Hed Kandi brings British house to W Seoul HotelBritain’s premiere dance label, Hed Kandi, returns to Seoul with its leading DJ, StoneBridge, tomorrow night at the W Seoul Hotel in eastern Seoul.
Renowned for sexy, pumping house, the globetrotting DJ StoneBridge has produced some of the hottest albums in recent years. The 2004 album, “Can’t Get Enough” was a worldwide success, which included two U.K. top 10 hits, “Put Em High” and “Take Me Away.” StoneBridge has secured residencies at happening venues around the globe, such as The Loft in Maidstone, England, The Cross in London and Family in Brisbane.
StoneBridge heard his calling in 1983, when he had a chance to DJ at his sister’s graduation party. He’s been hooked ever since, and he and four other DJs formed SweMix in 1986, remixing for artists such as De La Soul. Their reputation spread in Europe, and in 1993, his remix, “Show Me Love” became a U.K. Top 5 and a worldwide hit. His prolific remixing career boasts some 900 tracks to date.
Starting from 1997, as a DJ and producer, he began to tour around the United States and Europe, and soon he started his own label, Stoney Boy Music, based in New York. In 1999, Coco & StoneBridge’s “The Beach” became an anthem in Ibiza, the Mediterranean’s ground zero for clubbing. His recent musical collaborations include Robbie Rivera’s “One Eye Shut,” his remixes of Missy Elliott’s “Lose Control,” Gadjo’s “So Many Times,” Haji’ & Emanuel’s “Take Me Away” and Armand Van Helden’s “My My My,” which have topped club charts all over the world.
In 2002, he was a residenct DJ with the London-based Hed Kandi and later signed as an artist. StoneBridge’s latest release, “The Flavour The Vibe” follows his exclusive iTunes mix album, “Stoney Boy Session Vol. 1” and the “Dance Valley Sunrise” album from 2005. StoneBridge is currently hosting a two-hour mix show for the radio broadcaster Sirius Satellite (www.sirius.com) in the United States on the first Saturday of every month.
The one-night gig in Seoul will be joined by the party planner Sway’s resident DJ, Jinwook. After Seoul, StoneBridge returns to London and continues his tour in Europe and the United States.
by Ines Cho
The party at the Woobar, accessible from the hotel’s lobby, is from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Admission is 30,000 won ($34). During the happy hour from 8 to 10 p.m., cocktails will be sold at half price. Lucky draw prizes are a Lufthansa travel package including airfare, accommodation and sightseeing to Germany; a one-week test-drive for a Volkwagen Jetta, and one-night stay at the W Seoul Hotel. For more information, call (02) 544-3467.