The Cellar Door.
This year has been without a doubt one of the best! In the last year at the Cellar Door we have been lucky enough to present to you many of our favourite local, national & international DJ's & Producers on a monthly basis, and thats all thanks to you lot for turning up month in month out.
Big thanks to Paul Woolford, Kris Wadsworth, Nikola Gala, Purple Velvet, Locked Groove, Will Saul, Hint, Hackman, Deepgroove, Outboxx, Blacksmif, Dan Wild & Tom Rio & Rowlanz for guesting at our nights.
And special westcountry love to all our residents & local guests over the past year :)
To celebrate the end of a fantastic year, we link up with one of the biggest record label's in the country right now to throw a badboy Xmas party.
We are honoured to have the Hypercolour crew joining us for this one, home to established producers such as Groove Armada, Huxley, Maya Jane Coles, Kris Wadsworth, Glimpse, Mark Henning & Peace Division. But they don't quite stop things there, with their foot firmly in the underground promoting the freshest unsigned acts over their associated labels Hype LTD, Losing Suki, Glass Table, Sneaker Social Club & Space Hardware
They also hold it down rather finely in club format with residency's at Fabric, Motion, Manchester's warehouse project & various international spots aswell as stages at Glade Festival this year [In Hypercolour & Sneaker Social Club format] and at the amazing Dimensions Festival where the held down the beach for a day, and a fucking badboy boat party with Axel Boman, Huxley, Ste Roberts, Homeboy & Cedric Maison.
It's now a few years since Tom Demac gave up his day job and took up making music full-time. He removed his cape, stepped out of the charming and convincing Web Design manager alter-ego, bought a £20 Argos coffee filter, bean grinder and multi packs of Rizla; and has spent every week day since hunched over his synths in the studio filling up ashtrays at a rate of nots.
From early back-bent sessions in a friends garage (containing a few rusty boxes and a four-track), Tom went on to study music technology at Salford University, exchanging most of his studying time for studio time along with persistently pestering the Orbit residents at the legendary Eastern Bloc records and promoting club nights. Since then he has developed his own characteristic sound, based on a philosophy of creating music with bollocks for the dance-floor but carrying enough 'essence' to be enjoyed in the home.
Having packed his boxes and swapped the rolling hills of Wales to move back to the red-brick terrace familiarity of his beloved Manchester, he shut himself in his room with some synths. There were no more inspirational beach walks, just trips down to Netto to grab some milk and get down to some serious music making. Soon after followed his 2 stand-out tracks Rivalry with Irony and Slip Slop Slap hitting monthly top 10 and top 30 respectively on Resident Advisor, a healthy year of gigging, taking his Live show to Fabric, Space - Ibiza, Mulletover, Freerotation and many other places in between (collecting a fine selection of club toilet photos along the way), being remixed by Soulphiction, Luke Solomon, Jamie Jones, Wolf and Lamb, Dave Aju etc…to completing his first Live artist compilation album.
Then, to fulfil his dream of owning a fixy bike, came his move to the London capital, where we have seen a change in his fashion attire; he now sports a crown fitting wooly hat reminiscent of a northern 'where's wally'. It's not been a bad move either, as he has continued with his healthy gigging schedule and had releases and remixes out on some of the most respected underground electronic dance music labels such as Hypercolour, Liebe*Detail, murmur, My Favorite Robot Records, Suara, Vitalik Recordings and many more.
Demac has therefore truly earned himself a reputation as something of a crafty craftsmen - his house sounds operate in a freaky little pocket all their own and seemed carved as if with different tools.
Keep your ears peeled for Demac's 'uniquely kinked grooves' over the coming months…
With a father harbouring a deep interest in computer music and the burgeoning rave scene in the provincial South of England, Jamie Russell aka Cedric Maison had a path mapped out for him pretty early on. Late nights listening to ‘borrowed’ mixtapes from his dad’s collection indoctrinated the young lad with some of Chicago and Detroit’s finest output.
Derrick May, Sneak, Todd Terry and Mood II Swing all figured in Russell’s formative education, resulting in the usual unhealthy obsession with vinyl which defines those who now who were sucked into dance music in the 1980s and ‘90s. This early influence paired up with teenage years of Sasha, Eddie Richards and Tyrant can still be heard in Jamie’s sets – hypnotic, groove based house with hints of techno which captivate as much as they motivate dance floors.
Promoting nights was the next stage for the then Oxford based man and his Playground nights grew so quickly that it outgrew Oxford and London became its new home – complete with an army of new regulars checking out the likes of Will Saul, Switch and Paul Woolford at the much lauded party. It was here where Russell rolled out the Cedric Maison moniker and took up the warm up reins, a role which is taken extremely seriously to this day. The night hit most of London’s best venues in The Cross, 333, The Key and Egg before it closed its doors so attention could be focused elsewhere.
That focus was Hypercolour, a label responsible for pushing some of the most relevant and delectable sounds of the day. Boasting such luminaries on his books as Groove Armada, Huxley, Kris Wadsworth, Glimpse, Mark Henning, Tom Demac and Maya Jane Coles, whose ‘Don’t Put Me In Your Box’ EP, the label’s 22nd release cemented Hypercolour’s place at the forefront of the UK Deep House scene
Now well established as an A&R, Promoter and of course a DJ, Mr Maison is a regular fixture on the DJ circuit, not only with official Hypercolour events at the likes of Fabric London, Motion – Bristol & The Warehouse Project in Manchester Aswell as trips to Berlin, Paris & Rio under his belt. And also a regular face on the festival circuit at the Secret Garden Party, and not forgetting Dimensions Festival – Croatia & The Glade where he runs stages with they Hypercolour / Sneaker Social Club crew.
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金, 19 7 2019
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