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Meet the residents: Snalka

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- When/where/how did you start DJing? And how long have been playing at Stealth?
During my teens I was into hip-hop and UK garage which then lead to the dubstep sound which I guess opened my ears up to 'underground dance music' or whatever you want to call it. I've been DJing for about 4 or 5 years now and at Stealth for about 3 years. I started by watching and listening to a lot of different DJs, good and bad, to pick up useful techniques and also to know what doesn't work so well.

 

- What was your favourite Stealth event you played at in 2013?
Hard to pick one as I have a lot of good memories but the dollop 9th birthday immediately comes to mind, I warmed up for Ben UFO, Four Tet and Joy Orbison in the old room 1, that was pretty dope.

 

- What was your personal musical highlight of 2013?
Seeing Daphni play Ye Ye at Dimensions Festival, I think it's my favourite all time track to play or hear on Stealth's Funktion-One system.

 

- Whose tracks will you be playing out in 2014?
Everything Innervisions and Pampa Records release seems to be dance floor gold. I'm also loving Fort Romeau's output lately which i'm sure will continue on this year and maybe even some of my own productions?!

 

- Which acts do you hope will feature on the Stealth line up’s in 2014?
Todd Terje would be ace, and Danny Dyer DJ set?! (just saying).

 

- Who do you see as some of the future stars of 2014?
A duo called Terron have an upcoming release on a sub-label of Young Turks called Whities. The techno they're producing is pretty clever and they're good mates so it'll be cool to see their rise over the next 12 months. Also shouts to Mak & Pasteman too, they had a HUGE 2013 but from what i've heard in their studio they're set to have an even bigger year!

 

- What can we expect from your residency sets?
Melodic driven house and techno with a touch of a vocal to get your sleaze on and a sprinkle of soul to warm those limbs up just nicely...if i'm closing the night out, Wham!'s back catalogue(!?).

 

- How does playing in the newly refurbished Stealth room 1 compare to the old one?
The slight repositioning of the DJ booth makes for a great view of the whole dance floor and the booth itself feels much more spacious.

 

- If you had to be stuck in a lift with one DJ you’ve played alongside in 2013 who would it be?
Ben UFO, he'd have good chat and plus he's a clever guy so he'd have a good idea of how to get us out!

 

Top tracks of 2013
1. Konsantin Sibold - Madeline
2. Agoria - Scala
3. Fort Romeau - Jetée
4. Doc Daneeka - Walk On In
5. Adesse - Baayi

Meet the residents: Harrison

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- When/ where/ how did you start djing?
I started about five years ago in my bedroom after regularly going to nights such as Fabric in London, Oscillate Wildly in Chelmsford and most importantly Kool Kids Klub in Southend. 

- How long have you been playing at Stealth?
My first set at Stealth was November 2011 about a month after i moved to Nottingham for University, which consequently took a back seat from that point on. 

- What can we expect from your residency sets?
Entirely depends! As a resident it's your job to be on call to play very different sorts of sets all the time, whether it's warming up a room or delivering a belter-fest at 3 in the morning. You have to be adaptable depending on who you may be supporting that night, which is great because it keeps you hunting through a wide spectrum of music at all times. I always try and just play whatever best drives the party and keeps people dancing, blends of old and new are always good. Hopefully.

- Whats your favourite Stealth event you played at in 2013?
Playing to a packed out Rescue Rooms venue before personal hero DJ EZ probably ranks up top. That was the type of set that if you told me i'd be taking care of in 2012 i'd run away from you. The crowd were utterly incredible, so receptive and ready to dance. It completely blew my mind that EZ shook my hand and said 'nice one' when we changed over and it was a TUESDAY! Closing room 2 after Melé at the November dollop a couple of months ago was also carnage, one of the most enjoyable sets i've ever played and another case of playing with a DJ that i have been going to see myself for years . When everything goes right and the crowd were as good as they were that night, room 2 at Stealth is probably my favourite place to play.

- What was your personal musical highlight of 2013?
There are a couple for me. Playing after Oneman at a Kool Kids Klub event in Southend, at the now deceased Sunrooms, was huge for me as Oneman, Kool Kids and Sunrooms are all things/people that i hugely admire and that have played a colossal part in me falling for dance music in the first place. Next would be starting my own night 'Joy Fantastic' with my friend and music mentor Justin (aka Cardinal) as I'd been keen for ages to start my own night centered around 70's/80's music. Numbers 10th birthday, Pleasure Principle, Eclair Fifi's set at November dollop, Bestival and Tramlines festival all recieve honourable mentions.

- Whose tracks will you be playing out in 2014?
Late Nite Tuff Guy is an artist whose edits often fall into my sets whether it be a Joy Fantastic party or a Harrison set, he has an unbelievable ability to sort of weaponise older tracks to ready them for a club environment and everything he does seems to get better.  Fingers crossed 2014 is as good of a year across the board music-wise as 2013 has been.

- What are your plans for Joy Fantastic in 2014?
Just continue to expand as we have been doing, put on consistently better parties, continue pushing the Nighttime Fantasies mix series, and generally just keep things going. It's still really early days for Joy, but i don't think either of us could be happier with the way things are going or more appreciative for the initial support. We're already casting our minds towards the first birthday which i think we both want to push ourselves for. We want to deliver something really memorable for both the eyes and ears and maybe finally think about getting some guests in. Failing this, sell all my families things and book Chromeo for the next one.

Top tracks of 2013.
1. Mano Le Tough - Primitive People (Tales Of Us Remix)
2. Tessela - Hackney Parrot
3. Todd Terje - Strandbar (Disko)
4. First Choice - Love Thang (Genius Of Time Edit)
5. Timmy Vegas - Get Yourself Together (Timmy's B'ham Disco Authority Mix)

Meet the residents: Latmun


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-When/where/how did you start djing? 
I started mixing about 4 years ago during a summer internship while on break from Uni, doing the 9-5 I didn’t have enough time to go hear loud music in clubs as much as I wanted to. So I bought some decks and taught myself, much to my neighbours dislike!
 
- What can we expect from your residency sets?
It depends on the crowd and event but my favourite music to play is generally darker house tracks with heavy basslines and interesting percussion, I love the energy and atmosphere they create in a club. I also love raw house with rolling basslines and organic drums.
 
- What’s your favourite Stealth event you played at in 2013?
Playing before Mak and Pasteman at one of the 51°27′ events was a highlight. I love their music and they're great guys so to hand over the decks to them was an honour.
 
- What tracks will you be playing out in 2014? 
I will be playing tracks from the likes of Trikk, Mak & Pasteman, Boddika, Sidney Charles, Cera Alba, Zed Bias, Dusky and Leftwing & Kody. They have all had strong releases in 2013 and i’m sure we will see more from them throughout 2014.
 
- Which acts do you hope will feature on the Stealth line up’s in 2014?
I would like to see some raw house acts such as Sidney Charles and I would be really interested to hear a set from Doc Daneeka. All of the Swamp81 crew remain some of my favourite artists and DJ’s so I hope to see them again soon as well.
 
- What festivals are you most looking forward to this summer?
Outlook has been my favourite festival from the last 2 years and I can’t wait to return. I also haven’t been to Sonar festival before and it’s on my list of summer plans for this year so i’m really excited for that. Bring on the summer!
 
Top tracks of 2013. 
1. Simian Mobile Disco & Bicep - Sacrifice 
2. Boddika - Heat
3. NY Transit Authority - 95
4. Trikk – Midnight Sequence
5. Mak & Pasteman - Brown Bread

Joy Fantastic - Nighttime Fantasies Vol. 2

Here's the latest instalment of the Joy Fantastic Nighttime Fantasies mix series. This one's crammed full of vintage 80s pop, disco and plenty of funk. Keep your eyes peeled for details of the next Joy Fantastic at Stealth in February. 

Whole Sick at St Vs R (04/01/14)

The photos are now up from Whole Sick at Stealth Vs Rescued on the 4th of January 2014. Head over to Facebook for the full album

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Eton Messy mix #11

Here's the latest installment of the Eton Messy mix series. It's up for free download and features tracks from the likes of Celsius, Shadow Child, Friend Within, Karma Kid, Taches, Maribou State and many more. You can catch them at Stealth on the 18th of February as part of their 2014 tour, for more details see here.  

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 Track list:

1. Indian Summer - Foreign Formula (Cosmos Midnight Remix)
2. Bondax - Giving It All (Friend Within Remix)
3. Shadow Child & Sinden - Get At
4. LKiD - That Girl
5. Ben Pearce - What I Might Do (Karma Kid Remix)
6. Celsius - Incoming
7. Boean - I'll Be The Rhythm
8. Meramek - Feeling
9. Naughty Boy - Think About It (TACHES Remix)
10. Ray Foxx ft. J Warner - Fireworks (Kry Wolf Dub)
11.Tommy Vercetti - Good Feelings
12. Wankelmut - My Head Is A Jungle (MK Remix)
13. Corona - Rhythm Of The Night (Blonde Version)
14. Lancelot ft. Antony & Cleopatra - Giving It Up
15. TCTS - Over
16. Maribou State - Moon Circles
17. Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith - La La La (Pale Remix)

Stealth Advent Calendar: Day 25

Merry Christmas! The free download for today is a beautiful chill out mix from Toyboy & Robin, perfect for staying inside to away from that cold winter weather.  

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Stealth Advent Calendar: Day 24

Our Christmas eve free download is a brand new BBC 1Xtra mix from house duo Waze & Odyssey who are no strangers to our Stealth room 1. 

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Stealth Advent Calendar: Day 22

Day 22 of our Stealth free download Advent Calendar is an ingenious rework of a 90's classic from Eton Messy representatives Blonde.

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