Host of Grooveyard Radio show - Bi-Weekly, Thursdays 6PM - 8PM
Residencies: Under The Influence @ Sweeney's Basment -Also lead promoter.
Support: Club Panama,Amsterdam. Club NL,Amsterdam
Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, Stephen Hogg (Soulfinder) has had a passion and a love for electronic music from a very young age. Inspired by artists such as Cosmic baby, Chicane, Sasha, and other monoliths of progressive house music, Soulfinder knew it was his destiny to eventually follow in the footsteps of these musical masterminds and carve a niche of his own.
After many years behind the turntables at various underground radio stations such as Club FM, Kiss FM and Play Fm and Nightclubs in Dublin like The Temple Theatre, The SFX, The Tivoli, Club Mono, The Cavern, and The Hub, it was time for his Dj’ng career to take a backseat and for him to step into the world of music production.
Naturally this form was something that his passion and love had evolved itself into and Soulfinder quickly began to learn the ropes and make a lot of headway in a very short time period.
Before long He had his very first release published on Outside the Box Music (owned and operated by Eelke Kleijn) entitled The Trauma E.P, Which had recieved massive support from Nick Warren, Hernan Cattaneo, Anthony Pappa and of course Eelke Kleijn himself. Colour of love, which also featured on the E.P was shortlisted for a place on Nick Warrens Global Underground Compilation, (Lima | GU:35).
Since then, Soulfinder has become one of Dublins hardest working dance music producers with a list of original releases and remixes under his belt that any electronic music producer would be proud of, and the rate at which his music is snapped up and published by labels is further evidence of his commitment, his passion and his dedication to quality audio production.
In 2009 his debut album “Wasteland” was published by toes in the sand recordings and has been getting positive reviews and support ever since it’s release. Fast forward almost a year later and we see a massive remix of “Wasteland” also on Toes in the Sand Recordings, featuring a 1 hour mix by Deviant and a who’s who of artists reworking and injecting their own perspective on the original work including Johan Vermeulen, Python, Ben Coda, Chris Drifter, MonoJoke, Dynamic Illusion, Royal Sapien and Matthew Adams . Again, Support for this release was massive and it’s popularity among the elite is nothing short of admirable.
Back 2011 Soulfinder and co. founder Vincent Furlong Founded Sleepless Nights Recordings, a label that aims to provide quality melodic house to the masses. Techno and monotony has now become a staple in the underground dance music scene in Dublin (and the world for that matter).
Their Label focus’s on the de-regulation of noise orientated dance music and robotic monotony, hopefully restoring a sense of humanity and emotion to dancefloors across the globe rather than the fist punching, gurn worthy, sweat till you die and listen till tinnitus is the only sound you hear Music, although we have alot of respect for this music and it’s producers, a groove, a fat kick and some robotic percussives and ambience is not enough to trigger an emotional response and create some happy musical memories in our opinion.
Fast forward 2015, Soulfinder now host Three Radio shows, Sleepless Nights along side Vincent Furlong on Proton Radio and Nube Music plus every Two weeks he hosts his FM and Internet Radio show 'GrooveYard Radio' on Phever Ireland.
With youth on his side, and commitment in his veins, Soulfinder has a very long career ahead of him and if his past experience is anything to go by, we can be sure that his rise to popularity will indeed be meteoric.