London Hotspots with George Smeddles
George Smeddles is based in the dance music hub London, where he’s been immersed in music since a very young age and has built an impressive understanding when it comes to the creation of the driving tech-house that has become his signature sound.
From inspiring dancefloors to turning heads in the production realms, George exudes the elements it takes to make up an influential artist and that has only been proven with both his debut tracks being snapped up by Javi Lopez and Max Chapman respectively.
His artistic combination of hard-hitting basslines and carefully crafted melodies has gained him a wave of admiration from some of the scene’s weightiest names; Kerri Chandler, Jamie Jones and Darius Syrossian have all noted George Smeddles’ obvious talents. When given the opportunity to remix George’s latest EP “Baby Drums”, the DO NOT SLEEP head honcho jumped at the chance, and you can’t get a better compliment than that when you’re in the dawn of your production career out can you?
Away from his own studio output and gigging across the globe, George co-owns Resonance Records with the world-famous Max Chapman. Their current EP “Zulu” is racing up the charts on Beatport, hovering over that #1 spot and making it only a matter of time. It’s been one of the most hyped and talked about tech-house bundles of 2017 so far, with plays from the likes of Toolroom’s Mark Knight and BBC Radio 1’s Danny Howard. (Listen here)
Featuring regularly in massive events such as DJ Mag Live, Ministry of Sound and Do Not Sleep, not to mention his residency at London’s Egg Club. George is making a habit of performing alongside industry giants such as Dubfire, Miguel Campbell, wAFF, Lee Foss, Leftwing & Kody and dozens more, none of which has ever seemed to intimidate him but only inspire him to offer up more.
After a heavily scheduled 2016 with a barrow load of releases and a shed load of shows, the year ahead only promises more from the hardworking George Smeddles. Keep your eyes and ears on this one because he’s only just warming up.
If you’re visiting London, George is definitely someone who you can rely on to get the best night out in London! Here’s his best tips:
Dawn @ Lightbox
Definitely one of my favourite party’s to play at in London, not only because I love an afterparty but the atmosphere in there is wicked, there’s an energy in there that you don’t get at most party’s!
Every person goes to Lightbox because they’re not ready to call it a night, so you just have a room where everyone is dancing, no standing around at all!
Egg Club will always be one of my favourite clubs in the world, the place means a lot to me!
I played my first ever set in there which was in the main room when I was 17, since then I went on to play there once to sometimes four times a month, as well as hosting loads of my own parties there.
Everyone loves fabric, it’s hard not to. The sound system is ridiculous and the line-ups are always consistent. I’ve had some of my best nights out in there – Kerri Chandler without a doubt being one of my favourite sets!
Another club to be proud of on my doorstep.
Steelyard is a wicked venue! The rooms look so cool underneath the arches, it always has a sick vibe on the dance floor! I haven’t actually played there myself, but I’ve been to a few party’s and will hopefully get a chance to play behind the decks sometime soon.
I got to go there and play as a special guest for Max Chapman’s ‘All Night Long’ party a few months ago.
The space, sound system, lighting, and DJ booth all have the same feel as Sankeys Ibiza which I love! Everything from the staff to the smoking area is on point too, another great club to have so local!