In 2005 and 8 years on Stonewall Hotel had established itself both locally and internationally as Sydney’s Premier Gay and Lesbian venue. A solid foundation and with over 5000 clubbers a week coming through the doors Stonewall felt it was the right time to release their first CD.
Stonewall are extremely pleased to bring the talent and skills of DJ Luke Leal to work on this, their first compilation CD. Luke has been a resident DJ at Stonewall for a number of years and has played at most Major dance parties in Sydney.
The Title for the first compilation is Stonewall the Addiction. The name brought about by the way the people feel about the club. Whether it is regulars that come every week or international guests, they all get addicted to Stonewall.
Stonewall, the history is remembered the future is here.
LUKE LEAL BIOGRAPHY: DJ Luke Leal has been a prominent part of Sydney’s club & party scene for ten years. With eight of those years spent as a Stonewall resident, Luke has spun regular nights on all three levels at one point or another, most notably in the main bar at the ever popular MALEBOX on Wednesday nights. Renowned for his unashamedly uplifting and energetic vocal house style, Luke has fourteen performances at Sydney’s world famous MARDI GRAS & SLEAZE BALL parties under his belt as well as previously being a mainstay at the legendary QUEER NATION, HAND IN HAND, ICE and FRISKY parties. He currently holds weekly residences at ARQ, MANACLE & STONEWALL (of course!) and is main room resident at Melbourne parties RAW HIDE & BEYOND. Luke regularly spins at events across the country as well as internationally, having headlined gigs in Ibiza, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego, Singapore, & New Zealand.
Luke has produced remixes of singles for local artists Cosima, Michal Nicolas & recently enjoyed national dance, club & singles chart success with “Glamorous Life” & “All I Want” with Melissa Tkautz. Disc one features his remix of “We All Need Somebody” by The Peachy Project which is exclusive to this CD. Luke is currently working hard on his first artist release, stay tuned!
More Details @ www.lukeleal.com
“Sydney’s most popular gay venue is such an integral part of the community that for many (including myself) it gives a sense of belonging, even a sense of being ‘home’. From the incredibly friendly management & staff to the colourful performers & patrons it has been a blast to work there over the years and it’s an honour to be chosen to compile and mix the venue’s first compilation CD.
Enter any of Stonewall’s three levels any night of the week you’re guaranteed a good time! Disc One represents that fun & funky, feel-good vocal house sound that reflects the overall feel of the venue as a whole and in particular the middle level cocktail bar.
Disc Two captures the slightly more serious late night dancefloor vibe that can be heard in the Club on the top level. Uplifting & energetic vocal anthems with a few trance classics thrown in for good measure.
Hope you enjoy the music!”
Luke Leal x