Wez Saunders is best known as the label manager of the much-acclaimed Endemic Digital Inc, where he runs Endemic Digital, Unrivaled Music & Sounds of Juan record labels. Throughout his regime with the imprints, Wez has managed them through accolades such as iDJ Label of the Month (July 2011 – which the labels achieved as a family) and Proton label of the month on no fewer than 4 occasions.Wez has developed something of a reputation for himself in this capacity, and his honesty, hard work, commitment and dedication has seen him approached & accepting the role with Influential House (Recordings) at the turn of the year (2012), which has already been on the radar of House pioneers such as Roger Sanchez, The Shapeshifters, Miguel Migs, Grant Nelson and many more.
And just in case 4 labels wasn’t enough, having been contacted by Proton Music regarding his services, Wez with long term friend and ex-Kinky Malinki resident Mark EC have combined to add the final Underground-House feather to their bow and set up a nu-disco/tech house label called “Form & Function”.
Form & Funct ion was conceived at the turn of 2012 having been a discussion point between the two for over 2 years, and the delay paid off with it’s debut release, James Silk’s “Sweet Turning Sherbet EP”, finding its way into the record boxes of Maceo Plex, Seth Troxler, Agoria, Richie Hawtin, Jozif (who played “Turning Over” at Bedrock’s London debut in 2012) and charted 7 times pre-release.
Wez’s input into the industry is not exclusive as a label manager. As a DJ, he has graced the decks of some of the finest clubs in the World including a quarterly residency at the Ministry of Sound, sub- promoting their back rooms as part of t he Endemic Digital tour for 2010/11. He continues to focus on working on the art of warming-up rather than the headline slots and thrives on the feedback he has received in this capacity at The Gallery, Wonderland, Twilo, London Rocks (and more!) at venues such as the Ministry of Sound, Pacha, Lightbox, Road Trip, The Bomb and lots more venues across the UK. In fact it is this skill that has enabled him to warm up for DJ’s such as Guy J, Mark Knight, Fergie, Oliver Lang, Phil Asher, as well as providing secondary room support for Anthony Pappa, Darren Emerson, Hernan Cattaneo, Luke Fair, Markus Schulz, Nic Fanciulli, Nick Warren, Nicole Moudaber, Paolo Mojo, Pete Gooding, Timo Garcia +++
In July 2011, Wez qualified for the final of the Bedrock & Beat port al DJ mix competition, whereby the winner received a 30-minute slot on John Digweed’s much- acclaimed Transitions Radio Show.
Wez also hosts two radio shows, one weekly show with Audio-One which is set to be rebranded for March/April 2012, having already entertained guest mixes from the likes of Timo Garcia, Chloe Harris, Colin Dale, The Scumfrog, Chris Fortier, Lenny Fontana, Neil Quigley, Gavyn Mytchel, Dzeta N Basile, Jose Nunez, Trafik and more. The other is a monthly residency with Insomnia FM which Wez has occupied in various capacities since mid-2009.
Wez is no stranger in the studio either, having released remixes for Oliver Lang’s Dojo Music, remixed for Danny Clark & Jay Benham featuring Robert Owens on Fluxus Music and also the legendary Terry Farley & Rocky (X-Press 2) under various aliases. Wez has become something of a regular on the highly- successful Stripped Muzik Club with regular releases out on Stripped Digital & Hype Muzik, and his tunes have been supported from a width of DJ’s across the board including Sasha, Danny Tenaglia, Richie Hawtin, Mart in Garcia, Omid 16B, Dibby Dougherty and featured by a number of DJ’s on popular radio shows including Gavyn Mytchel on The Gallery Sessions, Ministry of Sound Radio.