Ruby Skye, Spundae, eVelvetRope and Socializr present
Friday, August 31 - 9pm
Transitions Vol. 3 CD Release Tour
Transitions Vol. 3 out 9.18.07 • Transitions Vol. 2 OUT NOW
(Hip Hop & Down Tempo)
JOHN DIGWEED BIOGRAPHY:
By the end of the 1990s, Sasha and John Digweed had become two of the most recognized DJs in the world. A widespread interest in a style of up-tempo electronic music laden in synth melodies and pumping beats known as trance (or less frequently as progressive trance) propelled the British DJs to worldwide fame along with peers such as Paul Van Dyk and Paul Oakenfold. As trance began to hit its peak, both DJs began to diversify their track selection in an effort to avoid being pigeonholed as specifically trance DJs. Whereas their early mix CDs defined the sound of trance for the mid-'90s, they soon took the position as two of the genre's leaders, continually focusing on the latest records and evolving sounds of producers such as Breeder while staying true to their musical roots. Before they became pinups for the trance generation, the two had already been successful DJs and -- to a lesser degree -- producers. Their famed partnership began in 1993 while both were spinning at the Manchester club Renaissance. As the two DJs began to hone their mixing and improve their track selections, increasing numbers of clubbers began to spread the word about the duo's music. Sasha Digweed released a mix album titled Renaissance in 1994 and began their steady rise to fame. It wasn't until the 1996 release of Northern Exposure that Sasha Digweed began to truly be acknowledged as superstar DJs. The album's success led to several increasingly successful sequels (Expeditions, Communicate) that defined the sound of trance in the late '90s, paralleling the Global Underground and Tranceport series in terms of popularity.
In the late '90s, the two DJs began their invasion of the U.S. with a high-profile monthly residency at Twilo in New York City, along with more mix CDs as individuals. In addition to the residency, the duo sporadically toured the U.S. and found themselves the topic of many articles and cover stories in magazines such as Urb and Mixer. An extensive tour of the U.S. in 2000 to support Communicate only solidified their status as two of the most loved (and despised) DJs in the world.
Kevin Bazell, known more popularly in the dance scene as Kazell, has crafted a sonic presence best described as a unique mix of tough, funky and soulful grooves. A UK native and LA transplant, Kazell first arrived on US shores in 1991. Kazell was an unknown, but full of promise. People responded quickly to his signature sound: a fusion of dub, tribal, and breaks over a techno-house base.
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