MUSIC AND DJs
On Sunday evening there will be 4 rooms in operation.
Kicking off with dancing in Pines and on the Deck with Motown Classics followed by S'funk (Soul Funk), this space then kicks into the ever popular UTOPIA zone where you can dance smooth slotted Ceroc, SILC, WCS or just expressively to the music. You have the freedom to dance, and out in the sunshine on the deck and under the stars (weather permitting).
The other 3 rooms open for dancing from 7.30pm with a CEROC main room for uptempo energy, PURE Blues Lounge and the nightclub downstairs becomes our MOJO hotspot with dance, club and house music - feel free to solo dance there too!
Caine is one of a new breed of young teachers and DJs that have rocked the Ceroc world with their energy and vibrant mix of music. An accomplished teacher and dancer Caine's great love is the SILC genre where he and his partner Danielle now run their very successful SILC Sunday classes and Freestyles in Bristol under the Strictly Ceroc banner
DALE ST ROSE
Dale has a background in numerous music forms including Zouk, Bachata, WCS, Modern Jive, Salsa and Blues and has been DJing on the London scene as well as on the weekenders for a number of years. As a former Ceroc champ, Blues Champ and former UK Blues Showcase champion he certainly knows what makes a great track to dance to and he will be rocking you in the main room as well as chilling you to your toes in the Utopia Lounge.
Danny has an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of modern music that comes from his appreciation and love of numerous musical styles – from soul funk to blues, to modern club, R&B, dance and house music. As such he’s become a sought after DJ on the dance scene and regularly DJs at many of the main London events including W4, Boudoir Passion, Hammersmith and The Bridge. His great love though is house, club and funky lounge music and with David and Tim they’ll be rocking the late night Mojo freestyle sessions in the downstairs nightclub at LUX and chilling you out with super cool music in the cocktail lounge.
David is a partner in LUX and co-franchisee of Ceroc Newbury and is the regular DJ at both Ceroc Newbury and Twickenham. His main room freestyle mix is a seamless blend of the old and new with an emphasis on creating the perfect blend of styles and tempos. A founder (and mildly bearded) member of the Utopia Chill Out lounge he has also co-created and DJs at all the other events in the Utopia portfolio including Colossus, PURE, Twisted, ZEN, Mojo and the S'Funk soul & funk retro evenings.
As a Ceroc franchisee with many dance disciplines, Debbie regularly DJs her regular and freestyle events, from main room freestyles to SILC and WCS freestyles. She loves to dance and knows what music people love to dance to, so she'll be keeping an eye on the dance-floor to keep it full when she's behind the decks!
Franchisee for Ceroc Gloucestershire and partner on the Ceroc Breeze events, John is a truly inspirational DJ. Highly regarded on the Blues and WCS circuit, John is just as comfortable and impressive in the Main Room and his love of dancing shows through in his music. Easily recognizable, he stands as a smooth domed colossus amongst the DJ elite.
Starting as a teacher and DJ for Ceroc Groove in the West Midlands almost before he was out of nappies, Kieran was the DJ at the popular XChange freestyles showcasing his love of soulful and funky music synonymous with Chill Out Zones. He can also be heard DJing on the Ceroc Medfest and Escape Weekenders and his background in Ceroc and WCS dance means that he has a great ear for music of all styles and genres.
Marc is one of the most accomplished and respected DJs on the dance scene. A former club DJ Marc really found his feet when he entered the Ceroc world and quickly gained a reputation as one of the foremost Chill Out DJs around. His love of high energy main room music combines with his love of Tango, Chiil Out & Smooth Latin music too. He and Rachel also excel and Pure Blues and have gained a huge following at their Blues freestyles at the Ceroc weekenders, along with their well attended freestyles.
The other (better looking) half of Marc & Rachel, who often fights him for the decks and does a great job! Her love is for the eclectic sounds of the Chill Out Zone and Pure Blues and I’m sure Marc will be checking out her sets this weekend. A regular now at the Ceroc weekenders, a bit of healthy competition between loved ones adds to the fun and it’s great to see their chemistry on the dance floor transferring to the DJ decks.
Co-franchisee for Ceroc Scotland Sheena has been shaking up the dance clubs in Scotland for the best part of 15 years. A permanent DJ at the Ceroc Southport weekenders she also guests DJs at Camber and Brean Sands when she can be encouraged to venture South. She can always be relied on to pump up the energy in the Main Room but her great love is slower music and in particular Blues where she is renowned as one of the foremost Blues DJs on the dance scene. We’re fortunate to have persuaded her to make the long journey down to LUX so you can enjoy her sets. She’ll be DJing in the Main Room and the UTOPIA/SILC room and, with Marc and Rachel, will be taking the lights and the beats down low for an putstanding 7.5 hours of Blues in the Ice Cool Blues Lounge.
Steve is the main man behind the groundbreaking Ceroc Evolution franchise and the man responsible for bringing Ceroc to The O2, as well as oustanding venues such as the Cutty Sark amongst others. He's also one of the longest serving Ceroc teachers of all time, literally man and boy! Steve gets about a bit teaching and Dj'ing in London, Sussex, Kent, most of the Ceroc weekenders and pretty much anywhere he gets invited to go. Keeps him busy!
You can't keep Tim off the decks these days! With a far reaching library of music to suit all his favourite genres you can expect to hear some floor filling classics in the main room, smooth and lyrical in the Utopia Lounge and get ready to find your Mojo when he plays some of his Club, Dance and House Classics in the Apres Nightclub