A well-heeled crowd of City professionals and creative Shoreditch aficionados mixed effortlesslessly as they were treated to sounds from a trio of DJs at the legendary Horse and Groom. Defected Records PR supremo, Greg Sawyer,, opened the bidding with a soulful selection of tunes with a touch of old school mixed in.coming in the form of the classic "Break for Love" by Raze. Nick Stevenson, publisher of MIxmag - the world's biggest selling dance music magazine - followed suit with a section of uplifting tunes including a unique remix of Fleetwood Mac's "Big Love" by Nic Fanciulli.
This set things up nicely for Contarian Prize founder and House Music DJ, Ali Miraj, who mixed up a selection of underground beats from the Hot Creations and Subliminal stables amongst others. The event was a lot of fun and is designed to engage the widest possible audience with the fundamental tenets of the prize and to get them thinking of individiuals to nominate for the prize. The Contrarian Prize would like to thank Greg Sawyer and Nick Stevenson for their unswerving support for the prize and for being part of its journey from an idea to a reality.