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Winston Hazel

Hope Works - Friday Night

Since the early 1980s, Winston Hazel has been making the people of Sheffield dance. Brought up on a diet of roots reggae, jazz-funk, soul, disco and electro, Hazel was one of the first DJs in the UK to champion house and techno during his time as a resident DJ at the city’s now legendary Jive Turkey parties. He played a key role in the establishment of Warp Records, joining forces with producer Rob Gordon and friend Sean Maher to form the Forgemasters in 1989, who in turn provided the label with its first release. In recent times, Hazel has become associated with another

Since the early 1980s, Winston Hazel has been making the people of Sheffield dance. Brought up on a diet of roots reggae, jazz-funk, soul, disco and electro, Hazel was one of the first DJs in the UK to champion house and techno during his time as a resident DJ at the city’s now legendary Jive Turkey parties. He played a key role in the establishment of Warp Records, joining forces with producer Rob Gordon and friend Sean Maher to form the Forgemasters in 1989, who in turn provided the label with its first release. In recent times, Hazel has become associated with another legendary Steel City hoe-down, Kabal, and returned to music production alongside fellow bleep techno pioneers Edzy (Unique 3), Gez Varley (LFO) and Kevin Harper (Nightmares on Wax) as the Originators.