The Team

Darren Cairns

Darren is Sheffield based DJ and founder of Dirtyfunk. Darren has been gracing the decks up and down the UK over the last 8 years. Darren has DJ’d for some of the countries biggest club nights. Darren’s electic mix of all things house always generates an uplifting vocal house vibe which guarantees a floorfilling crowd at any events he plays.


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Bongo Pete
Legendary percussionist Bongo Pete is the official resident for Dirtyfunk. Having played percussion since the late 1990′s. Over the years Bongo Pete has worked alongside some of the biggest DJ’s in the UK and abroad, including Spain, Ibiza, Greece and Turkey. Bongo Pete’s style is described as high energy, interactive and crowd pleasing.
His technical skills on percussion are second to none and best described as the LEGEND on percussion by his peers and club promoters.

Ja Shokk
Ja Shokk is no stranger when it comes to music having DJ’d for the last 9 years all over the UK playing a range of styles from all house genres to trance, hard house and dubstep.
Ja Shokks versatility on the decks guarantees a crowd pleasing response every-time.
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PaNick House

Partnership Duo – Paul Armstrong and Nick Holmes aka PaNick House have been gracing Dirtyfunk parties for almost 2 years pleasing clubbing crowds up and down the UK and in Ibiza with their impeccable mixing skills and energy behind the decks.  PaNick House have DJ’d alongside some of the industry’s biggest names including Judge Jules, Micky Slim, Riley & Durrant to name a few.
PaNick House continue to move into 2013 with a full itenary of bookings including main room Pacha in London and the Dirtyfunk NYE Warehouse party.  Bookings:

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Danny Julian

Midlands based DJ and Producer – Danny Julian certainly has the passion for all things deep and tech, having released a number of floorfiller tracks signed to Purple Gorilla records and set for big things ahead this summer.  Danny is a regular guest DJ at the new club Bunka in Ashby and played alongside some of the finest house DJ’s in the business including Claude Von Stroke, Jamo & Andy George and Eats Everything to name a few.
Check out his latest productions below:

Purple Gorillas

Trio partnership DJ’s – Alex Zafiris, Jonny Green and Kev McKechnie formed the DJ name Purple Gorillas whilst running nights in Chesterfield. They have since joined the Dirtyfunk Team during the summer of 2011 playing a unique selection of deep and tech house, this triple act are ones to watch out for in 2012.  The Gorillas are very busy in the studio this summer with regular releases on their own record label – Purple Gorilla records and 1/3 member Jonny is currently holding residency at Itaca Bar in Ibiza this summer.
Check the latest releases from the Gorillas:

Oli Hodges

DJ and producer Oli Hodges is no stranger when it comes to big club nights having DJ’d at most of them in the UK.  Oli’s technical abilities and unique music productions signed to Voodoo Records makes him one of Leeds most sought after DJ’s.
Check out some of his latest mixes on the soundcloud link below:


Gaz Slack 
Gaz joined the Dirtyfunk team 18 months ago and never looked back.  Having been involved with the underground scene and illegal raves for many years in his local area, Gaz continues with this passion for new music playing an electic mix of deep / tech house and techno beats.  Gaz’s flawless mixing ability and technichal skills behind the decks are his strongest attribute, blending this with a ‘carl cox’ style of house and unforgetable track selection drives Gaz’s DJ’ing success to date.
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Clouded Judgement 

Clouded Judgement are two best friends David French & Robert Morley based in London.  Clouded Judgement emerged in April 2012 with a passion for basslines and synths and a natural sound for underground music.  These boys may have recently produced but this exciting and fresh sound is sending shockwaves across the deep house scene having already been signed to various record labels: LoveNotMoney & Wall 2 Wall (UK) Codus Records (GER) and Metro Rock Records (USA).  Clouded Judgement are the new sound of the UK in the word’s of the boys -
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Kris McLachlan 

Kris smashed onto the EDM scene in 2008 with countless releases on labels in the Hard Trance world including Tidy Trax, AWsum & Riot. He had three tracks played on BBC Radio One and has been featured on 6 worldwide sold compilation albums. His music has touched all corners of the globe and gained support from Argentina, Australia, USA & Japan to name a few. In 2011 Kris turned his attention to the ever evolving Progressive House scene and so far has four tracks to be released in 2012 on such labels as Milk & Ispirato. His DJ sets have seen him play all over the UK and Febuary 2012 saw him play 14 nights in Peru, South America as a headline DJ to crowds of over 1000 people. Kris is currently out in Ibiza for the summer but will be back in the UK from October onwards.
Please check out his latest releases on soundcloud:

Mikee Bass

Michael Wass aka Mikee Bass is no stranger to Dirtyfunk having played Bass Guitar at some of the biggest club nights and boat party events in the UK. His pasion for music is what makes his sounds so unique with timeless rifts that almost create a new style of music to any Dirtyfunk event.

Latest News

Warehouse Sheffield w/ Him_Self_Her…

Ware:House Sheffield and Dirtyfunk welcomes you to the first monthly party with a difference as we celebrate the launch night with guest DJ’s and producer duo – HIM_SELF_HER. Known for their smash hit track ‘Gone Too Long’ and currently sitting at …

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‘CLASSICS’ Warehouse Party (Sheffield) 31:03:13 w/ Graeme Park & Allister Whitehead


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Dirtyfunk @ Passion’s 18th Birthday w/ Sister Bliss (Faithless)

SATURDAY: 2ND MARCH 2013 – THE EMPORIUM (COALVILLE) Dirtyfunk returns to PASSION for it’s biggest party of the year as they celebrate 18 years of clubbing success. Last year’s birthday SOLD OUT in advance and we expect exactly the same …

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Dirtyfunk NYE Warehouse Party (Sheffield) w/ Oliver Lang & Hoxton Whores

    ☆ ☆ DIRTYFUNK NEW YEAR’S EVE – WAREHOUSE PARTY (SHEFFIELD) ☆ ☆ OLIVER LANG + special guests HOXTON WHORES & STEVE LUIGI! Location: CADS Warehouse, 77 Sidney Street, Sheffield, S1 4RG (located 2 mins walk from Decathlon Sports Store // next to …

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