Tranceported Audio returns on december 13th for a party to help ease you into the christmas mood.
UK international and local Hero Matt Hardwick Headlines the Tranceported Room, and is complimented with a selection of local talent plus the residents.
The Audio room this month is Headlined by Sonny Wharton + the Audio residents.
Tranceported Room (Prog, Trance, Tech)
Matt Hardwick is the epitome of an international DJ.
He lives and breathes electronic music. Since his inception into club culture Matt Hardwick has completely immersed himself in it. His rapid ascendany into dance music with the global phenomenon that is Gatecrasher is something which has been well documented. The association with Gatecrasher, the first of many landmark achievements in his career, took Matt's name from the dusty streets of Sheffield to the bright lights akin with international stardom, along the way seeing him play some of the greatest events the world of clubbing has to offer. Whether it was playing at the sell-out Don Valley stadium gig in front of 28,000 people on New Years Eve 2000 or playing to 15,000 people at the amazing Gatecrasher NEC events - Matt was the heartbeat of the lion that roared throughout the trance boom of the late 90's.
However, Matt's growing reputation really came to the fore only as recently as the beginning of 2002 with the completion of his first Radio 1 Essential Mix. The mix struck a chord with clubbers and promoters the world over. The resounding success of his debut Essential mix led to Radio 1 requesting a follow up in October 2005. This mix was so popular it was quickly shortlisted for the `Essential mix of the year`, only to be pipped to the post by Sasha.
In the ten years that he maintained weekly residency with the globally renowned Gatecrasher, Matt packed and delighting dance floors from Sydney to Los Angeles to Moscow and Johannesburg.
In late 2004 Matt's position as Gatecrasher resident ceased, as he felt that the resident tag was inhibiting his development as a DJ in his own right. Entirely amicable his departure raised many an eyebrow but went on to surpass even the most cynical of these critics as Matt's career blossomed. A testament to his ability is that, whilst travelling the globe over, Matt is still booked regularly to perform for the club, as he is for Godskitchen, Ministry of Sound, Slinky, Passion and The Gallery.
Whilst retaining a strong diary of club dates, Matt has also been a prominent feature at many of the world's most prolific festivals including 50,000 people at Castle Dance in St Petersburg, Godskitchen Global Gathering, Creamfields, Homelands, Escape in the Park, South West 4, Laserpoint Festival in Finland and Gatecrasher Summer Sound System. Whilst enjoying successful tours throughout Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, North and South America.
All this aside, it is perhaps Matt`s production profile which has brought his name to the fore of recent years. From his first two singles with the popular duo Smith & Pledger, entitled Day One and Connected, through to his club anthem `Slave to the Machine` with fellow DJ John Askew, Matt's music has received extended support from the likes of Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten and Judge Jules and found its way on to over 50 compilations worldwide. To follow up on the success of their joint single, Matt and John launched a double CD compilation called `Live as` for `Discover World` in 2006. Mixed club live and box fresh the `Live As` series gives a raw appeal that most commercial album somewhat lack, providing a real experience of the dj in his truest form.
However, it was 2007 when Matt Hardwick really came of age when after kicking off the year with his remix of `Gulf - Impossible` was selected by Motorola, along with mixes by Mauro Picotto and Marco V, to launch the new David Beckham Razr phone, before being invited by his old family in Sheffield to record an underground mix on the retrospective album, "Gatecrasher Immortal", following the fire at the superclub. The album received critical acclaim and went on to sell an unprecedented 100,000 copies and shortly after saw Matt being voted number 48 in the world in the 2007 DJ Mag Top 100 Poll (up 16 places from 2006).
DJ Rav Takhar,
burst onto the scene in the summer of 2007 and joined up quickly with the runaway success story that is Digital Society Leeds as Resident DJ and Promoter. With a reputation of delivering the freshest finest driving Trance around and having a presence behind the decks of the highest calibre, Rav has become a real crowd favourite in the peak time stakes. After already having gigs alongside some of the biggest names in todays scene, such as Paul Van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, Rank1, Kyau & Albert, Menno de Jong, Matt Hardwick, Solarstone, Guiseppe Ottaviani, John O'Callaghan, Simon Patterson, Sean Tyas, Greg Downey and John Askew, Rav is emerging as a very talented DJ with a very bright future
Simon H & Andi Woods
Andi and Simon are two of the hardest working guys in dance and get about a bit. Playin not only their own events but are fast making a name for them selves in their own right as DJ's! Hosting events alongside such institutions as the mighty Gatcrasher, Goodgreef and Sin:ergy.
This versatile pair play across the spectrum of dance from prog-tech through to driving trance and tech-trance,
with sharp technical forward thinking mixes and the amazing ability to read their crowd, Andi and Simon make a welcome addition to any line up.
Appearing at amazing events and playing along side some of the best the club scene has to offer such as John Askew, Paul Miller, Kane Nelson, Kryztow De Fier, Matt Everson , Jordan Suckley , James Alexander and many more
With up coming gigs alongside Marcel Woods, Matt Hardwick, Adam Sheridan, Tom Colontonio, Paul Webster and Bryan Kearney. This really shows these boys are well on their way!
The Tranceported room is completed by residents Matt Lickess, Chris Parkin and Ash Prendergast
Audio Room (House, Electro)
Never was a statement truer then when DJ Mag declared, “What makes Sonny stand out from the pack is his combination of talent and determination.” An innovator and workaholic Sonny has developed, tweaked and honed his legendary deck wizardry across 3 CDJs over the years leading to Industry leaders Ecler and Ortofon signing him up as an Ambassador to head up their UK Pro Team and showcase just what their technology is capable of in the right hands.
Sonny first major breakthrough came when spotted by Renaissance and installed as their resident (a position he still holds 5 years on) shortly followed with selection by Mixmag to be one of the original future hero’s alongside the talents of Nic Fanciulli, Gareth Emery and Tom Neville.
The catalyst had been ignited leading to Manumission offering a weekly Ibiza residency that summer, shortly followed by appearances at Amnesia for Renaissance at their prestigious opening and closing parties supporting John Digweed and Sander Kleinenberg.
Since then he’s racked up slots at the likes of Ministry Of Sound, Pacha, Godskitchen, Chibuku and Renaissance, rocked numerous clubs and festivals internationally in Australia, Brazil, China, Mexico, Morocco, Ibiza, Russia, Spain and USA, held down a monthly residency in Barcelona, completed two solo world tours and played to over 1 million people at The Love Parade in Berlin, Germany.
No stranger to radio and TV Sonny’s completed 3 prestigious guest mixes for national institution Radio 1, in additions to countless live interviews over phone and in person, appeared on the radio waves of Galaxy/Ministry Of Sound Radio/Kiss and been featured on MTV.
Having honed his talent in club land Sonny has also committed a lot of time in the studio with his productions and remixes becoming some of the biggest tunes of the year for the likes of Pete Tong, Sander Kleinenberg, Mark Knight, Steve Angello and Roger Sanchez and featuring on leading radio stations and mix compilations alike.
Tranceported Audio Saturday 13th December @ The Priory Club, Lazarus Court, Doncaster.
Doors 10:30 - 6am.
Door Tax £6
The full lineup for the Tranceported room is as follows:-
Rav takhar (Digital Society)
Simon H & Andi Woods (Branded)
Sonny Wharton + Residents