Meet the next big name DJs from unis across the country
They aren’t all househeads either
To showcase their talent, SoundCloud has linked up with the promoters to host rooms at their upcoming nights and house parties in six cities.
Wallauer (Max Wallauer), Leeds
Night: Residency at Flux. Catch Wallauer playing in the Basement at Flux Day and Night Party on 22nd April at Beaverworks hosted by SoundCloud
Having grown up in Berlin and played in cities like Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Zurich and of course, Leeds, Wallauer knows what he’s doing. His style is versatile, with track selections ranging from characteristic techno to disco and afro.
Table Dancer (Toby Oxnam), Manchester
Night: Residency at Percolate and Ossia & Mayday, Catch Table Dancer playing at Percolate’s Queen Yard Summer Party on the 30th April at Mick’s Garage hosted by SoundCloud.
Table Dancer holds down residencies with Percolate (as the latter half of Sam & Toby) and Ossia & Mayday, alongside hosting regular shows on Balamii and Netil Radio. Never one to be pigeonholed, his colourful excursions behind the decks are an unpredictable melange of genres and styles that never fail to get bodies moving.
Salary Boy (Otto Jakobsson), Manchester
Night: Catch Salary Boy playing at Percolate’s Queen Yard Summer Party on the 30th April at Mick’s Garage hosted by SoundCloud.
Salary Boy, originally from Stockholm, is a House music producer and DJ. He is currently working at Lobster Records, London Fields and has his debut EP is coming on steel city dance discs in the near future.
drop.disc (Alec Temple Richards), Bristol
Course: Art History
Night: Founder, resident and designer at Dropout Disco. Catch Alec playing at Just Jack on 3rd June at Motion, hosted by SoundCloud
Alec’s style can be described as blending Detroit house, Deep Disco and Snappy Chicago, filtered through Dutch sounds.
Shadow City Soundsystem (Tom Storey & Alex Wynne Hughes), Aston & Birmingham
Course: Business and Management and International Law, Ethics and Politics MA (respectively).
Age: Both 22
Night: Resident at Shadow City. Catch them playing at Leftfoot & Shadow City present Peggy Gou on 5th June at The Rainbow Venues, hosted by SoundCloud
As part of the Shadow City Soundsystem, Tom and Alex have been making waves in the Birmingham underground scene. The boys have shared the booth with the likes of Bicep, Joy Orbison, Denis Sulta, Job Jobse and have just started their own record label, with their first vinyl-only-release dropping in early May.
Liam Geraghty (Liam Geraghty), Birmingham
Night: Catch Liam playing at Leftfoot & Shadow City present Peggy Gou on 5th June at the official afterparty at The Rainbow Venues hosted by SoundCloud
Deep house lover Liam has supported the likes of Denis Sulta and Marquis Hawkes at events like Shadow City and Seedy Sonics. He also co-founded and ran ‘Día de Sol’, a Hip-Hop/House/Soul Sunday party at Lab11, in the heart of Digbeth last summer.
Naom! (Naomi Flaherty), Newcastle
Night: You can catch Naom! playing at the Newcastle SoundCloud house party – date TBC
Having played some of Newcastle’s biggest venues – Digital, World HQ and Cosmic Ballroom (to name a few) – house, disco and techno DJ Naomi is now artist liaison for Shindig.
DUOMO SOUNDSYSTEM (Amir Sabir, Düble & Lucien), UCL & Queen Mary
Course: Information Management for Business, Chemistry
Age: 20 – 21
Night: Residents for DBE. You can also catch DUOMO playing at the London SoundCloud house party – date TBC
DUOMO SOUNDSYSTEM have gotten considerable attention in the London clubbing scene with residencies for DBE and regular appearance’s at XOYO, Phonox and Egg. DUOMO has gained recent traction being known for their no-nonsense parties which still maintain the ‘house party’ vibes. Catch them playing at El Tango festival in Valencia this month.
Pharaoh K (Jake Hodgson), BIMM Bristol
Course: Music Production
Night: You can catch Pharaoh K playing at the Bristol SoundCloud house party – date TBC
Pharaoh K is a well established name up and down the country. He’s widely known for his energetic sets along with his own tribal, bass fuelled productions. His sets have had support from huge names including DJ Q, Champion, Flava D & My Nu Leng, plus frequent plays on Rinse FM.
Temi Olugbenda, Newcastle
Night: Resident for Ill Behaviour and Swingers. You can catch Temi playing at the Newcastle SoundCloud house party – date TBC
Temi has a wide range of genres, but predominately plays house and techno. As part of the four-man collective, STDY, he runs a night called STDY Sessions.
STDY – Diego Díaz (Diego Rivera), Newcastle
Course: Computer Science
Night: Manager and resident at Ill Behaviour. You can catch Diego playing at the Newcastle SoundCloud house party – date TBC
Diego’s been DJing for years, but since coming to Newcastle, he was elected president of Newcastle University DJ Society, having reinvented it. He is also a resident at Ill Behaviour and a member of STDY – not bad at all.
STDY – Yemi (Yemi Lijadu), Newcastle
Course: Mechanical Engineering
Night: Yemi is a resident DJ for several of the cities largest event companies including Pirate Material, Ape-X and StageOne Events. Catch him playing at the Newcastle SoundCloud house party – date TBC
Another member of the STDY collective, Yemi has warmed up for some massive names including Flava D, DJ Zinc and Taiki & Nulight.
STDY – Sammy Virji (Sammy Virji), Newcastle
Night: Resident for StageOne. Catch Sammy playing at the Newcastle SoundCloud house party – date TBC
House DJ Sammy plays for Feral at Digital and 97 & Social Bar, as well as being the fourth member of STDY. He also plays at Ill Behaviour as well as the house and disco nights at Cosmic Ballroom and MSA.
Eksish (Natalia Augustniak), UWE
Night: Residency at The Nest. Catch Natalia playing at the Bristol SoundCloud house party – date TBC
Natalia has crafted her own unique style of loopy minimal techno, influenced by the ‘Romanian Sound.’ She is quickly gaining recognition, building a reputation for delivering distinct DJ sets.
Kuroko (Kate Merrall), Leeds
Night: Plays regularly at Distrikt for Love Not Money Records. Catch Kuroko playing at the Leeds SoundCloud house party – date TBC
Before moving to Leeds, Kate had been playing in clubs in Morzine and Berlin. She tries to make her sets more unique by playing tracks with deep and textured sounds that really grab your attention, whether it be Chicago house or techno.
Grahma (Tom Graham), Edinburgh
Night: Residency at Loco Kamanchi. Catch Grahma playing at Tweak X SoundCloud on the 27th May at La Belle Angèle
From starting his first residency at FLY in his freshers week, Grahma has gone from strength to strength, now running the night Texture with two mates – a party focused on bringing techno and electro to Edinburgh.
MNGO (Mungo Fawcett), Edinburgh
Night: Regularly plays at Fly, Funktion and Loco Kamanchi. Catch Mungo playing at Tweak X SoundCloud on the 27th May at La Belle Angèle
Having started out at house parties, Mungo has moved to playing his disco-infused style of house at some of Edinburgh’s biggest nights.
Shalom (Luke Shalom), Newcastle
Night: Runs his own night Boom Shack and resident at LOOP. Catch Shalom at the Newcastle SoundCloud house party – date TBC
Shalom has remained at the epicentre of Newcastle’s underground music scene for the past few years, slowly gaining notoriety for his unique ‘muscular groover’ sound. Shalom has played sets at the biggest nights in the city – LOOP, APE-X and Motion.
Parry (Jack Parry), BIMM London
Course: Music Production
Night: Co-partner and resident of Bloop in the West Midlands. Catch Jack at the London SoundCloud house party – date TBC
Jack’s inspiration has come straight from the shores of Ibiza and with tracks released on BC3 (London) and Klinik Room recordings, his vinyl collection and enthusiasm for rolling beats and powerful hooks has found Jack playing at Alice Parties run by the Gordon Brothers.
KVNG (Kevin Gitsham), Leeds
Night: Resident at Distrikt for Love Not Money. Catch KVNG at the Leeds SoundCloud houseparty – date TBC
From bagging his first residency in Ayia Napa to spending the next six years running nights and DJing in Spain, the French Alps and Berlin, Kevin has now settled into a residency at Distrikt in Leeds.
Sweetheart Cowboy (Brooks Hudgins), Edinburgh
Course: Film and TV Production
Night: Plays at clubs like Cabaret Voltaire, Mash House and Bongo. Catch Brooks playing at Tweak X SoundCloud on the 27th May at La Belle Angèle
LA native Brooks has moved in as one of Edinburgh’s most common sights in the booth. The multi-genre producer and DJ is most likely to be found behind makeshifts decks at one of the city’s notoriously sweaty house parties.
Bizzmmm (Alex Bokhari), Edinburgh
Course: Arabic and Business
Night: You can catch Bizzmmm playing at Tweak X SoundCloud on the 27th May at La Belle Angèle
Alex has been producing and DJing for three years now and was initially inspired by melodic qualities prominent in early SoundCloud trap music.