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Without a shadow of a doubt Eddie Halliwell is a legend, a hero and a massively popular DJ worshipped by many’ DJ Mag
‘Eddie is a DJ legend to rank among the best of them, so make some noise for clubland’s answer to Rocky.’ – Mixmag
‘There are people who play records and there are DJ’s who blow minds, Eddie Halliwell is the latter…who makes every set, no matter how small the club or how big the festival, feel like the closing party of the end of the world.’ – Mixmag
Eddie is a superstar of the dance music scene, having been named as one of the ‘New Superstar DJ’s’ by Mixmag and nominated in its ‘Greatest DJ Of All Time’ poll. In the words of Judge Jules‘, Eddie looks in to people’s eyes and he performs. Incredible stage performance, incredible skills, and an almost telepathic ability to read a crowd – Eddie’s got everything.’
To understand Eddie’s rise to fame you have to see his performance in a club. Behind the mixer Eddie as a hive of activity, constantly manipulating the music with lightning cuts, layers of effects and slick scratches. Playing tracks from across a broad musical spectrum – trance, techno, house and electro – he harnesses the energy of every beat, synth, hi-hat, squelch and squeak, using his technical expertise to generate energy and manipulate new sounds.
His peers acknowledge him as one of the leading innovators when it comes to using technology to push boundaries, as Paul Van Dyk pointed out: “Now kids just use them, for example, Eddie Halliwell — what he does with those Pioneer CD players is f*cking nuts! He had no hesitation; he just went for it and has probably got the best out of the machine”. Tiesto has also always shown great support to Eddie and labelled Eddie as a ‘Legend,’ in an interview with DJ Magazine!
Eddie has done a record EIGHT Radio 1 essential mixes, with the eighth recorded at Creamfields! Eddie now broadcasts to over 13 million worldwide listeners via his syndicated radio show – FIRE IT UP RADIO.
2012 has been another immense year for Eddie, with the release of his ‘Toolroom Knights’ album. Two of the biggest highlights from the album were without doubt Eddie’s exclusive productions, the first being the cracking ‘Rock This Place’ and the other, his remix of Tiesto & Mark Knight’s ‘Beautiful World’.
On the production front, Eddie’s Remix of ‘Trisco – Musak’ was released on Mark Knight’s Toolroom Records label and received huge support from the World’s DJ Elite including Deadmau5, Swedish House Mafia & Paul Oakenfold to name but a few.
2012 also saw Eddie take his Fire It Up brand around the world gracing countries such as America, Ibiza, Brazil and Poland, as well as a debut for Eddie in Croatia, with a weekly FIRE IT UP summer residency.
Another first for the brand saw FIRE IT UP host its own arena at this year’s Creamfield’s UK, with Eddie inviting fellow DJ’s such as Sander Van Doorn, Mark Knight, Funkagenda, Michael Woods, Thomas Gold, Kryder and D.O.D to join him, truly stamping Fire It Up firmly on the party map!