From the age of 16 London based DJ / Producer Lase has been involved in the music scene. Listening to Tim Westwood and Max n Dave (back in the day), he quickly got to love Hip Hop and the culture. Loving the way this music was put together it was only a matter of time till he evolved and came across a new music revolution: The Rave Era.
Started like most as a raver Lase dedicated himself to the vibe which was known as ‘the rave scene’ back in 1988 where the original warehouse events were born. This was when the music was a mixture of Acid, Hip House and Techno basically everything was thrown into the mix. This music quickly formed the basis of a Warehouse Rave Culture.
Over the following 3yrs Lase enjoyed such events as: Sunrise, Energy, Biology and Fantastic Ibiza. Local weekly haunts included such events as: Labyrinth (Silver City), Dance Party, and Dungeons.
It was in 1990 Lase knew he wanted more, and at the age of 19 purchased his 1st pair of Technics decks. From this point he has been dedicated to developing his skills and ability to achieve where he is today.
Inspired by such DJ’s as Fabio n Grooverider, Mikey Finn, Hype, and Ellis Dee (to name a few) Lase has been chipping away at the scene. Music was evolving and at this point Hardcore was born which was a genre that made more use of break beat loops leaving behind the familiar four to the floor house style beats from 1989. It wasn’t till 1992 / 93 when the amen break came into affect which truly established the Hardcore vibe. Lase was still raving and enjoying such events as: World Dance (Lydd Airport), Desire, Tasco Warehouse and Roller Express where he started to really study his peers.
His first break came in 1994 where a friend of his started a pirate radio station by the name of ‘Pleasure FM’. This was eventually to be named ‘Shine FM’ which is still around to this day on 87.9FM. He enjoyed playing classic house anthems, and drum n bass. However this soon became apparent that his beats were not directed to the right audience so Lase decided to find a new home.
It was from this time Lase enjoyed being a part of and supporting stations such as: Rude FM, Y2K, Live FM, Origin FM, Invincible Radio, and Drum n Bass Worldwide.
During his stint on Origin FM Lase was known for supporting new and up n coming artists. Radio shows quickly turned into guest spots which he presented with DJ Guvna. Artists such as: Commix, A.I. and Craggz and Parallel Forces (to name a few) rolled up in the spot.
During the inception of Invincible Magazine Lase headed up the Drum n Bass side of the radio/mag along with DJ Guvna interviewing people such as Marky and XRS.
Lase finally got the call in early 2006 where he was given the opportunity in playing on the no1 Drum n Bass station on the airwaves Kool FM 94.6.
You could hear Lase spinning classic liquid drum n bass and rollers on Kool every Monday night 7-9pm or 9-11pm [GMT] alternate weeks alongside Dezert Rat on a session called ‘Liquid Monday’s’. The night has a line up of artists such as: Alite, Viper, Emtek, Five Alive, 5iveo, K Eye, Joker D, and Chef.
Regularly Lase n Dezert Rat showcased new talent as well as support the established artists with guest spot appearances from artists such as: Top Cat n Tenor Fly, Redeyes, Empi, Tendai, Madcap, Mijatoho and Jerona Fruits (to name a few).
Sets - History:
Abroad - Paladium | Local Bars (Spain - Season)
London + (UK) - Faster - Carling Islington Accademy | Club EQ | Innerphaze | UltraFunk - Residency | Mass - Suburban Noise | Coalition - Pre Party Islington | Imperial Gardens | Breaking Science | Gass Club | Base Box | Camden Palace | Slamin Vinyl - Birthday Bash - Tottenham | TDP | Deepah | After Dark - (Best Ones to Mention!!)
Influences and Top Dogz:
Fabio | Hype | Frost | Randal | Calibre | Zinc | Moving Shadow | Barrington Levy | Blame | Macka Brown | Praga Khan | Prodigy | Micky Finn | Public Enemy | KRS ONE | All the Break Dance Era | Todd Edwards | M J Cole | The Legendary James Brown + Bob Marley.
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