Our DJs

Steve Jalapeno

A purveyor of fine music… Hip Hop; 80’s Soul; Rare-Groove; Early House and Acid Jazz – with an early playlist ranging from ‘Parliament’ to ‘Big Audio Dynamite’ and ‘Galliano’ to ‘Shut up and Dance’ and pretty much anything on the ‘Rebirth of Cool’ compilation series and the ‘Talkin Loud’ label.

In 1988 Steve joined forces with two friends under the collective name of ‘The 3 Beats’ – vibe controllers: AD; Mole (aka Toast) and Jammin’ (aka Steve Jalapeno). 1990, as ‘The 3 Beats’ making their radio debut for Paradise City Radio (PCR), Bradford, playing the ‘Apres Club Session’, 3-6am each and ever Friday night/Saturday morning droppin’ an eclectic mix of: Soul; Acid Jazz; Funk; Rare-Groove; Hip-Hop; House and Detroit Techno! After a decade of awesome clubbing at the likes of: Back to Basics; The Gallery; The Cooker; Up Yer Ronson; The Warehouse; Hacienda; Electric Chair; Love to Be; Gatecrasher; Bed; Cannel Club; Rotation; Camouflage; Ministry of Sound; Blue Note and Fabric; and whilst out in Manchester the concept of Jellybean was born…

2003 and on the August Bank Holiday the first Jellybean event was held mixing together on a glorious hot summer’s day a special blend of Soulful House, Rare-Groove, Disco-Funk and Breaks – keeping everyone groovin’ from mid-afternoon till late… a series of events followed with resident and local guest DJs.

DJ’ing on Unity FM during 2004, brought back memories of the early PCR days, and gave Steve the chance to showcase what he was about in terms of music variety…

2005 Jellybean moved over to the newly built ’53 Degrees’ and celebrated its soulful housewarming with Sole Channel’s supremo, Alix Alvarez (NYC)… Jellybean continued to embrace quality underground dance music and featured further live guest DJs from the global house scene, the likes of: Jon Cutler; Neil Pierce; Aaron Ross; Bobby & Steve; Dave Jones and Alix Alvarez ones again… plus the live D’n’B group set from the awesome ‘Spree’… A series of nights truly all about great music, great people and great times…

2007 moving to the ‘The Loft’, Jellybean continued with the house vibe, with residents and guests: Bhavik; Mark Sprakes; Si Patch; Simm; Phil Rose; Les Croasdaile (Stylus); Dave Jones (MN2S); Mr Carps (The Dustitutes); Graham Lord (Audiowhores); Dave ‘Redsoul’ Wareing. // 2007 Steve also joined forces with the Sunday Soul Collective creating the concept of ‘Supafly’ a strictly ‘non-house’ night, bringing back the funk-fuelled classics that had inspired him in the first instance! Supafly featuring: Chris Da Mentalist; Kid Blast; Miz Diz; Simba; Matter; Steve Jalapeno and Nathan ‘The Hitman’ Hearn and playing out on tour alongside the likes of the Unabombers…

Present day and Steve is still keeping the faith and still a purveyor of fine music and can still be spotted spinning out and about from time-to-time… last seen gracing the Terrace at Baku as part of the killer Edit Presents “Editstival” weekender.

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