Beijing Dave wrote:
Also, Anne Savage and Rachel Auburn (massive on the Midlands hard house scene when I was at uni round there)? Also, remember LuvDup? (Handbag merchants, mostly played around Manchester around the same time (late 90s).
Luvdup do reunion/classics gigs for people in their 40s and above still trying to get bang on one and relive acid 'ouse. Strangely, they became quite well known in Toronto in the early-to-mid 1990s due to a local promoter originally being from Manchester. The rave company 'Better Days' would frequently bring in a lot of the prog house guys, although as I recall Luvdup did their fair share of handbag house as well. UKG Soundsystem was another one that I've always wondered where they went off to.
Anne Savage is still knocking about. She too spent some time living in Toronto in the mid-to-late 1990s and I got to know her a bit. [ka-klang] I see her posting about gigs/tunes on Facebook. She plays in/around her native Yorkshire a lot from the looks of things.
Beijing Dave wrote:
Stephan is still making, DJing and producing the same stuff he was 10 years ago last I checked - boring tribal drivel. http://www.tomstephan.com
Jesse 'Spacefrog' Houk is also still very active. He moved from NYC to New Mexico, got married and appears to be heavily involved with the scene surrounding Burning Man. He also has a regular podcast. https://www.facebook.com/ScumfrogArtist
Shiloh are still active and run a regular podcast on Frisky Radio and are releasing stuff along the prog trance/melodic prog house vein. Justin also does film work, while Colin is a graphic designer. Both brothers have young families, so they don't tour as much as they used to. They also have an indie rock band with Luke Chable.
Chris Fortier is still as active as ever. He moved back to Orlando from NYC and is still running Fade Records. He pretty much dropped the progressive house thing outright about 8 years ago and started doing a more minimal/tech house/techno thing and continues to do so on both a production and DJ tip. He's possibly one of the nicest guys in dance music.
Lemon8 is still knocking out tracks and was working on an album last I heard.
Is Bill Hamel still producing stuff?
The Hamster is still having lunch with BT. He got involved with more commercial dance music knocking out remixes for big name artists and continues to do so along the same vein.
Yes, I have no life.