The K-Klass DJ’ing experience officially began in 1994 and is a coalition of their illustrious studio endeavours and a fusion of genres embedded in their seventeen year history. Previous to their collaboration behind the decks Paul and Russ had already made a more than noticeable impact on the modern disc culture.
At the start, Russ occupied a residency at one of the north’s best underground club, the subterranean Sweet club, which grabbed many an accolade including being voted 3rd in Muzik magazines underground club of the year in 1994. Russ also brought his talents to his other venues as resident at Bet Your Bottom $ which toured the north visiting some of the best stately homes and castles, the ultimate in glamour clubbing. Meanwhile Paul’s ever increasing record collection persuaded him that he was also on the wrong side of the decks and with a bit of encouragement he very quickly picked up regular warm up slots at Cream (Liverpool) and other northern clubs.
Russ and Paul finally combined their immense talents, which was finally released as the K-Klass Dj’ing experience at Cream. From this impressive start they have moved onto great things. With their K-Klass musical background, Paul and Russ were destined to cause similar dance floor riots as DJ’s as they did back in the late 80’s/early 90’s as producers/artists with dance floor destroying tunes such as the legendary Rhythm is a Mystery (No.3 in U.K. Top 40) and the huge Let Me Show You (No.13 in U.K. Top 40) as well as a further four U.K. top 40 tunes.
For the last eight years, Paul and Russ have maintained a flawless repute on the Dj’ing circuit, ensuring many repeat bookings at all the biggest clubs on the UK dance scene. One main weapon in the K-Klass arsenal is there immense talent to vary their sound to keep even the most stubborn crowds happy. K-Klass have had the pleasure of playing with every big name on the scene today with their music style that covers the many genres that is now called dance music, there versatility knows no boundaries.
K-Klass have had an increasing work load over the last few years with there undisputed talents bringing large amounts of press coverage and guest Dj slots at clubs such as:-2Kinky(Cheshire),Love ToBe(Leeds),Garlands(Liverpool),Heaven(London),The Area (Watford),Tall Trees(Yarm),The Escape(Swansea),The Matrix(Reading),Shindig(Newcastle),Zap(Brighton),Déjà vu(Hull),Network(Belfast),Pod(Dublin),Frisky(Northampton),Opium Lounge(Essex),Studio 54 @ Milk(Belfast),You Are@Scream(Bistol),Goldon (Stoke),Colours(Glasgow),Vaults(Aberdeen) Eye Candy(Edinburgh),Club UK (London)Earth(Londonderry),Miss Moneypennys Tours(nationwide),Sminoff Ice Experience Tour(Nationwide),Creamfields festival(Liverpool).
Whilst securing residencies for Pushca @ Ministry of Sound (London),Cream(Liverpool,1996-1998),Cream@ The Tunnel Club(1997-1998 Glasgow),Movimento@The Aquarium(London1996-1998),Rise@The Leadmill(Sheffield 1995-1998) Reachin(Middlesbrough 2003-2004) and Better Days (Stoke 2004 )Cream Classics tour 2005, Paul Taylors Retro(Various),Dusted(Middlesbrough2005-) .
On the world-wide scene K-Klass have taken the world by storm, there trademark sound has been heard on numerous occasions at Tangerine (Dubai), The Embassy (Jakarta Indonesia), Club Base (Brazil), Pacha (Portugal),Smirnoff Experience(Jamaica),Volcano,New Century and Heiniken NYE Party(all in Vietnam),Love Boat Party (Hamburg featured in DJ Magazine),Amnesia,Privalige,El Divino (Ibiza),Diesel Fashion Show (Oslo) and all over Italy with there favourite club, Cream. Recently they have toured under the “Cream” name in Finland, Dubai, Cyprus, Benidorm,Tenerife plus many other countries, and tour dates in Moscow @ Club 13,First Club and Kube.Also dj’ing for the Club UK tour (Denmark) and The Lucky Strike tour (Johannesburg,Durban,Cape town,South Africa).Whilst 2002 has seen K-Klass flying in to play regular slots at D-Club(Switzerland) and a highly successful stint at Creams massive parties at Amnesia in Ibiza last summer.With the highlight of the year so far being given the honour of playing the final set in the main room on Creams last regular night in Liverpool,the tenth birthday and bringing the curtain down on ten glorious years by playing their self made Cream anthem Let Me Show You as the very last record.
When not behind their decks Paul and Russ can be permanently heard on the nations airwave via their countless remixes and productions(over 100 and still counting) under the K-Klass moniker which has seen them win The International Dance Award for remixing in 1995 and nominated at the prestigious GRAMMY awards in L.A. in the remixers category for 2002.
Both Paul and Russ have now increased their workload even more by setting up there own labels, Paul owns Kingpin records and Russ owns Northern records(Dance label of the year,Welsh music awards 2001) on top of there already hectic studio commitments which has seen K-Klass record tracks for Junior Boys Own records as K-Klass and One Little Indian records under their alter ego The Pharmacy Allstars at the end of 2001. More recently K-Klass released a track titled “Talk to me” on SUsu which made No.2 in the UK Dance Charts and No.1 in the MTV Europe Dance Chart and this summer sees the release of massive follow up track Dance With Me featuring vocals of the legendary Rosie Gaines.This track has been blowing up all over Europe and the rest of the world with support from the likes of Pete Tong(radio 1),Graeme Park,Alistair Whitehead,Stonebridge and many other DJ’s which has seen it gain UK club chart and Hype Chart No.1’s.it also gained No.1 in the Traxsource download chart.
Their classic Rhythm is a Mystery has just been remixed and signed to All Around the World