A Brechin DJ and his Arbroath counterparts, making up Epic DJs, are heading to the O2 in Glasgow this Sunday to support one of the worlds hottest DJ’s of the moment.
Brechiner John Mac along with Arbroath lads Garry Gray, James Bell and Scott Williams, who have supported some of the biggest DJ’s in the world over the past year including Tiesto, Hardwell, Gareth Emery, Sander Van Doorn, are “excited and privileged” to have been asked to support Swedish House Mafia’s Axwell on Sunday - and there is still the chance to buy tickets for the event.
Axwell’s latest hit Greyhound received over 1.5 million YouTube hits in only three days and has had huge success with chart hits such as “Tell Me Why” which reached number 13 in the UK charts while the huge club classic “I found you” which reached number six in the UK charts.
They have also had massive success with Swedish House Mafias - I wanna know your name feat Pharrel Williams.
Getting to this point in the local DJs’ career has not been easy, as states Scott: “The Epic story is one of hard work, sleepless nights, dedication, daring to dream and just never giving up.
“It all started three years ago in the Crown in Arbroath and after a couple of packed out nights we moved to a monthly residency in room two at the waterfront where we had some great nights: “Sunday-sesh”, “Jon Pleased Wimmin”, “the White Party” and “battle of the Dj’s” were a highlight.
“We then wanted to do something bigger, something special, and after seeing an old sweatbox video on YouTube it was decided we were going to do a sweatbox reunion. From there it just went crazy.
“People phoned from all over the country wanting to come to Arbroath to party and it was an incredible night with nearly 1000 people: we even got original DJ Michael Kilkie out of retirement for it to play one last set.
“We’d never seen such a mixed age group of people all dancing away together it was the 18-60 club. After that it had to be bigger so we teamed up with good friends Electrode from Dundee and booked Mauro Picotto for another sell out event with the waterfront packed to the rafters: people were going wild we even had fireworks coming off the stage inside the club.
“It even made it into national newspaper the Sun where it was mentioned as top three night in the country that weekend.
“After that the phone started ringing and people wanted to book us, we’ve played at Glam, Colours, Arches and even the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston Edinburgh supporting Tiesto. And now we’re supporting Axwell.”
With many people relaxing over the Easter weekend it will be quite the opposite for the local DJs who are supporting Jon Mancini in Forfar before driving down to Glasgow after only a few hours sleep.
“We have a very busy and exciting summer ahead of us with so many amazing gigs coming up it’s unreal,” continued Scott. “We really cannot believe how much we’ve achieved in such a small space of time. There’s so many people who have been involved and come to our gigs and supported us that’s made this happen and we owe them a big thanks these guys who come to the shows make all the hard work worth while because of the gigs this past year we have not been able to put on our own show but this is now in the pipeline with a Bigger new venue confirmed. It’s all very exciting and it’s going be huge, can’t give too much away but, as all our shows have been, it will be Epic”
Tickets for Axwell & Jon Mancini gigs are available from the Epic boys and they are also running a bus to and from Glasgow for more info on these or any of their gigs you can contact them via Facebook/Epicnites
And as if this is not enough the Epic DJs have just been asked to play at Coloursfest in Glasgow, Scotland’s biggest dance event, on June 2.