June sees no sign of a let up what so ever with the awesome LEE MORTIMER making his Shuffle debut on the penultimate weekend of the month.
Lee has slowly but surely been making a real name for himself on the house scene over the last few years. If you're going to label it, and lord knows every sound needs to have a name these days... his sound can be described as ‘fidget' (anyway, why the hell does everything have to have a label attached to it??..... it was all just house music in my day... blahblahblah pipe and slippers etc)
Since his debut release Lee has turned out a ton of excellent original tunes and remixes for labels (record labels this time) such as CR2, Front Room Recordings, Made To Play, and Switch's Dubsided Records, and has garnered loads of support from his house music peers, with people as diverse as Pete the Tongmeister, Claude Vonstroke, Dave Spoon and Derrick Carter giving him plenty of love. Radio 1's Annie Mac has even singled him out as ‘one to watch' this year. Blimey.
DJ-wise Lee is equally praised, and he's been picked by London uber-club monster Ministry of Sound to be their Saturday Sessions resident, where he'll take his place every month alongside legends such as Pete Tong, Mark Knight and Danny Howells. Basically we're all super excited to have him take time out and make the journey up North to play for us at Shuffle. Geoff and LJ both play a lot of his tunes so you've all been dancing to some Lee Mortimer sounds at some point over the last year, what a treat we have in store. Let's just hope Lee doesn't smash it so much that there's nowt left of the club but a pile of bricks and mortimer at the end of the night...
Support comes from LJ FREEMAN and GEOFF TICEHURST. LJ takes time out from now not only spinning but making top quality house music. He'll be dropping more dancefloor bombs, and no doubt be weaving some of his own super sounds into his set too - Over and Under, Steel City Groove and That Bongo Track will cause the usual damage. Alongside him Geoff brings the techyfunkychunky house (we need a new label for this, send in your ideas) he's been renowned for in the City for the last few years. The best resident combo in Sheffield? We think so.... The Shuffle Floorfillers are roughing things up and bringing an eclectic mix of upfront chart anthems alongside a sizzling ensemble of accessible dancefloor bombs from the past.