Hi Everybody!! It's been another fantastic year for Hed Kandi in Ibiza and I've loved every minute of it! We moved the opening party forward a week, which meant that we had a slightly longer summer, which is only ever going to be a good thing. In general, the island also had another great summer, with many of the clubs and promoters breaking records. Tracks for me that were really doing it were Oliver $ - Doin' Ya Thing, any of the countless Adele re-edits and my album of the year is unquestionably Jamie Woon's Mirror Writing. I'm really looking forward to next year, with loads going on already and plenty of really exciting stuff in the pipeline, most exciting of all is being asked back to compile the bonus disc on 2012's instalment of Beach House, which I really enjoying doing this year. Watch this space...† Anyway, I've been told to keep this to a minimum, so let's cut to the chase - here's wishing you all FANTASTIC CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR. Have fun & stay safe guys...
Well what an amazing year after playing in every continent in the World for Hed Kandi all being topped of by a South American tour at Pacha in Florianopolis, Brazil on New Years Eve. Through 2011 glammed up dancefloors in the greatest clubs globally have been packed, getting there groove on - from chilled out Disco to main room stompers, Hed Kandi has delivered a succession of chart topping hits and shows no sign of letting up as we head into 2012. Some of my stand out tracks from other camps include the looped up disco monster from Rogersentytwo - Take me Higher. The soothing infectious deep house groove Something Special from Miguel Campbell. Then my favourite producer of 2011 has to be Spaniard David Penn who has churned out just quality beats all year with Ocean Drive most likely my highlight from him. Personally you can keep up to date with my gigs worldwide and download my mixes for free via facebook.com/stuartojelay in the mean time, I hope everybody has a great Christmas and I’ll see you on the other side!
2011 for me has been probably the best year since I first started spinning the tunes, I've been working really hard on and off the decks producing my own tracks and re works, plus I've been sent to some amazing events across the UK and worldwide for Hed Kandi. My favourite event of 2011 has to be at Paradise Club in Mykonos, the atmosphere, the club, and all the people involved made it such a enjoyable gig that will always be up there as an all time favorite. There has been so many big tracks of 2011 and its been a hard choice of what is my favourite, but I think for me Avicii – Levels has to be the one, the man has endless talent, I cannot wait to see what he brings in 2012. My biggest event to finish off 2011 will be at the brand new Hed Kandi Bar in Brighton [UK] for Hed Kandi presents Glamourazzi NYE 2012. This will be the most outrageous new year celebration of my life and I’m going to unleash the biggest Kandi Anthems to bring in 2012. 2012 is already spinning trough my mind, I will be working even harder in the studio and producing more tracks to release on the Kandi dance floors so watch this space! You can catch me and my sounds on www.soundcloud.com/djrogerwilliams I hope you all have the best Christmas and New Year ever and I thank you all for your support. I’m looking forward to 2012! See you on the dancefloor!
2011 was an awesome year for house music! It's my duty to rock the dance floors worldwide and an honor to play some of the most exciting releases in years! My highlights throughout 2011 have been spinning the Hed Kandi Miami World Series in Brazil, in particular our very own Hed Kandi release Felix Leiter's track Sky High. The 2011 rework of E Samba was a sexy summer anthem and Ibiza classic. Then there was huge commercial success with tracks like Aloe Blacc, I Need A Dollar, Ray Foxx with The Trumpeter and of all the Adele remixes, Thomas Gold's version of Set Fire To The Rain was my favourite. For the year ahead?.. Well once I've recovered from playing our Hed Kandi, Glamourazzi party on New Years Eve at my favourite place north of the M25 - Gatecrasher! I'll be focusing on The Miami Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Festival, both in March and promising to be huge! I'm also taking over from the incredible Des Paul to host The Hed Kandi Radio Show on Ministry Of Sound Radio, so you can join me there or swing by www.krystalroxx.com to be the first to hear new releases, watch this space... I wish everybody an amazing Christmas and I hope to see you on a dance floor soon......houseplanet.dj ROXX! Love KRYSTALROXX
I must say I shed a little tear when I dusted off my wellies from the cupboard this year.† That's right, summer was officially over.† And what a summer it was.† 2 gigs in Italy, Marbella, Bulgaria, Mykanos, and for those of you who blessed us with your gorgeousness at Es Paradis - Ibiza, I salute you, it was certainly a massive highlight! It will be hard to forget dropping Avicii's edit of 'Blessed' feat Shermanology, Felix Leiter's† 'Sky High' followed by Mick Lion's 'Save the World' (OneSaneMan Edit) and taking GREAT pleasure in admiring the small pile of high-heels discarded by the dancefloor.† My aim next year is to double the pile and perhaps even throw in a pair of crutches!! – a goal certainly achievable if the spectacular producers and artists at Hed Kandi continue doing what they're doing. † And with parties planned in every major party city, I envisage a monster 2012 for HK, so keep your ears peeled...and bring a spare pair of flipflops! Merry Christmas to you all!