lingfish is based in Melbourne.
I have done my DJing like some other things in my life -- back to front. I actually started out producing first, then DJing. Using what most younger DJ's nowadays would have never even heard of -- <strong>Notator</strong> on <strong>Atari ST's</strong>, and doing sequencing through physical <strong>MIDI</strong> hardware, with lots of cables and gear in school. My passion for electronic music was born back around 1988, when my music teacher introduced him to <strong>Notator</strong> and the wonder that was MIDI.
Having only dabbled around, I got distracted by the wonderful <strong>grunge</strong> era of the 90s, and actually missed most of the famed <strong>Melbourne docklands</strong> warehouse party scene.
I got back into electronic music (more than just listening to it) around 1999-2000, where I was more interested in DJing than producing. It was then that I hocked my beloved <strong>Jackson guitar</strong> and bought my first secondhand <strong>SL1200</strong> from the now-defunct <strong>Pro Light & Sound</strong>.
Initially, my love was large-room rave back then (<strong>Superstition Vol 2</strong>!). What interested me the most though was <strong>hard trance</strong>, being inspired by the likes of <strong>Mauro Picotto, Ingo, Scot Project, Organ Donors and BK.</strong> Not one to typically like music at a party that doesn't make you move, this was a perfect avenue for me.
Techno was always in the back of my mind though, and once <b>hard dance</b> started to take over, I lost interest in and got bored with <strong>trance</strong> in general. Upon finally delving deep into techno, and realising in my opinion that it was such a more technical, full and precise genre to both produce and mix, all other bets were off. Hearing awesome music and mixes from the likes of earlier <strong>Richie Hawtin</strong> and <strong>Dave Clarke</strong>, and any era of <b><a href="http://soundcloud.com/dave-the-drummer">D.A.V.E The Drummer</a>, </b><strong>Chris Liberator, Surgeon, Advent/Industrialyzer and Voodoopriester</strong> made me only more convinced of my move from what I felt was boring, to exciting.
These days, I love to play bangin', tribal, deep and dark techno. It is my passion, and will always be (beyond any scene fad or movement). The relative 4/4 reliability of trance has me occasionally spin some wonderful <b>Parker & Clind</b> or older <b>John 00 Fleming</b> for kicks, but my focus is on driving, complex techno. I have recently supported for the likes of <strong>Virgil Enzinger</strong> and <strong>Industrialyzer</strong>, and previously <strong>Dave Pham, Matt Radovich</strong> and other local greats.
My current love is the sounds coming from <a href="http://soundcloud.com/a-paul">A.Paul</a> and <a title="Voodoopriester" href="https://soundcloud.com/voodoopriester" target="_blank">Voodoopriester</a> -- now that's techno!
I still want to dabble in progressive, and psy trance/goa too, thanks to legends like <strong>John 00 Fleming</strong>.
Hope you like my work :)