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Doncaster Features: Famous Doncastrian: Les Hemstock
"Its me - I was No.1 in the national music charts for 5 weeks in 1989 and No.14 in 2003 with different tunes. I have also featured acting roles on Emmerdale and Hollyoaks."
Lee was born in Campsall before moving to Sprotbrough. He's the only UK DJ and Producer to collaborate with trance god Paul Van Dyk, the results of which created the Top 20 hit 'Nothing But You'.
Les recorded "Swing the Mood" [so called because of the use of Glen Millers "In the Mood" tune as main lead] in a collective 7 hour session at the radio studio over their 'off air' nightime hours.
On his next trip to England he took the mix to the Pickles who purchased it for £100. The mix was pressed, distributed to the various territories and the reaction over the next 18 months was phenomenal – just the reaction the company had been waiting for to enable them to have a commercial release with a calculated success possibility.
This mix became the million selling worldwide smash "Jive Bunny and the Master Mixers".
Alongside his partner Chris Jennings, they are now the most revered and successful trance producers in Britain. Their productions are played by the worlds top DJ's including Tiesto, Armin, PVD, Ferry, Ornadel, Gielen.
As an international DJ, Les has entertained crowds all around the world. Whether it be playing in front of 60,000 clubbers at the huge Dance Valley festival in Holland, rocking the BBC Radio 1 Soundstage in Ibiza or touring Asia with Gatecrasher. In England Les regularly appears at all the major trance clubs including Gatecrasher, Slinky, Goodgreef, Promise, and Escape.
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