With fourteen years under their belts as resident DJs and co-organisers of the infamous 'Kabal' club night, we're pleased to have Winston Hazel and Pipes spin for us at CTD closing party, alongside Principe mainstays DJ Marfox and DJ Firmeza.
They’re two of Sheffield's finest DJs, recognised most notably as electronic music stalwarts, but speak to them for just five minutes and you'll soon realise they’ve a revered passion for a wide range of music styles and have serious attention to detail when it comes to the craft of music and design.
Winston Hazel should need no introduction. His dedication to music began in the early 80s as a part of Sheffield’s premier breakdancing crew 'SMAC 19'. Naturally, with such talent, Hazel progressed toward DJing, and became a regular at house parties and clubs across the city, before being invited to be resident at the legendary 'Jive Turkey' club night with DJ Parrot.
If you're unfamiliar with Jive Turkey, we recommend you watch this video and read this article as an introduction to the kind of vibes we’re talking about.
Winston was part of "Forgemasters" - the group that released the first ever 12" on Warp Records in 1989. The release was called - "Track With No Name", and still sounds relevant 25 years on - a testament to the forward thinking music he pioneered,alongside Rob Gordon and DJ Parrot. He continues to release music on Sheffield based dance imprint "Shabby Doll Records", as well as "Originator Sound Records" and DJs regularly around the country.
Pipes is a killer DJ who pays meticulous attention to the music he collects and spins. We first caught one of his sets at a Kabal party hosted at an ex-funeral parlour in Sheffield. He was mixing raw house tracks with bashment and UK Garage, effortlessly setting the dancefloor alight. Pipes also makes his own music as a solo artist and alongside renowned Sheffield producer Ross Orton (produced for Arctic Monkeys, Toddla T, M.I.A) under the alias ‘Agitated’.
Multitalented, with a background in art and design, Pipes set-up creative agency “Peter & Paul” with good friend and business partner Paul Reardon. Ten years deep, they’ve solidified themselves as one of Sheffield’s leaders in creative communication and design, completing work for the Channel Four, Tramlines Festival, Toddla T, Creative England, the V&A, Urban Splash and more.