[variance recordings] launched in the summer of 2007 with an aim to deliver the best new music from across the globe. A Variance release must be of the highest order with immaculate production standards to ensure the labels credibility and integrity can continue to grow from strength to strength. As a result the label has already seen releases from Darren Emerson, Claude Von Stroke, Audio Soul Project, Tom Pooks, Perc, Harvey McKay, Jonas Kopp, Koljah and Gary Beck acheiving hype and solid reviews as well as numerous plays on BBC Radio 1. The quality of variances output is reflected in the caliber of DJs who have consistently shown their support: Laurent Garnier, Sasha, Josh Wink, Slam, Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin and John Digweed and many more.
To stand out in the dance music industry today you've got to have something pretty special to offer, if you look around you'll see loads of DJ's all claiming to be the next big thing, begging you to download the latest mix or check out the latest track.
Misstress De Funk
Mistress De Funk is one of the top female DJ talents in the country. Dubbed "The Queen of Sankeys", you can now see her spinning regularly around the country pioneering her unique sound of minimal tech and electronica. Her unbelievable charismatic prescense behind the decks make her a firm favourite with any dance floor and dont be surprised to see her clambering on the decks or stage diving into the crowd!
John has been quite literally been living and breathing dance music for the past 6 years. With a zealot-like passion, John has pursued his first love, that of the electronic beat. John began djng at the tender age of 16 and honing an unhealthy consumption of dance music from there on in. His first real experience came when he began organising parties in both York & Leeds. Such events provided the opportunity to begin playing alongside some of the scenes leading talent, and above allprovided the perfect testing ground for working a crowd.
Martin Brodin is the owner and founder of Sweden's deep-house label, Deeplay Music. He is the man who discovered such great talents like Physics and Dalminjo. Martin also runs Yellhouse Records, a label that showcases the big room and funky house vibe of from the likes of Hakan Lidbo, Playmaker and Sugar Caine. The launch of the sub label Deeplay Soultec this year 2005, will lead Deeplay into the edgy and techier realm, while still retaining the foundational element of soul. Martin is always open to new ideas and sounds, which is often reflected in his talent as a DJ and producer.