(Music Producer & Scratch DJ) sygardner.com Black Hole, Tytanium, Kearnage, Vibrate, Blue Soho, Aria Knights, Discover
Location: Blackburn, England
“I’ve watched Sy grow exponentially over the last few years, and I think he’s come full circle now and gone into full bloom. Definitely one of the “new guard” of trance.” Sean Tyas (www.seantyasmusic.com)
I have had support on my work from DJ/Producers & radio shows in the Trance scene: Sean Tyas, Aly & Fila, Solarstone, Bryan Kearney, Roger Shah, Giusseppe Ottaviani, The Thrillseekers, Arctic Moon, Bjorn Akesson, Sneijder, Markus Shulz, Suzy Solar, Manuel Le Saux, Paul Webster, Dave Pearce & many more. On shows such as A State of Trance, Tytanium Sessions, Kearnage, Solaris International, Dance Anthems (BBC Radio), Future Sound Of Egypt & many more. Featuring on labels such as Black Hole, Tytanium Recordings, Kearnage Recordings, Discover Records, Vibrate, Aria Knights, Blue Soho & many more. My proudest moment was getting ‘The Raid’ signed to Sean Tyas’ Tytanium Recordings which is housed under Black Hole Recordings, which was originally founded by Tiesto & Arny Bink back in 1997, with the track of mine in question going on to be Arny’s track of the day back when it was released. I was also a featured producer back on Dave Pearce’ Dance Anthems BBC radio show back in 2010, that was another nice moment for me as I had followed that show for many years.
I started out writing melodies as a self taught keyboard player when I was a youngster, I just did it for fun mainly (but with an immense passion), it was a little escape from reality at the time. It stuck with me, though. I progressed onto actual production when I was around 16 years old. Trance, cinematic and classical have always been my favourite genres, but I dabbled in a variety of other genres over the years with quite a few releases on vinyl, mp3 & also cd compilations. Each day I usually write quite a few melodies on the keyboard/piano, but seldom do I get around to finishing tracks these days. I have literally thousands sat on my hard drive. I am like a melody hoarder, well actually just a hoarder in general, but a clean one as the ocd keeps the studio tidy :D
(Dj'ing & scratching)
I was heavily into scratching when I was younger too, practising every day and night, sometimes with no sleep at all (those were the days haha). I built quite a good reputation locally and in the north west of England for scratching when I was younger, to the point that now people still know me more from that when I was younger than they do from producing. I started dj'ing/scratching at around 12 years old and reached a more advanced level by the age of 15. I then went on to feature on a few tracks over the years with my scratching in various genres. I did quite a few gigs here and there growing up, more so in my mid to late teens doing all of the local bars and clubs associated with our scenes at the time, it was pretty fun, considering I still get asked for ID now at 30 years old I really have no idea how I got away with it almost half my life ago, but I did lol. I used to love it when people would crowd around when I started scratching, it was such an exciting and awesome feeling, especially because really I was a kid. I still enjoy dj’ing & scratching and practice here and there (fingers never forget how to scratch when you've been doing it this long haha)but for personal reasons I don’t have much interest in doing gigs or at least not at the moment, health issues here and there have prevented it, which might explain to some people who ask me, why I don’t do gigs haha. I do most of what I do for personal gain and satisfaction, my escape from life and reality, a way to release emotion and feelings. Whether my stuff is good or bad, I don’t care, I will always love it because it heals me. Anyway, that’s a relatively simplified run down of the past 20 years or so.
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