Karl’s earliest memories of dance music take him right back to the early 80’s where his initial love for soul, funk, disco and rare groove first developed his appetite for Djing. With the arrival of hip hop and electro-funk during the mid 80’s, Karl developed his sound and began gigging at local west London parties and roller disco's whilst sharing his musical finding through his increasingly popular mix tapes.
This continued throughout the late 80 and early 90’s and with the explosion of the dance music scene, Karl was finally old enough to bring his sound to club land. Under the DJ Speedy Moniker, he embraced the early House and Drum & Bass scene performing at legendary nights and venues such as The Africa Centre, The Brain, Fantasy (Astoria) Fusion, AWOL, Desire 2000AD, Adrenalin Village whilst hosting regular shows on the London pirates.
As the 90’s drew to a close, Karl was continually captivated by New York house and the disco influenced sounds of the likes of Quentin Harris, Louie Vega, Kenny Carpenter, Joe Clausell, Greg Wilson, Danny Krivit, and Kerri Chandler. This sound took him back to his early influences and before long he was busy developing his love for the deep US House and Nu Disco.
Continuing to push boundaries and developing his unique DJ style, it wasn’t long before he was busy co-promoting his own nights across West London with regular guest appearances at Notting Hill Arts Club, Subterrania, Cherry Jam, Cobden, and the world famous Notting Hill Carnival.
Over the past 10 years Karl has continued to develop his sound, fusing a mix of deep house, retro disco, electro-funk & afro Latin and spent 4 years as a Resident at the legendary AKA London (THE END) for ‘The Players’ with regular guest slot and appearances at The Lodge, Mulletover, The End, East Village, Ministry of Sound, GO!Zilla, Body Talk, Cargo, Neighbourhood & Pacha (Azuli) to name but a few.
With his diverse musical sound and ability to work the crowd, Karl has developed a unique DJ style fusing his Jazz, Funk, Soul, Rare Groove and Disco roots with more contemporary dance music genres that continues to push the boundaries and never fails to entertain.
In 2014 Karl now switched focus to his own Nu-Disco productions scheduled for release in Summer 2014.
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