*** LEE BURRIDGE & MATTHEW DEKAY ***
The River Gambler
333 Lake Shore Blvd East
Sunday, July 29, 2012
11:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Manzone & Strong
Rafwat & Chorniy
Boarding begins @ 11:30 AM
Boat departs @ 12:00 PM SHARP
19+ I.D. REQUIRED NO EXCEPTIONS !
Lee Burridge Bio
Lee’s career started on December 26th 1985 in his fathers pub in the countryside of the South West of England. Never dreaming what laid ahead he started his career playing Birthdays, Weddings and the occasional funeral. Born from a decades passion for music and seeing it as an opportunity to get a girlfriend he spent the first few years playing 7″ records to everyone from age 5 -95. He was soon spotted by a local nightclub who snapped him up as their regular Saturday night DJ. This lead to being invited to other local nightclubs playing as he describes it ” a mix of the best of the worst music from the 80′s”. Lee’s path diverted in 1988 with the discovery of acid house. After attending some of the outdoor raves that were gaining momentum around London’s M25 motorway Lee’s passion for music was turned on it’s head and he felt excited in a way never felt before. “I had to find this music” he said and started to collect the first records which have grown from the one red plastic record box of 1988 to over 35,000 records today. Lee and friends started to organize small club and beach events where he lived but getting to play these big raves proved difficult. Not living in London or knowing anyone involved made Lee just another Dj handing out mix tapes to anyone and everyone whom would listen to them. “I’m not sure what would have happened if I’d been asked to play back then as in 1990 my life really changed direction”.
Matthew Dekay Bio
Matthew Dekay was brought into this world on a sunny spring day in 1978.
Haarlem, The Netherlands is his hometown and the place he spent most of his life.
He was trained as a classical musician, but never really felt that it was his calling.
He felt it was the architecture of music that he was most drawn to.
‘I knew I was never the best piano player. I always felt more comfortable when people referred to me as a composer,’ he says.
It was never his dream to become a concert pianist.
In fact he grew quickly bored with the study involved and became more interested in full compositions, and the relationships which exist between rhythm and melody.
Matthew was first exposed to Electronic music in 1990 at a Music Convention in Holland, which he had attended with his father annually from the age of six.
This early introduction was the beginning of a fixation with synthesizers and his never ending hunt for new technology.