Exiled From Culture is a new night from the Dj's who brought Fife to life with legendary cult club night “Beatbox”
Exiled From Culture are:
Mike Gregor – Mike has been one of the main driving forces of the Fife club scene over the past 28 years, Mike got his first dj break at the age of 17 being asked to play at Sweatbox, North Scotland’s biggest club/rave at the start of the nineties which led to regular appearances warming up and cutting his teeth along side the likes of Carl Cox, Sasha, Graeme Park, Jacqui Morrison, the late Dave Calikes and Jamie Patton. As the Scottish scene outside of the cities became more rave focused Mike turned his attentions to the studio and started underground outfit Univer...sal working with producers Fred Parsons & Jon Vick at Finiflex. This led to a number of releases with Red Ant records which were all well received and every track hitting the Mixmag Buzz charts. After running Lush an underground house night in Kirkcaldy from 93 – 99 Mike moved to London to work for Turnkey/ Mediatools supplying equipment and looking after the studios for some of the biggest names in the music industry, it was during this time he met raising London based DJ Marc Auerbach and shared his studio for a short time before moving back to Scotland. Having a lost a bit of faith in the dance scene, Mike took time out before opening Tin Pan Alley studios which was to focus on setting up a recording and rehearsal facility supporting the thriving indie scene in Fife. The studio is still going strong getting its first hit in February 2018 with seminal fife punk/new wave band The Skids. It was there first album in 35 years “Burning Cities” which went number 4 in the albums charts. In 2009 Mike started promoting the beatbox and turning in his words “indie kids into acid house lovers”. Mike states although his loved the Beatbox and what it achieved the real start of his love for dance music again and the beginning of Exiled from Culture was his first trip to Covenanza in 2016 “ I knew there was a place for me”.
Bill Anderson, At the age of 19 Bill signed a major record deal with Mercury Records as the Bass Player of Scottish indie stars “Sergeant”. Bill Spent all of his late teens and early twenties touring the UK building Sergeant’s fan base and playing festivals all over the country. He is no stranger to Glastonbury’s stages or playing numerous T in the Park’s. Bills introduction to djing was in 2009 when Mike asked when he wasn’t touring would be consider djing at the Beatbox. Bill wasn’t initially sure about djing but took up the challenge. Bill’s musical ear and not being affected by what happens in the dance scene has given him a different edge and in Mikes words is one of the most consistently good djs he has heard. Bill stills plays bass for a number of bands including Sunstinger and Mike Giest.
Grant Wheatley — Starting out djing at a local youth club in Fife back in 1991, he got his first break in 93 being made a resident at fifes first only super club Vava-voom gaining a reputation for fine music selections. Having done various bits and bobs over the next few years Mike contacted him because of his eclectic knowledge of both indie and dance to front the Beatbox. Grant took full hold of the music policy and made the beatbox his dancefloor. Grant was musically miles a head of anything outside of Glasgow and had a knack for playing all the right music leading to him being named Grant Beatbox. Grant & Mike have been djing at various gigs back to back including supporting Sergeant’s tour dates during 2016-17.