Geddes Biography: April 2011
Geddes is one of the true pioneers of the London house scene. Among those ahead of the game when it came to the fragmentation of the super club and the dawn of a new warehouse era, Geddes and his mulletover party crew were integral in the rise of the underground and have helped shape the heart of its landscape and sound in the capital and beyond. When he started the now prolific mulletover events back in 2004, it was through grit and determination and an enduring love for exploring and championing the freshest talent and securing original spaces that Geddes became a figurehead in the evolution of a thriving house and techno scene.
Since then, Geddes has turned his attention to a number of creative projects including the launch of his own label, murmur and offshoot party venture nofitstate. In the three years since murmur was born, the imprint has become synonymous with the kind of homegrown talent that embodies the underground events Geddes curates. With a back catalogue of authentic deep house from a family of quality artists, it has a real community feel at its centre and continues to join the dots from innovative production to live experience.
The amalgamation of murmur and nofitstate recently came to fruition with a first compilation CD that showcases a collection of current and future productions, handpicked and mixed by Geddes along with a bonus live disc from murmur mainstay Tom Demac. Inspired to do the mix by the disposable trend in modern dance music, Geddes set out to highlight and support music that isn’t all new but undoubtedly timeless, and the conception garnered the label numerous accolades in the press during it’s release earlier this year.
Geddes embarked on his journey into production under the Rekleiner guise alongside Anthony Middleton and Luca Saporito in 2006 and has subsequently been responsible for a string of remixes and solo work as well as collaborations with producers Mic Newman and Alex Jones. In the pipeline are a couple of fresh remix projects for Kolour Recordings and Leftroom, plus a new meeting of minds with Matt Tolfrey for an EP on air london. The future will also see nofitstate joining forces with another well-loved underground institution electric minds in Electric State. After the winning combination took effect in an NYE & NYD 2011 marathon, a joint party was the natural progression.
Born and raised in London, Stuart Geddes cultivated a belief and desire to inject freshness into his surroundings and succeed he did. Now having celebrated mulletover’s 7th birthday, the party has gained unrivalled success and remains at the heart of the London scene. Attracting over 2000 people to their monthly staged events in rotating secret locations and hosting their own stages at festivals such as Lovebox, Glade, Garden Festival in Croatia, transporting revellers to boats, forests, beaches, lighthouses and warehouses across the world.
With an ever-evolving creativity and ability to move with the times, not to mention the support and love from a tight community of music fans and artists alike, the omnipresence of Geddes and his contribution to underground London may endure for many years to come.