HUGEhands


My passion for Dance Music began in early 90s Devon, whilst sampling the delights of the free party scene that was kicking off in and around the West Country. Meeting in car parks, trying to find a phone box to call for directions (way before mobiles) and dancing in fields until the sun came up. Also enjoyed some big nights in clubs such as Plymouth Warehouse, Pawlett Manor, the Cavern and Tube.

I learnt the art of mixing on a set of battered, second-hand 1210s, teaching myself the craft, developing my style and filling up my record box with deep house from record labels such as Bomba, Warp, Shindig, DiY and UMM to name just a few.

I then moved to Bristol, which opened up a wealth of new musical inspiration at iconic venues like Lakota, Trinity, Academy and The Thekla. Over a period of time, I started to mix Techno, House and Breaks. I got to the point where I was playing occasional gigs at clubs, but more often for friends at parties. During this time, I also hit some free parties in Wales & the Midlands and regularly enjoyed nights at the Q Club (where Atomic Jam was an old favourite) the Custard factory and Wobble.

I try to get to Glastonbury Festival as much as possible - started by jumping the fence over 20 years ago - and particularly enjoying venues like The Glade, Common and Arcadia. I spent a lot of nights and early mornings in (what was in the earlier days) the one large dance tent which was located where the dance village now stands.

Now, having settled down a bit and successfully organising a few small, outdoor parties, I've decided to take forward a long-standing ambition to produce music as well as continue to DJ under the name of HUGEhands. Because I have massive hands.

I feel as though I've gone musically full circle and am now mainly focusing on the deep funky house sounds which originally caught my attention all those years ago.

My eclectic musical influences come from far and wide from the deepest house and techno, Old skool Hardcore to breaks and funk. Some of the DJs and producers which have inspired me over the years include (in no particular order); Inland knights, DiY, Miguel Migs, Johnny Fiasco, Daft Punk, Groove Armada, Freddy Fresh, Carl Cox, Jeff Mills, Dave Clarke, Chemical Brothers, Fat Boy Slim, Sasha, Tom Middleton, Way out West, Stanton Warriors, Plump DJs, Krafty Kuts, Lee Coombes, Meat Katie, DJ Punk Roc, The Freestylers, & Adam Freeland...and more recently Huxley, Eats Everything, Leftwing and Kody, Maya Jane Coles, Jay West & Catz n Dogz to name just a few….

Have a listen and enjoy.

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My passion for Dance Music began in early 90s Devon, whilst sampling the delights of the free party scene that was kicking off in and around the West Country. Meeting in car parks, trying to find a phone box to call for directions (way before mobiles) and dancing in fields until the sun came up. Also enjoyed some big nights in clubs such as Plymouth Warehouse, Pawlett Manor, the Cavern and Tube.

I learnt the art of mixing on a set of battered, second-hand 1210s, teaching myself the craft, developing my style and filling up my record box with deep house from record labels such as Bomba, Warp, Shindig, DiY and UMM to name just a few.

I then moved to Bristol, which opened up a wealth of new musical inspiration at iconic venues like Lakota, Trinity, Academy and The Thekla. Over a period of time, I started to mix Techno, House and Breaks. I got to the point where I was playing occasional gigs at clubs, but more often for friends at parties. During this time, I also hit some free parties in Wales & the Midlands and regularly enjoyed nights at the Q Club (where Atomic Jam was an old favourite) the Custard factory and Wobble.

I try to get to Glastonbury Festival as much as possible - started by jumping the fence over 20 years ago - and particularly enjoying venues like The Glade, Common and Arcadia. I spent a lot of nights and early mornings in (what was in the earlier days) the one large dance tent which was located where the dance village now stands.

Now, having settled down a bit and successfully organising a few small, outdoor parties, I've decided to take forward a long-standing ambition to produce music as well as continue to DJ under the name of HUGEhands. Because I have massive hands.

I feel as though I've gone musically full circle and am now mainly focusing on the deep funky house sounds which originally caught my attention all those years ago.

My eclectic musical influences come from far and wide from the deepest house and techno, Old skool Hardcore to breaks and funk. Some of the DJs and producers which have inspired me over the years include (in no particular order); Inland knights, DiY, Miguel Migs, Johnny Fiasco, Daft Punk, Groove Armada, Freddy Fresh, Carl Cox, Jeff Mills, Dave Clarke, Chemical Brothers, Fat Boy Slim, Sasha, Tom Middleton, Way out West, Stanton Warriors, Plump DJs, Krafty Kuts, Lee Coombes, Meat Katie, DJ Punk Roc, The Freestylers, & Adam Freeland...and more recently Huxley, Eats Everything, Leftwing and Kody, Maya Jane Coles, Jay West & Catz n Dogz to name just a few….

Have a listen and enjoy.

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