7-12th august 2019

newnham park estate, plympton, devon, pl75bn

brandon block

TAKEN FROM BRANDONS AUTOBIOGRAPHY :- 

More clubs than Tiger Woods
I’ve been lucky enough to have had my fair share of wicked residencies over the years like Up Yer Ronson in Leeds, FUBAR at the Milk Bar in London (which I co-promoted with Lisa Loud), Club For Life and Malibu Stacey (both in the capital) and Scream in Plymouth. Nowadays I play regularly at the Ministry of Sound, Turnmills, Miss Moneypenny’s, Golden, Republica, Progress, Karanga, Colours, Clockwork Orange and Kelly’s. I’m sure there’s loads of other places which you’ve probably been to and see me larking about on the decks – I’ve been all over Europe, my international tour of carnage has stopped off in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, the US (I love the Ra Club in Las Vegas) and all points in between. Israel’s a good one – I’m a regular at Allenby 58 in Tel Aviv and C Bar in Eilat.

Records, radio – I do them all 
But it’s not all DJing and partying. Production-wise, I’ve had three singles released as Blockster, which I made with the M&S boys of Salsoul Nugget fame – Something Goin’ On, Grooveline and You Should Be Dancing, all out on Ministry – and a collaboration with DJ Gee last year called Zeus’ Dance out on London/Systematic. Tall Paul and I did a record as The Grifters which was out on Duty Free and there’s new projects on the boil as we speak. I could go on, but for my full discography, click here…

Those who live in London also have had the pleasure, since October of ’97 I became a fully fledged radio presenter, presenting a show on Kiss 100 alongside Ibiza’s other legend and my oldest mate Alex P. Peeze and Blocko’s House goes out every Saturday evening from 5-7pm – catch us if you can!

At the end of the day
My favourite thing about DJing is seeing crowds go mental. It’s fantastic. It makes your job worth doing – it’s everything you work for. It just makes it so good to see the happy faces, enjoying themselves… everyone’s in there, waving their arms in the air. It’s a DJ’s dream.

ALEX P

Alex P – D.J., party man(iac), legend. One of the ‘old school’ of DJs, there during the early days of house music, he has become somewhat of an elder statesman of the scene – been most places, done most things, just about survived to tell the tale.

Early gigs came at the almighty Sunrise raves in the U.K., some of the notorious, infamous raves that attracted major press headlines at the end of the 80s. After playing to thousands at such an early point in his career, the next point for a young DJ at that time was Ibiza, a place that helped shape the reputation of Alex in several ways. After holding a residency at Amnesia, he then became the resident at the newly opened Space. After working there for a few months, a moment of inspiration changed the clubbing world. Alex decided to put some decks behind the bar of the Space chill-out area and to call it ‘The Full Moon Terrace Bar’. You know the rest from there. Alex began to get worldwide bookings, and soon became one of the headliners for most of the major house nights in and around the U.K.

His anarchic relationship with best mate Brandon Block blossomed during the mid-nineties – house music and clubbing was still relatively fresh and their hedonistic adventures were of the time and were told and retold with gusto by eager magazines and fans all around. They were the epitome of a good night out – no cares, as much fun as you could handle and hilarious tales to tell afterwards. Alex was still a firm fixture and favourite in Ibiza, and the ever expanding compilation market at this time soaked up many an Alex P mix, selling thousands upon thousands in the process, further cementing his name amongst the elite of U.K. house D.J.s.

In 1996 London’s Kiss F.M. gave Alex and Brandon a Friday night drive time show that was about as far removed from the normal perception of a radio show as is humanly possible. ‘Anarchy on air’ is one, not too wide of the mark, description. Ratings soared for the station such was the popularity of the show, but all good things must come to an end, and they left on a high and called it a day in 2002.

After radio, Alex found a niche in front of the camera, presenting for the likes of MTV, Rapture, Granada, Sky and Kiss T.V. for a variety of adrenalin and sports shows and documentaries on Ibiza. He is still to be found DJing all over the world, recent gigs including Dubai, Tokyo, Singapore, Las Vegas, and Koh Samui. He is now an ambassador for the newly formed company The Disc Jockey Association. The D.J.A. is a dedicated and professional company set-up to look after the many needs of D.J.s today, be they beginners, semi-professionals or full blown superstars. Due to an exceptional talent and a personality that captivates all, Alex P is a house legend and is here to stay.

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