RETROFLEX can now reveal the second artist for our mammoth event on Saturday 16th July! This guest is a true vinyl crusader, from early beginnings as a rare groove and funk DJ, through forays into acid house and then working at legendary record shop ZOOM, show-stopping sets at every major techno club & festival around the world, record production and label management, plus previously running one of London’s most well loved techno club nights.
Today he still supports the vinyl scene with his Brighton record shop ‘THE VINYL CURTAIN’, and continues to light up dancefloors at some of the most prestigious events and infamous clubs around the world dropping twelve inch bombs. He is a massive contributor to the history of the dance scene and is quite simply a legend.
With a trusty box of records he mixed the inaugural volume of the seminal ‘JOURNEYS BY DJ’S’ series, gaining him entry into the Guinness Book Of Records for being the first DJ to produce a commercially available mix CD.
Over more than 25 years he has cemented himself into DJ history with his tireless commitment to touring his sound around the globe, showcasing his relentless DJ sets and building his two universally recognised labels: TORTURED and ELECTRIX. Also his London based club night ‘OPEN TO TORTURE ‘at the world famous but now defunct ‘THE END’ club featured some of the best techno DJ’s and acts in the world at the time, gaining him international recognition as a club promoter.
His own productions have always caused waves under different guises including SHI-TAKE (with Dave Wesson) or VINYL BLAIR (with Chemical Brothers engineer Steve Dub), and more recently his partnership with Keith Tenniswood (aka Radioactive Man) as RADIONASTY has received universal acclaim from the dance scene for slick productions and bombastic beats.
While currently keeping his eye firmly on the future of techno, his sets during the 1990’s at events such as Final Frontier, Tribal Gathering, Dance Valley, The Drum Club and Strutt will always remain in the hearts of the techno faithful as some of the most pioneering at the time. He has very kindly agreed to join us at RETROFLEX for a special set to relive this golden era for our all 90’s, all vinyl party, and we’re sure he’s going to tear the dancefloor up in his inimitable style that gained him global recognition over all these years.
Party people please welcome: BILLY NASTY!!!