Fanatix / Soul Heaven Resident
Perhaps best known as the face behind the counter at Release the Groove, London's most well known independent Record Stores, where by day he manages the house and garage section of the shop, Neil Pierce is fast becoming one of the most talked about up and coming stars of the UK's soulful house scene.
Drawing his influences from the likes of DJ Spen (Basement Boys), Paul Trouble Anderson, Louie Vega (MAW), Tony Humphries and Kerri Chandler to name a few - a typical Neil Pierce set can take you on a journey from the soulfully uplifting side of gospel garage to the deepest, darkest realms of house music.
Neil's biggest break came when he was plucked from almost obscurity to warm up every Wednesday night for the legendary Paul 'Trouble' Anderson @ the equally legendary Loft @ HQ's in Camden a few years ago. Since then, Neil Pierce has graced the decks at many of the best soulful house nights in the country including Garage City @ Bar Rumba, BBE's weekly Night People, Indulge @ Mass (alongside DJ Spen who played an announced set just for Neil's Birthday), Kudos (Sheffield), Rulin (Ministry of Sound) and Sunday Best (Nottingham).
Neil's London residencies include Flick @ Velvet Underground (once a month - next date 20 October) and House Rules @ Propaganda (once a month, launching on 19th October, next date 16th November).
Future dates for 2006 and early 2007 include Soul Heaven @ Ministry of Sound, Garage City Christmas Party @ Fabric, Entrenuers (New Night), Kudos (Sheffield), Sunday Best and of course Flick and House Rules. Internationally in 2006 you can catch Neil playing at Milk (Belfast) as well as dates in Switzerland, Italy and Japan. Neil has also recently started a monthly residency with BBC Radio 1Xtra's Aaron Ross at Neighbourhood in London.
SOULSHAKER MIX TRACKLISTING
Away from the dance floors, but not too far, Neil can currently be found in the studio alongside production partners Jeremy Newall and Don Doobay - (ex Incognito) - where together as Sky Juice they have been working on their own productions, the first of which caused major interest at Francois Kavorkian’s Wave imprint in New York.
Watch this space!
Soulshaker are delighted to welcome Neil to play 4th August 2006 at Po Na Na, Norwich with residents Ollie Blackmore and Darren Mac.
Download Neil Pierce's guest Soulshaker mix here!
Rude Boy Rupert provides a superb soulful mix, perfect warm-up to summer!
Watch over the coming months as guest DJ mix archives grow!