Elektrik Disko brings together a killer combination of musical experience and dance-floor destruction with the UK’s Steve Richard’s and New Zealand’s Jolyon Petch. Each highly successful in their respective hemispheres, they have become a legendary duo on the decks and are now establishing themselves to an equal standard in the studio.
Having played in some of the most exclusive & prestigious clubs around the world, 2008 has seen Jolyon's international career shift into top gear. From his late 90's beginnings in New Zealand, he quickly elevated himself to the top of his game, garnering much-respected residencies & touring the country. Playing for some of the world's largest party brands & super-clubs, it wasn't long until international DJ's & producers began to notice his skills & Jolyon began to look beyond local borders. With his international contacts, remix work for some of the biggest house producers started to come in, & in 2006 he picked up his first European residency in the main room at Ayia Napa's Castle Club - the largest club in Cyprus.
It was here that the partnership with Steve Richards was cemented and their two styles combined to create the formidable dance-floor force - Elektrik Disko.
Steve is one of the most talented and versatile artists in the house and electronic dance music scene. His DJ profile has seen him tour the globe and perform at some of the worlds most prestigious clubs alongside ‘A-list’ artists including Tiësto, Paul van Dyk, Judge Jules, Freemasons, Stonebridge, Soul Avengerz, Ferry Corsten and many more. Born in London and exposed to music from an early age, Steve’s sound has developed and evolved over the years to encompass all styles of House. His talent derives from 15 years mastering the art of mixing, the last 7 as a professional DJ, giving him vast experience in the global scene. It is these skills that have taken him from London to his first international residencies in Cyprus, before touring to New Zealand, South America and around Europe.
The Elektrik Disko live performance sets a new standard in energy and crowd interaction, featuring live effects, tricks and an unparalleled vibe. The duo has so far spread their style and sound to some of Europe's premier cities, clubs & events. Headline appearances to date have included Bangaluu – Berlin; Turnmills, Koko, The Box, Warehouse & Pacha – London; AIR – Birmingham; Waves – Limassol; and their summer residency at the Castle Club – Ayia Napa. Further afield the duo have also performed in New Zealand at Spy Bar, Stonyridge, Space & Code – Auckland; and Base - Christchurch.
Elektrik Disko also regularly feature on their own brands ‘Club Luxury’, ‘Another Wild Night’ and ‘Fight Night’, as well as international brands ‘Funkinyou’ and ‘Funky4love’.
Production-wise, Elektrik Disko have been remixing for; Agnelli & Nelson with a release on Deep Blue records, Soul Avengerz for Soda records, Jamie Wamie, Paul Gardner & Darwin & Backwall.
Bursting onto the scene, their first single featuring Katherine Ellis, entitled ‘Nothing but Love’, is a funk-fuelled big room summer, house anthem and due for official release on Luxury Records in late 2008. The track debuted with a live performance by Katherine Ellis to a full house at the Castle Club on August 12th, 2008. The Elektrik Disko live PA featuring Katherine Ellis is set to take bookings around the globe in support of this exciting release.
The duo are also working with other well respected artists including; Merenia Gillies, Moscomusic, Darwin & Backwall, Jojo Da Silva & more to be announced, in addition to their own projects, as well as working with and supporting the following artists: Stonebridge, ATFC, Mauro Picotto, Marco V, M.I.K.E PUSH, Soul Avengerz, Freemasons, Abigail Bailey, Bobby & Steve, Maximus, Hagennar & Albrecht, Mike Moscow, Jon Fitz, Jason Herd, Grant Nelson, Mr Arkoss, Katherine Ellis, Gavyn Mytchel, Super 8, Darwin & Backwall.
Keep an ear out for forthcoming Castle Club House Sessions compilation due to hit the shops 2010, mixed by the guys and featuring some of their very own originals and remixes.
2008/09 has been the most successful year to date for the Elektrik Disko boys, playing to sell-out 4000+ crowds in Ayia Napa every week, with appearances still to come this year at Pacha, Koko, Ministry of Sound, with more to be confirmed.
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