Stonewall Hotel felt it was time to follow up the first release (which was mixed by Luke Leal) . After the success of the first release 2 of Stonewall’s top DJ’s were brought together and Passion was released to rave reviews.
Stonewall are extremely pleased to bring the talents and skills of Dan Murphy & Jimmy Dee to work on this, the 2nd edition of the compilation series.
The title for the first compilation was 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. This time around it’s all about Stonewall the Passion.
Featuring tracks by: Michael Gray, The Shapeshifters, Dannii Minogue, Darren Glen, Faith Evans & Kathy Brown to name but a few.
Jimmy Dee has performed as a DJ for the past 15 years. At the age of 19, he landed his first gig at a small bar in Balmain where he had his first taste of playing to a crowd. Like a fish to water, jimmy felt connected to the dance floor and managed to hold a residency at Balmain for 18 month. This made him realize, that this is what he wanted to pursue. He then went on to land a gig at the Internationally known (Imperial Hotel) – Home of Priscilla. After numerous years at the Imperial Hotel, other club owners noticed Jimmy’s talents, and soon after he was asked to work at numerous venues and special events around town.
By 2000, Jimmy’s popularity with the crowds grew and earned him 5 nomination at the 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006 Diva awards for Most Popular DJ, taking home the award in 2003 & 2004.
Jimmy’s talents have since taken him Internationally numerous times over the years. He has performed at Gay Pride and Halloween Dance Parties in West Hollywood and has also worked numerous times in the USA, Hawaii (Mardi Gras), Europe (Greece) & New Caledonia.
Locally Jimmy has performed for Mardi Gras, Sleaze Ball, Big Queer Nation, G.A.Y events & Aqua parties. He currently holds residencies at Stonewall Hotel (Friday’s), ARQ Sydney (Saturday’s & Sunday’s), Manacle (Saturday Mornings), Imperial Hotel (Thursday’s & Friday’s) & Mr. Mar’s (Friday’s).
Jimmy’s style of music ranges from vocal/uplifting/funky house, electro, classic anthems and retro.
FOR MORE INFO: http://www.myspace.com/djjimmydee
Dan Murphy is a DJ living it up in Sydney, Australia. With international experience and a classically trained musical background, he’s played some of the biggest dance events and most exclusive private parties in the country.
His love of music began when learning the keyboard at age 7. He was awarded a full music scholarship for his high school education before studying at the Conservatorium of Music on the Pipe Organ and Piano. Discovering dance music is where his career in the industry has really taken off.
Dan has held residencies at several Sydney clubs including Arq, The Midnight Shift, Stonewall and Manacle. His reputation for being a crowd favourite has lead to requests to perform at major dance parties including The Boy From Oz Opening Night Party, Azure Harbour Party, HomeSexual, ToyBox, RawHide, Sleaze Ball and the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras – the biggest party of it’s kind in the world.
Internationally, Dan has entertained audiences around the globe in cosmopolitan cites as varied as San Francisco, Singapore, Seoul and London. Maintaining a community focus is also important, and Dan volunteers his time and services every year, as well as hosting a regular fundraiser which has raised thousands of dollars for the ACON group.
These opportunities have enabled Dan to work alongside some of his idols, including RuPaul, Jimmy Somerville, Mary Kiani, Marcia Hines, Chrissie Amplett and Dannii Minogue. Most of all, Dan’s main focus is always ensuring the crowd is enjoying their ultimate party experience. His music style is uplifting, vocal and fun, mixing classics with current – and always hands-in-the-air.
FOR MORE INFO: http://www.myspace.com/djdanmurphy