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Biography

Smith & Pledger are London-based producer/DJ's Olie Smith & Mark Pledger. Olie and Mark met at university in 2000 and soon set up a studio together. Since then a series of high profile solo releases and remixes have cemented the duo's position as one of most exciting new dance music talents in the UK.

Smith & Pledger's style is best categorised as classy and melodic, leading Mixmag to describe them as "the best thing happen in trance this year". Their early releases such as "Believe" and "Forever" became global club anthems for A-list DJ's such as Paul Oakenfold, Ferry Corsten, Armin Van Buuren, Above & Beyond and Markus Schulz. More recent releases such as the White/Black EP, Nothern Lights, Hijack (as Aspekt) and their remix of Luminary - "Amsterdam" have all been equally well recieved.

Olie and Mark have also collaborated successfully in the studio with former Gatecrasher resident DJ Matt Hardwick. Their first production together, "Day One", was hailed by DJ Magazine as the "instrumental trancer of the year" and earned widespread support from the world's leading DJ's, including Tiesto and Paul Van Dyk. "Connected", the follow-up single, proved just as popular, picking up a "Record of the Week" award on Armin Van Buuren's radio show and earning multiple Radio 1 Specialist Dance plays.

In addition to their own solo productions, Smith & Pledger have completed remixes for a wide range of leading labels such as Anjunabeats, Lost Language, DATA, Intensive, Direction, Incentive, and Mondo.

On the DJ'ing front, as well as a raft of international gigs, the guys have appeared regularly at the UK's leading clubs including Godskitchen, The Gallery and Passion. Smith & Pledger's DJ sets feature melodic yet uplifting and dance-floor friendly tracks, with a strong focus on debuting their own brand new productions.

As well as their frequent club commitments, Smith & Pledger have performed guest mixes on radio stations such as Galaxy and Kiss100, and also regularly appear on international shows such Markus Schulz' Global DJ Broadcast and Judge Jules' Global Warm Up.

More recently, the duo have found time to release records under their own names through Anjunabeats.