Born in the city of Leeds, Anthony Raphael Collins has been listening to music since the early 70's and buying music since the late 70's. After an attempt at a few basic 'pause/record' edits in 83, he was inspired to learn the art of mixing records. In '88 Anthony took the name DJ Anton and began playing in clubs and bars and with the acid house/rave scene that followed, he even found himself DJing in the occasional cave and field. Recent years have seen him drop the 'DJ' tag and continue to use the name Anton along with his middle name 'Raphael' - playing a less energetic and more ecletic/retro vibe whilst guesting at various clubs and bars in and around his home town such as; Basics, Speed Queen, Rock Bar and Norman, with residences at SoBe Bar and 166.
Influenced by 70's and 80's soul/funk, disco, pop, electro, hip hop and reggae, along with the early underground house music scene, he has an eclectic taste which is reflected in many of his sets. ‘Creativity is the key and my aim is always to produce a memorable mix with plenty of surprises’.
MIXES - MASHUPS and EDITS by AR (Antronix)
After years of playing music and indeed playing other DJ's and producers remix and edit work, Anton thought it was about time he made a start on getting out a number of ideas and works he's had locked away over the last few years.
AR - Antronix are the names under which Anton produces these works, providing him with an avenue for channeling his creative energies and opportunity to explore, have fun and let people see what makes him tick.