Simon Gledhill aka Kaneda became hooked the minute he stepped into his first rave in 1989 in Manchester.
After obtaining many tracks from Crash Records in Leeds and then practicing and practicing on his technics, he was soon able to get a residency at clubs who wanted to diverse into the dance scene from punk and rock. He got the opportunity to play alongside his hero Sasha in this time, an eternal memory.
After the success of the nights, Simon played a two hour set every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, his peak time sets sent the crowd into hysteria. Simon Dj'ed at the club for over 3 years. His love affair with music did not stop there with the next few years trekking out to Burnley, Wigan, Manchester and Liverpool.
When the internet and computers became readily available, he started to then mix CD's. In 2003 he entered the Nu-Horizons (feed the habit) DJ competition which Crystal Clouds helped host in 2003 / 2004. After hearing the competition mix, they asked him to make more Cd length mixes for their members, this is when Eternal Eye series started and included nothing but 12" vinyls.
Due to other commitments and changes in his life, the last few years have been very quiet for Kaneda on the dj front, but he is very pleased to be back doing what he loves. "I'm really excited about doing the new Eternal Light series, as I will not be as restricted in the music I can put on the mixes. Having only used vinyl in the past, the cost difference between an mp3 and vinyl is vast. I used to literally put every track I bought onto a mix, so I had to force some transitions together, which although can be quite entertaining, it didn't always go the way I really wished. Now I can be more selective and really go for it on a mix.
Long Live Music and Long Live Trance, see ya !!"
"The "Eternal Light" series will vary in time length with 2 hour segments playing on DT radio. The full mix will be available on Crystal Clouds exclusively as well as other guest mixes. Watch out for some .5 mixes too.
"Eternal Light" airs on Discover Trance Radio every 1st Sunday at 15:00 GMT / 16:00 CET