~ Simon Halpin ~

Simon grew up in London and has been influenced by the Big Smoke’s cultural and musical movements. Early Hip Hop gave way to the more electronic sound coming out of Chicago, Detroit and New York, as it fused with Balearic music the British were discovering in Ibiza. House music arrived in London and was being played everywhere, from warehouses to car-parks, fields to community centres. London’s club-land began to fragment, as warehouses became super-clubs, Simon went along for the ride and enjoyed both the underground spots along with those parties considered a little more "happening". The arrival of Summer meant one thing, Ibiza, and all the wonders the White Island had to offer.

Naturally House music led Simon to Disco and New York City, as he found himself in New York at David Mancuso's Loft party. David’s parties expanded the mind musically and socially. Acid Rock was played alongside Acid House, Dub alongside Disco. People from every walk of life danced together without inhibition, in a lovingly decorated room, with music played on a sound system that really needed to be heard to be believed. It may have taken a while to find but the search was worth it - Simon had found h-OM-e. New York also had the newly renamed club Vinyl, that hosted Timmy Regisford's Shelter, in addition to Francois K, Joe Claussell and Danny Krivit's Sunday afternoon party Body & Soul. Both these parties, along with Francois K' Deep Space have had a tremendous influence on Simon’s music.

Today Simon is a key part of London based Lucky Cloud Sound System, a collective who have hosted David Mancuso's London parties since 2003. More recently, Simon and Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy hosted Cosmodelica at London’s Plastic People nightclub. Simon has been lucky enough to DJ at Lucky Cloud Sound Systems London Loft parties, Beauty and the Beat, Laser Magnetic, Voices and the LoveBox festival. Working with Guillaume Chottin, Simon is a founding member of deepfrequency.com and it is here he's chosen to present his musical influences in a fortnightly show called Blood, Sweat & Tears. Expect all things trippy, dubby, deep, spaced-out and lost in music (always).

~ website ~ http://http://deepfrequency.com/djs.php?id=5&mode=viewdj 

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