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Originally an actor, a young Russell Caten knew from an early age that entertaining people was his calling. As he reached his late teens, he was being offered more roles within T.V, Music Videos & Films. But this wasn't enough for his artistic output, and eventually he discovered his love for underground house music, where it had changed his life forever.
Becoming a regular clubber Russell would have been seen at clubs such as Bagleys, London, Ministry of Sound & clubs in and around the South East area where he developed his love for the harder style of house music, and then gradually transitioned into listening to electro house. Finding himself inspired by the likes of Format B, Trentemoller, Infusion, Loco Dice, and many other artists Russell invested in a set of decks and locked himself away for 6 months and dedicated himself on how to use them - a talent that would come in use during a trip to Ibiza in 2001.
After a week sampling the islands best clubs, Russell was unexpectedly offered a set at the famous Es Vive club. This experience cemented his desire to become a professional DJ and on his return to the UK he began to look for ways to make this happen.
He was offered advice on the music industry and DJing from mentor Tim Sheridan (veryverywrongindeed) who he met at Nastydirtysexmusic at Space. He took this advice and used it to gain 2 residencies at some of London's biggest clubs, the first every Friday at EGG where he played alongside Kosheen at JET/PROLOUGE, and the second at Turnmills where he played alongside the late King Roc for The Gallery in the famous Room 2 on the last Friday of every month. He has also played at the memorable closing party at The Cross alongside Tim Sheridan, Mr C, and Shane Watcha playing a 5 hour b2b set until The Cross closed it's door to the public for good (a highlight of Russell's career).
Using his now vast knowledge of the music scene Russell decided it was time to create his own party with its own sound, and NEON (Nasty, Electronic, Obscure, Noises) was born. Once a month the popular event would take over the Medicine Bar (formally East Village) in Shoreditch and later The Sunrooms in Southend, offering as the name would suggest minimal house. During this time Russell also lent a helping hand in the creation of the popular Essex brand Too Damn Glam where he co promoted and was a resident bringing his unique sound that changed the music policy in the South East for good. Inspiring other local DJ's to follow suit with the more driving, underground sound of house.
Eventually outgrowing promotions Russell started to look for other ways to express his musical talents and production became his new obsession. In 2010 he enrolled at The Westminister University to study Creative Music Production & Business. He earned a degree in both, giving him the ability to finally create his own unique sound.
His mechanical, industrial, organic techno sound has proved popular, with his E.P ''Shift It'' being signed to the very respectable label Veryverywrongindeed where he sits comfortably amongst some very credible artists on the label such as Deepgroove, Max Cooper, Timo Garcia, Andre Crom, the late King Roc and many more. He has also other releases on large labels such as Stripped Digitial, Sounds Of Juan and more to see in 2013.
His DJing career has gone also from strength to strength, being a resident for KLIK a hugely successful brand in the southeast of England & Warehouse, London also Sankeys in Ibiza 2013. He has had the pleasure of playing alongside the likes of
Tom Demac, Glimpse, Clive Henry, Maya Jane Coles, Huxley, Laura Jones, Sam Russo, Anthea, Ben Pearce, Oliver $, Nikola Gala, Geddes. Also he has supported the following artists at other independent events such as Pete Tong, Eats Everything, Phil Kieran, Matt Tofrey, DJ Hell, Reboot, Stephan Bodzin, Kosheen, Format B and many more.
Equipped with his promising production skills, a huge library of soon-to-be released tracks, and his fantastic DJing ability which never fails to ignite a crowd, it is fair to say we can expect big things from Russell in 2013.
Russell Caten’s tracks