on the same line-up as just about
EVERY recognisable hard dance DJ.
• Element 7 DJ Agency
assist me in the South. Zero 300 Productions
care of all my bookings in Scotland. Predominantly though, I remain
self-managed – as I have been for just under the last 4 years!
• Marketing Consultant working within the dance music
– for example, press releases have been
constructed for the likes of Frantic, World DJ Fund and so forth.
• Debut production - engineered by Paul Maddox
– ‘New York, New York’ release on to Tidy Trax.
The track was on albums such as ‘Insomnia 3’ and featured
on Mixmag’s cover CD in February 2003. Reached Bangingtunes.com
‘Top Selling Track’ position BEFORE it’s release!
MTV Dance constantly featured the track. New track ‘Detour’
also signed to Tidy Trax and already appeared on the Anne Savage’s
‘Music For The Harder Generation’ compilation. New track
‘Some Justice’ (described as another off the wall production
like ‘New York, New York’) also completed and signed
to Tidy’s new ‘Synapse’ label.
• Mixmag ‘Tip For The Top’ feature
November 2002, Energy UK DJ of the Month, April 2000, Third placed
in the category for ‘Best Up and Coming DJ’ in the 2001
and 2002 4clubbers End Of Year Survey etc.
• Co-promoter and weekly resident
– a new Wednesday night formed by the massive Goodgreef organisation.
This was as a result of my massive input and popularity at ‘Base’,
where I built up and held my position for 2 years.
• Appeared at the huge ‘Mainframe Outdoor’
in June 2002. Also appeared at the Tidy Weekender
in 2002 (and re-booked to play again in April, 2003 and again in
• Appears for possibly all major Northern and Southern
hard dance-related brands
. For example, an appearances
at many Insomniacz events, appearances for Tidy Trax (at places
like Tidy London), an appearance at ‘Storm’, substantial
appearances for Frantic (Hard House Academy, Convergence, Frantic
etc). The list goes on. I now play for Frantic every couple of weeks.
• Other residencies
For example, Kemistry in Leeds can feature a funkier buildup or
driving and euphoric material; whereas Milk in London (where I am
termed a ‘floating resident’ can focus much more upon
underground techno, hard nu-NRG and hard trance. I also hold residencies
across the UK : ‘Sessions’ (Leeds); Exstatic (Wakefield);
Goodgreef (Manchester, Wakefield, Yarm).
for Energy UK (www.energyuk.net)
and Harderfaster.net (www.harderfaster.net) and has written and
reviewed for media such as : HardNRG.com (www.hardnrg.com) , 4clubbers.net
(www.4clubbers.net), NRGFlow.co.uk (www.nrgflow.co.uk), Tidy.Com
(www.tidy.com) and Upfront Magazine.
• Overall winner
of the 1999 University of
Huddersfield Student Union DJ competition.
• Marketing graduate given tuition at the Technics
in Manchester and at Leeds College Of Music.
• Strong media / press interest
example, interviewed for HarderFaster.net (www.harderfaster.net);
4clubbers.net (www.4clubbers.net), Gurn.net (www.gurn.net); TNT
Magazine (London) (www.tntmagazine.com); Dancenation Online (www.dancenation-online.co.uk).
Imminent interviews / features expected / good coverage in other
media too such as Danceportal.co.uk (www.danceportal.co.uk). Also
featured on other media, for example : Huddersfield University Student
Radio, LSR (Leeds Student Radio) FM; BPMRadio.co.uk (www.bpmradio.co.uk)
and so forth.
• Appearances at premier Northern hard house establishments
- for example, Sundissential, Goodgreef and the like
• Predominant feature on the once-infamous Sheffield
after hours hard house scene. Appearances for Insomniacz, Jump etc.
• Three times appeared at Holland
largest hard house night – HQ, Amsterdam. Also appeared at
the huge Impulz festival in Holland in September 2001.
• Appeared at HQ (& Nukleuz), Ibiza
July, 2001 at Eden.• London performances at Frantic, Hard
House Academy, Tsunami, Milk, Convergence, Milkology, Qwench, Riot!,
Insomnia, Twist, Phreak, Gooddabass, Provocation, Epsilon, Submaniac,
Rave Monkey and many more.
• Appeared at places as varied as the West Coast of
(with gigs in downtown Los Angeles, another in
the centre of Hollywood, another at a day park festival, another
in the middle of the Mojave desert (!)) Also appeared at other European
– played 2 gigs in Finland in January
2003, for example.
• Other international appearances due. For example : a trip
to play in Atlanta, GA, USA; a possible trip to Boston, MA, USA;
a trip to the USA to play for Fevah USA; a trip to Ireland; further
and so forth.
• Appeared at Radio 1’s Love Parade in Leeds
in July 2000 and in the Sundissential
tent at the
Leeds Vodkafields festival in June 2001 etc.
• Diversification from hard dance
house, tech-house, techno and associated styles. I am described
as ‘the utility player’ by many promoters who appreciate
• Appearances at other nights across the UK
: Motion (Leeds), Fluffy (Birmingham), One Love (Various), Embrace
(Liverpool), Cheeky (Liverpool), Crave (Nottingham), Spoilt Rotten
(Newcastle), Emphatic (Wakefield), Reality (Leicester), Corrosive
(Bristol), Mayhem (Derby), Summit (Wisbech), Garlands (Liverpool),
Uni Challenge (Manchester), Parlez Vous? (Bradford), Sinergy (Manchester),
Essence (Ipswich), Sunday School (Birmingham), The Edge (Blackpool),
Scandalous Behaviour (Darlington), Sunday Service (Derby), Cause
and Effect (Newcastle), Fractured (Newcastle), Neomania (Dewsbury),
Scream (Bristol), Hard Boiled (Northampton), Corruption (Nottingham),
(Pure Glass (Leeds), Wiggle (Leeds), Nice (Newcastle), Headcharge
(Sheffield), Incision (Leeds), Addiction (Elgin), Vibealite vs Insomniacz
vs Addiction (Leicester), Nocturnal (Leicester), Housewives’
Choice (Leeds), Quench (Wakefield), HForce (Leeds), Phat (Leeds),
Goodgreef (Manchester), Goodgreef (Wakefield), Ignition (Milton
Keynes), Meltdown (Bradford), Deviate (Norwich), Jump (Sheffield),
Nuklear Puppy (Edinburgh), Branded (Burnley), Calm (Loughborough),
Ascension (Leeds), Prognosis (York), Wired (Wakefield) – to
name but a few.