He’s one DJ that has been there, done that and done it all again, and for almost three decades Judge Jules has led the way in the world of dance music. Since hitting the decks in 1987, Judge Jules has influenced an entire generation on Kiss FM and Radio 1 and continues to be on the playlists of millions with his weekly radio show The Global Warm Up, which notches up 750,000 downloads every single week via his podcast and is broadcast on over 80 stations around the world.
As a pioneer of the club scene, passion and persona behind the decks coupled with crowd connection and unrivalled mixing has earned Judge Jules unforgettable sets at the world’s most iconic clubs and festivals including Gatecrasher, Ministry of Sound, Global Gathering and Creamfields.
In the studio, Judge Jules has released over 100 tracks of which ten have reached the top 40 in the UK national charts with countless more gracing the upper reaches of the dance charts. He’s mixed compilations for Ministry of Sound, Universal and Warner Bros, which have racked up over 3 million sales, and he’s currently in the studio gearing up to drop a whole host of new beats for 2017.
Earning his place amongst DJ legends, Judge Jules has received accolades such as #1 DJ (Mixmag), Best International DJ (Dancestar Awards), Best Radio DJ (Smirnoff’s Dancestars), and has consistently featured in the DJ Mag Top 100 poll, peaking at #3 in the world, alongside the industry’s greatest.
Jules’ presence and reputation in Ibiza is legendary, and his famous brand, Judgement Fridays (formerly Judgement Sundays) is the longest standing DJ residency in Ibiza history. The night continues to pack out its Balearic home week in, week out over the summer season, totting up 16 years of events on the island.
Judge Jules is not planning on slowing down. Instead, he’s continuing to innovate and lead as he always has done taking the ‘Judgement’ brand to the next level in the form of a record label, and UK tour to influence a whole new generation of dance music lovers.
Having spent plenty of time locked away in the studio, 2016 saw a serious return to form in terms of productions with the launch of his own ‘Judgement Recordings’ and releases on Coldharbour Recordings, Sirup Music and more. With tracks like ‘Turn On The Lights’, ‘Burn In The Sun’, ‘With A Song’ and ‘Te Quiero’ all gaining high profile support and on chart placements on Beatport, Jules is still very much at the top of his game both behind the decks and in the studio.
With his early ambitions earning him the name Judge Jules, the legal world has become something of a backbone throughout his entire career and having re-trained whilst on tour, during part of the week, in addition to his DJ travels, Jules is a music lawyer with Sheridans, advising labels, DJs, artists and a wide range of other music industry folk. Jules has also lent his expertise in the legal field to a regular ‘Industry Insiders’ column in Mixmag offering advice to up and coming DJs and artists."Phases come and go, genres are born and laid to rest in the blink of an eye, but one thing is for certain… Judge Jules is here to stay.
Darren Styles has been djing and producing for over 20 years. Inspired by the Rave sound of the early nineties he began his career in 1994. Teaming up with Paul Force, Force & Styles released a string of underground tracks including Pretty Green Eyes and Heart Of Gold which were later re-worked and went on to be huge chart hits with Pretty Green Eyes going in at No. 2 in the UK singles chart and selling over 250,000 copies. Force & Styles were also the first UK Hardcore act to do the Essential mix for Pete Tong on Radio 1.
In early 2000 Darren and long term friend Mark Breeze teamed up to bring a Trance sound to Hardcore. This led to countless anthems including You’re Shining & Heartbeatz which again went on to be Top 20 UK Hit singles.
Continuing to write, produce and DJ Darren found himself in the fortunate position of being able to release a solo album. SkyDivin’ was released in 2008 and went straight in at number 4 in the UK Album chart selling in excess of 250,000 copies. The album was followed up by a sell out UK 02 arena tour.
Darren has also mixed one of the three CD Clubland X-Treme album series every year for the past 10 years selling in excess of 1 million copies combined.
More recently Darren’s music has caught the attention of some of the biggest artists the EDM scene has to offer including Porter Robinson, Gareth Emery & Krewella. The Concrete Angel remix for Gareth Emery & Lights & Thunder / We Go Down remix for Krewella have been causing mayhem in 2014 at festivals such as Ultra & Coachella.
In 2013 Darren was the first UK Hardcore artist to play EDC Las Vegas on the Basscon Stage, coining it as possibly the most pivotal DJ set of his career to date. Darren has played the Basscon stage at EDCLV every year since.
With Darren’s DJing continuing to take him across the UK, US and worldwide and his producing seeing him work alongside some of the biggest names in UK Hardcore and EDM who knows what else is in store for Darren as he flies the flag for the harder styles of dance music.
CALLY & JUICE
Putting their own unique spin on this sound has kept them ahead of the game, and with their own label, Ourstyle Recordings, which continues gaining momentum, they've found their sound supported in many countries around the world. As well as their own label they’ve also produced tracks for Activa, Bionic Digital, Drizzly, Future Sound Corporation, Masif, Nukleuz and Q-Dance.
As well as their DJing and producing, Cally along with business partner Brian M own the highly renowned Bionic organisation, which thanks to the hard work from their team, has won ‘Best Event’ 3 years in a row at the Hard Dance Awards.
With everything they’ve achieved they show no signs of slowing down, turning every gig no matter how big or small into a real stage-show. If you have seen them play out you’ll know exactly how true this is, if you haven’t, make a point of seeing them, you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise!
In such a saturated market there really is no other option but to bring more to the table than your adversaries and Official Nancie does just that by the truckload. Locking in a combination of live vocals, flawless mixing and a certain je ne sais quoi, Official Nancie has been bringingfire to the airwaves for Capital FM and dance floors from Dubai to Marbella.
Her distinctive blend of house music beats and live PA’s that will see her introduce a saxophone to future performances, makes Nancie different to any other DJ and has her pegged by many as Birmingham’s hottest export.
Since a young age, Official Nancie’s world has revolved around music.
Growing up in a musical family inspired her to pursue her dream of becoming a DJ. From being a BritYouth pupil at the age of 11, to spreading her wings and finding her voice as a recording artiste at Rich Bitch studios, the now 21-year-old talent, is climbing the ladder whilst carving a name for herself as a respected female DJ along the way.
A whirlwind of a year has seen the fresh, young DJ and producer put out track after track. Her most recent releases have been: ‘Where The Love Lies (Orginial Mix) - Ali Emm, Kamikarzy & Official Nancie which featured on the 2015 Capital FM clothing range advert that was remixed by Scott Gascoigne and Nova Music, ‘Meet With You’ - Official Nancie and Josh Smith released by Loin Records and ‘I’ll Be Waiting’ - Tom Bull and Official Nancie by Nu Wave Records which had early support from Disclosure, B-traits and TS7 and it doesn’t stop there... The Squatters will also be working in the studio with Official Nancie, so keep your eyes peeled and watch this space for an exciting new track yet to drop!
Her live performances truly offer an unparalleled style in delivery when she’s behind the decks. The intensity she radiates when performing infused with her crowd-pleasing track selection goes hand in hand to create the perfect recipe for a night to remember.
The start of 2016 has seen Nancie writing, recording, producing original tracks as well as featuring with other artistes and co producing to release some exciting music in the year ahead. Her most recent release ‘Turn Me On – Kevin Lyttle (Official Nancie Remix)’ has proven that
Official Nancie is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with and the ripples of her impact are being felt across the globe.