A passion for house music led Rob to sneak off to his first rave at the age of 14, telling his oblivious parents he was going night fishing, he jumped in a mates car and went to a Fantazia rave 10 miles from his house in Leicester! This led to two years of illicit partying from 1992-93 at raves such as Dreamscape, Amnesia House and Universe.
That was the beginning of the end for Rob, and at the age of 16 he started promoting his own parties. Now in tune to the more mature house sounds, he jacked in his paper round to organise bus trips to the likes of Cream, Love to Be and Golden. While also introducing the kids at his local college to glam clubbing by putting on a series of parties in hotels, marquees and a farmhouse!
In 1996 Rob decided he'd had enough of the Midlands and moved to London to seek fame and fortune (and go to Uni). He immediately got in contact with Paul Shurrey, the promoter of Universe and joined the team that promoted the successful Final Frontier night at The Complex, N1. Helping to run a massive weekly techno night with headliners such as Jeff Mills, Andy Wetherhall and Carl Cox. Rob also stage-managed arenas at the renowned Tribal Gathering and Big Love events. Using these new found contacts Rob went on to promote successful parties around Goldsmiths College in South London, where fellow students Tayo, Rob da Bank and Danny Clark were also making inroads into the club scene.
Having graduated with a 1st in clubbing, Rob jetted off to Ibiza to spend the summer working for Darren Hughes on his newly launched 'home' night - held in the prestigious Sunday slot at Space. Spotting a star of the future, Darren quickly secured Robs services to promote the soon to be opened ‘home’ in London. Rob quickly established himself as an integral part of the promotions team, finally assuming the role of promoter for the successful Thursday night 'Highrise' with residents such as Jacques Lu Cont, Jon Carter and the aforementioned Tayo.
The closure of the club led Rob to re-think his career direction and he flirted briefly with a 'real career'. However, his enthusiasm for promoting parties didn’t wane, and he couldn’t turn down an approach by former 'home' manager Dominic Cools Lartigue to promote the prestigious Saturday night slot at the newly opened retreat in Islington. Formulating the concept for Better Days, he provided Upper Street with a packed night of cool and mature clubbers, turned on by a soulful, disco house soundtrack. The night led to a string off one-off parties at 333 (London) Gatecrasher (London), Bed (Sheffield), 2 New Years Eve parties and a sell-out boat party on the Thames.
Further to this, Rob also branched out to manage corporate events, in June 2003 he co-ordinated a party for 'Fly Be' at Southampton airport to celebrate their inaugural flight to Ibiza. Transforming the airport lounge into an Ibizian beach bar, with Judge Jules manning the decks.
In 2004 rob decided it was time to try his hand at something new, and promoted his first warehouse style party in the now deceased club at Fortress Studios in Shoreditch. This, along with the great parties being put on at the time by the likes of secretsundaze, Hoxton Pimps and the dovebridge studio renewed his enthusiasm for the underground party scene, and within months he had established a make-shift club close to his house which became known as r-house. After a series of parties and a noise abatement order from the council he moved the party to a new venue in Holloway, before teaming up with Geddes and Kelly Love to promote mulletover at this and many other venues across London.
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Geddes is a visionary artist who has turned his attention to numerous creative projects, due to a deep passion for the exploration of deep and emotive music. His captivating style has shaped the heart of London’s underground house and techno scene, through both prolific events and flourishing labels, all created by this raw talent and a strong personal vision for underground music.
Geddes’ own label murmur has become widely admired and respected in its relatively short two-year life span, renowned for its rich and dubby output. Shaping the careers of some of the most exciting new artists to emerge in recent times, such as Nick Curly, Tom Demac, Nima Gorji, Mic Newman and Bearweasel, who each consider murmur as their UK musical family. murmur is always consistently evolving as he seeks out fresh jewels among the house music map.
Introduced to the world of production through a string of productions under the Rekleiner guise 5 years ago (alongside Anthony Middleton and Luca Saporito), Geddes’ subsequent own remixes, collaborations and solo work have continued to endure a nostalgic touch, keeping the spirit of the roots of house music alive in an insightful new light.
Born and raised in London, Stuart Geddes cultivated a belief and desire to inject freshness into his surroundings inspired him to invent a fresh concept for a series of local events. Six years later his partnership, mulletover, has gained unrivalled success and become one of the biggest success stories at the heart of the London scene, staging monthly events for over 2000 people in rotating secret locations and hosting their own stages at festivals such as Lovebox, Glade, Garden Festival in Croatia, held summer residencies at We Love… Space, Ibiza and attracted revelers to boats, forests, beaches, lighthouses and warehouses across the world.
A tireless musical inventor, Geddes uses his creativity and experience to discover new fields, making appearances worldwide as a DJ and gaining more audiences, individuality and insight with each turn, leading those around into a bright new era of house music.