Leeds up and coming Canal Mills and clubbing institution The Garden Party has further cemented their notoriety as DJs who understand how the dancefloor works and has seen them play alongside artists including; Ricardo Villalobos, Dixon, Jackmaster and many more.
Alongside their DJing schedule they continue with their production work with long-time studio collaborator John-Paul Denton. This musical output has brought them a new level of respect from some of the biggest names in modern dance music, including Tiga, Andrew Weatherall, Optimo, and a whole host of other forward thinking DJs and electronic artists.
Over the past 3 years their label “Join Our Club” has gone from strength to strength and has seen them release not only their own work but also music and remixes from Daniel Avery, John Tejada, Ivan Smagghe (It’s a Fine Line), and many more.
“They understand how a club works, how to build a night, and know their music enough to shame many of the big hitters.” Erol Alkan
“I’ve had the pleasure of playing on the same bill as People Get Real on quite a few occasions now. Whether it’s introducing me to a new gadget, or new tracks, the boys always surprise me, in a good way! It’s an honor every time.” Ryan Elliot
“People Get real are up there with the very best DJ talent that the UK has to offer – Mixmag receive hundreds of CD’s each week, but years on, it’s People Get Real’s that we keep going back to. From Carl Craig to Depeche Mode, this is as real as you can get right now.” Mixmag
Selected discography People Get Real