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Ian started his love of music at the early age of 9 by collecting 7 inch chart tunes in the 1970's and was always mesmerized by the DJ's booked to do the school disco's. At the age of 13, he knew that's what he wanted to do when he left school and started in his local youth club in a suburb of Liverpool called Huyton with Roby. At the age of 16 Ian left school to work in arguably the best club in Liverpool at the time called Cagneys. Progressing from collecting glasses and working the bar, he was so keen, the resident DJ took him under his wing and taught him the basics of the art of DJing and soon he was employed as the warm up DJ to Chad Jackson, (who went on to win the 1987 World DMC Mixing Championship) and became friends with New Romantic DJ Steve Proctor who became one of the pioneers of Acid House music. By the age of 18, Ian had his own club residency at the Beachcomber, Seal Street in Liverpool. That club changed it's name to The Venue and he spent almost two years there spinning tunes every Thursday/Friday and Saturday and was one of the first to use a Wem Copy Cat echo machine to add a different dimension to mixing. The year was 1982 and Ian was gaining popularity and quite a following in the Merseyside area. By 1984 he was booked by numerous pubs and clubs in Liverpool including Maxwell's, Quinns (the number 1 pub in the city centre), Club Continental "The Conti", Coconut Grove, Quadrant Park and in 1986 at The Kingsway "Southport" where Ian amazed crowds with his deck skills and was one of the first DJ's to use three Technics SL1200 mk2 turntables. In 1986 Ian accepted a 6 month contract to DJ in Corfu, Greece at Paradise nightclub in the party resort called Benitses and then accepted a contract to DJ in the famous ski resort in Austria called Soll. When he returned to the UK in 1988, Ian went on to form Merseyside's very first House band called Terrajacks who were signed to WEA Records and had underground success with a track called House plan and consequently booked by DJ Desa "Bassheads", to DJ and showcase their track at probably the first dedicated dance night in the area, The Defhouse at Atmosphere, across the Mersey river in Birkenhead. That summer he returned to Corfu to DJ at the largest club in the resort called Benitses By Night at the Hotel Potamaki and formed a friendship with the drummer of a band, Adam Fairbrother who he recorded Time to say goodbye with. He spent 4 years DJ'ing around Greece and enjoyed a residency at the 2000 capacity Future club in the busy resort called Kavos and also ski resorts in France and Italy before returning to the UK. Settling in Chester and quickly gaining residencies at the up market wine bars called Scruples, Joes and also at the cities busiest nightclubs, Rosies, Blimpers and Whispers. In 1993 he was head hunted by First Leisure Plc Ltd who had 56 nightclubs in England and enjoyed six years at the UK's largest nightclub at the time, the awesome 3000 capacity World Famous Palace in Blackpool and consequently booked by Coca Cola UK Ltd to DJ at their Annual Management Awards Ceremony. He was then asked to be the Tuesday night resident DJ at the also famous Mr Smiths 1600 capacity nightclub in Warrington and stayed there over 9 years. In 1999 he left the Palace and had the pleasure of opening the £5.000.000 investment by First Leisure Plc, the 2200 capacity Atlantis nightclub in Bolton and stayed 13 months before having the honour to open yet another equally expensive 2000 capacity First Leisure investment called Destiny and Elite in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire where he stayed for 18 months. In 2000 Ian gained underground success with a hard house hit called Search & Destroy that went to number 2 on the Radio City dance chart in Liverpool. By 2007 Ian had travelled all over the UK to DJ at numerous clubs and bars and was then offered a business partnership that meant he had to emigrate to Greece to open his own bar in Kavos. The World recession forced Ian to abandon his dreams in Corfu but has now returned to music production and DJ'ing in the UK.

dj ian gordon ian gordon, chester, Britain (UK)

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    The Wait at 0.30
    on June 17, 2014 15:49
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    DEREK KAYE - Live Set - FREEZE @ Williamson Tun... at 1.09.00
    on June 04, 2014 21:23

    lovin the old skool

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    DEREK KAYE - Live Set - FREEZE @ Williamson Tun... at 1.01.54
    on June 04, 2014 21:19

    lovin zapp in the mix

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    DEREK KAYE - Live Set - FREEZE @ Williamson Tun... at 18.12
    on June 04, 2014 21:13

    very smoooooth mixing my friend

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    Blind Arcade Meets Super Weird Substance In The... at 45.11
    on June 02, 2014 17:12

    classic northern soul here, the night

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    Blind Arcade Meets Super Weird Substance In The... at 22.14
    on June 02, 2014 16:53

    sounds awesome, well done

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    Blind Arcade Meets Super Weird Substance In The... at 21.17
    on June 02, 2014 16:53

    sounds amazing derek, well done

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    DESA BASSHEAD Universal Rhythms (09-12-2013) at 32.16
    on December 10, 2013 20:04

    I can dig it. Great tunage here.

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    Funkadelic - One Nation - Derek Kaye Rework at 0.30
    on October 18, 2013 18:43

    It has a dj friendly intro, at last. Nice work mate !

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    Blease & Reeves - Love Me at 1.59
    on August 23, 2013 21:11

    Hell yes.. gimmy o copy

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    Jump On This (original Mix) at 1.24
    on July 31, 2013 11:53

    I'm into this..very busy track full of surprises

  • A Comment on Ramy's Rhythm ツ's
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    Grenade at 0.29
    on July 24, 2013 12:43

    Got the making of an epic track

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    Invasion at 0.14
    on July 24, 2013 12:41

    O yes.. lovin this

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    Nothing But Love (DESA BASSHEAD Rework) at 0.15
    on July 24, 2013 12:39

    love this Desa !

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    Change - A Lover's Holiday Mix D.J. Ramon Suriken at 1.32
    on July 01, 2013 18:33

    nice, loving the percussion over lay

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    Mass Production - Shante - Derek Kaye Rework at 1.57
    on July 01, 2013 13:25

    nice rework derek

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    SOS Band - High Hopes (Wonkar's ReRub) at 1.54
    on June 29, 2013 20:20

    one of my fav tracks from the sos band and a great rework

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    Crystal Waters - Gypsy Woman (Southeast DJs End... at 0.32
    on June 29, 2013 19:34

    Love this fella's.. Well reworked my friends

  • A Comment on Ξd DMA's
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    Thomas Dolby - Scare Myself (Ed's Chill Remix) at 0.51
    on June 29, 2013 19:03

    Great rework on one of my favourite tunes, well done

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    Saturday Love (80s Child Re-Work) at 0.58
    on June 26, 2013 18:08

    It's Alexander Oneal not Luther Vandross

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    Marvin Gaye - Praise (DESA BASSHEAD Rework) at 2.07
    on June 26, 2013 15:43

    Nice one Desa

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    Search & Destroy (That Matrix Tune) at 6.06
    on June 14, 2013 20:33

    @LittleMOM: Thank you Little MOM

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    Search & Destroy (That Matrix Tune) at 0.01
    on June 13, 2013 12:19

    Search & Destroy (That Matrix Tune)

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    Lords of Darkness (TCM Underground/Cryo-Virgin ... at 0.59
    on May 27, 2013 15:15

    like this, awesome !

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    Come On Out (DESA BASSHEAD Rework) at 2.53
    on May 13, 2013 11:33

    From the first few bars i knew this was going to be special.. Massive summer vibe.

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    The Architect - Try (Original Mix) at 3.20
    on April 18, 2013 10:34

    Hands in the air !

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    The Architect - Try (Original Mix) at 2.33
    on April 18, 2013 10:33

    lovin' this mate.

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    The Architect - Try (Original Mix) at 1.54
    on April 18, 2013 10:32

    check this !!!

  • A Comment on DJ Derek Kaye's
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    Rufus & Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody - Derek Kaye ... at 9.42
    on April 09, 2013 14:07

    Yes Derek, I like the way a new dimension brought by the Hallucinogenic mix.. Very cool

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    K KLASS & TRIPLE DEE Vs DUKE "SO IN LOVE" WEB P...
    on April 27, 2012 16:35

    I'm lovin this fella's and would love to drop this on my dance floor... BOOM !

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