Patrons of Purple Heart Wishes

DJ Solaro


Refusing to be pigeonholed into any one dance genre, the UK’s Solardo has long proven their ability as musical chameleons, resulting in a growing discography that's as impressively varied as it is seamless. From hugetechno chart-topper “Riser” to outdoor anthem "I Can't Wait" alongside Tiësto and Poppy Baskcomb or 2019's revision of Marshall Jefferson's timeless "Move Your Body," it's clear that Solardo can simply do no wrong.Solardo’s latest release, “Big Talk”, sees the duo take it to the studio with Idris Elba for the first time, dimming the lights for a sizzling production that’s been turning the heads of many already.

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From playing for epic crowds at festivals like Glastonbury, Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, Ultra Music Festival Miami, Creamfields, and Parklife to some of the world’s biggest superclubs as well as some of the world’s most respected clubs, Solardo adapt to whichever crowd is put in front of them. Next to their history of releasing on the biggest labels in the game, from Ultra to Hot Creations to Relief to Toolroom, they focus their A&R efforts on their three labels: Sola Music (representing the kind of dancefloor-focused tracks they play in their sets),Sola Nauts (for their crossover output) and Sola Eclipse (for darker, more late-night minimal sounds).

James Eliot and Mark Richards cut their teeth on the underground of the Manchester club scene, and even years into their career they could still be found fraternizing with their fans at after parties—a clear sign of their dedication and love for the club scene. From those early days playing local Manchester haunts to playing every major festival in the US and Europe, they have come an incredibly long way and continue to propel higher up the ranks of dance music.

Their innovative sound has evolved from the popular tech house template to incorporate elements of techno,house, progressive, electro and trance in one heady blend, and now has become the dominant style in the bigger house clubs and festivals across the world—with over 200 million streams to their name, and their huge‘XTC’ becoming one of the biggest tracks in Ibiza in its year of release. “We just make whatever we're making,but we just don't really categorise it” they explain. “We just make tunes, ideally, just for the dance floor and whatever it gets classified as, is what it is. We definitely don't go out and start thinking—oh, we're going to gotechno—because we just evolved our sound massively from when we first released music to now. And it will continue to keep on evolving and we'll just keep on doing what we're doing and whatever that might be, where it gets classified as whatever. As long as all the clubs and the festivals are loving it, we're more than happy.”With Solardo’s latest releases ‘Adidas & Pearls’, a massive collaboration with Vintage Culture and LOWES, and their long-awaited collaboration with Tiësto on “I Can’t Wait” ft Poppy Baskcomb, their 14-week residency at Ushuaïa Ibiza and a sold out UK Tour, the Mancunian duo has dominated 2022.

Whatever they put their touch to seems to turn to gold, and it’s an incredibly exciting prospect to see where they take things next on their incredible journey. Now, with eyes on 2023, the two Brits are set on keeping their throne and will be kicking the year off with yet another strong collaboration alongside the legendary Idris Elba.


Cancer is close to all our hearts, almost everyone in the world has been affected by it. 1 in 3 adults will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime. There are many charities out there, that are helping fight the battle against cancer and guide people through this tough time in their life.  As well as these charities, there are hospices and other community-based organisations that help increase the quality of life for people that are sadly affected by this horrible disease.

Purple Heart Wishes is one of these charities...

When it comes to the end of your life charities like Purple Heart Wishes help you make the most of your last days and whilst it is quite a macabre time for anyone in this situation, charities like these are there to give you the best possible time, with whatever time you have left and create special memories.

We have both personally been touched recently by the passing of one of our best mates Garf who sadly left us last year at the young age of 35, he was the most amazing guy and was taken from us way too soon.

When the founders of Purple Heart Wishes Sue and Leigh approached us about being Patrons for Purple Heart Wishes we knew that this was something we would love to get involved with.

Through our partnership, we will strive to raise awareness and fundraise for this great cause and help make this end-of-life experience the best and brightest it can be in the Manchester area and beyond.