HatStandy LIVE: A right old HatStandy mix-up of deep house, breaks, gorgeous vocal trance, psy trance and hard trance, every Friday from 6pm on Safehouse Radio.
Hatstandy is Andy Turner, a producer who has been making electronic/dance music for about 20 years... originally on hardware equipment. He used to do a live PA in clubs and at raves.
In 2005 he studied record production and got into producing more seriously & has since had many releases on various independent labels. His most notable success from those days was a track called "This heaven" which was supported by names such as The Flash Brothers who played it in their headlining set of the Renaissance festival.
Hatstandy has recently started his own label Ghost Fat Productions for releasing his own tracks. The style he is currently working on would be described as "Trance/Breaks". He has recently got into radio presenting and does a weekly live show and a weekly recorded show called "The Hat-Cast".
He works closely with hard trance producer "AlexMo" who has recently remixed tracks of his and vice versa. Hatstandy has also had a release out on his label "Morality records".
Dj Merlin brings you a magical mix up of Old Skool, Hardcore, Hard House, Trance, Hard Trance and Techno on the 2nd and 4th Wed of every month from 7pm with Magical Moments.
Spinning since the early 90's Tony Aka 'Dj Merlin' originally started performing in the house scene playing at venues such as The Black Orchid and The House in Nottingham, Crystal's which is now the Emporium in Coalville, Hartley’s in Leicester, Echo’s in Loughborough plus many more. Back then Tony was mixing it up under the name of Dj Tony G and it wasn't until the mid-nineties that he found the Hardcore scene and decided to move away from performing in the house scene.
Tony then took on the name Merlin as he was into magic in a big way back then and this was the nickname given to him by close friends and the name stuck. In the following years he frequented many hardcore events such as Diehard every Friday night and went to many nights at Helter Skelter, Slammin Vinyl, Dreamscape, Hardcore Heaven, North, Vibelite…. just to name just a few.
Over the years Tony Merlin has played at many hardcore events all over the country and after taking a break from the scene to concentrate on his new family and work… he's now back out spinning tracks from across the genres, bringing together the best of the old with the best of the new.
So the flyer is out and I am absolutely honoured to be apart of such a line up and such a great event also this is my first ever main room booking!!
Still in shock about this!