Murray grew up in the Midlands listening to hardcore rave tapes from the likes of Shelleys, The Eclipse and other legendary midlands raves with the likes of Carl Cox, Grooverider and Sasha all providing the musical back drop. This laid the foundation for Murray to really establish himself in the dance music industry.
In 1995 he moved to the Northwest of UK and ventured into his first full on techno club - Voodoo, Liverpool. Here he experienced incredible sets from the likes of Dave Clarke, Billy Nasty, Jeff Mills, Laurent Garnier, Green Velvet, Craig Walsh, Steve Shiels, Andy Nicholson and Darren Emerson.
In 1997 he started working for Cream and Creamfields festival in Liverpool as a tour manager and Artist Liaison. He traveled the world on tours with many DJs such as Hernan Cattaneo, Yousef, Danny Howells, Paul Bleasdale, Seb Fontaine, Hybrid and K-Klass during his time at Cream as well as being a pivotal part of those early Creamfields Festivals. The discovery of house music was made.
In 2002, Murray worked briefly for the Magnet in Liverpool.
In 2005 Murray joined Renaissance after being head hunted my MD Geoff Oakes and was head of International tours and Events for the verysuccessful Record and Event Company for 6 years. Touring majoralbums from the likes of Hernan Cattaneo, Satoshi Tomiie and Dave Seaman. With over 1000 shows for Renaissance organised with pretty much every major DJ under the sun as well as being involved in the bookings of Wild in the Country Festival, Green Beat Festival Serbia and Dance Valley NL.
In January 2011 Murray formed Two Point Zero Agency with Sara Bremner and Dave Seaman, looking after a whole host of international artists and also operates as a Freelance Stage Manager for such events as V Festival, Creamfields, The Good Food Show, SKYride and SKY Arts.
Aside from being a DJ Agent, Tour organizing and Tour managing duties, for the past 15 years Murray has been DJing at some amazing clubs and messy house parties including Tuborgs NYE party in Serbia, Beer fest Serbia (25,000 people), Urban Bug Stage at Exit festival and Exit Beach Camp stage, ADE 2009, 2010 and 2011.
In 2012, Secret Life Music was created with Pete Gooding and Phil Dockerty. With the aim of linking to the great music from the world, the blog has grown in size, doubling month on month and has been a very successful platform for what we consider to be some of the best artists in electronic music.
In January 2013, the first release came out on the Secret Life Record label and more is set to follow.
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