There's only a few days left to grab your £8 early bird tickets, which can be purchased here: http://www.skiddle.com/events/11512400/The Forward Radio Show airs this Thursday on www.afterhours.fm from 1pm. Tune in for some of the finest trance and progressive about at the moment.
Forward will continue with the ethos of bringing fresh international artists to the UK alongside the very best Nu Breed talent in the UK. We're about bringing the underground feel back to the scene of which it's been lacking for some time now. Why not make the change? Go underground…Do you think you have what it takes to play for us? Each month we're now offering opportunities for you to play our Future Forward Room on the same billing as some of the biggest DJ's as well as the freshest upcoming names in the scene. If you have what it takes, why not drop us off a demo CD at one of our events? Remember, a little effort goes a long way… We'll look forward to hearing your demos!
That said, we'd like to introduce you to our Future Forward line-up for this month:
Conny (Classics Set)
Ashley Bonsall [Future Forward Host]S.W.A.P.
S.W.A.P is a name that is recognised widely in the trance music scene by the both the crowd and the promoters. An upcoming DJ who has been on the scene for the past 5 years. Starting DJing in 2007, he impressed the crowd with his seamless mixing and flawless tune selection which catapulted him into the spotlight. He was given his biggest break at Passion in Coalville, by rocking the dance floor on this night he was given the privilege to be part of Passion’s Nu-Breed DJ's called NuPassion. With this position he was started to take the trance scene by storm, having played in the main room at passion 3 times. It wasn’t just Passion that wanted to get S.W.A.P. on the decks, he also DJ'd at places such as Digital Society in Leeds, Off The Rails in Sheffield, Amplified in Derby, Branded in Manchester, Xstatic in Birmingham and many more.
S.W.A.P. has achieved a lot in his career, having DJ'd on the same line up with a lot of A List Djs such as; Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, Matt Hardwick, Aly & Fila, Eddie Halliwell, Judge Jules, Gareth Emery, Sean Tyas, John Askew, Simon Patterson, Bryan Kearney, Jon O’Bir and many more and not to forget of course, Genix who gave him his first break at Passion.
S.W.A.P.’s success in the scene has been due to the fact that he is a very versatile DJ who can play at any time of the night and always delivers an excellent set which gets the dance floor rocking. His favourite style is a cross between uplifting trance and driving tech trance.
Make sure you catch his debut at Forward, guaranteed to fire up the dance floor with his unique track selection. This guy is definitely one to watch. S.W.A.P. Demo Mix
Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/pages/SWAP/13021717485Conny
Conny started the mixing vibe at 13 years old and this was due to the acclaimed super-night RETRO, formerly The Angles/Paul Taylor era, having an influence on him via his older brother. He moved on to the huge millennium trance scene, accelerating his passion and love for dance music as a whole.
As the years have passed since then, his maturity through music genres expanded, to now playing sounds from funky house, progressive house/trance, classic trance and upfront electro as he's now famed for on our main club dance floors.
In 2006, he entered the local DJ competition in Blackburn at Heaven and Hell... 136 DJs down to one winner... CONNY!! and claimed his first residency in the Hell room. Also in 2008 he entered another DJ competition in southport at BarNoN... 150 DJs down to one winner... again... CONNY!
Gaining confidence and industry taking notice, he's guested for house hold nights such as Miss Moneypenny's, Just...!, Funk Around, Dirty Disco, Gatecrasher Classics, Wired, Hed Kandi, Pukka Up, Dazed, Nitty Gritty, Dirty Fresh, Riff Raff and venues including Heaven and Hell-Blackburn, The Ritz-Manchester, J2-Bolton, Opium-Accrington, Sankeys-Manchester, Terminal 1-Carlisle, Tivoli-North Wales, BarNoN-Southport, The Underground/Bar RoJo-Burnley and many bars in and around the north west of england... Having completed a 2 year residency at Just...! and 3 years at Dazed he also co-creates Riff Raff to take forward his career and our music direction.
Conny's next venture is his involvement with super club The Wall, Carlisle. He's secured himself yet another residency and is eager to grace the dance floors in coming months.
All his achievement and forthcoming glory is taken in loving memory of his father, Vinny Conroy, who sadly passed away when Conny was 18. His Dad's persistence pushed him into his current state of love for DJing and music as a career... taken on board, expect every set to wow! "A DJ you cannot afford to miss out on! A future Hero"
- BarNoN DJ Comp 2008https://www.facebook.com/djconnyukTom Fearnhead
Tom Fearnhead is an up and coming DJ from Accrington. He has played at many nights in and around the North West, including Transfusion, Revival, Sub Sono, Penthouse and Dusk Till Doorn, which was a massive highlight for Tom. Also playing alongside the likes of Adam Sheridan, Rob Tissera, Jordan Suckley and Micky Slim.
Toms style is all about energy. Whether it be a warm up set, or a fast and furious peak time set, Tom always builds and keeps the energy thumping, taking inspiration from the likes of Bryan Kearney, Simon Patterson and John O’Callaghan. A blend of techno and trance, old and new to keep things interesting, is sure to make Toms set one to watch.http://soundcloud.com/tomfearhead/tom-fearnhead-february-2011Stu Patchitt
Stu Patchitt is a trance DJ and producer who has been mixing for the past 9 years and producing for the last 2 years.
With a style that has always been methodical, great thought is always given to the track selection of any set, in order to get the attention and enjoyment response from the crowd.
With Trance and Hard dance influencing his preferred genre from an early stage, Stu Patchitt delivers lives performances that get the crowd reacting to epic, melodic breakdowns, followed by speaker damaging drops and hooks.
Stu's portfolio is rapidly expanding as his career progresses.
Holding residencies across Scotland and running his own club night, Elements in Edinburgh, he has been privileged to play amongst some of the biggest names in the Trance industry, including, Sean Tyas, Jon O'Bir, Ummet Ozcan and many more.
The passion for trance music has given fantastic opportunities to play at Digital Society in Leeds, and at Jayfest 2010, Aylesbury, not to mention other performances at various venues across the country.
It's these experiences that have helped influence and fine tune his live acts and music productions.
Heavily influenced by releases on Enhanced, Discover and Infrasonic, Stu's productive style follows suit by delivering soaring riffs, piano based breakdowns along with interesting percussive breaks.
Stu Patchitt's 1st release on Dirt Lies Audio, titled Never Forgotten peaked at number 23 in the TID 100 chart.
Stu Patchitt also hosts a weekly radio show on www.clublifeglobal.com,
aptly named : Trancemission, every Friday, 8-10PM UK time.
The forthcoming year will see him working more on the production side of the music, as well as keeping the focus on his live performances.Stu's Demo Mix
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Finally we have Ashley Bonsall who has been recently brought onto the "Forward" team to host the Future Forward room. Expect nothing but high energy from start to finish of Ash's set.