The pair moved away from the trance sound and began sharing their love for progressive. It was then they decided to collaborate, and The Stupid Experts was born.
The name was derived from the ridiculous phone calls they would have describing how a part of a track should be, and how stupid they sounded while talking on the phone, yet the music they started to make together was hailed as forward thinking and groundbreaking by the likes of John '00' Fleming.
Subsequent releases to follow on JOOF, Aura, FSOE Parallels, Colorize and many more. DJ support from the likes of John '00' Fleming, Solarstone, Gai Barone, Ruben De Ronde etc, these guys are certainly experts in their field!
Formed in October 2016 originally with two members but since 2019 Niall Skjæveland Maloney is now a one man wrecking machine.
AstroFegs have had releases on Grotesque, Alter Ego, Vibrate Audio, Dreamstate, Transgression and now Nocturnal Animals.
Amongst the biggest success' are "Twin Flame" released on Grotesque which peaked at #21 on Beatport, holding on to a top 100 spot for about a month....their latest release on Nocturnal Animals "Merekara", which peaked at #5 on Beatport and remains one of the most popular release on the label.
AstroFegs have also released tracks like "Valkyrie", "Frameshift" and the James Dust Vs. Lost Witness mashup "Bagged Colours" with great success.
Supported by big names such as Ram, Manuel Le Saux, Madwave, Ferry Tayle & Dan Stone, The Thrillseekers, Daniel Skyver, Photographer, Sean Tyas, Indecent Noise, Andrew Rayel, ReOrder and Allen Watts, AstroFegs show this is no fluke.
In July 2019 "Frameshift" was picked to feature on the Armada "Blastoyz & Allen Watts - Who's Afraid Of 138?! DJ Mix Vol. 3" compilation by Allen Watts and in September 2019 Trance Sanctuary named "Merekara" as their "Up and Coming Tune of the Month" for their September Podcast.
Going back to back with Astrofegs in a rare appearance up north is Sholan.
Sholan is not only the resident DJ for Ministry of Sound Club but he has tracks signed to Pure Trance , Extrema Global Music, Nocturnal Animals Music and MASS to name a few.
Famed for his high energy and uplifting style, Sholan is sure to bring the damage to Manchester with this one off b2b special exclusively for the brand.
Next up, flying in from Germany the Münster resident James Dust.
Starting his DJ career at the very young age of 15 years in youth clubs, but by the age of 18 he was already in the larger clubs throughout Germany.
James was resident DJ in several clubs such as 360 degrees in Bochum, Delta in Duisburg, Twister dance etc.
In addition, he played at various events venues alongside notorious acts such as Cosmic Gate, Richard Tanselli, Tojax, Alex Para X,System F, Underworld, Public Domain, Mauro Picotto & Alex M.O.R.P.H. amongst others.
And finally to end proceedings Sherrie Metcalfe.
Sherrie's passion for DJing started back in 2002, when she worked alongside DJ Lynda Phoenix on the Princes Trust DJ Course. Lynda was so impressed with her talents, that she advised her to seriously look at a professional career as a DJ! Sherrie then went on to study a National Diploma in Music Technology at college in Leeds, where she gained some experience in some high quality studios which enabled her to dip into the production side of things as well. Since first getting noticed working with The Princes Trust, she's been aiming to work her way up the ranks in the hard dance scene.
Sherrie first came into the thriving hard dance scene in 2005, bringing along her passion for filthy, underground beats. This talented lady enjoys most styles of hard dance including Hard Trance, Techno, Tech Trance, Tough Tek, Hard House, Nu NRG, and German Trance! Her favorite DJs and producers are Nick Sentience, Eddie Halliwell, Tom Harding, Paul Maddox, Scot Project, Alex Kidd, Lisa Lashes, Anne Savage, Marcel Woods, Fred Baker, Jon O' Bir, Sander Van Doorn, Kutski, Amber D, Adam Sheridan, Petrae Foy, Paul Woolford, Sister Bliss and Alister Whitehead.
Her first club sets included Hangar 13 (Sunderland) and Random (Kettering), and it didn't took long for the industry to sit up and notice her talent. She got residencies at Digital Society in Leeds, playing underground electro, and also at Battle of the Sexes in Hull, as well as playing various guest sets in the UK, sharing the booth with some of the finest talents in her field
All for £7 + booking fee it's one not to miss and for a limited time, tickets are discounted for the Christmas period, so get on it !