I’ve been dj'ing for almost 30 years.
In 1990 I met Andrew Jervis, head curator at www.bandcamp.com, we transferred to the same college in San Francisco. It was there that he introduced me to Rare Groove, Massive Attack and refined my Hip-Hop tastes. In 1992 I transferred to Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. It was there that I met David Hollands and we were both heavily influenced by the burgeoning Mid-West rave scene. Every weekend we would travel to Detroit, Cincinnati, Dayton, Chicago, Louisville and Indianapolis, always chasing or dj’ing at the next party. I ended up opening for Richie Hawtin a couple of times, right around the time 'Sheet One' was released. I gave him a Rare Groove mix tape of mine called 'Old and New Funkies for Real Jazz Junkies' and shortly after that I started my descent into Techno.
In 1994, I moved back to London and started a Record Label with Moussa Clarke called, ‘Oven Ready Records’. I opened a Record Shop called ‘Vinyl Addiction’ with Justin Rushmore, that was part of ‘Bar Vinyl’ in Camden. I built a studio with Jony Lipsey in Ladbroke Grove.
I also became very close with the boys who run the legendary U.K. sound system, Sancho Panza. Playing for them over the course of seven years at the Nottinghill Carnival is not something I will ever forget.
Resident DJ for Sancho Panza - Legendary London based Sound System
Founded 'Oven Ready Records' - Record Label
Founded 'Vinyl Addiction' - Record Shop
Started 'Mind Your Head' - Recording Studio
Created 'Slynus' - Record Series
Released 'Monk Daddy' - Solo Album
Started 'Hypnotic Groove' - Radio Show
Now I'm based in Los Angeles and I made an album with Amy White called 'The Black Below'.
I started a Underground Techno Party called PANIC that takes place every other month in a Super New and Pristine Warehouse Spot in Downtown Los Angeles.
Check out my band, 'Linus and Amy' and our debut album, 'The Black Below', released on Default Position.
Nice things people have said about my music.
‘It’s a hot jam’
Jeff Mills - (Slynus - The Shifter)
‘Picture your most twisted dancefloor moment. Your brain is engulfed in bassline filth. Your mates fear for you, then a vocal peeps in, turns gurns into smiles and sends the dancefloor into raptures.’
Mixmag - (Slynus - Son of a Monk)
‘I was playing one of your tracks the other day and it was really cool and really weird’.
Richie Hawtin - (Slynus III)
‘I played it in Argentina and the place went nuts’
Lee Burridge - (Slynus II)
‘I made it my tune of the month’
Carl Cox - (Slynus - The Shifter)
‘Slynus presents this jamming breaks meltdown, which should appeal to fans of Fatboy Slim stylings, using vocal bites from the 60’s classic ‘Nothing But A Heartache’, dope compressed bassline and phat rockin’ break beats work it with reverse breakdowns, don’t miss!’
D.J. Magazine - (Slynus - Son of a Monk) - booty call tune of the month
*The first release in the Slynus series was played for five consecutive weeks on Pete Tong’s legendary BBC Radio One show, ‘The Essential Selection’.
*Slynus series comprised of seven releases and sold over 45,000 vinyl copies.
*I was resident D.J. for acclaimed producer Howie B. at his weekly sunday night event at ‘The Paradise’ in London. Howie asked me to play for Bono and the Edge one early Sunday evening.
*Richie Hawtin regularly played my Slynus releases including: Slynus II, Slynus III, Slynus IV and Slynus V as well as Linus and Hollands - ‘Subterfuge’
*George Michael signed one of Linus’ acts from his record label, Oven Ready Records and asked him to remix the first single on his comeback album, ‘Freeek!’