PROFESSIONAL DJS

We at Habitual pride ourselves on our ability to curate the perfect soundtrack to any event through the use of highly professional DJs and top end sound systems so you can rest assured that you will be in good hands.

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DJ Soul Provyder

 

Djsoulprovyder is the founding member of the SOUL SOLUTION SOUNDSYSTEM playing at many venues across his home town of London over the years which include Ronnie Scotts, Jazz Café, Koko, Sketch, East Village, Momo’s, The Bedroom Bar and The Supperclub as well as festivals such as the Isle of Wight  and V Festival and in the Suncebeat Dome at the Southport Weekender 2013.

As a record collector and dj since 1991 he originally played 70s soul, jazz, funk and rare groove but his current sets include a selection of past and present music with a flexibility to join the dots and cross over many musical genres, journeying from his disco and afro Latin funk roots to a more modern deeper tech house sound.

He is currently a resident at the SUNSPLASH FESTIVAL held in the South of Turkey since its inception in 2009 playing alongside artists and djs such as Louie Vega, Kenny Dope, Giles Peterson, Norman Jay, and Phil Asher. His passion for the festival which is now in it’s fifth year, has secured him a place on the line up in June 2013 where Jamie Lidell, Atjazz, and Shuya Okino from Kyoto Jazz Massive are headlining.

djsoulprovyder has been a guest at a number of cutting edge, deep house nights including Inner Rhythm, Beat Players, Makin Moves and Community in Manchester.

djsoulprovyders latest project,  4TOTHEFLOOR ‘Expressions of House’ is a collaboration between himself, Eddie Boi from South Africa and Kengo from Japan who put on deep underground house parties at various venues.

To keep up to date with all gigs join his Facebook group Urban Essentials PR or add him as a fb friend: Djsoul Provyder.

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279

DJ 279 aka Numbers

Three time MOBO nominee brings you the latest in hip hop on the legendary Rap Show on Choice FM every Saturday at 10pm

279 started at choice FM as Steve Wren’s studio assistant and took over the rap show in October 1992.

Over the years 279 has gained many accolades for his now legendary show “Friday Nite Flavas” which includes 3 MOBO nominations as well as an EMMA award in 2000 for best radio presenter.

279 is also a very well accomplished club DJ who plays all over the UK and Europe.

Latest tracks by DJ 279


Cutmaster Swift

Cutmaster Swift

Encouraged by his father to explore music to the full Cutmaster Swift (CMS) began his close association with Hip Hop as a B-Boy (Break dancer), initially for fun while at school, he help form the Crash Crew & they entered & won local B-Boy competitions, but CMS never forgot his DJing passion as it was also his duty to provide music for this crew.

Although he didn’t have the appropriate DJ Tools he further developed his Dj skill’s also by using his Mother’s home HI FI, using just the cassette player’s pause button to extend his early collection of Break Beats! It wasn’t until ’84 that CMS took a much more dedicated role in his DJing, he help form the Imperial Mixers; Cuttin K, Robbie Wiz & the Imperial Mixer. “Imperial Mixer was the first bedroom DJ that I knew with a pair of 1200’s” who also became Westwood’s first official Mix DJ during LWR pirate radio show broadcasts, which gave the crew plenty of weight to support many early US act’s such as Kurtis Blow!

It was also the Imperial Mixers Who introduced at that time the unknown & very talented female dynamic duo “The Cookie Crew”! In 86′ CMS eventually got his own set of 1200’s & stepped into a solo career, although the Imperial Mixers never officially broke up CMS maintains the crews focal influence his talents were also further fueled by producing music which started with the introduction of The No Parkin Mcs; Mike C, Kiss & Storm. 87′ Westwood also invited CMS to join him on his Capital Rap Radio to perform weekly mixes which further help expose CMS out of the box DJing style & saw pioneering beat creating techniques like; The Copy Cat which also know as the chasing! One of CMS most infamously technquies was the re-introduction of Grandwizard Theordore’s “Needle Dropping” (a forgotton art at that time!) at the 1988 New Music Seminar battles in NY! All this ultimately gave CMS full recognition throughout the world as well as the UK’s underground Hip Hop scene!

During this period their was another Hip Hop DJ also making waves He also became CMS ultimate sparing partner he was “The mighty DJ Pogo”, their partnership has maintained to this day with the addition of the Infamous DJ Biznizz & in 96 Pogo entitled the crew as the En4cers! Although CMS was aware of the DMC World Mixing Championships it was Pogo who initially decided about seriously entering DMC’s ’88 UK championships since both DJs had gained by now full national acknowledgment DMC would be the official proof of DJ dominance! Initially CMS had no interest in entering this event since he considered his style to unorthodox plus at that time DMC’s world entrants mainly attracted club DJs from professional commercial backgrounds!

It didn’t take long for CMS view to change especially after Pogo’s first easy victory winning his first qualifying round, “I’ll never forget seeing Pogo after that heat, as he paraded around in the DMC/Technics regional champ Jacket he was awarded, from then I decided it was worth entering just for one of those! CMS change of mind enabled him to triumph in the UK event his first major victory but he was unsuccessful in placing in that World year which saw the US Champion Cash Money awarded the title. 89′ would be at last CMS triumphed year as not only did he became the first UK champion to regain a title defense he also finally took home the World title while wining the very first Gold Deck prize this victory enabled him to tour the World & when home CMS would also focus on his music productions for: No Parkin’, the Demon Boy’s, Storm-The All Season Entertainer & Upfront Rudies are just a few to mention!

Today CMS now works for DMC from consulting, producing a series of specialized Turntablist records entitled Battle Breaks, providing a very Successful Mixing course at DMC head quarters & Authoring their championships to DVD! CMS is still in touch with his roots of playing music in clubs “it appears I’ve gone full circle, there’s a new generation of fans out there & the popularity of this art form is constantly growing, its my duty to educate this new audience through my music collection & knowledge, I may have been doing this a long time but every appearance is like a first, Plus I’m a firm believer that youre only as good as your last gig”! .. .. ..MyGen.. ..Profile Generator.. .. ..

Latest tracks by Cutmaster_Swift

DGS

DGS

DGS

DGS

DJ DGS has appeared at some of the UK’s top clubbing venues as well as countless bars, clubs and underground parties including Ministry, Egg, Area, Secret Garden Party and Mixmag tour as well as co-founding and running two long running club nights Pure Filth Elektro and Just say Yes!.

His musical style is based on electro house with very strong influences from a wide rage of genres including break beat, techno, house and even rock. In addition to this he has produced albums for London based hip-hop and punk acts which has also been a strong influence on his performances. DGS uses 100% vinyl, steering away from the digital formats in favor of a more traditional analogue sound sometimes incorporating live instruments and musicians from all genres.

Latest tracks by DJ DGS

Elliot Patterson

Elliot Patterson

1984 saw the rise of a talented young DJ who started off with splicing tape deck recordings together using a home made mixer. Finding his feet playing alongside then Sweet Beat partner Chris Baxter at the Soul 2 Soul Blues parties, Perth Road, London with artists such as Jazzie B.

His work has taken given him international status playing in some of the best clubs across the globe – The Cross, Ministry of Sound, Fabric, Pacha (London), Hangar (Istanbul), Circle (Los Angeles), Mount (Australia), Block Party (Brooklyn) and much MUCH more….

His first ever release was “Supersonic” which was released with Charles Eve. Further working with BMG to produce his first album is set for release in late 2007. We asked him what his influences for his production are and where he is heading.

Latest tracks by Elliot Patterson

Ed Braeling

ED BRAELING

London born and bred. Ed started DJing through a love of house and breaks in the mid 90s. Ed has appeared on stages and festivals across the UK supporting headline acts such as the Propellerheads, Plump DJs, DJ Yoda & Norman Jay.

Eds love of music passes from DJing into music video production and capturing portraits of his heros for publications in the international press such as NME, Mixmag and Vogue. He has achieved industry acclaim for his work on ephemeral radio shows such as ‘Friday Nite Flavas’ and the DMC championships.

Ed also has championed the rather unlikely works of artists like Ennio Morricone, Murray Gold and Hans Zimmer through his work as a key artist on productions for film and TV. His live sets are a fusion of genres with one solid bass line driving the dance floor. Always digging in crates to find obscure beats and rarities, never seen with a laptop he opts for a mixed bag of vinyl and CD’s, a self confessed technophobe, Ed is a more the fan of audio fidelity through analogue records and mixing technique than gadgetry and gizmos.

We asked Ed a few questions about his Djing career

HR: So what was the strangest gig you’ve ever played?

Ed: It’s an even win for some of the early So Solid gigs and an odd night spent with Tony Blackburn. If I was going to have to give one answer it would of had to of been witnessing the transformation of mild mannered Tony Blackburn backstage supping red wine and eating grapes to a crazy wild man dancing around a stage in-front of a crowd of students. Very strange night and a very pleasant man. I have a lot of respect for the guy, he’s been a great advocate of British music for decades although I would say leave the medallion at home – nearly had some poor girls eye out!

HR: Any odd song requests at gigs?

Ed: Only the usual really, “Oi bruv, got any old school…”. To which I reply “Punk or Rock?” faces usually look glazed then a rock a little Rat Pack and they go away.

HR: What can we expect to see you up to next?

Ed: I’m going into the studio working on a collaboration album doing my usual genre bashing. I think we’ve seen such huge changes in the music industry over the last 5 years or so and it’s time to look at things a little differently. It won’t be the usual 12 track hour long playlist. I don’t want to give too much away right now but it should twist a few minds and will be very experimental in places.

HR: What’s your all time favourite DJ ?

Ed: That is possibly the easiest thing anyone has ever asked me. John Peel without a doubt. Superb man, super DJ and all round nice bloke. He left us too soon.

Affiliate DJs

Mex Blackgrass, Ray Hurley, Wrongtom (Hard-Fi), Cash Money, Cutmaster Swift, CJ Mackintosh, Nigel Benn, DJ Lottie, DJ 279, Tony Blackburn, Terry Francis, Pusherman.

Clubs

Fabric, The Cross, Ministry.

DJ Wigley

DJ Wigley

DJ Wigley has been a firm favorite and heavily involved in the underground radio scene in London for over ten years. A regular in London’s club scene he has started to produce house music and is one half of the Bonus Brothers (DJ Wigley + Mr Phil) now in 2012 he is ready to emerge to a wider audience as bookings and interest increases in the fresh slant on house music he brings.

You can catch DJ Wigley on Icecold FM Monday’s 4-6pm + Passion FM Thursday 12am-2am and in a club near you playing upfront to underground house beats – Tech to vocal tinged music adventures .

Available on i-Tunes DJ Wigley’s radio pod-cast’s

Podcasts

Force Of Habit

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Force of Habit are renowned for their indomitable style and fusion of multiple genres, mixing it up with a blend of House, Breaks and niche Bass styles

The trio have gained a reputation for mixing it up with the best, appearing behind the hallowed decks of London’s top clubs with regular appearances at The Hospital Club, super secretive Reclaim The Beach parties, and major UK festivals including Secret Garden Party & Beach Break Live.

Fresh from the studio and ready to unleash a barrage of original material 2013 is set to be an exciting year.

www.forceofhabit.co.uk