DJ Laurie

Dj Laurie ….“Purveyor of Quality Underground Dance Beats”

Dj Laurie also know by his real name Laurent Woodtli is a Scottish/French Techno Dj from Skye and Lochalsh. His passion for dance music started at an early age when he was growing up in the Highlands. The 90’s was when dance music exploded onto the scene and this was when Laurent became immersed in dance music. Trips to the infamous Rezerection in Edinburgh would be the catalyst for a life long love of dance music.

As Laurent searched and discovered more quality dance music he discovered Detroit and European Techno. Names like Underground Resistance, Derrick May, Jeff mills, Andrew Weatherall and Dave Angel to name but a few became his big influence’s. Regular trips ensued to go clubbing to where the top Dj’s would be playing. The like’s of Pure in Edinburgh, Slam nights in Glasgow, Jungle Palace in Inverness and not forgetting the Infamous Railway Club in Inverness.

By the mid 90’s Laurent decided to buy his first set of Technics decks and starting Dj’ing at lots of parties up the west coast gaining experience along the way. After moving to Inverness Laurent got a job at Parcelforce and coincidently met local DJ Chris UN. Chris was and still is a very talented Dj who was working the scene at the time in the Highlands. Together along with close friend Ian Hendry they created the club Rotation. Rotation was based in Clubzone, Dingwall. The monthly night was a great success and attracted guest Dj’s such as Andrew Weatherall, Craig Walsh, Alex Knight, D.A.V.E the Drummer and many more. Once Rotation was established guest slots at other Scottish clubs started coming in for Laurent. To name a few Club 69 (Paisley), The Venue (Edinburgh) and Studio 24 (Edinburgh). As well as Dj’ing in Scotland Laurent has taken his sound overseas, with gigs in Pontoon (Phnom Penh, Cambodia) and X-Bar (Siem Reap, Cambodia).

Today Laurent lives and works in Stirling and his love for Dance has never dwindled, always looking for that special tune to rock the dance floor.