Bristol, Britain (UK)
Bristol DJ and producer Task has over 20 years experience in the music industry with influences from all genres of music. Task knows how to rock a party with his energetic anything goes style of technical, block rocking dancefloor chaos and he's not afraid to drop even the cheesiest of tunes in the right context, if he thinks he can get away with it he'll drop it. NME review - "an endurance test of hook heavy raging". Task's DJ style is hype technical, live remixing, dancefloor party, quick mixing, and scratching. Mixing a variety of tunes from Hip Hop to House and anything in between. Playing festivals such as Glastonbury 14 times and Beautiful Days and residencies at Spill the Beans, D.O.P, and Pussy Parlure. He has worked on tracks and produced remixes with artists such as Dub From Atlantis, Capoeria Twins '4x3', CCQ, Pressplay, and The Dragons.
Task started his love for DJ'ing in 1984 mixing hip hop and electro on a two tape decks. He then programmed and scratched for D'Rez in 1986 and released 'Bring Out the Sound'. Tasks first gig was at the age of 16 at the Bristol club night BoomShack and became a regular DJ on the pirate radio stations Kute FM and Ragga FM. In 1990 he played Glastonbury for the first time and he also, in true Task spontaneous style, moved to Prague taking only a box of records and a sleeping bag. Back in England in 1991 Task met fellow Bristol DJ, Stevie Bear at a wedding who turned up with the same records, this began the partnership of Task & Bear. Rocking Bristol and other UK cities for 4 years and Task having his own releases in the Czech Republic Task & Bear became apart of Ninja Tunes (1995 to 1998). Whilst being a apart of Ninja, Task & Bear went on their USA, Canada, and Europe tours performing eclectic 3 decks sets alongside Coldcut, DJ Food, Herbaliser, and Amon Tobin. The Task & Bear USA Tour Mix Tape was released in 97 and is still legendary today. Within this time they also headlined Bristol's Ashton Court Festival dance stage two years in a row.
In 1997 Task became one of the founding members of the Men From Atlantis. In 2001 he decided to take a step back from DJ'ing and concentrated on producing. In 2003 to 2005, Task released the mix CD 'Bristol Social' and released tracks with Men From Atlantis -'Billion Dollar Breaks', 'Slow Down','Each One Teach One', 'Things Inside', and 'You and I'. In 2007 Task started to work with Bristol DJ Cheeba (DOP) playing many 4 deck sets which then led to Task becoming apart of the Detectives of Perspective (DOP). 2007 also was the year Pirates Anthem Label was made (Task, Bear, and Cheeba) and they have released many mash ups and bootlegs. Pirates Anthem played at the Dance East Stage at Glastonbury in 2007.
After taking a break from DJ'ing he now has returned with even more energy and mind blowing skill bringing the dancefloor chaos, Task is back, definitely expect the unexpected...
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