UK free party pioneer Pete 'Woosh' Birch has died.
Birch, who was part of DJ duo Digs & Woosh, and a founding member and influential figure in Nottingham’s DiY Collective, has passed away after a five-year battle with head and neck cancer.
Announcing the news on the Doing it Ourselves: 30 Years of DiY Facebook page, Birch's friend Harry Harrison, also a member of the DiY Collective, called the late DJ and free party pioneer an "inspiration, legend, and friend."
Ever since 2004, Stealth has been the leading light on the Midland’s club scene. Variety is king at this Funktion One-powered club, with nights like Yeah Yeah & What covering bass and grime, Zleep bringing techno and house to the city and Dollop focusing more on live acts. From Eton Messy to Seth Troxler, My Nu Leng to Eats Everything, the last 12 months have been another non-stop rollercoaster of dance-based fun, with the club being packed to the rafter each week thanks to a healthy and excitable local student population.