Friday 13th June will see the launch of ‘Mike Gill and friends’, a brand new party held in an intimate, 100 capacity venue on Shoreditch High street, East London.
The event will showcase some of the freshest new talent from around the globe and will play host to 3 DJ’s, each presenting their own individual take on underground dance music, kicking off with headliner Manara, who will be making this his first ever gig outside of South America.
Freshly landing on British soil from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 21 year old Manara has been making waves in his home country of late. After recently completing his new album ‘Ihnteractions’ (link below) he has since landed interviews with some of the biggest national magazines in Brazil including ‘Oglobo’ and ‘Vice Brazil’, the latter of which he was touring with just before he left to come and share his truly unique style of dance music with the European clubbing world for the very first time.
Below you can see links to some of his recent mixes and interviews
Like many weird and wonderful names in music, this one couldn’t be more descriptive if it led a revolution. Never one for conforming, following or holding back, Jonny ‘Rebel’ Lawrence’s passion for music can be heard throughout his work as well as in his personality.
Always open minded Jonny’s influence are broad. Spanning across 80s pop culture and the 90s dance music scene, plus what close friends describe as ‘an unhealthy obsession with hero Sasha’ – you can see where Rebel pulls direction from.
Hailing from the historically conservative Buckinghamshire, it’s not hard to see where the thirst to step away from the norm came from. After realising his passion for music and all things artistic at a young age, Jonny had found the ammunition he needed to flourish from a wayward boy to a rebellious leader. In 2004 he moved to Leicester and began his musical journey quickly becoming a regular at the cities infamous Sonido parties before launching his own venture in the form of Save The Pony.
2013 sees the launch of “Tough Luck Records”, Jonny’s own imprint (Alongside friends Chris Cue and Twon) with a clearly defined ethos, tough, raw Techno and house. It’s first release, REbEL’s “History” EP was immediately picked up by the likes of Loco Dice, Stacey Pullen, wAFF, Adam Shelton, Bloody Mary, Jozif and more. It also received Mixmag’s “Techno tune of the month” for August 2013, scoring 9/10, surely a sign of things to come from TLR.
London native Mike Gill was raised on a strict diet of house and garage throughout the infamous dance movement of the 90's. As club culture and electronic sounds swept through the city on a wave of ecstasy Mike absorbed his surroundings and developed his own unique style which he would soon share with the world. A career in sound engineering only furthered this passion and he has now been making music of great soul and élan for 10 years and DJ'ing in clubs for as long as he's been legal.
The young artists big break came in July 2012 when Wolf + Lamb head honcho Gadi Mizrahi heard a demo of Mike's summer smash 'Midst of the Moment' featuring Robert Owens and was quick to realise it's huge potential; immediately snapping it up. Since then things moved quickly with releases on Hot Waves II & IV, House Of Disco and a ton of gigs at some of the world's best clubs and festivals including Glade & Secret Garden Party (UK), Meadow in the Mountains & Horizons (Bulgaria) and Echo Festival (Croatia).
With his open minded and eclectic taste for music, the last year has seen his production and DJ sound shift to a more mature, contemporary house and garage style. This is most evident with his recent move to Jamie Trench's highly promising Roots For Bloom imprint, for whom he has releases scheduled for 2013 which see him exploring the classic elements of the New York and Chicago styles of house.
With bundles of energy and one of the most affable personalities on the circuit; the past, the present and the future will always be bright for Mike Gill.