John Martin is an Electronic DJ/Producer from Belfast who goes by the alias of GSEP. It was in the early 90’s that his interest grew to become a DJ, clubs like Circus Circus in Banbridge, Charlie Haggertys in Bangor, Co Down and Kelly’s (which went on to become known as Lush years later) in Port Rush were his weekly haunts, listening to Dj’s such as Gleavey D, Glen Molloy and Marty C soon got him hooked on house music an John’s journey into the world of Dj’ing began.
He got his first set of decks when he was 18 and spent many hours locked away in his bedroom creating and perfecting the type of music he enjoyed. He quickly progressed from his bedroom to playing in local pubs and clubs soon making a name for himself and creating a following throughout Belfast. The years that followed saw him become a resident Dj in Kudos@ The Parliament in Belfast and playing at Kilwaughter House in Larne. His name was starting to spread, but in 2006 his big break came, the mighty Lush (Kelly’s) in Portrush picked him as their breakthrough Dj. This would be the night that would be forever embedded in John’s memory. Coach loads of friends and followers travelled up from Belfast to Portrush on the many occasions that followed where John was seen to play alongside Nik Fanciulli, Jon Checcini, Jon Carter, Col Hamilton and many others.
Even though John creates his own style of music he has had many influences , Dave Seaman, John Digweed, Nick Warren, Paul Oakenfold, Anthony Pappa and BT (Brian Transeau) to name but a few. But the biggest has got to be Sasha, it was Sasha’s style and technique that John aspired too in his dream to become a Dj. Currently his influnces are the likes of Anjunadeep, Yotto, Jeremy Olander, Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren, Dave Seaman and many many more. This ranges from House, Deep House, Tech House, Techno, but his core is Progressive House. John has also cut his teeth at Producing and has now at least 10 releases under his belt on labels such as BC2 Records, Soulfire Downloads, Whose Haus, 3XA Recordings.