Method's first electronic music festival!
*12 HOURS* of music across 3 rooms in an amazing beach-side venue.
This is not to be missed.
Set at one of THE biggest sea side venues in the UK, the Scarborough Spa.
And what a line up to start us off:
PLUS many more
A limited number of Early bird tickets available @£14 SOLD OUT.
Standard tickets @£16.50
V.I.P ONLY £35
V.I.P Tickets: VERY Limited VIP tickets going on sale TODAY...
*VIP package includes;
#Fast track entry,
#Unlimited access to VIP room with DJ's playing throughout,
#Full use of VIP bar,
#A copy of BLUE AMAZON'S new album as mixed by IAN OSSIA,
#Meet and greet the headliners
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*Ticket Hotline : 07732 844120
*Scarborough Spa Box Office : 01723 821888
Emerson began mixing Hip-Hop records at the age of 14, and by 16 was DJing regularly at local venues. He began to explore House Music and quickly acquired a reputation as one of the top British DJs, and demand for his services saw him playing at top clubs such as The Milk Bar, Limelights, and Venus. Darren has garnered several accolades such as "DJ of the Month" in The Face magazine, and also i-D magazine.
In 1990, Martin Prudence, brother-in-law of Rick Smith, introduced him and Karl Hyde invited him to become the third member of techno band Underworld. 1993's dubnobasswithmyheadman was their commercial breakthrough onto the then burgeoning British electronica scene. While working on their second album, 1996's Second Toughest in the Infants, they released the single "Born Slippy .NUXX", which was an instant hit following its inclusion on the soundtrack to the movie, Trainspotting.
During his time with Underworld, Darren also founded his record label, "Underwater" in 1994. It was initially an output for himself and the artists he met along his travels, but it grew to become one of the most influential dance labels of the early nineties. Underwater began as a deep techno label, but when Darren's taste shifted from techno to a more house/progressive house style, the label followed suit. It's sixth 12" release (Life's Little Pleasures/Mr.Sonic) came from an artist listed only as 'Ned Flanders', but is rumored to have been Emerson himself.
Emerson also emerged as a much sought-after remix talent, with remixes for such diverse acts as The Chemical Brothers, and Björk.
Darren parted ways with Underworld in 2000 and then concentrated more on his solo career as a DJ and remixer, and also a label owner. "Global Underground: Uruguay" (2000) and "Global Underground: Singapore" (2001) soon followed on the Global Underground label, with "Episode 1" on his new Underwater label following in 2002. He continued to release tracks by himself and new artists on the Underwater records label and eventually gained its own night at super club Pacha, Ibiza alongside fellow DJ Erick Morillo, to hold a joint Underwater/Subliminal Records night. During its second summer at Pacha, his Underwater Records night won 'House Event' of the summer at the DJ Magazine awards. After its success, Darren Emerson decided to host its own full night at Pacha, Ibiza which became an extremely popular night on the island.
Over the past few years, Emerson has been busy touring the world whilst preparing for his own solo debut album. He rarely plays in the UK apart from his previous bi-monthly resident slot at London club The End (a venue which closed down in January 2009). In 2007 he performed at Sensation White in the Amsterdam Arena.
Since 2004, Emerson had been dating British TV presenter, Kate Thornton, but on 3 February 2011, Kate announced that they had split up. They have one son named Ben, born in May 2008.
In 2009 he released a third compilation for Global Underground - 'Bogota' and in 2010 he launched a new label, DETONE, on which he has so far released the club tracks Gracelands, Decisions, Hard For Slow and Au Go Go, featuring the vocals of the lead singer from Empire of the Sun. Meanwhile, he continues his relentless globe trotting DJ schedule and in the past year, Darren has also begun hosting DETONE club nights at East Village in London.
It’s not like Dave had much of a choice really. That is if you believe in what Malcolm Gladwell says in Outliers, when he examines the success of a few key people in a generation; concluding that they were born at the right time, and in the right place. In
the late 1970s something was happening to the profession of playing records for a living. A group of predominantly gay, black and Hispanic kids were subverting what was left of D.I.S.C.O’s freedom principle in Manhattan’s loft apartments.
Cue the abrupt sound of a needle scratching across a record as we cut across the Atlantic Ocean to the city of Leeds, northern England a few years later. It’s hardly a hotbed of gay Latino abandon, but it is here that we find a young Dave Seaman playing records. Dave is a mobile DJ playing at one of those bread & butter staples of 80s DMC DJs: weddings, bar mitzvahs and birthday parties. Whilst cueing up the first of six million kick drums, he is longing for a bigger dancefloor, one that’d not been invented yet, one filled with an ecstatic experience that had yet to be shared. He arrives home and enters a competition that ran in a black & white glorified newsletter called Mixmag; first prize a trip to the New Music Seminar in New York. He won. One year later, he was editor of Mixmag.
But this isn’t an Acid House fairytale, and having a hand shaping Mixmag into the devout clubbers bible it became wasn’t enough for Dave. Ask one question to any rightminded young journalist in the 90s and they’d have given you the same answer: I’d rather be a DJ. But that wasn’t enough for Dave either. Beat by beat, twelve inch by twelve inch, within a year Dave went from djing alongside Sasha and Laurent Garnier at midland’s wunder-rave Shellys to remixing Michael Jackson: it was one white glove a gogo.
What got Dave that far wasn’t the blind ambition of me, me, me; it was an ear for melody and an untold passion for music. And it was in the studio – alongside Brothers in Rhythm partner Steve Anderson – that his ear for melody found its natural home. One of their first forays into recording gave birth to a record that good times found impossible to ignore; ‘Such a Good Feeling’ set the charts and dancefloors on fire. This crossover appeal, welding pop sensibilities to underground credentials without the dilution of either, ensured the duo entertained a cast of music’s finest over the coming years. A staggering ninety releases bare Dave’s name in their credits. Brothers In Rhythm remixed the great and the good. Then the great and the good asked them to produce and write for them too. U2, New Order, David Bowie – and Kylie, Take That and Pet Shop Boys respectively. And then Dave gave it all up.
No he didn’t. He started a record label. I know what you’re thinking: ‘Did this guy ever sit down during the nineties?’ or perhaps ‘Why didn’t he turn his other ‘non-DJ’ hand to smashing a tyrannical dictatorship?’ The answer is Fun; it’s fun to run a label, even if you do elect to call it Stress Records. Under Dave’s stewardship the label quickly became a byword for quality; Danny Tenaglia, Groove Armada’s Andy Cato, Sasha and John Digweed all added their names to a glorious release schedule. Stress put records in the charts and on to the soundtracks of cult movies: Trainspotting’s nightclub scene wouldn’t have been the same without Bedrock’s ‘For What You Dream Of’. In fact, without Stress Records to soundtrack the weekends, much of the days UK club scene would have had a 12inch-sized hole in it too. Dave superseded Stress Records with a new imprint called Therapy, and it’s been no stranger to big name good times either: Popof, Timo Mass, Pig & Dan, Tiger Stripes and Robert Babicz have all played a part in cementing it’s discography.
But being a record exec is only ever going to be something to fill the winter weekdays; DJing is Dave’s first love and his longest lasting. It is his ability to shake, rattle and roll a crowd into a triumphant mass of up-stretched arms that’s catapulted him around the world. He’s played in seventy countries, countless fields and a selection of the world’s finest nightclubs over the last fifteen years. From Creamfields to Glastonbury, the Arctic Circle to the Arabian deserts: Dave is walking proof of dance music’s global ability to unify and excite. His twenty-five plus excellent mix compilations for the likes of Renaissance, Back To Mine, Radio 1 Essential Mix and Global Underground will help pass the time until he’s back in your hemisphere once again.
So, is it about talent or luck? Do you believe in all those right-time, right-place Gladwellisms? I’m not sure either, but like the music Dave’s been playing for years; it sounds extraordinary doesn’t it?
Ian's particular brand of hypnotic and dancefloor-friendly progressive house has taken him to the world's best clubs, from Zouk in Singapore to Hradhouse in Hungary to the legendary Hacienda in Manchester and Ark in Leeds.
Rising alongside the club where he held his residency, Renaissance, Ian built a reputation for thrilling and technically amazing sets and mixes.
Now approaching 20 years since becoming a professional dj, his desire to remain at the cutting edge of technology has open new creative possibilities, whilst still remaining true to the ethics of true mixing, pushing the limits of digital mixing but maintaining the most fundamental aspects of djing - playing the right tunes in the right order, feeling and understanding a crowd and responding and lifting them to euphoric heights.
Ian has played alongside the true greats and legends of the dj scene. Paul Oakenfold at the millenium dome on NYE 1999, Sasha and Digweed many times at Renaissance, Mike Pickering at the Hacienda, Dave Seaman on an excess of gigs and tours, David Morales, Paul Daley from Leftfield, and so many more.
Blue Amazon started back 1994 as a studio collaboration between Lee Softley and recording engineer
James Reid. Both west Yorkshire based(UK) the two met in Huddersfield at a local recording studio called "Beaumont St".
James was working at Beaumont St as a trainee sound engineer whilst recording for local artists such as "Shiva" who were producing vocal house. Lee was DJing locally and experimenting with recording.
Around this time "Progressive House" was on the rise with acts like Underworld, Fluke, Spooky, Justin Robertson, Sasha and The grid at the forefront of the scene.
Both influenced by the progressive sound and the energy of european techno released around that time sparked the desire for the two to start recording together and forge what become "Blue Amazon".
"We started recording our own interpretation of progressive house and sending on demos to labels. We targeted labels such as "Warp" who unfortunately were more interested in releasing Techno and experimental at that time. As a result we released a limited amount of vinyl with a label called Creative Records and released the title "Blue Amazon . Hyper Sleep".
As time moved on, locally Huddersfield's vocal house act "Shiva" had started making their way in the music industry. They landed a management deal with 7pm management and went on to sign with London Records/Pete Tong. 7pm management was also management for Sasha and producers like "Tom Fredrick's". Since James worked with "Shiva" and both Lee & James knew band member "Paul Ross" it was only natural that Blue Amazon demos were passed on.
"At first 7pm said that they could possibly help us out by pitching our tracks to labels like "Stress Records" but were not interested a management deal. We continued to send them demos and it was our second demo set which sparked off the first Blue Amazon release with 7pm/Jackpot records. Title tracks "Four Seasons & The Runner" became the first release on 7pm's own label "Jackpot". "It was an exciting time for releasing progressive house and to be a part of a new label launch!" Our first release "Four Seasons & The Running" was far more rewarding than we expected and more than what we felt we deserved. We instantly had support from Sasha, John Digweed, Pete Tong as well as press from the likes of Mixmag. We continued the series and released a second single called "Star Of David and The Blessing" . This release again sparked off more interest and club support again from the likes of Sasha, Digweed, Dave Seaman, Danny Howell's etc. The act were now being asked to remix other artists and completed a mixes of "Seal . New Born Friend" as well as "Balouga Boys" on Stress records.
Further releases included number one club record "No Other love" featuring vocalist "Vicky Webb" and remixes of Sasha, Jayn Hanna, Bedrock and Blue Amazon were being labeled one of the leaders of Epic House along with the likes of BT, Sasha and John Digweed etc
Blue Amazon were shortly signed up by Sony who released the single "Then The Rain Falls" and debut album "The Javelin". They continued to remix other artists and were getting involved Indie guitar projects like "Skunk Anansie"! The Javelin Album was also released in Europe, Australia and the US.
Live shows were performed at the festivals in the UK including "Tribal Gathering, Phoenix festival(radio 1 Live), Cream Fields as well as clubs in the UK and oversea s..
Lee was also enjoying DJing at various UK venues and overseas including, Cream, Ministry Of Sound, Bedrock, The Rubb(Tampa Florida), Paradiso(Amsterdam), Stern Radio(Berlin) to name a few !
After The album release with Sony and with new management in place (Guy Ornadel) the act continued releases with Subversive records and remixed acts like of "Placebo, Blackgrape, Vast and Inspiral Carpets.
Their own record label "Convert Recordings" was launched and several remixes were produced for artists on the label (predominately under the progressive banner).
After a few releases from the label and their own on Subversive, (around the year of 2000) for many reasons(some personal and some industry related ) James decided to take a break from Blue Amazon / Convert and a fresh start.
He has since gone on to record projects under the guise of "Forbidden Planet" , "Darcadian" as well as working as a recording engineer/producer role for other acts.
Lee continued with Blue Amazon and Convert Recordings and enjoyed remixing artists such as "New Order", "Madonna", Inner City and for labels such as "Maelstrom".
Lee's take own take on the "Blue Amazon" sound was surprising more underground than most expected. "I absorbed influences from the Berlin / German club scene through to breaks and tech house. I still have an influence of the original sound and am not scared to use Piano riffs , vocals n strings like we originally did"
The Convert label has been diverse in its releases from Progressive to Breaks and even Techno at times. Good music is good music no matter what the style.
I've released mixes from Meat Katie, DJ Emerson(Berlin), Ocean wave through to acts like Transa.
Throughout the site you will hear music which ranges from progressive house through to Indie pop, Outlining Blue Amazon's diversity and love for all music.
At 27 and with a career spanning 10 years, there is not much Leeds based DJ & Love Not Money Records owner Luke Pompey hasn't already achieved. He graced the decks at Ibizan super club Cream Amnesia at just 18 years old then 2 years later supported Tiesto when Galaxy FM invited him to play Privilege. He's played to crowds in excess of 10,000+ alongside the biggest names in the industry, had his productions supported by the likes of Carl Cox, Jamie Jones, Erick Morillo, and Pete Tong, with Radio 1 featuring both his remixes of Dennis Ferrer's "Hey Hey" and Real Nice & Cubiq's 'Had Enough' on the Radio 1 essential selection and his track 'Crowd Control' making it's way onto Jaymo & Andy George's Essential Mix earlier this year.
Residing in Leeds, home to the UK's most vibrant clubbing scenes, he has for the past 3 years held his main residency at one of the worlds most respected night clubs; Mint Club, a position that's offered him some amazing opportunities, playing back2back with both The Martinez Brothers & Style of Eye and touring the brand Filth at Festivals such as Glade, Glastonbury, Creamfields and Secret Garden Party. Mint have since launched a new in house Saturday Prism which see's Luke back at the club on a regular basis along side guest set's across the UK and Europe.
As owner of 'Love Not Money Records', in a short space of time he's turned the label in to one of the worlds most talked about new music outputs. Since launching late 2011 the label has already found it's feet among the dance elite. Releasing over 100 tracks alone last year, across 22 releases with plays worldwide on BBC Radio 1, Capital FM and Ibiza Global Radio. Racking up 10 Beatport top 100's, 1 Nu-Disco No.2 and gaining the support from the worlds best DJ's along the way.