Meet the residents: Ursa Major

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-When/where/how did you start DJing?
The initial desire to start DJing was purely for the love of music and from going to clubs. We both played separately to begin with; our taste in music was spookily similar so we decided to team up.


-What was your favourite Stealth event you played at in 2013?  
Difficult one but I would have to say Everywhere festival. It was such a huge night in terms of bookings and the atmosphere of the club. Taking over from George Fitzgerald was pretty huge being such a fan!


-What was your personal musical highlight of 2013?
For me it would have to be seeing Jesse Ware. I was into her music before, but seeing her live was amazing.
-Whose tracks will you be playing out in 2014?
Just heard the new Citizen track, if that's anything to go by there's a lot to look forward to there! Also, artists like HNNY, James Welsh, Breach, Shenoda, Sei and 2ndSun.


-How long have you been playing at Stealth?
Quite a while now! I think it must be around 5 years! We played for various nights before having a full residency.


- Which acts do you hope will feature on the Stealth line up’s in 2014?
I'd definitely like to see Deetron back, especially after his recent output. I’d also like to see HNNY and Medlar mainly due to the diverse nature of recent sets i’ve heard from them all recently.


- What can we expect from your residency sets?
Being a resident means you are often playing at different times, with different acts - the need to play a range of genre's is what i enjoy most about being a resident. Our sets can include Disco, House, Tech-House, Techno and Electronica dependent on the time and place, therefore, the music we play ranges from the more melodic elements of dance music to the harder elements as well.


-How does playing in the newly refurbished Stealth room 1 compare to the old one?
It was nearly unrecognisable at first! The older layout had a really intimate feel as the dance floor was a channel from the corner DJ box. The new layout allows a complete view of the room and the sound is fantastic. All of the guests i have spoken with have commented on how much they like it.


Top tracks of 2013.
1. Crazy P - Clouds
2. Sophie - Nothing More To Say
3. Paul Woolford - Untitled
4. Maya Jane Coles - Everything ft. Karin Park (Breach Remix)
5. Leon Vynehall - Step Or Stone (Breath Or Bone)