Dunstable, Britain (UK)
Wayne Harvey, known to most as DJ Odyssey, has been affiliated with music and surrounded by creative people within the dance music scene for a considerably long period of time. On his first pair of decks in 2000, Odyssey was introduced to mixing and playing Garage, which was then, currently, the pioneering musical movement.
On discovering his unique mixing skills alongside his relentless passion and love for Drum N Bass, he knew from then, that this was his desired career path. After building a weekly collection of vinyl over a dated period of time, Helter Skelter being a notable favourite, Odyssey made a name for himself showcasing his skills successfully at local house parties and youth clubs.
His hand in Drum N Bass production began whilst attending the DJ Academy, Luton, three times a week. With the aid of Cubase SX; Odyssey learned the basics in order to self teach and create the music he loved, whilst helping out with the local record store Street Sounds. Leaving the DJ Academy, he progressed to featuring in a few sets on the pirate station for the area, furthering him to gain more exposure.
In growth, personally and professionally, DJ Odyssey began to take his aspirations seriously as a breakthrough Drum N Bass producer; investing £30,000 in equipment and a personal studio. He also began playing at local radio shows and connected with Shabba D's then, treasured and signed artist, MC Fire. As a collaborative effort, they birthed the notorious DNB club night 'Carnage' in 2007. This opened the door for networking and contacts throughout the scene, from which he created his record label/crew, BLR, a long awaited goal of his.
Known and sought after for his jump-up style and double-drop mixing skills, DJ Odyssey's bookings began to quickly increase, nationally and even internationally as a regular in Germany. Playing at Shabba D's 'Innovation In The Sun' boat party 2011, organising and performing at selected events from Luton to Milton Keynes and running a weekly internet radio on www.shedbass.net with BLR are only a percentage of his many achievements.
His music production has been given support by local DJ's in addition to the DnB radio show on Diverse FM. Following a recent hiatus to solidify business ventures; DJ Odyssey returns with a fresh perspective on his contribution to the music scene and a drive to create groundbreaking Drum N Bass music. Keep an eye out for new tracks, sets and more events from the super crew at Blackleaf Recordings.