If you’ve just found Martin Ikin by way of his Beatport topping monster “Hooked” there is much more to this super hot DJ/Producer!
DJ'ing & producing music since 1991, Martin Ikin previously known as: DJ Mayhem, Soul Purpose, Indigo, Migrant..and loads more, has spent his life making & releasing records on many labels (Toolroom,Repopulate Mars, Lost,Cr2,Get Physical,Defected) as well as being a fully trained studio engineer and jazz pianist.
Martin's remix credentials include names such as: Mariah Carey, Jamiroquai,Clean Bandit, Blonde, Joey Negro & Masters At Work amongst many others.
Current and forthcoming singles on Elrow Music, Catch & Release, Cr2 and Toolroom will keep Martin locked at the top of Beatport and the like for months ahead, and who knows there may be a crossover record amongst them!
Graham held a 10 year position as Musical director for Pop band Incognito, recording 13 albums and touring the world several times. He has also been the principle pianist on several West End Shows including Witches of Eastwick, The Full Monty, Ragtime, and Thoroughly Modern Milly.
In 2006 Graeme became the pianist with Jazz Singer Stacey Kent. They have recorded several albums including Grammy nominated Breakfast on the Morning Tram and still tour extensively.
Since 1991, Graham has worked with many Jazz and Pop artists including: George Benson, M People, Stevie Wonder, Hamish Stuart, Will Lee, Lulu, The Jones Girls, Phillip Bailey, Jazzinho, Chaka Khan, The BBC Big Band, Omar, Madeline Bell, Jocelyn Brown, Mica Paris, and Kenny Thomas.
In 2014 he produced Jazzinho CD ‘Veludo’, which reached no5 in the UK soul chart. Graham has also lead his own trio since 1993.
The shrewdest industry eyes are now focused upon Kydus as this modest, consistent talent who is building his own path in dance music society
In the last 3 years Kydus has perfected his own brand of infectious, driving, flawless house and techno. Aligning a series of exciting originals and collaborations with some of the world’s most revered labels such as Toolroom, Saved, Knee Deep in Sound, Stereo & his spiritual home Circus Recordings.
Kydus has achieved unparalleled support from Radio One’s Pete Tong earning him 3 “Essential New Tunes”.
In 2018 Kydus made a bold move and changed musical direction, whilst still delivering tech bangers he decided it was time for a change and rather than following suit he’s created his own blend of uplifting, melodic house. ‘Markeeta’s Way’ on Danny Howard’s ‘Nothing Else Matters’ was the first glimpse of this sound. This was soon followed up by ‘Aftermath’ on Atlantic Records’ dance imprint Big Beat in the US. November 2019 sees another release for Big Beat in the shape of ‘Destiny’ an uplifting and evocative cut that features the vocal delights of soon to be superstar Camden Cox.
Not wanting to stray from his roots, Kydus decided to launch his own label Kinetic. Just two releases in and the label is mustering an air of mystique. Each release will divide genres and the overall ethos is to focus on quality club records. Pete Tong showed immediate support by playing ‘Liberation’ two weeks in a row on his Radio 1 show.
There’s plenty more to come from Kydus in more ways than one!
Dr Phil Harding started at the Marquee Studios, London, engineering for acts such as The Clash, Killing Joke, Toyah and Matt Bianco.
During the 1980s, Phil was chief mix engineer for Stock Aitken Waterman (PWL Studios), working with acts such as Dead or Alive, Mel & Kim, Bananarama, Rick Astley, Pet Shop Boys and Kylie Minogue.
In the 1990s, Phil and Ian Curnow ran P&E Music Studios from The Strongroom Studio complex, producing hits for East 17 (including 'Stay Another Day'), Deuce, Boyzone and 911.
Phil's first book, PWL from the Factory Floor (2010, Cherry Red Books), was followed by his PJS Music productions for Holly Johnson, Samantha Fox, Belinda Carlisle, Curiosity and Mel & Kim. He completed his PhD doctorate in Music Production at Leeds Beckett University in April 2017.
Phil's new book is 'Pop Music Production' published by Routledge in July 2019.
Hailing from North London, Billy Da Kid kicked off his DJ career at the very young age of 11, with a set comprising mostly of R&B, Hip Hop & House.As a teen, he was also immersed into the Reggae and Dancehall culture andhis passion for this sound would help secure him a reoccurring DJ slot on thehighly acclaimed ‘Digital Soundboy’ stage at Notting Hill Carnival.
It wasn’t long before Billy was invited to supply mixes for BBC Radio 1Xtra, and he joined the Kiss FM UK line up in 2012 after delivering several great mixes for ‘Carnival Kiss.’ Following a brief but successful stint on Kiss Fresh,Billy was rewarded with a move to Kiss FM UK.
Billy hosts a weekly show every Friday & Saturday night on Kiss FM UK,bringing together the biggest and freshest music with a credible undergroundedge. The shows are not play listed, therefore Billy has to carefully selectevery track for Kiss’s target 15-24 year old audience; no easy feat! This has heralded great rewards with his "Friday Night Kiss" show regularly being labelled the most listened to show in London between 7-10 pm according to RAJAR listening figures.
Billy Da Kid’s sound is known for being credible and energetic whether it be a live festival set, or a mix for his weekly radio show. Expect everything from classic Kisstory anthems, to upfront Bass, UK Garage & D&B
Catch Billy Da Kid On Kiss FM UK Fridays at 7pm GMT & Saturdays at 6pm.
Just released ( Oct 2019) is Billy's debut single Featuring Natalie Gray - "You Get What You Give (Music In You)" !
Glasgow has always been a fertile breeding ground for house music. With countless internationally-renowned DJs hailing from the city, there is no shortage of world-class talent in the UK’s northern clubbing powerhouse. The latest duo to set dance floors alight in Glasgow and far beyond are Illyus & Barrientos.
Illyus grew up in Frankfurt after being born in Govan and met his production partner Ivan on Glasgow’s dance floors in 2014, building a friendship over their mutual love of the kind of unashamedly big, floor-filling modern house tunes that have since propelled them to dizzying levels of acclaim.
In many ways, they are an odd couple – while Illyus was growing up in the vibrant local hip-hop scene in Germany then Glasgow, distributing early mixtapes for an enthusiastic audience of friends, Barrientos was still taking classical piano lessons, playing Chopin and Beethoven. In the studio, these diverse influences come together to create some spectacular dance floor alchemy. Raw and funky, their tracks pulse with percussive energy and deep, infectious hooks.
With stellar releases such as ‘Shout’, ‘So Serious’ and ‘M.E.A’ on Toolroom Records, plus releasing some Beatport chart-topping records on Defected Records and Mother Recordings, Illyus & Barrientos have well and truly cemented their status as one of the hottest DJ and production duos in the UK. So much so, that they have featured heavily on Radio 1 (Radio 1 Rave Lounge, guest interview on Danny Howard’s show, guest mix for Annie Nightingale and 2 mini mixes for Annie Mac), and were also asked to record a mix for the prestigious BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix series.
Having already played at clubs around the world from Moscow and Bangkok, to Los Angeles and Mexico City, their touring schedule for 2019 grows bigger by the minute; with debut tours in Australia and Asia in motion, plus an incredible residency at Eden Ibiza lined up for summer 2019. They are also staples guesting for Claptone at his infamous Masquerade parties, Danny Howard’s ‘Nothing Else Matters” tours and Mother Recordings label parties in Europe.
It’s looking like this year is going to be bigger than the last, and PRL is pleased to welcome Illyus to our roster for global perfomer rights admin!