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Miss Special K

Bristol, United Kingdom

Hard Dance, Hardcore / Hard Techno

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MMiss Special K aka Karen has been smashing up the dance scene across the country for the past 10 years, playing a variety of styles including hardcore, happy hardcore, old skool, hard house and bounce.

It all started in the mid 90’s when Karen and a group of friends hosted a pirate radio station which was broadcast across her hometown of Torbay in Devon. At the age of just 13 Karen was very much into her hardcore and hard house. It was only in her late teens that she was able to buy a set of decks and she taught herself to mix whilst at uni studying to be a teacher. A year later Karen gained her first hard house booking in Bristol and a residency with the Future Sound Crew in Devon. Following this she won numerous dj competitions in the Bristol area and received a weekly residency at Castros nightclub. In 2004 hardcore bounced back onto the scene and Karen set up the night Totally ’Ardcore at Castros, where she had the opportunity to play all the hardcore she had collected over the previous years. She soon became known on the scene, for her unique style of mixing and unforgettable performances.

Over the years she has gained bookings across the country at nights such as Hardcore Heaven, HTID, Fantazia, Storm, Fusion, We are Hardcore, Hard to the Core, Xstatic, Obsessed, True Hardcore, Firewall, Ravers Reunited, Oxygen, Epidemik, Raindance, and Delerium. She has also played in Spain and Belgium. Karen has also had the pleasure of playing on lineups with all of the top hardcore DJs and MCs, and performing back to back sets with artists including Vibes, Vinyl Junkie, and Scar and alongside MCs Storm, Whizzkid, Wotsee, Marley and many more! She is renowned for her skilled technical abilities and bouncy energetic sets, with MC Whizzkid stating that “She is sick!… and her mixing is tight” and MC Storm referring to her as “The worlds number 1 female hardcore DJ”.

As well as DJing, promoting Totally ‘Ardcore, and teaching full time, Karen is also producing her own music too. Many of her tracks have reached the number 1 spot on Track it Down and have featured on various compilations. To listen to these please visit… http://soundcloud.com/miss-special-k-special-k/ She has had airplay on Radio 1 by Kutski and reviews in DJ Mag and Raving Eye. Karen is also sponsored by the ’Cyberbunny’ and ‘Pen and Lolly’ cyber clubwear brands. There will certainly be lots more to come in the near future!!

For more information and bookings email [email protected]

RADIO SHOW

Krafty Radio – Sundays 4-5 (hardcore and happy hardcore)

PRESENT & PAST RESIDENCIES:

Totally ‘Ardcore @ Castros, Bristol

Deja Vu Promotions

Pyschosis @ Apartments, Swindon

Ravers Revenge @ Club Ice, Westbury

Pams House @ The Lemon Grove, Exeter

Funk Deluxe @ Glasshouse, Stourbridge

Resident Nights @ Castros, Bristol

Future Sound Corporation, Devon

Rest-less (Rave More) @ Capri, Bristol

Phantasy Rushour Corporation, Bristol

Smash and Grab @ Lakota, Bristol

Epic Energy @ Weston Super Mare

Ministry of Dance – Full Moon Beach Parties @ Shaldon, Devon

GUEST PLAYS AT:

HTID in te Sun @ Collosus, Lloret de Mar, Spain

Hardcore Heaven @ Motion, Bristol

Dreamscape @ Roadmender, Northampton

Fantazia @ Q Club, Birmingham

HTID @ Motion. Bristol

Fusion @ Opera House, Bournemouth

Raindance @ The Coronet, London

Hard to the Core (Uproar) @ Buttermarket, Shrewsbury

Bionic @ Escape, Swansea

B2T @ Gatecrasher, Birmingham

Hardcore Evolution @ Liquid & Envy, Swindon

Billy Bonka’s Birthday Bash @ Bertum, Belgium

Obsessed @ Dance Academy, Plymouth

Bounceology @ 4Tunes, Telford

Retrotrax Fesitval @ Bath Racecourse, Bath

History of Hardcore @ Jacks, London

Firewall @ The Palace, Bridgewater

Xstatic @ Custard Factory, Birmingham

Delerium @ Lakota, Bristol

Blessed @ Ollys Bar, Rudgley

Pams House @ The Lemon Grove, Exeter

True Hardcore @ Brunel Rooms, Swindon

Cruze-In @ JD’s, Birmingham

Hardcore Overload @ The Tuxedo Princess Ship, Newcastle

Pure Hardcore @ Jacks, Wisbech

Fully Charged Hardcore @ Vision, Bury St Edmonds

Xstatic vs Deprivation @ Subway City, Birmingham

Absolute Hardcore vs Delerium @ Lakota, Bristol

Depth Charge @ Ocean Village, Southampton

Powercore @ The Grasshopper, Brynmawr

Digital Prophecy @ Merchant Suite, Devizes

Diffused @ Dusk til Dawn, Bournemouth

Absolute Carnage @ Image Bar, Nottingham

Hard Times @ Basement, Weston-super-mare

Essence @ Rene Bar, Gloucester

Totally ‘Ardcore @ Warehouse, Bristol

Hardcore Dimension @ J13, Stroud

Stomp @ Eiger Music Studios, Leeds

Random Xcitement @ Subway City, Birmingham

Raw Energy @ Leister Square, Leicester

Kaos Project @ Barnstaple

Beats and Bass, Pulse @ Peterborough

Summit @ The Light Box, London

Hyperbolic @ Club Revolution, Peterborough

Inception @ Subway City, Birmingham

Trips Birthday Party @ Black Swan, Bristol

Full Throttle @ Dakota, Cheltenham

Epic Energy, Weston-s-Mare

Moon Life @ Lakota Bristol

Big Gay Rave @ Flamingos, Bristol

Radstock Festival @ Somerset

Dancefloor Slammer @ Yeovil

Domination @ Oxygen, Swansea

Scotcore @ The Belmont, Hardgate, Aberdeen

Hardcore Asylum @ Bridgewater

Spunky @ the Jailhouse, Hereford (hardcore)

Hardcore Raveolution @ the Chapel, Salisbury

Crazytown @ Warehouse, Bristol

Kore @ Dusk til Dawn, Bournemouth

Inspiration @ The Three Lions, Bridgewater

Hardcore Abduction Boat Party, Torquay

Dirty Knees @ Moon Club, Cardiff

Dusk til Dawn @ Club Ice, Westbury

Bristol Stompers @ the George, Chipping Sodbury

Serious Sounds @ Club X, Cardiff

Chemical Hardcore @ 6 Feet Under, Newport

Rave for Life @ Boogie Lounge, Cheltenham

Distorted Styles @ Tabernacle Junction, Yeovil

Raiders of Old Skool @ Club PST Birmingham

Hardcore Technology @ 6 Feet Under, Newport

Conspiracy @ Cafe Rene, Gloucester

HTID weekender @ Trevelgue Holiday Park, Newquay

Depth Charge @ the Solent, Southampton

Hardcore Alliance @ Top Club, Cefn Forest, Wales

We are hardcore @ Destiny & Elite, Ellesmere Port

Ravers Reunited @ the Emporium, Coalville

Twisted Destiny @ Bohemia, Torquay

Totally ’Ardcore @ Bohemia, Torquay

Intrusion Hardcore @ Elements, Leicester

Stay Hardcore @ Syndicate, Bristol

X-Cite @ Hobson’s Choice, Banbury

Hardcore Revalation @ Bang Bar, Basingstoke

Vibealive @ The Church, Brighton

Ravers Are: @ Depot, Bristol

Resonance @ The Warehouse, Plymouth

Alice in Winterland @ Ashton Court Mansion, Bristol

Fully Charged @ Bury St Edmonds

The Fruit Club @ Brunel Rooms, Swindon

Atmosphere @ Grove, Seaton

Adrenaline Rush @ the Venue, Reading

Ravers Revenge @ Club Ice, Westbury

Electrik @ The Venue, Southampton

Raveharder vs Oxytocin @ Studio, Swindon

Fusion @ Club Ice, Westbury

Bounce @ K2 Club, Caernarfon, Wales

Bassanova @ Club Ice, Westbury

Hypnotize @OC’s, Birmingham

Xcitement @ Citrus Rooms, Barnsley

Infected Hardcore @ The Waterside, Camarthen

Ravers Revenge @ Club Ice, Westbury

Thrillseekers @ Trinity, Bristol

Hypersonic @ Camel Bar, Bournemouth

Enlightenment @ Leicester

Oxygen @ Lakota, Bristol

Rave for Life @ Barnstable

Atomic @ Cotton Club, Newport

Q-BIC @ BS23, Weston-Super-Mare

Base Epedemik @ Blue Mountain

Rampant @ Earthclub, Southampton

Re:birth @ Tall Trees, Newquay

Technology @ Candy Store, Plymouth

Strategize @ Yates, Camberly

Nemisis @ Wish, Cardiff

Atmosphere Creator @ Cleethorpes Pier, Cleethorpes

2XS Vixens @ 2XS, Bournemouth

Hard Trancelation @ Harry’s, Weymouth

Vinyl Perversion @ Plug and Play, Reaading

Weston Wheels @ Spin Central Tent, Weston-Super-Mare

Extreme Vision @ Vision, Weston

Futureworld vs Elevation @ Lakota, Bristol

Xperimental, Southampton

Atomic @ Cotton Club, Newport

Port to the Core @ Cotton Club, Newport

Wonkey Eye @ Cheese & Grain, Frome

Nyce 1 @ Blue Mountain, Bristol

The Alphawave Project @ Dance Academy, Plymouth

Reactivation @ Lakota, Bristol

Substance @ The Front Room, Portsmouth

Xonix Underground @ Blue Mountain, Bristol

DeJa Vu @ Sandancer, Barmouth

All Points West @ Bristol Academy, Bristol

Hardcore Distortion @ Dukes, Yeovil

Stompin @ Castros, Bristol

House Junkies @ Mantos, Manchester

Hard & Juicy @ The Grove, Seaton

Subsonica @ Lakota, Bristol

Reactivate @ Cooperedge, Plymouth

Save the Hard Dance @ Liberty’s, Harlow

Q-Bic @ BSN23, Weston-Super-Mare

Full Tilt @ Claires, Torquay

Nemisis vs Romper Stomper @ The Cro Bar, Swansea

Dark Energy Free Party @ Havana Bar, Portsmouth

Phantasy Ashtray @ Creation, Bristol

Old Skool Revival @ V Bar, Portsmouth

Out of the Box @ Lakota, Bristol

Chemical Generation Hardcore @ Club Destiny, Bournemouth

Bliss @ The Old Fire Station, Bristol

Hard Invasion, Blue Mountain, Bristol

Obsessed @ Blush Nightclub, Cheltenham

Fantasy Rushour @ Casablanca, Bristol

Hardcore Maniacs, Portsmouth

Hard Velocity @ Mud Club, Bognor

Kenetic Energy, Bournemouth

Wonkey Eye Meets Distorted Dreams @ Lakota, Bristol

Bass Epedemik @ Blue Mountain, Bristol

Korrosion @ The Legion, Yeovil

Hypercore @ The Regent, Swindon

Hardcore Connections @ Lakota, Bristol

THC @ Castros, Bristol

Sectioned @ Bar Latino, Bristol

Rush @ I Bar, Bournemouth

Revival @Timbuk2, Bristol

Chemical Generation Hardcore @ Flicks, Yeovil

Avin It @ Castros, Bristol

Corrosive @ Bar Alpha, Bristol

La Vida Loca @ Etha Bar, Bristol

MOD @ The Town House, Torquay

Rush @ Castros, Bristol

Slinky Warm Up Party @ Bar I, Bristol

Rehabilitation @ Castros, Bristol

Back to the Future, Bristol

Raw to the Core @ Castros, Bristol

Itchy Feet @ The At Caf, Bristol