Steve & Donna are parents of two primary school age girls and as such have a social group of parents with similar age children. After numerous get togethers and social gatherings it was decided, (After a few drinks I'm sure!) for Steve's Technics turntables to come out of retirement. After a couple of outdoor parties it became evident that many of our group reminisce and look back fondly on the raves and club nights they went to so the opportunity to do some flashback events was too good to miss!
An avid collector of vinyl, I've been spinning since early 90's, I hung up the headphones to raise a family but still play out from time to time. Over the years I've played in Holland, Canary Islands, and various UK clubs, bars, pubs and festivals. I love many genres of music and play sets across House, Breaks, Balearic, Drum & Bass, Disco, Soul, Funk, Boogie, Electro, Techno, Trance, Hardcore/Rave, Acid, Hip Hop, Garage, 80's, and chill out
I've done my fair share of promotion over the years, regularly promoting nights back in the day such as Backroom Beatz, Liquid Funk and The Funk Phenomenon. I've DJ'd for Smirnoff, Virgin Records and O'Neils as well as many independent clubs and promoters and spent a number of years as the official support DJ for the indie band Joda. From 1997 until 2000 I played on and co-ran Spectrum 107.9 FM.
You can listen to various mixed vinyl sets by Steve Optix including House, Balearic, Trip Hop, Big Beat, Electro, Drum & Bass and more at mixcloud.com/steve-optix
A DJ who need's little introduction!
Joe keeps his eye firmly on the dancefloor and it's not surprising when you consider his DJ pedigree. It all began at school in Surrey when, falling in with an older crowd, he began checking out funk and soul clubs. By 1989 he was DJ-ing himself and spinning across southern England, followed by Ibiza where he played at Amnesia and Es Paradis. Back in England he regularly played at London clubs like Club UK and the Ministry of Sound, as well as heading out to Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Dubai and Thailand.
Perhaps he's best known for his residency at the infamous Wok Club in Guildford, however, where he played for five years with the Hutchinson Brothers. Running fortnightly Fridays, Joe played alongside guests like Brandon Block, Norman Jay, Jeremy Healy and Frankie Knuckles.
DJ Mystery a.k.a. Jack Henwood started DJ-ing back in 1988 at the age of 14. In the early 90s Jack was playing out on pirate radio stations Energy FM and Radioactive and it wasn’t long after this he was playing out at various raves and clubs around the South of England!
Over the past 30 years he has run a record shop, a record label, DJ’ed out in Ibiza and has dabbled in many different genres of music. He’s probably most well known for playing old school house and his passion of the classics is still going on strong today.
Jack now has a weekly radio show on legal station Kane FM and former pirate Energy1058.com, which has re-launched online, where he covers most styles of old school from house to hardcore and more from the past 30 years of his vast music collection.