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WH pres. VIVa Warriors w/ Steve Lawler, Detlef (Warehouse Southampton) [SWITCH]
27.Sep.14 @ 22:30 - 04:00£10
High Tide & DBP proudly present: VIVa WARRIORS (at SWITCH Southampton). Saturday 27th September 2014, 10PM – 6AM. Featuring: Steve Lawler, Detlef (live), Boule + Knight, Dan Reid, and Gary Bennetton. Early Bird tickets from £10 + B/F (available from 17th August 2014).
High Tide & DBP join forces to bring you Steve Lawler’s legendary Ibiza Party to the most hyped venue on the South Coast. Steve will bring his distinctive house music sound and signature musical language; the underground essence of his basement VIVa Warriors events. As well as being a label releasing the most cutting edge house music from artists like Detlef, Anek, Zohki & Roozlee, Robert Dietz, Hot Since 82, Italoboyz and many others, VIVa hosts showcase parties everywhere from WMC to BPM. After producing a number of key tracks including 2013’s “Avaida” and 2014’s “Do Ya”, Lawler and his VIVa Warriors have torn up Sankey’s throughout the summer yet again.
As usual you can expect Funktion-One sound throughout, state of the LED video and fat production!
Steve Lawler needs no introduction, but he certainly warrants one. You would be hard pushed to find a more in-form, in-demand, exceptionally talented artist, regarded as highly by his industry peers as he is by his huge global base of musically educated fans. Steve Lawler, a child of the acid house generation, has been busy with the beats long before genres were but a twinkle in clublandʼs eye. An electronic artist who defies generic boundaries, ever since his days organising the infamous motor way raves back in the early 90ʻs underneath the M42 motor way, in the UK.
As an artist: his releases & remixes have been signed by some of the worlds most established recording labels; R&S Records, Systematic, Drumcode, Harthouse, Cocoon, MBF, OVUM, Sci+Tec, Tsuba, Souvenir, Rekids, Boxer Sport, Be As One, Monique, Kostbar, Soma, Skint and of course his own recording label VIVa MUSiC.
As a Label Manager: Steveʼs label VIVa MUSiC (founded in 2006), has quickly earned a reputation for breaking new talent and has featured tracks by such artists as Reboot, Audiofly, Simon Baker, Jamie Jones, Davide Squillace, Luca Bacchetti, Bushwacka, Livio & Roby, Dragosh, Leon, Plasmik, Ripperton, Ilario Alicante, John Selway, Peace Division, Bearweasel, Tiefschwarz and of course Lawler himself, amongst many others and receives heavy patronage by many House & Techno luminaries. As for A&R, just ask artists like Simon Baker, Audiofly, Leon, Bearweasel and Livio & Roby and theyʼll tell you all about the support, encouragement and opportunities Lawler has given them.
VIVa MUSiC works as a culmination of everything thatʼs gone before; from the putting on of the aforementioned illegal raves, to his residency at super club Cream back in the mid 90ʼs. Heʼs remixed high profile artists such as Jamelia, Dido and Justin Timberlake and worked with many of the worlds renowned dance imprints. As well as recording a track for the blockbuster horror movie by Ian Softly ʻThe Skeleton Keyʼ. Heʼs released some of the industryʼs most collectable mix series such as the ʻDark Drumsʼ, ʻLights Outʼ and, most recently, the ʻVIVaʼ series. Now on its 3rd release. The ʻVIVaʼ series has revealed Steveʼs widescreen vision better than any mix before with down tempo and deep house playing a big part in the beat blend. Steve held a triumphant residency for nine years at the Balearic club Space in Ibiza (a club he returned back to in 2008). His Harlem Nights residency where Steve played from doors open to door close at The End in London consistently sold out for its 7 years span and his residency at Londonʼs Home Club was one of the infamous venueʼs only success stories.
Detlef is the new moniker of Alexander Georgiandis, an individual that has graced the dance music scene with releases on various labels and gigs in clubs all over the world. Having made his debut in February 2010 he has already managed to release music on respected labels such as Be As One, Material Series, Starlight Unlimited and most recently has signed with VIVa MUSiC. “Cooking” and experimenting different styles of music, he is a music lover and prefers not to say many things about himself but speak through his music. It’s time to see what the future holds for this much anticipated and sought after artist.