Friend Within - Stealth Residency Launch

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Friend Within: ** THERE’S A PRETTY COOL ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE END OF THIS LONG POST SO DO STICK WITH IT! **

Someone mentioned me in a tweet the other day asking does one of my sets consist of me playing The Renegade on repeat for 2 hours? After laughing for 5 minutes I then saw the opportunity ahead of me – there are still people who know my music but haven’t seen me DJ.

Now I’m not claiming to be the best DJ in the world, but I do like to think that those that have heard me play know that I’m more than just a producer that got a few gigs off the back of some tunes.

When I started making tunes as Friend Within I kept my identity a secret and let the music speak for itself. Pretty much everyone who heard that music could tell that I have production experience though; I wasn’t just a youngster that got lucky. I was exceedingly happy with this and I’d like to think I started to prove myself when I got behind the decks too. Yes I got booked because I got signed to labels like Dirtybird, Hypercolour and Pets, but I got re-booked because I knew how to DJ to a room of people. I hope I’m not coming across as big-headed here; I’m really trying not too!

I’ve been DJing since 1998 and I’m so glad that I started at that time and not now. In order to get gigs back then you actually had to be good, the term ‘DJ / producer’ didn’t exist. I got involved with a few local club nights and eventually got a couple of residencies. I was so chuffed! I made some friends for life and even met my wife at one of these residencies.

I was thinking about some of my favourite DJs recently and I realised that the main reason they were was down to the fact they held residencies at club nights I would go to regularly. Paul Woolford, Steve Lawler, Yousef, Craig Richards, Erol Alkan. There’s nothing quite like hearing a DJ go to work on a dancefloor he or she is totally familiar with.

Some of the best times I’ve had DJing have been from when I have been a resident. I held residencies at Ministry of Sound, Mint Club in Leeds, Ibiza plus a few smaller ones. They’ve been warm-up sets; peak time sets and early in the morning sets. It’s such a privilege to be able to play repeatedly at a club and get to know the crowd, get to know the sound system, get to know the people behind the scenes and get confident in the music you’re playing.

Anyway that’s enough of the past; let’s bring this more up to date. Recently there has been one club that I have had the honour of playing at multiple times over the past 3 years as Friend Within - Stealth in Nottingham. It’s one of my favourite clubs anywhere in the world. The crowd is always on-point, as is the sound system and all the production. It’s given me a new taste of what it’s like to step into a familiar DJ booth and know which ways you can take a crowd. It got me thinking about the good times I had when being a resident DJ.

So….

That leads me on to the wonderful announcement I will officially be starting a residency at Stealth! I told you the post was worth reading. I’ll be starting on Friday 5th February and will be back every month to play all night long each time. This gets me rather excited!

So if you want to know if one of my sets consists of me playing 2 hours of The Renegade then come along. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised, I’m actually pretty good :) 

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Stealth: "Friend Within is an artist who has played at our events under a number of different guises over the years, and is one of the most versatile DJ/producers we work with. Over the last 7 years he's performed several times across both rooms of Stealth, as well as headlining shows at Rock City - and has delivered each and every time. His productions are some of the most regularly heard tracks on our dance floors, and his unique sound is one that has become synonymous with the club for many of our customers. As a DJ he is equally comfortable playing for 90 minutes or over 5 hours, and when discussing the idea of bringing in a guest resident for the club for 2016, Friend Within was an obvious choice. We are excited to announce that on Friday 5th February we welcome Friend Within for a special 'Residency Launch' party, which will be followed by regular shows at Stealth throughout 2016." 

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Friday 5th February, 2016. 

FRIEND WITHIN

Friend Within - No FRIENDs WITHIN Tour at Stealth:

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TICKETS will be priced at £5 and will go on sale over the next few days. 

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COMPETITION:

We have 4 FREE ENTRY passes to ALL of the 2016 Stealth Friend Within Residency shows up for grabs!

To be in with a chance of winning please tag the names of the 3 friends you would like to bring with you on the Facebook event wall.

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Loyle Carner live at BBC Radio 1 Future Festival

Watch Loyle Carner perform Ain't Nothing Changed at BBC Radio 1 Future Festival below.

Loyle Carner plays Stealth on Friday the 12th of February. For more info/tickets click here.

Resident Update: Stealth Resident Latmun’s EP Release on VIVa LIMITED

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Latmun is a 23 year old DJ & producer from our home here in Nottingham, proudly representing the city’s upcoming talent, where he has been a resident DJ and member of our team at Stealth for four years strong. 

Latmun has already featured on BBC Radio 1’s world famous Essential Mix radio show, where his productions have been played by VIVa Music’s Denney- who produced arguably one of 2015’s biggest tech house tracks ‘Low Frequency’. Not only that, but Latmun’s music has featured on Rinse FM and has had the support of Detlef and VIVa Music founder and tech house heavyweight Steve Lawler. 

His track ‘Who’s That’ featured on Detlef’s mix for the ‘VIVa Warriors Season 4’ mix compilation where it found support from some of the most respectable artists in the scene and became one of the best selling tracks to be released on VIVa Music in 2015.

Demonstrating his strong work ethic, it’s true that dedication, patience and hard work are still the key to success, and we are proud to inform you of Latmun’s new EP release on VIVa LIMITED, containing six infectious, high energy tracks that will be heard from DJ booths across the world. With an unmistakably captivating style and taste in music, Latmun’s future is a promising one, and has shown great skill in his ability to read the crowd – whether playing a warm up set or taking the reins in the main room. Showing no signs of slowing down, this year can only be more exciting for Latmun than the last, and it’s evident enough that his career is only just beginning. 

“This EP was created with the intention that each track would serve its own unique purpose on the dance floor. A mix of peak time bombs, rolling synth ridden tools, and 4am dark terrace suited tracks with close attention paid to the groove.” - Latmun

Buy Def EP here - http://bit.ly/VIVALTD053BP

Old School UK Garage Mix

Ahead of our Old School UK Garage special this Friday, check out this mix from Stealth resident D'lex.

Denis Sulta

On Saturday 12th March we look forward to welcoming one of house music's hottest prospects; Denis Sulta to Stealth for his Nottingham debut. He is set to have a big year, having just been selected by Annie Mac for her 'New Names' to watch in 2016 feature. 

Check out the track below and join the Facebook event here for more info. 

For more tracks we're listening to, check out our Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/stealthnottingham 

 

 

Cause & Affect return to Stealth this January!

 

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dollop NYE Competition!

 

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We have a £200 bar tab for dollop NYE to give away to one lucky winner and their friends...

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Competition : Design Stealth Slip Mats

COMPETITION 

We're offering someone the chance to be the first person to design a pair of custom Stealth slip mats for the club. 
They'll be used by all our record loving headliners, guest DJs and residents. The winner will receive a pair of their own and guestlist to an event of their choice! 

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T&Cs : 
Your slip mat must be 30cm x 30 cm. 
Design must be a minimum of 150dpi - ideally, 300dpi please. 
You can either send over 1 design for the pair, or 2 different designs for each one.

Please note the deadline for this competition has been extended to the end of the month

Send your design to : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject 'SLIP MATS'.

Big ups and good luck! 

dollop NYE on sale now...

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Join the event and follow the Facebook page to get your hands on some tickets, and be first in the know with latest line up updates! 

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The Golden Boy

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Being influenced by the sounds of early 90’s house and garage, it’s no wonder Birmingham’s very own The Golden Boy is releasing weighty bass heavy bangers. With tracks such as “Gonna do” and “Poolside Croatia” that can be heard being spun on the highest of platforms such as BBC Radio 1 and Rinse FM.

The Golden Boy started laying down the foundations to the musical career he didn’t know he was going to have at the tender age of 14. With his young innocent years seeing him play various musical instruments from guitar to saxophone to eventually being lead around the back of the decks for some mix and blend, this being evoked from influences such as Annie Mac and Disclosure. Gravitating towards the decks and developing a passion for electronic music saw The Golden Boy aka Dominic Hammonds build a reputation for himself, landing him in headline slots in some of the biggest underground house and techno nights such as Bristol’s Halfnaked

After releasing his remix of Lauren Hill’s “That Thing” which has now racked up just under 2 million plays, you could definitely say that The Golden Boy started to turn some heads and make himself one of the most relevant young DJ’s within the UK scene. Having the UK house scene at his feet with a string of releases, mixes and shows, It was no time before The Golden Boy was put in contact with Mad Tech, the label created by the king pin of house Kerri Chandler. It wasn’t long until the godfather of house MR Chandler had The Golden Boy releasing “Do You” which is without saying a strident, bass flavoured hard hitter. This grabbing the attention of various labels as well as landing him at the top of the list for any DJ booking agency. 

If for whatever reason you weren’t convinced before, by now you should be. Releasing material on a label like MadTech is no joke and by doing so, it’s evident that The Golden Boy is striving for big things.