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Lee Walker (Defected), Alexis Raphael and many more !


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сентября
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Arch 9
Arch 9, 9-11 Walker Street S3 8GZ Sheffield England
Syncro are back at Arch 9 with another belter of a line up with three rooms open bringing something for everyone, with no less than 12 DJ's playing.

Lee Walker (Freak like Me)

Hit the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIpWP5gcPCw

If you followed dance music closely in 2015, chances are you asked yourself this question: who is Lee Walker?

The young Brit burst onto the scene in a way only possible in the digital age, transformed overnight from a bedroom producer into a breakthrough star thanks to a cheeky, off-the-cuff edit of DJ Deeon's "Freak Like Me."

Within a week of it hitting SoundCloud, someone had filmed Marco Carola playing it in Ibiza, and, more than a million Youtube hits later, you were typing "Lee Walker" into Google.

But there's more to Walker than just one record. He's been experimenting with music since the age of 15, endlessly plugging away in his bedroom in gritty, grey, industrial Middlesborough. Like so many of his peers, his early years were wasteful, but he was determined not to tread the same old dead-end paths, so he turned to music. Mákina, a very fast, bouncy breed of techno, was his gateway genre, an obsession that led to his first set of decks, and later, his first sequencer.

Gradually, his tastes widened, guided by the hand of an older DJ and friend, Lee Pennington. Together, they would occasionally go clubbing, pulling all-nighters at local house and techno parties like Right On, Expression and *riffraff. Mostly, though, Walker spent his weekends holed up at home, dedicating as much time as possible to making music.

Fast-forward six years to 2016

—Walker is 24. To prove a point to a mate, he posted his own, modern version of "Freak Like Me" online. Within weeks, videos had flooded the internet of Marco Carola, Loco Dice and Dixon playing his track, and the gig offers started rolling in. And rolling in. In 2016 he'll play for Sankeys in Manchester, Ibiza and at Studio 338 in London, The Zoo Project in Ibiza, while notching up music on labels like Wiggle, No Idea's Original and Circus Recordings. As for "Freak Like Me (DJ Deeon vs Lee Walker Remix)," well, that's been picked up by Defected, thanks to heavy BBC Radio 1 play from the likes of Annie Mac, Pete Tong and Danny Howard. You probably think you know Lee Walker by now, but really this young grafter from the Park End estate is only just getting started.

Alexis Raphael

Alexis is part of London’s new breed of international electronic music stars. He earned his stripes across the pirate radio stations of North and East London during the late 90s and early 00s and went on to hold residencies at such legendary London clubs as The Cross and Bagley’s.

Alexis then knuckled down in the studio and got his first release, Spaceship, signed in 2011 to Jamie Jones and Lee Foss’ Hot Waves imprint bringing him into the international spotlight.

Alexis is part of London’s new breed of international electronic music stars. He earned his stripes across the pirate radio stations of North and East London during the late 90s and early 00s and went on to hold residencies at such legendary London clubs as The Cross and Bagley’s.

Alexis then knuckled down in the studio and got his first release, Spaceship, signed in 2011 to Jamie Jones and Lee Foss’ Hot Waves imprint bringing him into the international spotlight.

Since then, he’s had numerous releases and remixes on labels including Jackathon Jams, Culprit, Leftroom, Get Physical, Nervous, not forgetting his anthem, 'I know', on Hot Creations, with almost 1 million Youtube views.

Nominated by DJ Mag for best break-through DJ in 2012 and gaining a residency at Manchester’s Warehouse Project that same year, really cemented Alexis’ place in UK underground music.

Expect a diverse, meandering spectrum of house and techno and a hypnotic journey across the dance floor.

Joining Lee and Alexis is Deaf before Dishonor, Booty, Bitter Twisted, Jason Holmes, Matt Morey, Matty Russell, Pat Hickey, Paul Wiltshire, Phil Stokes and 2Groove.