5 things you don't know about Stretch Silvester

Stretch Silvester continues to release dance music that penetrates both the commercial charts and underground clubs. You may remember him as one half of Stretch & Vern from his hit single ‘I’m Alive’. As well as being a worldwide DJ, his studio output has seen him collaborate and write for a whole host of artists and producers. Under different guises he has released records under such pseudonyms such as Stretch & Vern, ColourSound, Sucker DJs and Paradise Soul. Over the years he has remixed some iconic acts like; Pulp, Robbie Williams, Spice Girls, Westbam, St.Etienne, Simply Red, and has had various music for TV, film & fashion campaigns, recpectively.

Stretch continues to push his career forward in house music with his recent project ‘Dirty’ which is out now on Traxsource via Nocturnal Groove. With that being said, he took some time out to share some lesser known facts about himself.


  • 1) I worked in Covent Garden in retail during the 80’s, early 90’s. The store was called Quincy and Jones & the manager of Jones, Jack (who am still friends with him) nicknamed me Stretch. Meanwhile a few doors up, a pony tail dude worked in Robot going by the name of Julian Peak, later to be nicknamed Vern.
  • 2) My real name is Stuart Silvester.
  • 3) I have played at the Golden Else in Berlin at the Love parade in front of 1.5 million people
  • 4) I was the official wedding DJ for Norman (FatBoy Slim) and Zoe Ball wedding and kicked of the wedding with ‘Caravan Of Love’ by the House Martins. I also lost the keys to my car and my records were in the boot. Johnny Ball before his speech at the dinner table asked if anyone could break in to a Subru., you wouldn’t believe the foru A-list stars who stood up and admitted they could.
  • 5) I am in fact 4ft 5” & I’ve had 5 essential tunes on Pete Tong Essential show under four different alias’s.


Stretch Silvester latest release ‘Dirty’ is out now on Traxsource


Stretch Silvester


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