There are few artists carving out a legacy for themselves like Dax J is right now. The London-born, Berlin-based DJ and producer has gone from pirate radio to magazine covers; from the backroom parties to headlining raves at every major techno institution the world over, and all whilst staying true to the underground and his individual style of raw and uncompromising techno. His mix of pure passion and attention to high-end sound production has placed him at the forefront of a global scene, and established him as a singular presence within modern dance music.
In recent years Dax has received countless accolades for his devotion to the craft. Being placed into Resident Advisor, DJ Mag, and Groove Magazine’s top 100 DJ’s of the year, as well as receiving nominations from Mixmag, DJ Mag and the DJ Awards for Best Techno DJ, Best Breakthrough DJ, and Best British DJ. He's known for playing notable closing sets at monumental parties including Awakenings for ADE in the infamous Gashoulder, and a 10-hour marathon set in the worlds most notorious techno club, Berghain.
2018 saw Dax release his 2nd solo album “Offending Public Morality” on his own label Monnom Black, which was picked by BBC Radio 1 as their “Biggest Record of the Week,” as well as entering the “Top 50 Albums of the Year” from Apocalypse Mag, Tsugi and DJ Mag who also featured Dax on their front cover. Furthermore he was enrolled into the BBC hall of fame that year by releasing his debut Radio 1 Essential Mix, whilst having his 4-hour closing set at NeoPop Festival picked as “Best DJ set of the year” by Be.At.TV.
Preceding this, Dax released his highly acclaimed debut album "Shades of Black" in 2015 once again on Monnom Black. Mixmag awarded it "Album of the Month" and it reached the No.1 spot on Juno Records with Hardwax describing it as "Brilliantly Banging".
Dax grew up listening to the UK sounds of Jungle, Drum n Bass and Garage. Being heavily influenced by heroes like Goldie, Andy C and Bad Company, his love for the underground meant he soon started to DJ on pirate radios at an early age of 15 whilst he was still at school. He became an avid vinyl collector buying from London’s infamous "Black Market Records" on a weekly basis, whilst at the same time producing and crafting his sound.
During his time at University whilst studying Music Technology, his first vinyl release would come in 2005 on Aphrodite & Mickey Finn’s classic Jungle label "Urban Takeover" under alias "Dangerous" and his own imprint back then "Xplicit Sound." Within a short space of time by the age of 19 he had forced himself into the Drum n Bass scene, and had started to play in the small rooms at major raves in London for legendary promoters such as United Dance, One Nation, and Movement, to name a few, as well as holding down a residency on London pirate radio station Origin 95.2 FM.
In 2007 Dax graduated from University and decided to take a year out to go traveling and the decision would completely change the path of his musical career. It was in this summer that Dax discovered the sounds of Techno during a whole season spent in Ibiza. From that point on his passion for cutting edge 4 by 4 beats took over and a brand new direction had presented itself.
Fast forward on and Dax’s love of classic UK club culture still remains deeply rooted inside him, influencing his productions and DJ sets to this day. He runs his own record label and studio in Berlin where he continues to work tirelessly on his craft. With a constant supply of music set to be released and a tour schedule fully booked up a year in advance at the most important clubs and festivals around the globe, the UK artist is firmly set for many more successful years to come.
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