FRIDAY 20th MAY – TOMMY T & TAZ Team up on SPIN SESSIONS to ROCK The HOUSE AGAIN!
From a young age Tommy T has been a 5am favorite amongst his LOUD MUSIC loving neighbors ever since the purchase of his first record player as an 8 year old party boy. He entered the DJ scene when he moved to Ibiza in 2001, drawn to Ibiza out of the love of the house music, there was no turning back…
When he arrived in Phuket in 2004, his first priority was to bring a bit of Ibiza with him and the Phuket House Scene was born with the Soundwave Sundays Beach Party…
Taz was working 5 years ago with Club XVI (The Sixteen) which was the first respected house club in Phuket. This saw the start of the house music scene on this sexy island. Taz goes way back to playing a major part in pioneering the Soundwave Sundays parties.
SATURDAY 21st MAY – Time to Party with D[R]EADMONGEY!
Although born & raised Phuketian, the proficient Phuture Funk beat merchant, D[r]eadmongey, discovered his Electronic dexterity & Deep House Music Passion way back in Bangkok during the big wet of mid 2004.
By 2006 he was back on Phuketian sand & teamed up with DJ Eddy[skt] winner of Phuket’s Best DJs Competition and The Sarkastik Boys were born. Specialising in their own style of Electro & Tech house, they quickly became very popular on the local and regional party scene.
2008 the awesome foursome; D[r]eadmongey, Taz, Q, & DJ Jin, saw the procreation of Phuket House Mafia, still the only House Music DJ group containing 100% local talent. DJ Nutrip and DJ Sarit joined the force in 2009 to contribute to a bigger alliance and diversity of the like-minded DJs.
SUNDAY 22nd – GOOD TIMES COME TO PHUKET with NORMAN J & STEVE BRAY!!!
Norman Jay MBE (Member of the British Empire) is an innovative and pioneering British DJ. He first came to prominence playing unlicensed or ‘warehouse’ parties in the early 1980s, such as Shake ‘n’ Fingerpop. His diverse and deep musical knowledge and his refusal to be restricted to playing from any single genre distinguishes him from his peers. He is commonly attributed to coining the phrase ‘rare groove’.
Born in Notting Hill, London, Jay established himself through the London pirate radio station Kiss FM, on which he presented shows alongside founders Gordon Mac and George Power. Kiss 100 was launched legally in September 1990 and Norman hosted the first of what became his legendary ‘Musiquarium’ shows. Shortly after he joined Gilles Peterson at his newly created and highly influential label Talkin’ Loud.
After a long involvement with Kiss, Norman joined BBC London in April 1997, where his ‘Giant 45’ show gained a loyal following across the globe up until February 2008.
His Good Times Sound System, which he started with his brother Joey, is a major attraction to many music fans who attend the two day August bank holiday Notting Hill Carnival . Good Times now attracts an estimated 3,000 revellers a day during the carnival. Good Times has also extended into a series of compilation CDs.
Jay describes himself as a primarily house music DJ, but the Good Times sound includes classic 70s and 80s funk, soul and jazz-funk, previous carnival tracks have typically included Estelle’s 1980; and tracks featured in recent radio shows have included Billy Griffin’s Hold Me Tighter In The Rain and more contemporary tracks in the form of Heavy’s track Wonderlove.
On BBC Radio 2, he presents the Funk Factory which goes out every 6 weeks of the year. In addition to this, Norman was one of 20 DJs who played one track each at the 2005 BBC Worldwide Awards which produced three specials for BBC Radio 1 over Christmas and New Year, hosted by Gilles Peterson.
He is an established regular at the Big Chill festival, where his Sunday afternoon slot on the main stage is widely regarded as one of the highlights of the weekend.
Norman Jay was awarded the MBE for services to music in 2002.
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