Username: DJRYD3R Age: 37 Gender: Male Location: London, United Kingdom Date Joined:
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Paul started DJing at the age of 13, working with a friend doing mobile discos for weddings, birthdays etc.
It was around this age he met Dr. Fresh, the man who introduced him to the underground Hardcore Techno scene, realising this was what he loved he soon invested in an old set of belt drive turntables and the rest is history - with the guidance of Fresh he learned how to mix and followed in the footsteps of the likes of Ratty, Mickey Finn and Tango through the Jungle scene into Drum n Bass.
In around 1996 another DJ friend of his (hi Rich ;)) introduced him to House music where he was able to infuse this into his part-time mobile DJing which gave a unique perspective for the agency he was working for, which they were able to utilise it to a certain extent.
Whilst having his new found affair with House music he found Trance music out to be enticing, which he was able to fuse with the House quite well - and around this time he found his links with First Leisure - getting many guest nights in the popular clubs around the Midlands, including the Dome, Dome II, Sanctuary, the Travellers and the Emporium.
With a career and following rapidly growing natural progression from Trance music led Paul to Hard House and Hard Trance. He then was drafted into his first internet radio slot on www.newtechpirates.com where he made many contacts and fans, but after a couple of years of this Paul decided to spend a few months in Germany with his family. When it was time to return to England work commitments brought Paul to London, where he started playing for www.disfunktionalradio.com where he met a few more contacts - especially a very good friend - Ricky, who was able to help him back into the underground circuit and get started again.
Soon after he met another very close friend - Maz, who gave him the opportunity to play on her website www.undergroundexhilaration.co.uk until it's untimely close, since then Paul has performed several guest slots on several radio stations and now plays weekly on www.dancetransmission.com on a Monday night 10pm to 12pm with plenty more offers in the pipeline, news to come soon.
Now Pauls passion sits firmly in Progressive House where he follows closely in the footsteps of his idol - Sasha!
Paul runs a setup of Technics SL1210 Mk2s with a LED conversion and a Numark mixer, hopefully adding a set of CDjs soon who knows? Combine this with a very powerful Emu soundcard in his PC and a virtual studio setup running Cubase and Reason this promises to be a productive year for Paul!
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