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It's our 2nd Anniversary and we are doing it up BIG!!! For this one we are celebrating with Scott Diaz (UK)!!!! This one is for the true lovers of House and Garage!!! Jason Jaysoul Johnson will get it started followed by funky vibes by the Groovehaus duo of Kevin Bumpers and Stout XTC!!!!
SCOTT DIAZ (UK)
Scott has ploughed a wide and all encompassing path during his 10 years as a DJ and producer, playing and producing right across the spectrum of house. His influences range from disco and funk right through to deep house, basslines and mid-90ís US & UK garage, taking in all thatís great about modern house music. Scott's energy and vibe as a performer has been winning him fans worldwide and his reputation as a DJ and standout producer is one of the fastest growing in the industry.
The last couple of years in particular have seen Scott gaining some serious momentum - his remix of 'Gabrielle' (a co-production with Matt Jam Lamont) went on to spend more than 4 consecutive weeks as the number one record on Traxsource and was one of the top selling tracks of the year. Grant Nelson singled out Scott's remix of Lovebirds 'Want You In My Soul' as "one of my favourite remixes of all time" and 2013 saw the release of 2 outstanding EP's for Papa Records and Freeze Dried, resulting in another number one spot for the lead track 'Deep Inside'. He compiled and mixed the hugely popular album 'Papa Deep' for Papa Records, helping the label to relaunch and successfully change direction. He has been responsible for over 30 remixes in the last 2 years alone, making him currently one of the most in-demand remixers currently working in the house scene.
He has firmly cemented his place as one of the most exciting new producers to emerge in recent times, with Traxsource featuring an impressive 12 of his productions in their 'Best of 2013' lists. In addition, he's been featured on several compilations in the last 12 months, appearing alongside global artists such as Cajmere, Maceo Plex, Crazy P and Sandy Rivera, showing that he has considerable clout to go with his considerable talent.
Studio success is fundamental to Scott, but the true test of a DJ remains in the clubs - London, Sheffield, Bristol and everywhere in between experienced the Scott Diaz vibe in 2013 and he's been rinsing his passport over the last couple of years too, playing in a number of clubbing destinations - Ibiza, Portugal, Amsterdam, Russia and the USA to mention a few. After his exploits at Miami WMC he toured the US, taking in multiple dates spanning Mexico City, LA, San Francisco, San Diego, Phoenix, Portland and more. As a DJ and performer, his reach and appeal continues to grow exponentially - he's provided guest mixes for Grant Nelson's Housecall, Anthony Angell's 'Essential House' and the 'Global Dance Session' - each of which are syndicated to over 2 million people worldwide. Whether it's a rooftop party in downtown LA, a superclub in Portugal, or a private after-hours in Mexico City, he maintains the same refreshing approach to his sets as to his productions, using his own remixes, unreleased edits and mixtools and playing right across the spectrum of house. The result is a mixture of bass heavy, jackin', and garage influenced grooves - an upfront house sound with the dancefloor in mind.
Scottís label, CONNECT:D, set up primarily as an outlet for his productions and co-productions, continues to go from strength to strength with world class DJís such as Grant Nelson, MK, Joey Negro, Stonebridge, Gramophonedzie, Miguel Migs, Tony Humphries and Grammy nominee Jay-J all playing and charting Scottís music. For the last 2 years CONNECT:D has organised an event as part of the official ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) conference lineup. The label now boasts 30 releases and has been included in well over 200 DJ tastemaker charts across Traxsource, Beatport and Stompy.
Never one to rest on his laurels, Scott continues to evolve as an artist with a current focus on creating original vocal tracks and songs, and exploring a deeper, more bass-led sound with his DJ sets and productions. The start of 2014 has already seen gigs with the likes of Huxley and Hot Since 82 alongside a non-stop studio schedule. And with more dates for his North American tour being added all the time he's showing no signs of letting up anytime soon. With more huge projects on the way and an ever-growing fan base of listeners and peers alike, Scott looks destined to continue rocking the house.
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Whiskey Pickle, CMHA,2161412 Communications
Visuals by Kevin Jackson
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