The Jester started DJing almost 20 years ago when trance was at it’s peak. He continues to rock dancefloors at local nights such as Hard Culture and Hijacked playing his unique selection of hard dance and trance. He has also graced the Eat Your Words decks, Superstars, Sunday Skool, Let’s Get Digital, Summer Time Radio and True2Trance, playing a variation of vinyl and CDs. With inspirations such as PVD, Ferry Corsten, Technikal and more recently the likes of Jordan Suckley, Unit 13, Indecent Noise and Mark Sherry, expect a blend of high energy trance and hard dance new and old.
The Jester also runs HDR along with DJ Connect.
Dj Connect started to DJ in 1992 at the height of the rave scene.
Connect has constantly pushed the sounds of Jungle Tekno, through to the Jungle and Drum and Bass that he plays today. Connect is known for his creativity and energetic mixing style which has led to him having residencies and overseas bookings alongside some of the scenes greatest acts, such as Marky, Andy C and Randall.
Connect is always happy to push new talent and has taught many a good local DJ over the years. The passion shows in everything he does musically.
Genres Jungle, Drum & Bass, Liquid Funk.
One of Hull’s original pirate radio DJs, having hosted shows on Twilight, Unity and Festival FM. With over 20 years of turntable experience behind him, Poison is regarded for pushing Jungle at a time when not many in the city were aware of the music’s emergence, then later for taking things in a different direction and establishing himself as Hull’s no.1 Liquid Funk DJ. Versatile enough to mix all styles of Drum & Bass in one set, Poison has appeared on line-ups with some of the world’s finest – Randall, Mickey Finn, The Scratch Perverts, Marky and Calibre to name a few, and has held down residencies at local D&B night Shinobi and in Poland with Drumatic Association.
KAIA (Karl Av-It Allinson)
Introducing KAIADJ, a versatile DJ playing a range of Genres. He previously held a 1 year residency at Fuel and has twice played at Eat Your Words. KAIA has also played at True2Trance and held a short residency at Star & Garter. Kaia plays anything from House to Hard Dance, Trance, Mashups, smashups and Chart House Remixes and is constantly striving to expand his skillset.
Music vampire bat feeding on sound. After 10 years as a dnb dJ focused only on vinyl, became interested in producing music by pressing buttons and using controllers. He is absorbed by the sounds of childhood: funk, hip hop, trip hop. After a while decides to pursue his musical passions in the comfort of a home studio preparing for a big re-launch of his music journey. You can’t really pigeonhole and classify the sounds that come out off desmodus’s fingers. It’s a mixture of dubstep, trap, future bass, breaks and mighty electro house. All the material rather oscillates between 70bpm-150bpm. Pumping beats and heavy bass lines – that’s what you can expect from this freaky fella!
Upon discovering the liquid scene in 2010, Final Edit aka Sam Whitwell found his passion for dnb and quickly moved to emulate his heroes. Starting off with only Virtual DJ to flex his creative muscles on, he invested in a four channel Numark controller which earned him the recognition of the Hull Dance Radio crew.
Since taking on his Sunday evening slot, the fresh-faced Bartonian has gone from strength-to-strength, playing several gigs at Funktion alongside Connect and Poison as well as making considerable strides in production with the don that is Humanature.
Russ.P aka ViRuss
He has been mixing for around 18 years starting out with hard house in the early 2000’s.
He quickly took a shine to trance and even more so the harder edge of trance; “hard trance”.
After a couple of years playing the decks Russ got into the production side of music and over time learnt and developed his sound to produce music and has releases on digital labels under his alias “ViRuss”.
Russ took on his first club set at 17 years old, then progressed onto playing for Eat Your Words numerous times over the years until its end just recently.
Over the last few years Russ has developed his mixing skills through playing different genres such as DnB, breaks, house & electro which allows Russ to run a mixed bag show! Russ.P loves music with energy and DnB that makes you screw ya face up!
Reg started djing in 2001 when trance was in its boom period. Reg was inspired by it’s energy and it’s togetherness on the dance floor, which in essence gave him the inspiration and passion to lead his own way in the industry. The DJs and producers that influenced him in the early days were the likes of Ferry Corsten, AVB, and Above & Beyond. Reggie has held residencies at several local trance nights which include Tranceform, Superstars and Let’s Av’ It’!! He also played on pirate radio station Sweet FM. His music style has changed somewhat from those early years to a more mature, melodic yet still uplifting, progressive style of trance. His more recent influences are artists/producers such as Cosmic Gate, Gabrielle & Dresden an Ilan Bluestone. It is his aim to bring you a more chilled-out but yet sophisticated vibe with his progressive trance. He looks forward to seeing you all and hearing your thoughts.
Marianne Tina Sirrs
Marianne started DJing at 17 after buying a pair of Technics for a bet! Her first gig was warming up for John Digweed at Deja Vu (where she remains the longest standing resident to date) excluding Terry of course. Marianne quickly went on to DJ for Cream, Miss Moneypenny’s, Ministry, support DJ for D:Ream, Sweet FM, Rewind, Vauxhaul tavern London, etc. She went onto be an artist at a management agency, which encapsulated her to play great venues, all over Europe including Axix (Malta), BCM (Magaluf) & Ibiza (Miss Moneypenny’s). Marianne has had a fruitful & full career playing alongside some of the most important DJ/Artists in the world, e.g. Sasha, Digweed, Marshall Jefferson, Jeremy Healy, Doc Martin, Ian Ossia, Oakenfold, DJ Pierre, Greame Park, James Zabelia, and many more. Marianne is also a fully qualified piano, music theory teacher, percussionist, singer, and is a totally avid fan of Beethoven and Mozart. Alongside House, Marianne alsoloves hip hop, Detroit techno, i.e. Derek Carter, but her main and most significant inspiration is Sasha Alexander Coe – an absolute genius and his music will live with her forever. Maz’s fave clubs are RENAISSANCE- UP YER RONSON, DEJA VU, CREAM, SUBWAY. She also won the Salon Selectives female competition 15 years ago too.
Before gaining residency at the fun-filled local events House of Tequila & Territory, Drew firmly planted his DJ roots back in the year of 2010, he was primarily a D&B DJ. After hearing the infectious grooves of the House/Techno scene a couple of years later, he quickly immersed himself in its sound, throwing together his own mixes and starting his production journey. His high energy, intimate sets aim to get you onto the dance floor.
Drew has played at many events across various venues over the past 5 years, working with a number of DJs and promoters from around the city, catering to different styles of music, including House/Techno/Drum & Bass/Funk/Soul/Disco.
He has played at events such as Lick, Arcitech, Deja Vu, Sonic Park plus venues such as Rift, Sharky’s, The Old School House.
One of his first productions, Early Bird’ also had some good recognition and was played on heavy hitter Detlef podcast for the mighty techno label Kling Klong, sparking a promising start to his career as a producer.
Drew aims to keep busy, so keep your eyes and ears peeled
Taylor has been DJing since 1999 when his interest in happy hardcore ruled his life. His tastes soon turned to melodic and vocal trance. Taylor has played multiple nights in Hull like Eat Your Words, Let’s Get Digital and True2Trance.
Taylor was also one of the first DJ’s on Summer Time Radio back in the day, hosting a Classic Trance show only two weeks after it started. He also promoted his own night, “Ignition” which boasted fire dancers, smoke cannons and rooftop parties during the events, which came to an end when the club they used closed down but he kept the brand alive with Summer Time Radio and since STR’s ending last year has made its comeback on Hull Dance Radio.
Daz H became hooked to Dance music when it was at it’s peak in the 90’s. He bought his first set of Decks in 2000 and started building his vinyl collection, playing a wide selection of Dance music such like House, Trance, Techno, Hard House and Oldskool. DJ/Producer inspirations for him have to include the likes of Armin Van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, Signum and Tiesto (In his early career). Daz also completed a DJ school at Leeds College of music, to help sharpen his tools and gave him an introduction into production, all from the help of guest tutors like Mark EG and Jez from the Utah Saints. Daz H has DJ’ed at numerous venues across Leeds and has also been guest DJ at XS Club in Zante for Hed Kandi. Although Daz mainly played House/Hard House during this time , his most loved genre of Dance music is and always has been Trance, but most of all he has great passion for sharing the music he loves most with people, and hopes to influence anyone he can into developing an adoration for Dance music along the way.
The Adapt aka DTCR is a UK based Polish DJ and Sound Producer, with a 90’s Hip-Hop background jumped into Breakbeat and Electro and this is how his adventure with music production and Djing started; he’s been involved for several years with electronic music and sound experimentation and The Adapt brings you Dark and Powerful side of Techno and Electro belters with broken beats and sounds from the future.
He is influenced by artists such as Dave Clarke, DJ Hell and Kraftwerk. He mixes digital and in Vinyl format and still building his vinyl collection.
Wild ,twisted bass lines, brain melting melodies and distorted broken beat are what you can expect so don’t be surprised when you suddenly find yourself dancing when you’re listening to The Adapt.
From an early age Jordan had an interest in music of all kinds. His focus had turned to the electronic underground scene, in particular, Trance, Techno & Hard Dance. In 2008 Jordan took his first step up the DJ ladder learning to mix multiple genres and gathering skills and knowledge of the dance scene.
Using the knowledge and contacts he’d made along the way,he began to see the fruits of his labour in the form of bookings at festivals, fairs and events to occasional pirate and FM radio stations and has held residencies.
Born out of a lack of new material and a desire to make his own music, 2011 saw Jordan make his first venture into the world of production. His perseverance has paid off along the way with tracks signed to various labels both at home and internationally (Fatal Energy Records & Hyper Reality Records). Jordan also had releases on his own label, Idiosyncratic Audio, est 2015 along with collaborating with other artists. He has forged links around the world and regularly works with other artists, labels and producers.
Jordan is also a music student studying for his Bachelor’s in Music Production in Hull. He has lots of ideas for the future, not just for himself but for the electronic music scene in general. Jordan has won an award and has had the opportunity of meeting some famous people within the music industry for the hard work he has put into his career path.
The Orange Peelers
The Orange Peelers are a Hull Based Tech House trio formed of Joe Ward, Liam Dixon and Danny Nolan.
Each coming from a Hard dance background with a few Years experience DJing between them, they decided that they all shared the same passion for House music, so the the Peelers were born.
Each with their own preference on style and track selection The Orange Peelers are always guaranteed to put on a lively show, with a switch it up style , showing signs of that rave nature that burns deep inside.
They have already graced the main stage at Funktion in Hull on a couple of occasions, played poolside at the massive Cleethorpes Gathering and have got some more exciting bookings in the pipeline to reveal.
You can catch The Orange Peelers live every Sunday 3pm-5pm on Hull Dance Radio.
The Hardcore Master of Hull Dance Radio stepped up to the decks in 2006 and into production in 2008. Influenced by Happy Hardcore from the 90’s and UK Hardcore from the 00’s, Jay Dubya takes you on a journey through time with his shows. Featuring tracks from the biggest labels in the game, and complimented by his style of mixing, Jay Dubya is always one to entertain. Having played at a handful of local events and holding a weekly show on Area51Radio back in 2010 – 2012 he certainly has the quality, experience and dedication to provide a professional show. Tune in every Thursday from 9pm – “lets av it lets go!!!”
Jamie Barr AKA Barney
Barney fell in love with dance music in the early 90s. Inspired by bootleg mix tapes of djs such as Sasha, Judge Jules, and particularly John Digweed, he began buying vinyl around 1994 and never stopped. Got his first gigs in clubs in Driffield, where he began a long stint as on/off resident for 12 years, at Hooters Nightclub. He entered a Dj Mag competition in 1999, winning the northern England heat and playing in the top 5 at Scala in London with Seb Fontaine judging and with Sky tv and DJ Mag coverage. Off the back of that he DJ’d a lot around yorkshire, scoring another residency at Lounge Bar in Leeds and playing at Superstars & Deja Vu in Hull, Poo Na Na in Doncaster and the big Garden Party events hosted at the Old Corn Mill in Brighouse supporting artists such as Roger Sanchez & Graeme Park.
Fast forward to now, he’s still passionate about the scene, and does regular shows on Hull Dance Radio, Aux Radio and Great Yorkshire radio, plus gigs at events. Playing predominantly house music and digitally, he cut his teeth on the decks with vinyl, emulating the skills of the emerging progressive house/trance scene back in the 90s and his style still carries that.
Jydee aka Jak Davies is no stranger to the house music scene, from 2013 he has entertained ravers up and down the country with his high energy sets. He has held residencies down at some of Hull’s biggest nightclubs and events and also has a poolside set under his belt in Ibiza.
Jydee also enjoys producing music from his humble bed room studio. One of his tracks is signed to Fractures Sounds, which has been played on BBC radio a few times. Along with his current residency at Kooky in Doncaster, Jydee presents the Groove hour every week on Sunday, continuing to push the music he loves.
Gary fell in love with mixing music in 1994 at the age of 14. When he saw one of his mates messing around with a pair of Technics he fell in love from day one. He bought his first pair of decks the next year and was mad on hardhouse/trance. Through the years that has changed and now ranges from speed garage to drum an base and in his later years, house music/jackin’ house. Anything really funky, he’s game! He’s played in most places round his home town of Bridlington, doing little gigs here and there with like minded friends. Also bigger venues in his time like Doncaster Dome and Donny warehouse. He’s had to take a step back through family life but wherever he has played he’s never failed to enjoy himself and hopefully the crowd. Now running the mixed bag show with his good friend and DJ Russ P. Influences include Carl Cox, Alister Whitehead, Judge Jules, Farley, Jack Master Funk, Fergie, Tony De Vit, Kissy Sell Out and many more.
L2D2 fell in love with Drum & Bass and Jungle at the tender age of 12 and started mixing at 16.
He attend Grimsby College studying Music Technology, which helped the passion grow stronger.
In recent years he has played on various Drum N Bass stations/shows including Rough Tempo, and can be also been seen playing regularly at the Old School House right here in Hull representing the Substance Sound crew.
Dave started DJing 20 years ago, mixing happy hardcore at house parties almost every weekend when the rave scene was at its peak.
It wasn’t until he started going out to clubs like The Fez Club & Room he started mixing hardhouse/hardtrance, gaining sets at Superstars, EYW, Let’s Av It, Twisted Beats & esc@pe playing alongside some of the biggest names in the scene at the time.
Fast forward a few years, Dave has gone back to his roots mixing Hardcore/Powerstomp, influenced by the sounds of DJ Kurt, Joey Riot, Gammer, M-Project & Scott Brown to name a few.
Dave has a real passion for mixing as can be seen with his energetic presence behind the decks. Mixing new & old eras, he loves nothing more than getting the crowd going and keeping everyone interested with his top tune selection.