After a long and successful career as a DJ and producer, I decided at the end of 2014 that I would be hanging up my headphones and stepping back from the scene. This was down to a range of reasons such as wanting to focus more on our company Cygnus Music (a UK based digital Distributor) , but mainly because I found it increasing difficult to play out the style I wanted to represent which focussed around the big anthemic sounds of the late 2000’s.
If you go over my release catalogue on my label System Shock, plus Titan, Ram, Viper, 36 Hertz and more, you’ll hear a great deal of influence in my sounds from heads like Mampi Swift, Dillinja and TC and that’s the vibe I’ve always wanted to represent. Always pitching for an anthem. 2 months ago after a long year away from it all I found myself opening up Studio 1, Massive and Z3ta and things started to shape at an alarming rate. Over the course of 2 weeks I had finished 8 new tunes…and they were sounding pretty heavy too. After posting a few video’s on-line I found the response was overwhelming and thought perhaps I’ll keep going. My plan now is to get to around 30 finished tracks and think about getting some releases out, but right now I’m enjoying the fact I have no deadlines and no pressure to write music, it’s all like it used to be, organic and fun.
Next up was to see if I wanted to get back in to the DJ side of things, and was soon invited to play at Forcefield in Antwerp, Drumstation in Prague and Renegade Hardware in London. All the gigs went really well, so it’s looking like things are well on track for a relaunch. I’ve now put together my first mix in well over a year and I’m very happy to say that it’s a great representation of the sounds I’ll be looking to make and play out, full on and rowdy. I’m not so hung up on sub genres and styles, as long as it’s got the vibe I like then it’s in the set whether it’s Dancefloor, Tech, Jump up or Neuro. I don’t hear many sets like this any more and hope that people enjoy the selection. I’m deliberately not posting a track list, as I’d like it to be like it used to be back in the day allowing people to discover music themselves. I can say there are about 7 new dubs from me in there and heaps of exclusives you won’t hear anywhere else. Enjoy!
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