SYNERGY Presents Simon Patterson & John Askew (Open To Close Set)!
Catch these two stalwarts of the scene bring their legendary Open To Close concept to Scotland for the first time at The Liquid Room (Warehouse) in Edinburgh on Saturday 25/02/2017!
A night of pure underground dance music from start to finish thats not to be missed!
10:30pm - 3:00am
The Liquid Room (Warehouse), 9C Victoria Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2HE.
Limited £16.00 early bird tickets available now from Skiddle.
Return bus from Glasgow with Advance Ticket (£8.00 + £19.50 = £27.50) also available here -
Available from www.tickets-scotland.com (Online and in Edinburgh & Glasgow stores) soon.
Master craftsman of melancholic melody and the purveyor of razor sharp edges – he is Simon Patterson.
Famed for 15 consecutive #1’s on Beatport (including 4 in 2013 and 1 already this year) as well as all other reputable stores with tracks like ‘The One’, ‘Shadows’ (with Astrix), ‘Brush Strokes’, ‘Northern Lights’, ‘Here and Now’, ‘Latika’, ‘Thump’, ‘Smack’, ‘F-16’, ‘Bulldozer’ and ‘Mood Swing’, Simon Patterson’s production back catalogue is an astonishing list of hit after hit record.
Hit records, from an illustrious decade long career, that retain absolute credibility in both the underground as well as the overground.
After scores of international live shows and over 50 weekly radio broadcasts Simon’s Open Up brand was firmly established in 2013 as the main destination for quality underground trance and techno.
With his own Residency show on BBC Radio 1 about to begin – which is a continuation from his series of In New DJs we Trust broadcasts in 2013 - Simon’s current popularity and position in the UK market is as important and relevant as it is worldwide.
Headlining festivals and clubs all over the world as well as guest appearances at ASOT (400, 450, 600, 650), Creamfields, Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, Mayday, Beyond Wonderland, Global Gathering etc Simon Patterson is pioneering a new sound and new clubbing experience that incorporates a fusion of cutting edge audio and visual experience.
Touring extensively in the US every month as well as holding residencies in Los Angeles (Avalon) and New York (Esscala) Simon’s sound is deeply rooted in the US – attracting the masses of kids who now appear to be growing out of the EDM monotony and instead craving something with more depth and soul.
Ladies & gentlemen - each new dawn brings new sounds and new vision…
Psymon says - Open Up – it wants to meet you.
From guest appearances on BBC Radio One, to hosting his own show on London’s prestigious Kiss 100, from exclusive residencies at 3 of the World’s most influential clubs (The Gallery, Cream and Ministry of Sound) to an ever increasing diary of guest slots around the world, John Askew is now enjoying the rewards of over a decade of consistently hard work.
After spending most of his teens playing guitar in a variety of local rock bands, John’s musical alliance was suddenly disrupted when he attended a rave in Cornwall in 1993. He immediately ditched both his band and his beloved Les Paul in exchange for a pair of decks.
After a year of practicing for up to 6 hours a day John made his club debut at the then notorious Acid House venue in North London – Woody’s. A few months later he blagged himself a slot at a rave in Wiltshire which in turn led to a residency for the then infamous Wiltshire based sound system “Code Red”. This position gave John the opportunity to regularly play to thousands of underground revelers that would loyally make their way out into the countryside every weekend to party in the open air. His sound was influenced by a mixture of the melodic German music that was putting Frankfurt on the map as the capital of trance, and the tougher, more percussive sounds of artists like CJ Bolland and Jeff Mills.
At the end of 1995 overwhelming pressure from the police led the organisers of Code Red to move the parties from the fields into the clubs. With this move John started warming up for a host of top international techno names such as Billy Nasty & Dave Angel. He quickly established a name for himself and was subsequently booked to play a number of other high profile club nights including Universe’s legendary Final Frontier where John rocked the decks along side Paul Oakenfold and Carl Cox.
Over the next few years John found himself starting to a regular at Heathrow and Gatwick, traveling to Slovakia, Denmark, Sweden, France, Ireland and Amsterdam to deliver his now trademark sound.
A sound and style that one Scandinavian radio presenter summed up as “…like watching Jeff Mills mixing but using Paul van Dyk’s records!!”.
John’s debut appearance at The Extreme Club in Bratislava (Slovakia) was simultaneously broadcast on the national radio station Fun FM. Two hours into the set and there were still 1000 people waiting outside on a “one in one out” basis. This night was to be a significant turning point for John as it was the one event that began his obsession with radio.
The next 5 years brought John residencies and guest slots at some of the coolest club nights in the South of England not to mention more trips abroad. In 1999 John teamed up with Bristol’s most respected techno dj, Simmer, to form Shimmy recordings. With highly acclaimed reviews from the national dance press and a huge underground following in the West Country, John began to gain a reputation for his unique writing and production skills which combined euphoric melodies with hard punchy beats.
In 2000 John took up a touring residency for Universe (of Tribal Gathering fame). In one month john played 21 gigs across the country along side many of the world’s finest djs including Carl Cox, Timo Maas, Danny Rampling, Danny Howells, Way Out West and John “00” Fleming.
On NYE 2000 John rocked the main stage at Ministry of Sounds’ infamous event at the dome. His technical wizardry on the decks in front of 26,000 clubbers led Ministry to offer him a residency at their world famous club – Ministry of Sound – London – where John was resident for 2 years.
For these 2 years John rocked the main room at Ministry with his legendary end of the night 3 hour sets.
Since 2001 John has been pushing his distinctive sounds to the masses through his now firmly established record label – Discover – which has seen releases from The Thrillseekers, Ralphie B, Pablo Gargano, Germany’s Kyau vs Albert, Backbeat and many others.
His diary is full of dates at some of the world’s names in dance – including: Cream, Ministry of Sound, Slinky, God’s Kitchen and many more.
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