Who We Are

Sedition DJs was born out of our passion for the underground dance scene and a desire to get involved. The story began back in 2001 when we first started putting on parties in London, and many of the DJs who played for us became part of the Sedition DJs roster.

First there was Movin’ House in collaboration with the Pear DJs, which quickly established itself as a regular fixture on London’s emerging late night bar scene. It wasn’t long before Movin’ House was invited to host our own room at Turnmills, and a long association with the famous club soon followed with the creation of Going Places as part of the Gallery. Running for five years, Going Places brought many of the world’s most talented young DJs to the UK for the first time alongside resident Tania von Pear. A particularly memorable night was our second birthday party when we took over the whole of the club with a spectacular line-up including Hernan Cattaneo, Satoshi Tomiie, Aldrin and Syke ‘n’ Sugarstarr. It became one of the busiest nights in the Gallery’s history with over 1,600 people through the door.

Always looking to push things forward and remain true to our underground roots, Sedition DJs co-founded the infamous At Night warehouse parties in 2003. Taking place at Corsica Studios, which went on to win the ‘Best Small Club’ award in DJ Mag, At Night was a very special party and set the standard long before warehouse parties became a permanent part of the London scene. These events really were by word-of-mouth only, and you had to know one of the crew to be invited.

Out of the experience of At Night the Sedition DJs booking agency was born, initially to build on the success of many of the young DJs who had started to make a name for themselves playing at our events. By 2006 Sedition DJs was a fully formed company, and we began to book our artists all over London and the UK, and then across the international dance scene.

Sedition DJs also took things to the next level as promoters around the same time co-promoting a series of large-scale parties at many of London’s major venues. These included house night UP^^, intimate techno gathering Closer, and the ISSST and SLAANG warehouse parties as well as many other projects such as an album launch party for Om Records from San Francisco – further details are included on the Events page.

A diverse selection of artists have been part of the Sedition DJs roster, and just a few of the names we have represented include Switch, Tim Sheridan, Martin Dawson (King Roc), Alan Fitzpatrick, Jon Rundell, Cid Inc, Richard Norris, Paul Jackson, Jon Pleased Wimmin, Santos, Alex Dolby, Geddes, Mike Monday, John Taylor (Punx Soundcheck), Gavin Herlihy and Tommy Four Seven. In keeping with the Going Place ethos, we have always included DJs from outside the UK on our roster and had a strong international flavour. We also worked extensively with Ministry of Sound tours for several years with many of our DJs playing at Ministry of Sound events across the world.

Since 2000, Matthew Duffield, one half of Sedition DJs, has also had a parallel career as a freelance dance music journalist. As a regular contributor to DJ Mag, IDJ, Knowledge, Deuce and Club On magazines, Matthew has built up an impressive portfolio of work including features, interviews, news stories and album reviews. This includes several front cover stories, and he has developed a good reputation as a professional and creative journalist.

There have also been several commissions for CD liner notes including the Shapeshifters on Defected Records, Marshall Jefferson and the Keep Diggin’ Recordings series. Artist biographies and press releases are another area of expertise, and current clients include record labels like Flow Records and Flow Vinyl. Matthew is available for writing commissions, and also writes clubbing, music and cultural articles for the monthly Barcelona Miniguide magazine.

After running Sedition DJs in London for several years, we relocated to Barcelona in October 2010 and are now based here permanently, although we maintain a keen interest in the London scene. DJ bookings are at the heart of what we do, but we are also involved in event management and music programming, and have a partnership with Musiqware for music publishing for our artists.

The choice of Sedition DJs as our name is partly a nod to the inspiration of Seditionaries created by Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, but also a reflection of our own principles, and a celebration of underground music and culture. Sedition DJs has always represented artists across a wide spectrum of musical styles reflecting our own tastes and interests. Sedition by name, sedition by nature is our aim, and we try to bring a forward-thinking attitude to everything we do.

So that’s the story behind Sedition DJs and our involvement with electronic music. We have also launched the See Blue Audio record label dedicated to ambient, beatless, downtempo, eclectic and electronica music – shade rather than light. To book our artists at your event or venue, or discuss any of our other services, please get in touch; there are no online forms to fill in, and we prefer the personal touch. Just drop us an email, give us a call or let’s meet online.

For more information and to book any of our artists, call +34 63 364 55 31 or email contact@seditiondjs.com
See Blue Audio – track submissions to contact@seeblueaudio.comwww.seeblueaudio.com
To listen to the matthew sedition ‘Beatless’ mixes, visit www.mixcloud.com/matthewsedition
To follow Matthew’s personal blog about living in Barcelona and other random reflections, visit matthewsedition.tumblr.com