Current Location :: New York, USA Music Genres :: Rave & Hardcore, Techno
Artist's DJ List & DJ Mag Rankings
DJ MagRanks :: (2010) N/A (2011) N/A (2012) N/A DJ List Ranks :: (Global) 11,419 (Techno) 1,324
In 1982 Stu Allan took up DJing. Between
1984 and 1986 his mixes/remixes were featured on Piccadilly
Radio, Manchester on various shows including Timmy Mallet,
Chris Evans and Tim Grundy.
In July 1986 he was given his own show on Piccadilly Radio.
He was originally filling in for the regular DJ on a 6 week
vacation, but the reaction was so great from listeners that
he was signed on permanently. He began featuring Hip Hop and
a new style of music called House. " Love Can't Turn
Around" by Farley Jackmaster Funk was the first record
Stu played on the radio. This track got the attention of the
people in charge of the station and Allan was asked to explain
why he was playing this "music".
He said he believed
this was what listeners really wanted to hear (having seen
clubbers going wild to tunes like "Jack Your Body",
"Jack The Groove" and many other underground Chicago
label tunes at his gigs), and convinced them that his choice
of music was right when the station's ratings improved massively.
During this period Stu produced a soul show called "Souled
Out" and a hip hop show called "Bus 'Diss".
He would also have a house hour which would feature the seamless
mixing he is known for.
Stu Allan was also a regular DJ on the Vibealite rave scene,
performing at many of their events across the North of England.
Artist's Web Links
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