A keen musician since I was a teenager, I am now focusing on spinning the best ska, rocksteady and reggae tunes i can find. I’ve had the joy and luck over the years to be influenced by a great selection of top musicians in a variety of genres, which I’m sure you will hear when you listen!
From heavy metal through folk/punk to skanking dub, from rhythm guitar through didgeridoo to running my own recording studio: variety has been the spice of my life, but the main course has always been my love of music and bringing this to the people, especially as a DJ or during live performances with Dyframix.
I started my musical journey as a teenager playing rhythm guitar in a heavy metal band. Exploring the musical scene, a few years later I formed a folk/punk band together with friends. This was partly a result of my beginning a love affair with the didgeridoo, but I also played 12-string guitar and sang on a couple of tracks.
Soon after that I took up another interest that continues to the present day: DJing. It was the mid-nineties and the party scene was calling, as was Yorkshire. I brought my didgeridoo up north with me and coined the name “Teknodij” as I played alongside DJs in clubs, at parties and on the radio.
A brief foray into children’s theatre as part of a two-man educational project couldn’t permanently tempt me away from the world of music, nor could a trip around Europe with my didge on my back tempt me away from Yorkshire! After returning I settled in Bridlington on the East Yorkshire coast to concentrate on my music and build up a home studio.
This soon became the collecting point for a variety of local artists. We had a small soundsystem and ultra-violet decor collective, called ourselves the “Banana Factory” and travelled around for a couple of years providing UV decor for various soundsystems and dance nights, including the fantastic ‘Project Mayhem’ soundsystem in Oxford. It was during this time that I had the opportunity of gaining a lot of DJ experience and spent many an hour jamming with other DJs in the practice room.
In 2003 I had a chance meeting with didgeridoo master Nick Burman which in turn led to a jam session and the discovery of our shared love of the didge and respect for Aboriginal culture. After I wrote a couple of drum tracks for one of Nick’s performances, we came up with the idea of writing an experimental album with the didgeridoo taking a lead role instead of its usual position as atmospheric percussion. This album was called “Didgeridance”, we took it on the road, played a few didge events and the next year we formed the band “Dyframix”.
Dyframix soon became a regular name on festival line-ups and our unique brand of ethnotechno/trance got the crowds dancing across the UK. We have produced three EPs, performed live on radio and television, and had our music featured on magazine-cover DVDs and several compilation albums.
I launched my solo project in the spring of 2010 and made the decision to switch genres and start producing dub. Having always had a love of reggae and a dub set in my DJ bag, it seemed and felt like a natural progression.
After a few years of writing and remixing with some success using the soundcloud platform i closed my studio and now i am focused on my Dj skills and enjoying playing vintage vinyl again.
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