Maximus (House of Wolf)
Jewels Hartnell (Wildlife/Passion FM)
Back once again at Islington's hottest spot House of Wolf - spinning the sounds of Hip Hop, Old Skool, Club Classics, Acid House, UKG and more… strictly vinyl only! Be sure to add this to the diary, everybody is welcome!
Free entry before 10pm - £10 thereafter
Over the last 15 years I've been lucky enough to Dj at many of the best clubs in London including FABRIC, PACHA, SOSHO, EGG, CENTRO (AKA/THE END) 54, M.O.S, PLAN B, EAST VILLAGE, CABLE, THE CROSS, AREA, FIRE, HERBAL, THE KEY, DRIVER, LOST ANGEL, 1001, PIRATE CLUB NYE, SHOREDITCH HOUSE, GLADE & SECRET GARDEN FESTIVALS, NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL aswell as many U.K underground clubs such as STUDIO 11, WHIPPING HOUSE and as far a field as IBIZA, GEORGIA, RUSSIA, TURKEY, HONG KONG & the PHILIPPINES.
I'm currently resident at CANT STOP WONT STOP, M.D.M.A, JUMP OFF, S.O.H & Hoxton FM Radio. Through these many dj experiences i've learned a lot about making a crowd move or just creating the right soundscape for the evening. I love what i do and cant ever imagine doing anything else.
My musical tastes range from everything from early Motown, Jazz , Blues to Hip Hop, Soul, Ska, Drum and Bass, Deep House, Nu Disco, Minimal & Techno... over the years i've collected well over 10,000 records!! These are all styles which I regularly play out. Big love goes out to everyone who has surported me over the years and continue to do so! Big respect to you! Here's how it all started...
In 1989 i had my first real musical influence watching a 1988 DMC MIXING FINALS video tape, on this i saw the amazing cutting & scratching skills of Dj CASH MONEY. This inspired me to become a disk jockey. In 1991 i got my first decks, an all in one with rotary knobs and no pitch controls plus 30 ACID HOUSE & HARDCORE BREAKBEAT records. Among these were "House Is Mine" on Rising High, "Edge 1" & early work from BLAME.
In 1992 I began playing at illegal parties in unused warehouses in LINCOLN. After a few years Djing & sneaking into Raves i decided to move to NOTTINGHAM.
Djs i followed like CARL COX, COLIN DALE, Dj HYPE etc were going in different musical directions like TECHNO, JUNGLE & HAPPY HARDCORE. I preferred the darker stuff played by HYPE, GROOVERIDER, KENNY KEN, LTJ BUKEM & GOLDIE etc. At 17 i promoted D & B parties in Nottingham at clubs such as the SKY CLUB, THE LENTON & THE HOUSE. Through these i met the Sherwood Forest rave promoters FREEK BROS & PE.2 CREWS. I moved to London in 1996 via a short stay in MILTON KEYNES.
When i lived in EC1, i got word of a new club opening called FABRIC. I got a job there, & a year later the head of Promotions offered me a position promoting the club & looking after the Djs & performers on Club nights on Friday & Saturday nights. Through this i met a lot of my inspirations like GROOVERIDER, GOLDIE, COLIN DALE, CARL COX, PESHAY, RAY KEITH, HYPE & DAVE ANGEL & Nu Skool Djs like HIGH CONTRAST, FRESH, & CLIPZ. Due to a cancellation by Dj legend FABIO in 2001, i was asked to fill in. My set went down well & brought a lot of positive feedback. Since then i haven't looked back & have djed at many of London's top bars & clubs playing all different genres of music, lately i've been playing a lot of Nu Discol, Deep House & Techno around the top clubs in the capital such as EGG, PACHA, M.O.S, SOSHO, CABLE, CAFE 1001 performing for promotions such as CANT STOP WONT STOP, WHAT MATTERS, BREAKFAST @ EGG & SUPERNOVA. I'm currently in the studio at the moment working on my first genre busting album... coming late 2012.
The Future Is Bright... better pack the sunglasses then!
Anyway, thanks for reading! Haven't you got a party to go to!? I know i have!!
Peace & Love
Saturdays 8-10pm www.passionlive.co.uk
Hartnell justifies solid on-going appeal with deliverances on vinyl and digital which radiate pioneering underground. Driven by exquisite baselines and melodious breakdowns, her sound is influenced by the subtleties of 80's Electronica, Acid, Electro, Chicago House, Detroit Techno and UKG, intertwining into unhurried heavy rhythms of Deep House, Tech and Nu Disco.
Debut EP signed to Audio Rehab. Currently holds residency at House of Wolf, Islington and with Deep House event P.A.L.S
Gigography: Bodymove, Supernova, Space, CSWS, Beautiful People, Trespass, Promised Land, Pacific, Ava Word, Diversion, Techno Notice and Friends, Byrdz, Voyage, Sub Terrania, LDN Underground, Spinage, Get Intimate, Manic, B.T.S, Drop The Vibe, Universal Vibes, Blank Kanvas, TSV, Sirene, The Bond Ball, Systematic, Sinners, Lickerish, Paradisco, Rhythmatic, Immigrant Records, Endless Summer, Key Of Life, Blank Canvas, Carnival X, Hollywood Forever, Sound Canvas, Slave To The Rhythm, Big Fish, Paparazzi, Night Crawlers, Re-Set, TOWIP, Dolce Vita, In House Saturdays, P.A.L.S, Audio Rehab Show, Decadence Show.
Vibe Bar, Cafe 101, Aquarium, Avalon, Raduno, Dorsia, EGG, Cargo, Bar Vinyl, Fire, The Finsbury, Dalston Roof Gardens, KOKO, McQueen, Pacha, Kanya Ibiza, Private Villa Party Ibiza, Supperclub, Fridge Bar, Fluid, The International, Nomad, Thirst Bar, Eagle Diner, Russian Bar, Horse and Groom, Ravenous, Soho Mansion, Jamm Bar, Cherry Jam, Westbourne Studios, Number 10, The Gallery, Kensington Close Hotel, Apartment 58, Public Life, Platinum Club, Raving Buddha, The Crescent Club, The Edge Club, Area, Covert, Paradise Bar, Love and Liquor, Club Warehouse, House Of Wolf, Passion FM, Rinse FM, Cubase FM, Jacks House TV, Radio Klub, Stromkraft Radio, Technohouse FM.
I started DJ'ing in 1982 playing 2 Tone, Ska, Punk , New Wave & more. In 1987 I went to my first Rave in a disused warehouse in kings cross were I first heard the sound of Acid House. From there I organised a few Acid house raves for Ratpak in '88/'89 in North London. I’d started buying all of these New sounds & got an old belt drive deck with Pitch Control & started learning on how to beat-mix with one deck & a tape player. I then had the opportunity to play at Turnmills night club in London EC1, from there I got Involved in Pirate Radio every weekend, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays playing Hardcore & Jungle, Loved doing the pirate stations and in '94 got a residency at the Sir George Roby, the old club dog in Finsbury Park playing House n Garage every Friday with a regular slot on the award winning Freek Fm 101.8.
I’ve played with the likes of DJ EZ, Timmy Magic, Ramsey & Fen, Ratpack, Ellis Dee, Hucklebury Finn & many more. I've been lucky enough to have played clubs all over London & The South. The Wag Club, Bagleys Film Studios, The Rocket, Powerhouse, Capital Club, Hanover Grand & 100s more including pubs & wine bars.
In '99 I secured a residency at the famous Electric Ballroom in Camden town every Saturday night for 4 years. More recently I’ve played Club Labrynth at The Garage & Club Colosseum, Stush at Hidden Nightclub, Ratpacks 25th at Coronet, Reminisce at The Garage, Scala Nightclub Kings Cross, RS Lounge, House of Wolf, Basing House, Volk Club in Brighton and the Tonic music festival in Portsmouth. I still love the art of DJ'ing with vinyl & Technics SL1200 - the Old Skool way!