Shift K3Y - Laughing At You Feat. Ruby Francis


This latest track from Shift K3Y is a no holds barred party track. 'Laughing At You' opens with harmonious vocals over subtle synths and chords before the track starts to pick up pace and you're thrown into the definition of a filthy bassline. On top of this, he's generously put it up for free download. Keep your eyes peeled for Shift K3Y coming to Stealth.    

Bicep Minimix for Annie Mac


The latest instalment of the Annie Mac minimix series comes from Bicep. Hailing from Belfast and creators of the longstanding 'Feel My Bicep' blog, Bicep create music that combines the classic elements of house with the forward thinking progressive influences of modern day dance music. You can catch them at our very special dollop x Feel My Bicep show on the 31st of January. This minimix focuses on the London & UK influence on their sound.


A1 Bassline at St Vs R (11/01/14)

The photos from last weekends Stealth Vs Rescued with A1 Bassline (11/01/14) are now up. Head over to Facebook for the full album

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Meet the residents: Strike

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- When/where/how did you start djing? And how long have been playing at Stealth?
I was about 14 years old, my friend’s dad started up a youth club where he set up some 1210’s and then I went to Confetti to learn music. I’ve been playing at Stealth since it opened and I’m really looking forward to the 10th Birthday this year.


- What’s your favourite Stealth event you played at in 2013?
NYE was definitely a highlight, playing after Hannah Wants in Venue (technically I was the first resident to play at Stealth in 2014!)


- What was your personal musical highlight of 2013?
It would definitely have to be Everywhere Festival because it was the first time I’d seen such a large scale house event indoors spread throughout so many different rooms. There was something for everybody and I played after Kurupt FM which was great.


- Whose tracks will you be playing out in 2014?
The artists I’m looking forward to hearing more from would be XO, Friend Within and Shoot the Ghost (who is one half of Ursa Major). Also A1 Bassline and his collaborations with Leon Vynehall as Laszlo Dancehall. Mak and Pasteman are looking strong in 2014 too.


- Which acts do you hope will feature on the Stealth line up’s in 2014?
Well, a little bit out of the ball park I’d like to see Chance the Rapper!  Then, within the House scene, Laszlo Dancehall, XO and Oscar Luweez.


- Who do you see as some of the future stars of 2014?
I think Oscar Luweez will definitely come through this year and we’ll definitely be hearing plenty more from Route 94.  


- What can we expect from your residency sets?
To be honest it depends what time you catch me. If I’m warming up, I’ll play a pretty stripped back house set. If it’s a later set, I go in hard to keep everyone on the dance floor until the end.


- If you had to be stuck in a lift with one DJ you’ve played alongside in 2013 who would it be? 
To talk intelligently about music it would have to be Ben Pearce, he knows a lot about Motown and Northern Soul and he’s generally a great guy to chat about all genres of music with.


- Where do you see dance music going in the next 12 months?
I think house music will have the same influx that it’s had this year for the next few years, Duke Dumont, Disclosure and Gorgon City will continue to have high charting tracks. At the same time I think the underground house seen will continue to grow, DJ’s like Mark Radford and the old house scene that’s been around since day 1, which has perhaps been over shadowed recently will continue to do its own thing. The Chicago and Detroit scenes seem to be something that people are educating themselves about too, these sounds will continue to come through.


Top tracks of 2013.
1. Leon Vynehall - Sister

2. Huxley - Bellywedge

3. Disclosure - When A Fire Starts To Burn

4. Celsius - Incoming

5. Mak & Pasteman - Dither

Meet the residents: Ursa Major

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-When/where/how did you start DJing?
The initial desire to start DJing was purely for the love of music and from going to clubs. We both played separately to begin with; our taste in music was spookily similar so we decided to team up.


-What was your favourite Stealth event you played at in 2013?  
Difficult one but I would have to say Everywhere festival. It was such a huge night in terms of bookings and the atmosphere of the club. Taking over from George Fitzgerald was pretty huge being such a fan!


-What was your personal musical highlight of 2013?
For me it would have to be seeing Jesse Ware. I was into her music before, but seeing her live was amazing.
-Whose tracks will you be playing out in 2014?
Just heard the new Citizen track, if that's anything to go by there's a lot to look forward to there! Also, artists like HNNY, James Welsh, Breach, Shenoda, Sei and 2ndSun.


-How long have you been playing at Stealth?
Quite a while now! I think it must be around 5 years! We played for various nights before having a full residency.


- Which acts do you hope will feature on the Stealth line up’s in 2014?
I'd definitely like to see Deetron back, especially after his recent output. I’d also like to see HNNY and Medlar mainly due to the diverse nature of recent sets i’ve heard from them all recently.


- What can we expect from your residency sets?
Being a resident means you are often playing at different times, with different acts - the need to play a range of genre's is what i enjoy most about being a resident. Our sets can include Disco, House, Tech-House, Techno and Electronica dependent on the time and place, therefore, the music we play ranges from the more melodic elements of dance music to the harder elements as well.


-How does playing in the newly refurbished Stealth room 1 compare to the old one?
It was nearly unrecognisable at first! The older layout had a really intimate feel as the dance floor was a channel from the corner DJ box. The new layout allows a complete view of the room and the sound is fantastic. All of the guests i have spoken with have commented on how much they like it.


Top tracks of 2013.
1. Crazy P - Clouds
2. Sophie - Nothing More To Say
3. Paul Woolford - Untitled
4. Maya Jane Coles - Everything ft. Karin Park (Breach Remix)
5. Leon Vynehall - Step Or Stone (Breath Or Bone) 

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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