In a crowded sea of faceless DJs and anonymous party scenes, Tamerax has managed to separate himself from the pack, building a reputation and a following that has seen him welcomed at events across North America. His sets are constructed out of only the most thunderous and intense tracks designed to drive any floor wild. Partiers instantly respond to his mix of hard trance and hardstyle, and his forays into freeform / UK hardcore have met with the same level of success.
Part of what sets Tamerax apart from other DJ’s is his relentless energy behind the decks. His ability to engage the crowd through his sheer passion for the music he is playing enables him to form a connection that few other performers can lay claim.
Tamerax’s smooth mixing skills, track selection and devotion to his audience can be attributed to his humble beginnings as a radio DJ almost 15 years ago, spinning an eclectic mix of trance, drum and bass, rock and industrial. These early years have since shaped and influenced all of his sets. A craving for more direct contact with those who enjoyed his mixes naturally led him to the world of raves, and he began performing live in 1999. Over the years he has been privileged to play alongside some of the biggest names in the industry: Hennes and Cold, Derb, Kev Energy, Uplift, Sc@r, Orbit1, Marc Smith, Scott Brown, Sharkey, Lenny Dee, DJ Promo, Phosphor, Delta 9, AC Slater , Omar Santana and Dodgee. He has himself earned a respectable degree of recognition in the Ottawa scene where he was twice voted Favorite DJ by partygoers (2004 and 2008) and internationally through his featured sets on DI.fm. He has played at some of the largest Montreal and Ottawa underground events in recent history and was honored to be able to play a set at the Hardsound stage at the final World Electronic Music Festival in 2008.
Exposure to a wide range of styles lead him to branched out into production in 2001, eventually realizing his dream of building his own studio in 2007. With this solid foundation he managed to see his first release take wing on Blizzard Tracks, Canada’s premier hardcore label. Positive reviews for his tracks have poured in from the likes of Kev Energy, Lost Soul, Shanty and Oli G.
‘Tamerax has been our resident for nearly 10 years’, says Doc Savage, internationally-recognized DJ and founding member of Synergy Canada Productions. ‘In that time I’ve never seen him fail to do anything other than absolutely kick the crowd’s ass with awesome hard dance’. These sentiments are echoed by the legions of ravers and partiers who regularly reward Tamerax with all that they have on dance floors across the country.
"Tamerax is a solid link in the future of hard dance production in Canada."
DJ Phosphor – Blizzard Tracks Label Owner (Ottawa)