Since its launch in 2014 as a winter party at booom ibiza … Do Not Sleep has gone from strength to strength. What started out as a party to promote high quality dance music has expanded to include a reputable label, radio show, and global touring schedule. They all share the same ‘let the music do the talking’ ethos Driven by a deeply rooted passion for music.
The last two years have also seen the Do Not Sleep brand tour iconic clubs around the globe and host stages at some of the world’s best festivals: We Are FSTVL, Secret Solstice, Eastern Electrics, Hideout, and Sonar Festivals.
The talented Northerner has become one of House music’s most revered rising talents over the last few years, boasting a plethora of acclaimed releases on all kinds of prestigious labels.
You usually find Josh playing gigs at the world’s best clubs and events including Warehouse Project Manchester, Mint Club Leeds, Toffler Rotterdam, Chibuku Liverpool, a residency at Sankeys Ibiza, and a plethora of key festival plays throughout Europe.
Born Sidney Charles Hurricane Vieljans, his journey towards the world of house and techno began when he first started mixing hip-hop, soul and funk at the age of 15. Taking his cues from the golden age of turntablism and associated culture in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, his attentions were led towards other sounds of the era also enjoying their first heyday.
For a producer who only started releasing music in 2011, Sidney’s achievements are all the more impressive. In the space of just five years, his works have graced bastions of house and techno such as AVOTRE, 8bit, Truesoul, Moda Black, Hot Creations, KDIS, SCI+TEC, Area Remote, plus remixes for Moby and Basement Jaxx – each release adding to his clout and helping him to become one of the biggest names in the underground.
To the cage we go, let us dance!