I've been DJ'ing for about 13 years now and I am passionate about the music I play.
I learned a lot from going to Room at the Top in Bathgate and have seen many of the worlds top DJ's there such as Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten and many, many more.
Room at the Top was pivital in it's role of shaping some of the music I play. It was a truely multi room venu with differnt styles of dance music being played there. I must pass on a special thanks to Paul Mendez, Martin Malone, Robbie Reid and of course, AJ. These guys very much influenced my styles of mixing, and gave me encouragement and feedback on my progress as a DJ.
My first residency came in 2001 when I became a house DJ resident at a night called Luscious at a club called Club Java in Leith, Edinburgh. For the next 3 years, I was quite active within the Edinburgh scene, and even had one of my mixes played as a guest mix on a radio station called Beat 106. This station broadcast all across central Scotland. In my time with Luscious, I DJ'd with Smokey & the Bandit and Jim Shaft Ryan. I also DJ'd with a night called Oxygen for a short time, and played alongside Yomanda.
Some of the clubs I have played at are Java, Why not, The Honeycomb, Sin, Ego, Club Earth, Room at the Top, Archaos and The big Joint.
Playing in Edinburgh & meeting other people gave me exposure to another great genre of music - Progressive. I am a huge fan of Sasha and try to get to see him wherever he is playing in Scotland. I have been influenced in the progressive genre by a good friend of mine, Thomas Mclaren (eau rouge) who never ceases to astound me at his music collection and tune choice.
International sets; I have also played at the world famous Full Moon Party, on Koh Phangan island, Thailand, as well as a club called Jumungy's also on the island. I also played in Queenstown, New Zealand in the thirsty ram.
Currently, I have a residency at the Sky Bar, Point Hotel in Edinburgh doing a chill out/ambient set through to house and progressve on the 1st Thursday of the month.
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