Strange Loving Halloween
3 Dance floors
2 Exciting Internationals
1 Haunted Venue
9pm – 4am
10:00 El Gordo
12:00 Bruno Morphet
02:00 Matt Tolfrey (UK / Leftroom Records)
10:00 Kostakis (Get Physical)
12:00 Doctor Dru (Germany / Exploited Records)
02:00 Ryan Murgatroyd (Get Physical)
09:00 Ian Skene
10:30 Funk & Rowley
12:00 Dakin Auret
Germany / Exploited Records
It all started, when Doctor Dru was a little boy treating his mothers pots and pans with his drumsticks. Three priorities dominated his youth, the Snare, Skateboarding & Soul Music. Soon his professional drumming career took him around Europe, supporting artists like R.Kelly in sold out concert halls. A skateboarding accident left him with two broken arms and put an abrupt end to drumming for a while. But tweaking a mixer was still possible, and so the affair with an atari and a drummachine began. The subsequent years were about honing his production skills and spinning vinyl at numerous parties and clubs. Before long he was producing a wide variety of artists including one of his heroes, Bootsy Collins.
In 2010 he founded the label JEUDI Records, with like minded friends from Baalsaal, Hamburg and the following year saw him ghostproducing for other DJ ìs and debut his own material. “Ooh Gosh!”, his debut EP sat in the Top 5 of the dancecharts for weeks. Doctor Dru was also the producer behind “Juicy Fruit”, the 2011 summer hit and success story of Exploited’s sub label Blackjuke Box; and the “Anymore” EP in collaboration with his buddies Adana Twins. Then the Twins hired him for their breakthrough: the “Everyday” EP on Exploited . With ‘The Voice of Dru’ Doctor Dru created his own breakthrough. A modern take on a classic
UK / Leftroom Records
From the Sunday morning warehouse to the Friday night super club, Matt Tolfrey is the perpetual young turk of London’s relentless techno carnival.
Leftroom label boss and acclaimed DJ/producer, Tolfrey knows a thing or two about crafting a musical world that is experimental yet playful, underground yet shot through with glitter and glamour, boundary-pushing yet unpretentious. His DJ sets acknowledge the trends without becoming a slave to them. His production references the history of electronica but adds a resolutely contemporary edge.
World-wise international DJ, cross continent party planner, and all-round infectious personality, Tolfrey is summed up best by Seth Troxler as, ‘Matt Tolfrey, the last great British DJ’.
Now a mainstay of Resident Advisor’s top 100 DJs poll, in recent years Tolfrey’s career has exploded. 2012 alone saw his debut Essential Mix live from Sankeys Ibiza for Radio One, as well as a hugely successful residency at that same infamous hotspot, a ten-year anniversary at Fabric, shows as far as Japan and Peru, as well as appearances at Seattle’s Decibel and Piknic Electronik in Montreal. Not to mention that his album Word Of Mouth dropped in November 2012 with nothing less than 8/10 in all publications online or print. Or that Leftroom Presents, his monthly show on London’s Rinse FM, has been key in delivering a subtler, sexier sound to the UK scene. In the coming year the Tolfrey empire reaches even further: a new residency with New York’s Verboten, a coveted place on the Beatport Stage at Movement, forthcoming music on Cocoon with Inxec, as well as remixes on MURK Records, and collaborations with Eats Everything, Jozif, and more.
The force behind the Leftroom collective (featuring the likes of Laura Jones, Jay Haze, Gavin Herlihy, Kate Simko, Craig Richards, and Simon Baker), Tolfrey is a truly rare thing: a man with the vision and ability to orchestrate a spirit of collaboration between dance music’s hottest tastemakers, without in the process sacrificing his own unique sound. In Tolfrey’s production the soul and sophistication of London deep house meets the Chicago naughtiness of the classic Derrick Carter bump. All gentle crooning, high-hats that pat you on the ass, synth lines that slink inside your head and take a nap on your mental furniture, Tolfrey makes music for the thinking man’s rave. But most importantly, whether he’s parading around the beaches of Ibiza in his new floral trunks from Paul Smith, or BBQing with his pals in Detroit, Tolfrey is just a likeable guy, committed to rejecting the sometimes elitist vibe of dance music culture. After his set is done, he’s happiest on the dance floor, making friends and breaking hearts, not tucked away behind the velvet rope.
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