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