Lee Burridge [Tyrant, UK]
Rooz [Deep Blue]
Bo [tech tach toe]
Adnan Sharif [Forward]
Atish [Listed, HouseHeads]
Sammy Bliss [Pocker Underground]
Deep Blue and Public Works bringin LEE BURRIDGE for his debut appearance at Public Works on Funktion One sound!
+ Rooz (Deep Blue) and Bo (tech tach toe-SF)- warming up the main room.
OddJob Loft DJ's:
Adnan Sharif (Forward, SF)
Atish (Listed, Househeads- SF)
Sammy Bliss (Pocket Undergound/Woogie Nights LIB- SF)
More info and presales available shortly.
Lee Bio here:
Leeâ€™s career started on December 26th 1985 in his fathers pub in the countryside of the South West of England. Never dreaming what laid ahead he started his career playing Birthdays, Weddings and the occasional funeral. Born from a decades passion for music and seeing it as an opportunity to get a girlfriend he spent the first few years playing 7â€³ records to everyone from age 5 -95. He was soon spotted by a local nightclub who snapped him up as their regular Saturday night DJ.
This lead to being invited to other local nightclubs playing as he describes it â€ a mix of the best of the worst music from the 80â€²sâ€. Leeâ€™s path diverted in 1988 with the discovery of acid house. After attending some of the outdoor raves that were gaining momentum around Londonâ€™s M25 motorway Leeâ€™s passion for music was turned on itâ€™s head and he felt excited in a way never felt before. â€œI had to find this musicâ€ he said and started to collect the first records which have grown from the one red plastic record box of 1988 to over 35,000 records today.
Lee and friends started to organize small club and beach events where he lived but getting to play these big raves proved difficult. Not living in London or knowing anyone involved made Lee just another Dj handing out mix tapes to anyone and everyone whom would listen to them. â€œIâ€™m not sure what would have happened if Iâ€™d been asked to play back then as in 1990 my life really changed directionâ€.
Nowadays- He has continued to release widely regarded and much loved underground mix CDâ€™s for companies like Global Underground, Everybody and most recently Balance. He is also a yearly visiter to Miamiâ€™s winter music conference where for the last three years he has held his own party where he takes the controls and messes with your mind for seven hours. The party has gone from strength to strength and this year had to be moved to a larger venue due to outgrowing BED. The â€˜Barrageâ€™ Pawn shop party was mentioned as one of the parties of the conference.
Lee continues to play the major festivals of the world from Notting Hill carnivals famous Sancho Panza stage to Exit festival, Creamfields and Homelands, Coachella, Love Parade, Dance Valley, Ultra, Acafest and in the last few years Burning Man which he cites as the best event heâ€™s ever been to in twenty five years of going out.
Leeâ€™s most recent triple mix CD for Balance was released in Fall 2007 to critical aclaim. Ranking as compilation of the month across many many publications and websites it then went nominated for compilation of the year at the PLUG awards. Leeâ€™s tour to support the CD ran through into 2008 covering most of the world and back.
On a last note Lee has regularly been described as a DJâ€™s DJ and I asked the ever popular journalistic question â€œDescribe the music you playâ€? I asked . He said he usually doesnâ€™t have an answer to have an answer but narrowed it down at least. â€œThe records that canâ€™t really be described. Those are the ones that always interest me. Wonky, Wobbly, bassline driven, trippy, melodic, mean, nasty, gentle, deep, spacious, distant and rocking.Interesting not obvious. Those are some of the words that Iâ€™d use to describe the records in my boxâ€.