It's our Birthday… and what better way to return than on our 21st Birthday, so we are going to do what we do best, throw one hell of a party!
As we celebrate 21 years of great events with you all we are absolutely delighted to be welcoming some old-time favourites in the name of The Thrillseekers, Seb Fontaine and Taucher!
Here at Slinky we’ve had a bit of a break from events of late and we wanted to bring you something special! Those of you who may have partied with us over the last 21 years certainly know what to expect, an array of House, Techno and Trance. This time we're taking things to Bournemouth’s Triple Award Winning Nightclub, HALO! It’s not our usual home at the BIC/O2 Arena but this Church is going to blow your minds once you see what we’re doing to it. We’ve also brought in the incredible Habs 2ci who will be providing an incredible visual display alongside our brand new light show.
►► THE THRILLSEEKERS ◄◄
Steve Helstrip, aka The Thrillseekers, has been at the forefront of the global trance scene for some 15 years. From his first single 'Synaesthesia', through to countless club classics including 'The Last Time’, 'Affinity’, ‘Es Vedra (with Aly & Fila)’ and more recently 'Just Because’ and ‘Amber’, Steve Helstrip has been behind some of the most emotive electronic music ever released. He's worked with pioneers like Trevor Horn, shared co-production credits with Chicane and Ferry Corsten, and remixed for artists including Tiesto and Armin van Buuren.
As a DJ, Steve continues to captivate crowds the world over and has recently performed at Aly & Fila’s headline FSOE450 event at the historic site of Karnak Temple in Egypt. Creamfields, Ministry of Sound, Godskitchen and Gatecrasher have all born witness to his fluid mixing, unique style and energetic performances. 2006 saw him climb to no. 45 in DJ Magazine’s top 100 DJs poll.
The past six months has seen The Thrillseekers sell out shows around the globe with his open-to-close ‘15 Years of Trance’ events, while his release The Thrillseekers Pres. Hydra ‘Amber’ became the second fastest selling trance release is Beatport history, having reached number 1 in just 3 days. ‘Amber' is the first single to be released from his upcoming album ‘Escape’, which is due for release on FSOE Recordings in December 2016. With 5 more singles lined-up over the coming 6 months, and many high profile events including Dreamstate, 2017 is going to be his biggest year to date.
►► SEB FONTAINE ◄◄
Seb Fontaine is one of the most recognized DJs on the international club scene. Through his high profile and long-standing residencies, radio shows and compilation CDs, Seb has been at the forefront of the scene for many years and continue to showcase his electronic house grooves at high-profile gigs around the world.
Initially playing soul, funk, rare groove and hip-hop, Seb started DJing at venues in West London in the late 1980s. After discovering house music, Seb progressed through a number of high profiles residencies at clubs such as the Hanover Grand, Ministy Of Sound and Cream. With these high profile residencies came the opportunity to work with KISS FM and later Radio One – where he presented a weekly Saturday night show to a worldwide audience. As an elite international DJ, Seb has also released a number of best-selling compilation albums for Global Underground (‘Prototype’), Ministry Of Sound, Cream and Positiva.
►► TAUCHER ◄◄
Widely acclaimed as one of Germany's most talented record spinners, winning notoriety for his eccentric performances. Once such, performing in full scuba diving gear, of which his artist name Taucher (Diver) is derived.
The eccentric Teuton kicked off his adventure as a DJ back in 1992 and, thanks to his showmanship and flair on the turntables, rapidly became one of the hottest names on Frankfurt am Main's vibrant dance scene.
In 1993 Armand Beck teamed up with compatriot, producer Torsten Stenzel, making Taucher a collaborative project from 93’ to 2002. The duo achieved substantial succes in the mid 90’ies with singles such as “Fantasy”, “Infinity”, and debut album “Return To Atlantis” (1996). International succes came with the duo’s Taucher remix of Ayla’s classic 1995 club hit "Ayla".
As time went by, Taucher began moving away from straight-up trance, preferring to produce progressive trance and techno. With very clear musical aims, Taucher would go on to set up his own brand, “Adult Music”. Under Adult Music he started a weekly online radio show, forged his own label, and communicated with his fans through forums and compilations.
Ralph-Armand Beck has since performed at some of the coolest clubs in London, New York, and Ibiza. Naturally, he's also been roped in to perform at all of Europe's major dance festivals like Gatecrasher, Rave & Cruise, and Mayday.
Full Line Up
►► The Thrillseekers
►► Seb Fontaine
►► Gaz White
►► Tim Lyall
Super Early Bird: £12.50
Early Bird: £15
First Release: £18
Second Release: £20
OTD: £20 – (50 Tickets have been reserved for the door)
► FULL club decor
► Brand new lighting show
► Habs 2ci Visuals
► Drink deals running all night
Please be aware, Halo only accepts either driving licenses or passports as valid forms of ID. It does not accept UK Citizen Cards due to the sheer amount of fakes currently in circulation. The venue operates a strict Challenge 25 policy so please bring correct identification or risk not getting into the event.