Influence presents Jon Da Silva & Greg Fenton, two DJs who have indisputably helped shape the music scene in Manchester for over 20 years and some of the biggest DJs in the world.
Jon Da Silva
Where do you start? How about with a quote from one of the biggest dance DJs in the world, Sasha?
“Jon to me was the most influential DJ in my career really. He showed me the way not only did he give me my first breaks he taught me how to build proper DJ sets. I used to go watch him play from 9pm and follow the whole night. He was so ahead of the game, the way he crafted his dj sets was mind blowing. I don’t think there’s another more influential person in my career.”
Mercurial DJ / Producer, Jon Da Silva was co conspirator in defining the music policy of the seminal House club The Hacienda during the acid house era and was slap bang at the centre of the early days of UK House / Techno music scene; at HOT with Mike Pickering, where he embraced to Chicago house scene and brought it to our dance floor in Manchester mixing it with his own unique style, at Dry Bar, which became a go-to place because of his individual style on the decks, and at the other Manchester favourite, Space Funk with Greg Fenton, which we resurrect for one night only!
Greg Fenton is one of the key Manchester DJs and a renowned producer, whose love of music is reflected in his mix of records. DJing for the last 30 years, he made his name in the clubs of Manchester, holding residencies with the likes of Mike Pickering (Circus), Jon Da Silva (Space Funk), and Justin Robertson (Spice / Konspiracy / Most Excellent at Venus).
Greg’s choice of music has also supplied the soundtrack for many of Manchester’s late-night bars including Prague V, One Central Street and Barca. Prior to this, Greg was resident for 2 years at Factory Records’ flagship bar Dry 201, which resulted in a Saturday night residency at the world renowned Hacienda. Cited as an influence by artists such as The Chemical Brothers, he has has truly cemented his name in Manchester as a true DJ legend.
So! On Sunday Bank Holiday 3rd May 2015, these two iconic DJs get their dues as we celebrate their influence on the Manchester dance scene and resurrect the Space Funk Sessions. They are backed up by one of our most talented up coming DJs in Manchester right now, Black Rose, this is an the event not to be missed!