It only takes a quick glance at his epic vinyl collection to gauge the love and dedication he has had for quality drum and bass spanning 2 decades. His sound has always been heavily influenced by the early beats of Good Looking,Reinforced & Metalheadz, and as an avid follower of LTJ Bukem and the original purveyors of intelligent music, you will always feel a connection to this era in his sets. He fell in love with d&b from an early age and has been hammering the Technics ever since. Mix after mix getting pumped out to friends, promoters and anyone that cares to listen.
When hes not spinning in the clubs, hes raving in them. Think Logical Progression, Speed, Swerve, Soul:ution, these are the types of dancefloor you will find him on paying homage to his peers. DJ wise hes warmed up for Bukem on numerous occasions in clubs across the midlands, playing for likeminded people in Birmingham and Leicester and of course in his adopted hometown of Shrewsbury. Its the promotion he helps run in Shrewsbury, Perception, that has really helped him push on in the last couple of years. Playing regularly to a loyal clued up crowd and alongside the cream of the music dnb crop has helped him develop in all areas.
2012 will be remembered as the year he really made himself known. With Perception as his base, hes know reaching out to a global audience with podcast requests coming in from places like brazil and regular guest mixs on established sites like bassdrive. Its also the year he joined forces with Phat Playaz and storejam.com, a project that really excited him as it gives as much back to the scene as possible and helps fledgling producers get their music out quickly and also with fair payment.
Whilst he refuses to dj on anything but Technics, he is not a technophobe. Swapping vinyl like many others for Traktor Scratch, he gets all the advantages of the digital world, whilst still being able to blend his seamless mixs for hours on end and saving his back at the same time. His laptops not just for DJing though, as hes been using his spare time to become familiar with the concepts of music production. Hopefully 2013 will be the year when his producing skills match his ambition and 20 years of musical integrity can be translated into tangible music. Hes in no rush though, like with everything, it has to be natural, and dare I say, a logical progression.
DJ Conspire is in the right place, at the right time, surrounded by the right people. If you havn't seen him yet, you soon will.....
Written by-Bazland Dec2012
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Catch me at the following dates...more to be confirmed...
May 11th 13 - Perception/Jazzsticks Label Night
May 26th 13 - Bear Music - Dave Owen & Calculon Night
June 15th 13- Perception - Dynamic
Aug 3rd 13 -Offworld - Blu Mar Ten