Laidback Luke is one of the biggest DJ's and producer's in the world. He is Dutch (as many of them are!) and has been djing professionally for over 20 years. Keeping versatility at the core of his every move he's inspired the masses with a passion for dance music and has set a new precedent for fan interaction along the way with his online forum to find, coach and sign up new talent to his record label Mixmash Records. Add to that a who’s who list of collaborators, remixes, and huge tracks. Since his debut release in 1995, Laidback Luke's authority has only strengthened with the changing tides of dance music. He has had collaborators to-date as varied as Diplo, Example, Lil Jon, Hardwell and the Swedish House Mafia. His determination in looking for and helping new talent through his record label has resulted in Avicii, Bingo Players, Knife Party, Afrojack and many others crediting Luke for his early support. This is a photo of Laidback Luke rocking our Dead Beatz t-shirt from a show he did in Ontario, Canada. We feel honoured that Luke is a big fan of Twisted Beak and has worn a number of our t-shirts when djing all over the world. We may be biased but seriously Laidback Luke is one of the most down to earth and genuine DJ's we have ever met!
James Zabiela is a DJ and producer from Southampton in England, and is one of the biggest DJ's from the UK. In his early years of djing his signature style was a fusion of Breakbeat and House music, more recently however, he is regarded as a Tech House DJ although he still uses Breakbeat music in his sets. He is well known for his turntable skills, extensive use of loops and effects, and his use of the very latest technology in his djing in terms of hardware and software He uses Ableton Live with various controllers and even uses an iPad for effects within his sets. James Zabiela first gained fame in 2000 by winning Muzik Magazine's Bedroom Bedlam competition, and Best Bedroom Bedlam DJ 2001. James also helped Pioneer Electronics develop their top of the range CDJ turntables and mixers. This photo is of James Zabiela wearing our Twisted Beak Nocturnal Being t-shirt at a show in Australia.
Tom Swoon is a polish DJ. His interest in music started at a very young age and at the age of 17, he discovered electronic dance music and was inspired by artists such as Deadmau5 and Daft Punk. Over the next few years, he literally taught himself the art of DJing and saved up his earnings and bought a proper DJ setup, transforming himself from a bedroom DJ into an artist with an unrivalled drive for music production. In late 2011, his first official remix of Gareth Emery's single “Tokyo” was released on Garuda and immediately climbed into Beatport’s Top 100 chart. This remix was followed by two other successful remixes for Steve Aoki and Kaskade. In March 2012, his debut track, “Elva”, went out on Ultra Records. Two months later, he remixed Nervo's "You're Gonna Love Again" on EMI, his last release under an alias called Pixel Cheese which he regularly uses for productions. He got over twenty tour dates in his debut year of professional djing and he ended the year warming up for Avicii on his concert tour and on a tour of India with Steve Aoki. Nominated by Nervo as their ‘Breakthrough Artist DJ for 2012’, and voted as the “Polish Breakthrough DJ of the Year” by FTB Poland, both MixMag and Billboard Magazine called Tom Swoon an 'Artist to Watch' in 2013., Josef Belani. Tom Swoon made headlines in the world press with his remix for one of the most successful rock bands of all-time, Linkin Park. This track was included in Linkin Park's album Recharged, which was released worldwide on 29 October 2013. 2014 saw the release of his collaboration Wait with Paris & Simo, released on Spinnin Records. Later that year, DJ Mag also announced that he had placed number 130 in voting for their annual Top 100 DJs poll. Now in 2015 Tom Swoon continues to DJ all over the world and is now playing at a number of the major festivals including the world famous Tomorrowland festival in Belgium. This photo of Tom Swoon rocking our Twisted Beak black and purple snapback was from his show at the Ministry of Sound club in London, United Kingdom in 2014.
The Stafford Brothers are DJs and producers from Australia, known for blending house, electro, and progressive house. They are currently based in Los Angeles, and the brothers were the first electronic dance music act to sign to Cash Money Records - an American record label. Their 2013 single "Hello" featured Lil Wayne and Christina Milian. They have been ranked as the number 1 DJs in Australia the last three years running. This photo of the Stafford Brothers wearing our Twisted Beak black and turquoise snapback was taken when the brothers rocked the Studio Paris club in Chicago, USA earlier this year.
S.O.S (Sex On Substance), the passionate DJ collective comprised of Londoners Demi, Desyn Masiello and Omid 16B. The formidable threesome have had success all over the world and stormed Ibiza with a sassy series of sexy S.O.S parties. They drew inspiration from their rich musical heritage and direction from their beloved Deeper Substance and Sexonwax music labels. With an icy-hot approach to DJing in the 21st century, proving three heads beat one and that six hands are often better than two, their sensational live shows have since earned them an outstanding reputation around the globe. This photo is from a show that S.O.S rocked in Dubai with Demi wearing our Twisted Beak Nocturnal Being t-shirt in white.
Nathan C is an acclaimed DJ and producer originally from Jersey and now based in London, UK. He is fortunate enough to include in his production credits, the likes of Lily Allen, Example, Sugababes and Lady Sovereign. Despite success in the pop world, Nathan produces on the underground House scene, and his work has been championed by many of the worldwide DJ elite including: Tiesto, Eric Morillo, Axwell, Mark Knight, Pete Tong, Sasha, Hernan Cattaneo, Roger Sanchez, Fedde Le Grand, Sander Kleinenberg, Eddie Halliwell, Kim Fai, Funkagenda, Chuckie, Bodyrox, Laidback Luke & Lauren Garnier. He has had many tracks and remixes released on labels such as Cr2, Stealth, Spinnin, Ministry of Sound, Hed Kandi, Starlight, Whartone, Big In Ibiza, Diffused, Big Life and Audio Damage. As a DJ, Nathan plays a fine blend of quality, uplifting House music. In the last few years, his gig schedule has taken him from the likes of London venues; Turnmills, Lightbox, Scala, Whitehouse, 24, The Egg, The Cross and Shepherds Bush Empire through to Bora Bora, Eden (Ibiza), Kanya (Ibiza) and Arena (Kiev, Ukraine), right back to headline slots at the likes of Digital in Brighton. He is currently a main room resident DJ at the world renouned Ministry of Sound club in London, United Kingdom. This photo is of Nathan C wearing our Twisted Beak Dirty Bass t-shirt from one of his nights at the Ministry of Sound in London.