| Steve Gerrard |
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||"Steve Gerrard is another DJ who is making a name for himself by delivering great sets everywhere he goes. He always rocks it at Bedrock when he plays." John Digweed |
Steve Gerrard is a name that, if you follow progressive music, you will be hearing plenty of this year. Hailing from Chester, he now lives in Birmingham, UK and got his first taste of house music in 1994 when he was given a copy of the first Renaissance album. He recalls hearing the track "Song Of Life" by Leftfield and it completely changed his ear for music and his life today.
In 1998, Steve won Muzik Magazine's Bedroom Bedlam competition, and 2 years later won the Ericsson Award for Best Bedroom Bedlam DJ. Since then his career has gone from strength to strength. With influences that range from the Sasha and Digweed, Nick Warren and Danny Howells to Adam Freeland and Hybrid and the technical skills of Anthony Pappa, he has developed a unique style. Which is: deep, progressive house mixed with breakbeat, building steadily and creating a set which is more than the sum of its parts. All the while keeping in mind that it is his job to make people want to dance and keep on dancing.
These days, Steve's living the life that many aspiring DJ's dream of. He gets to travel all over the world, meet new people and play great music. "If you're lucky", he says, "this job allows you to do all of those things, and that's something I'm very grateful for." Although we know it's more than just luck that will take you places.
Some of Steve's notable accomplishments include: Winning the Ericsson Muzik Award (best bedroom bedlam DJ 2000), starting his own successful club night in Birmingham called Subspace and headlining at some of the world's greatest clubs. He also produces as one half of both Filta and Wrecked Angle.
Now with a full DJing schedule, Steve has been invited to play around the world at clubs like Bedrock, Home (London), Nikita (San Francisco), Giant (LA), Spundae (WMC Miami), Limelight (NYC), Skysound (Mexico), Fluid (Hong Kong), Code (Birmingham), Ministry of Sound, The End (London), Passport (Moscow), Gas Club (Sydney), El Campo (Argentina) and Trance Buddha (Amsterdam), as well as being picked by Steve Lawler to be resident at his Midweek Session night. Steve's played alongside the A list of DJs, and his broad musical tastes saw him invited to appear as the support DJ for Oasis at Wembley Stadium in front of 93,000 people!!!
Steve's mixes have been featured on such infamous dance radio shows such as Pete Tong's Essential Selection and John Digweed's Kiss FM show in London. He also mixed a CD for the cover of Muzik Magazine (December 2000).
As if the life of a jet-setting wasn't enough, Steve's now also focusing on production. He and studio partner Russell Pearce have released tracks and remixes under the names Wrecked Angle (breaks) and Filta (progressive). With releases on Minimal, Intrinsic & Choo Choo, plus remixes for the likes of Baroque, Navigation and 3 Beat. John Digweed, Sasha, Nick Warren, Anthony Pappa, Steve Lawler, Hybrid, James Zabiela and Danny Howells have all been supporting their tracks.
Xpander called Steve "one of the most impressive upcoming DJ's in the world", and Chris from Hybrid said in Muzik magazine that "Steve is one of the best up and coming DJs I've heard in a long time. He has very similar tunes in his box to me, actually - deep, progressive tracks that aren't too shiny! I walked into a club recently and he was playing most of the stuff I was going to play... God knows where he gets all those tunes!"
"If you're looking for new talent this year, look no further..." Ruth Nakada, UG Sound Management