Outsider (a.k.a 1/2 of Dead Air)
Whitebird | Sub:Div | Wolf Sheep Records | Blue Print Victoria | Party People Sound Solutions
A fixture in Victoria's bass community, Outsider (a.k.a Jon Camilleri) is a classic example of an outsider; a person not within an enclosure or boundary. Sidestepping these boundaries whilst pushing a forward-thinking vibe, Outsider has fast become known as one of Western Canada's most versatile artists, be it through his sounds or visual arts.
Cutting his teeth in Toronto's music scene and eventually making his way to the west coast, Outsider is closely aligned with both Whitebird and Blueprint Victoria; two of Victoria's premier bass crews. Representing two different styles in two different affiliations, Outsider brings it all together in one unified underground dancefloor. His impressive resume sports a ridiculous amount of top notches; having been featured alongside DnB figure heads like Andy C, DBridge, Calx and Teebee, Noisia, and High Contrast among others. As a result, it's not surprising that Outsider was nominated and awarded as the best DnB DJ in the Victoria Nightlife Awards in 2012.
Besides rubbing shoulders with some of the best in DnB, he's also flexed his versatility as a DJ whilst sharing stages with artists like Datsik, Dub Fx, Distance, Rusko, and Zeds Dead. Not limiting himself to just club shows, festival appearances have included BassCoast, Soundwave, Rifflandia, Tall Tree as well as Victoria Electronic Music Festival (VEMF). Highlights have included providing closing sets for Dieselboy, Dirtyphonics (live) and TC at Soundwave Music Festival in 2009 and 2010 respectively.
In addition to being known as Outsider, he collaborates with S.U.B as the duo Dead Air which hones in on his minimal, deep and dark production. And as if his platter of production and DJing talents wasn't enough, Outsider is often the mastermind behind much of the graphic design work seen in the west coast bass scenes as Outsider-Inside Graphics.
This accomplished artist is adept at any art form he delves into. As a designer he explores some of the deepest spaces of consciousness in his designs. As a DJ, he's often known to dig through his creates of vinyl to pull out some of the best old school riddems to rinse out.
By any means, Outsider's reputation for developing sophisticated, danceable sets while appealing to the partiers and heads is widely known. The goal; Outsider's vision, your musical experience. Dark, atmospheric and powerful, passion driven by this vision will put you inside the mind of an Outsider.
Outsider (Dead Air)’s tracks