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AUDIOJACK BIOGRAPHY The story of Audiojack began in Ibiza in 2002; a chance meeting brought about through a mutual love of music and DJing, the friendship of James Rial and Richard Burkinshaw began. Three years later they settled in Leeds and it was at this point they decided to take to the studio together, in an attempt to turn their long-term passion for DJing and love of vinyl into something more perpetual. In 2005, after an intensive year of studio time, cheap cider and angry neighbors the duo produced their first demo, a six track mash up, which was sent to around 20 labels yielding no reward, although a random meeting at a local record shop was about to change all that, Robot was picked up by the label Leftroom. Robot was released in 2006 and went on to become one of the most talked about and supported tracks of the year, notching up five figure sales and gaining huge support across the board from Sasha to Richie Hawtin, from Pete Tong to Annie Nightingale. The duo then found themselves in serious demand, going from having no gigs to a practically full tour diary overnight with offers from many of the labels whod been reluctant to check out their demos just a few months earlier. Soon, Ralph Lawson and his 20:20 Vision label came calling. The infamous Leeds labels office was just a short walk from their home studio, and with that they signed a three single and one album deal, the remnants of which are still in place today as artist and label continue their long-lasting partnership. Legendary Leeds club Back to Basics played a hugely influential part in shaping Audiojack in these early years and when then resident Paul Woolford offered them the chance to remix his recent classic Erotic Discourse they got to work, jacking up the original with a more dance floor orientated alternative, which quickly found its way to the top of Beatports techno chart. The singles and remixes which followed were a manifestation of their early influences of house, techno, hip hop, soul and more, resulting in remixes for labels such as Renaissance, Blu-Fin and Great Stuff, including a remix for Mike Monday whic began to show Audiojack to be somewhat techno hit makers, and have their third production to top Beatports techno charts. Further remixes for the legendary Underworld and Lawsons band 2020 Soundsystem showed their versatility. Their varying styles made it hard for the media and music fans to categorise them; one magazine even reviewed the same track in 4 different genres! In 2009, Radio was released on 20:20 Vision to critical acclaim. Clash magazine wrote "anyone with appreciation for house or techno in any of their varied forms will dig this, impressive. IDJ Magazine commented "Audiojack

represent all thats great about 20:20 Vision, house music and the UK dance floors right now." Tracks such as Schizophonic, Jack the Keys and title track Radio picked up big support with the likes of Pete Tong playing repeatedly on Radio 1. In December of 2009, the duo make their debut on Get Physicals digital sister label with their Kicks for Kicks EP, which found favour amongst the likes of Sven Vath, Solomon and DJ T. As their own sound developed, becoming deeper and housier the duo began to distance themselves from the tired and generic tech house and techno sound. Their Shakedown / Motion Sickness EP on 20:20 Vision picked up big support and was a mainstay in download charts throughout the summer, becoming 20:20s best selling EP of the year. In 2011, it was their Get Serious EP on 2020 Vision which stole the show. A non mover in Beatports deep house top 10 for several months, Polka Dot Dress was no average B side, this too remained a chart mainstay for several months Ten years on since that chance meeting in Ibiza and Audiojack are more inspired, confident and excited about the future of music than theyve ever been. To date, Audiojack have toured in over 50 countries taking in some of the worlds best venues and events: Space (Ibiza), Fabric (London), Watergate (Berlin), D-Edge (Sao Paulo), Ageha (Tokyo), Circo Loco (Sydney), Avalon (Los Angeles), Sankeys (Manchester), Fabrik (Madrid), Zouk (Singapore) Basics (Leeds) to name just a few.