In 1996, DJ Void first experienced Drum & Bass whilst at university in Hull through the New Horizons events run by Chris Renegade (Circuit Recordings). Inspired and captivated by guest DJs such as the legendary Kemistry & Storm, Doc Scott and LTJ Bukem and hooked on Radio One’s ‘One In The Jungle’ shows it was a natural progression to get decks and in 1998 start mixing.
Starting out by playing house parties and university events he soon moved on and through persistent self promotion secured residencies at a number of small events in London and played at events such as Pure Science in Maidstone and the Best Of British at legendary rave venue, Bagley’s.
Things progressed swiftly and the self promotion paid off leading to international gigs in Belgium and further afield in Orlando and San Francisco, USA and sets at events and venues such as HQ, Raindance, Cargo, Electrowerkz, Turnmills and Big Chill Bar plus the Carling Weekend: Leeds and Reading Festivals 2004 playing slots between headline acts in the Dance tent followed with a 3 hour warm-up set at Rahzel and Mike Patton’s sold out show at the Mean Fiddler (LA2), London. In July 2006 he was chosen as a finalist for the Rebirth Summer Gathering DJ competition and in June 2010 he played sets on The Hub stage at the Glastonbury Festival. Invited back to Glastonbury in 2011 he played sets in Club DaDa and at Rockworx stonemasons with a return to the Green Crafts Field for further sets in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019. From the beginning of 2011 he was one of the residents on rotation at HQ, Oxford.
Building on radio experience from slots on university radio and FlashFM.com, DJ Void hosted a weekly show for a year on London’s leading Drum & Bass station, Rude FM 88.2, was featured in the mix on BBC 1Xtra’s Breaking New Talent slot in November 2005, and was Artist of the Week for internet station StaticProgress.com at the end of June 2008. In 2009 he featured as a special guest on San Francisco’s Pirate Cat Radio and featured with a guest mix on BassPort.fm in June 2014. From April 2007 he produced over 100 podcasts for the Phuture Frequency website until it sadly went offline in September 2015.
Choosing to hone his DJ skills further and try his hand at production, DJ Void spent studio time with breaks producer XFile to produce his debut track ‘Extinction’ and spent the academic year 2004/2005 studying at the Vestax DJ Academy at the Academy of Contemporary Music, Guildford where he won the Outstanding DJ of the Year award.
Showing his eclectic side DJ Void has played everything from Rock to Hip-Hop at events for the charity project Attitude Is Everything and has supported a blind DJ during her sets.
Seeing tune selection as key, DJ Void is able to mix the light and dark ends of the Drum & Bass spectrum and produce rolling sets utilising productions by both old skool producers such as Digital, Spirit and Total Science and the new breed including Chroma, Jam Thieves and Response.
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