Shadowing Set One Twenty’s past showcase ‘Mint Sessions’ we are teaming up with Mint Club to bring you something a bit different to your average student night! We aim to give you the best night life experience by presenting some of the best artists on the roster!
For our launch night, we bring you headline acts from Solid Groove’s co-owner Michael Bibi and Hot Creation and Circus resident David Glass.
Michael Bibi has fast become an established member of the underground music scene.
The London based new kid has honed is craft from countless hours in the DJ Booth as well as letting loose on the dance floors of London in between. Locking himself away in his South London studio curating the world wide recognised brand that is 'SolidGrooves', Bibi is more than just your average DJ.
Playing Music, Making music & a love for the party scene are the three sole things that motivate the SolidGrooves 'Head Honcho', he will not let anyone or anything come between him and making sure that his musical input keeps every party rocking, ‘I eat, breath, sleep and s**t music' says Michael.
Bibi's raw passion for Music has been with him since childhood but his enthusiasm for the underground came at the tender age of 14 when he acquired his first pair of Numark belt drive turntables. From this moment on DJ'ing and Music where his Addiction which could never be shaken off.
As of recent Michael has been making a name for himself by releasing music with the likes of Electronique, Lost Records, Madtech & of course his own Label SolidGrooves. Whilst rocking crowds at venues across the UK, Germany and Ibiza.
With his sights firmly set on his goals watch out for this name in 2017 and the future
8 years ago, a fresh faced raver happened over a couple of djs playing at a club night in his home town of Liverpool, this was to be David’s first taste of authentic house music at its finest.
Honing his studio craft at the tender age of 19, David was originally influenced by early hip hop and old school 90’s dance, yet after the infamous visit to Circus his style evolved. Now leaning towards the darker side of house, his music and dj sets are laced with a broader jackin’ tech essence, yet still retaining that infectious groove.
Circus and Circus Recordings owner Yousef was still unaware of the developing synergy, ironically discovering David via his long time friends Loco Dice and Phil Weeks as they were hammering David’s huge ”Hood Chicks” on Witty Tunes. After another release on Robsoul the penny finally dropped for Yousef and David was signed to Circus Recordings for the immense four track “Lost Ep”. The release illuminated David to Nic Fanciulli, Richie Hawtin, Luciano, Pete Tong (with a essential selection play) and of course Carl Cox who opened his 2012 essential mix with the EP’s lead track.
Since then Carl has been a huge supporter of David inviting him to remix his single “Its time for house music” and hammering David’s remix of Demian Muller’s ‘Nytid Night’. In this year’s DJ mag top 100 issue Carl named David his ‘producer of the year’ which led to Yousef and Carl Cox inviting David onto the illustrious Safehouse DJ Agency for global tour representation; where he is rubbing shoulders with the aforementioned heavyweights, as well as Cassy, Danny Tenaglia, John Digweed, Tania Vulcano and more.
Importantly, David is a self-sufficient beat maker and a serious DJ, constantly developing his skills at the UK’s freshest club events including Circus Liverpool & London, Magna Carta, Pacha London, Warehouse Project, Boiler Room & many more.
In 2015 he was invited to play for the Carl Cox — Music Is Revolution night were he played on the Terrace twice during the summer then was asked back to play at the closing party. 2015 also seen him play at clubs around Europe, including Cafe D' Anvers in Belgium & Club Bellevue in Zurich.
David released a killer track on Jamie Jones' Hot Creations. The track «Jammin'» reached number 11 in the Beatport tech house charts and was one of the stand out tracks on the EP. Recently, David's new music has been picked up by another hot label at the moment Kaluki, which is due out in June.
David’s updated take of the classic jacking house sound shows a maturity beyond his 26 years – straight up house music, a touch of techno, beats swingy enough for the small rooms and powerful enough for the big rooms.
Founder and owner of Reverb, Jack is a Leeds based DJ and producer from Manchester. Moving to Leeds in 2014, Jack’s passion for music grew, forcing him to explore the industry. Since, Jack has played at numerous venues around Leeds, including The Old Red Bus Station and regular appearances at Distrikt bar. Jack has also played around the UK and teamed up with The Bunker (Derby) to play at the Forbidden Forest official after party. Supported acts include Josh Gregg, Ramin Rezaie, SM One, Guy Shipley and Ashely Fearn.
Tom Jelley is a Cheshire based DJ & Producer from a small town, travelling to his closest city Liverpool and playing for the well-known Peach Events hosted at various warehouses around the Baltic Triangle by Kev & Phil Odger. Tom has Supported the likes of Alex Costa, Reset Robot, Guy J, Ramin Rezaie, Josh Gregg, SKAPES and Ashley Fearne just to say a few.
Sheffield based duo Sam Welling’s and Aaron James bring to Leeds their label «BHAUS». These boys have been making big strides since forming in late 2016. Playing in Sheffield / Leicester / Derby / Loughborough supporting acts such as Friend Within / Tommy Vercetti / SM One / Jay Newman and many more. Their Funky House vibes mixed with hard hitting Tech makes for an extremely energetic set. Big things to come from these guys!
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