London, Britain (UK)
First influenced by the likes of soul II soul, loose ends, mantronix & the beloved. Neil had an early interest in the dance scene. In early '92 he purchased his first set of turntables & mixer & was soon playing happy hardcore & rave music at numerous parties & to his friends. Over the next couple of years the early jungle emerged, neil's choice of music leaned more to that genre. By 1995 he was deep into the drum & bass scene & began to get bookings, at first it was pirate radio stations such as "Kane fm" "Darkness fm" then various clubs like "Simpsons", "House of Windsor", "Idols". But as the music became harder more aggresive, Neil came full circle, came back to his roots, he started playing "HOUSE MUSIC".
By the end of 1999 Neil had set up a collaboration with another talented DJ called Neil Carr, "Alteregos" had been forged. Since being forged "Alteregos" have been residents for Incrowd Promotions, playing at there Juicy Nights, House.com parties. In 2000 he had then joined the ranks of Soulfulhouse.com & played at their various nights in the south east. By 2001 neil had various monthly slots at "The Matrix" Reading's south east super club & many sets at "The Toad in Dairy". In 2002 neil played at Juice @ The Glasshouse, (London) taking over the decks from the well seasoned Warren Clarke (Lab Rats), Quench @ Warwick, then the legendary Metrogroove @ Turnmills (London), Soundsheavenly @ The Loft, Maidstone. In 2003 Neil held court through most of the summer at The Fez club in Reading. In 2004 Neil set up his own night with Colin "Sneakerbeater" Witt, called "Makoosa" at a club in woking called "Vamps" the night went for three years & had a good local following. 2004 Neil played a guest set at the legendary “Ministry of Sound” playing in the baby box room & also guesting on Umberto Giannini's “Radio Active House Beats Show” on “Ministry of Sound” Radio. Over the next few years Neil played at various local (south east) clubs, Reading's “Mango” & various bars, playing for “SSRadio” events & then finally joining their ranks & hosting his own fortnightly radio show called "The Makoosa Soundscape Show" & over the past few years Neil has had experience playing abroad with various gigs on the white isle, playing at “Es Paradis” Bar, “El Viper” & “Hush”. In 2009 Neil teamed up with another talented dj called Mark Williams, both re-launching the "Makoosa" club nights, a bi-monthly affair which is going strength to strength, & with a guest slot for "Voodoo" @ Reading's award winning club "Mango".
Neil is a creative & high energised dj who mixes in loops & often looping on the fly thus creating his own re-edits, builds his own intense mixes, using delays, echoes, filters & many other effects, playing upfront high energy driving house, tech & electronic. Neil’s ideology is a more upfront underground driving house sound, laydened with tech, electro, afro beats, chunky funky basslines & sexy vocals, which can be heard in his dj sets to date.
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