In the decade that has passed since Lee Burridge
discovered acid house music, raided the local record shops of
Bournemouth and took to the decks, his illustrious DJ career has
spanned at least three continents and seen him work alongside some of
the England's most revered DJ's.
In 1991 the South Coast scene was no match for Lee's dexterous talents
and Hong Kong beckoned with the promise of a residency that would put
Hong Kong on the clubbing map. Six years later, the undisputed King of
the colony was guesting at most of the big club tour parties in Hong
Kong, including Cream, Ministry, Malibu Stacey and Northern Exposure.
In 1993 Lee turned his attentions to the now legendary full moon
parties at Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand, with his residency at the back-yard
club providing an inspirational alternative to the more standard nights
Future projects already promise to launch Lee into the DJing
stratosphere and confirm his position as a face to watch on the scene.
His residencies at Tyrant, both at The Bomb and Fabric, Golden and
Cream continues to provide clubbers with the slick, hard, deep house,
trancey, breakbeat sounds they have come to expect from him and his
guest appearances at Gatecrasher, Sugarshack, United, Rhumba and
Kelly's Port Rush have introduced his style to club goers all over the
country. Last year Lee broadened his DJ diary horizons to take in
Thailand, Ireland, South America, Ibiza, Israel and Hong Kong where
international club goers have voted with their feet for Lee's driving
progressive style. 2000 will see him play in Greece, Ibiza, the States,
Brazil and undertake an Asian tour.
In 1999 Lee honed his studio techniques with the release of his mix CD
'Metropolis' (released on Tide), which received the Compilation of The
Month thumbs up in Muzik. Future projects in the pipeline include
collaborations with Breeder and Hybrid, a break beat track with Andy
Page (who previously collaborated with Sasha), and various other remix
projects including work for several other labels.
With 1999 already a distant memory, the accolades Lee received - a new
entry @ no. 33 in DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJ Poll, Muzik's DJ Of The
Month and Mixmag's Best Up and Coming DJ, are the perfect platform to
consolidate his rise in 2000 with the launch of his monthly Tyrant
night with Craig Richards at Fabric and the launch of the Tyrant
Compilation series on Distinctive Breaks which will showcase Lee and
Craig Richards legendary DJ sets as previously seen at Space in Ibiza
and The Bonaparte at the last two Notting Hill Carnivals.
The Tyrant series is set to kick off in May with a series of parties
stretching the breadth of the country surrounding the launch dates.