Posted in: RESIDENT DJs

Our resident DJs have played all around the world and the worlds largest clubs, from Ministry of Sound to Pacha. Each week they set the scene with a selection of the smoothest House music to grace the planet.





Manish May 2014 Mix by Manish Makwana on Mixcloud


Manish made his bones as a Dj on the deep house scene of London by playing house parties, intimate venues and major clubs in the late 90’s. His distinctive Dj sets still make him one of the most sought after and identifiable Djs around bar-none.

Manish started collecting vinyl in the 80’s and had soon amassed a wide library of grooves ranging from boogie, soul, jazz-funk, hip hop, electro etc.

Demand for his mix tapes grew as word spread, and it was this demand that made him take his musicology seriously. After a trip to Ibiza in the mid 90’s, he started hearing house music mixed with music he grew up on. A cocktail of old and new tunes made him realise that his old music knowledge would naturally fuse into the deep house scene.

Manish set about honing his style and quickly found his feet. Helping to kick off the Shoreditch scene in the early days with such seminal parties as Lifted at the pool and Blowin’ East helping it to become the new clubbing destination it now is

Throughout this time he was a constant guest at the now legendary “special” Lazy Dog parties at the now defunct but much loved End night club. He later went on to play with long time friend and Dj Jay Hannan at “Underdog” at the Notting Hill Arts club.

Manish then moved on to Co-Found the MUAK parties. A resident at both the original Rhythm Factory venue and later the Egg night club. Playing to a heaving Saturday night crowd for 8 years. Alongside his Dj’ing he found time to hit the studio releasing the single So Good with Zaki on MUAK Music.

All the while Manish was touring extensively throughout the main European club destinations as well as keeping true to his underground roots at the various MUAK warehouse parties throughout London.

More recently Manish has once again hooked up with Jay Hannan to create Rude Movements. A deep party with an intense vibe. Started in Shoreditch RM has picked up quite a following and they are spreading the word farther afield with their special one off spots at the Notting hill arts Club.
He can also be found weekly at the Below Zero Bar off Regent Street.

Manish’s future is definitely bright. With him, it has and will always be…

All about the groove.





Chris Gau Nu-Disco Mix by Chris Gau on Mixcloud


Chris Gau is a DJ with over 15 years experience. From playing the super-clubs of Ministry of Sound & Pacha to corporate events with One Marylebone & Malmaison, Chris’ experience means he is adaptable to all environments, tailoring the music to every type of crowd and guaranteeing to rock any party!

Chris Gau is one half of The Jinks, the West London DJ and house music production duo signed to Defected Records. As a result, The Jinks have built up a strong DJ biography, playing for many of the world’s top clubs and promoters, from London’s Ministry of Sound to Pacha Ibiza, from Hong Kong, to Thailand, and all across Europe, Chris has played dance floors worldwide. In London, The Jinks were Mn2S residents from 2006 – 2008 at the legendary London club The End, playing alongside a Who’s Who of the world’s top house DJs – Bob Sinclar, David Morales, Junior Jack, Sandy Rivera, Quentin Harris, Riva Starr & many more.

The Jinks have also played to huge festival crowds, holding the Sunday night headline spot at boutique festival Winterwell, alongside Norman Jay MBE, as well as playing the larger summer events such as Bestival.

As well as being signed to one of house music’s biggest labels, Chris is eight years into running his own digital record label Jinks Inc. The label’s gone from strength to strength. As a result, Chris has access to upfront promos from many of house music’s coolest underground labels, as well as the entire Defected back catalogue and all her subsidiary labels – including Bargrooves, Strictly Rhythm, Subliminal and many more, long before they appear on sale.

Chris’ DJIng is second to none, and has the plaudits to prove it! In December 2004, The Jinks won the Mixmag Future Heroes DJ competition & took 2nd place in International DJ’s Raw Talent competition in January 2005. In the Judge’s notes for IDJ’s Raw Talent Competition, The Jinks’ mix tape was described as “one of the most original we have ever received”.