Username: SteveGrant Age: 28 Gender: Male Location: Perth, Australia Date Joined:
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Being introduced to music from a young age during a time when pirate radio was at it's peak in Ireland and a selection of dance-based styles were popular, I was exposed to the more accessible, commercial side of dance. At the age of about 13 I began to sift through this sea of nonsense eventually arriving to the conclusion that I preferred things deep, techy & funky for good measure!
At 14 I landed a spot on a local dance-based radio station - ABC Power 104 - and learned my craft from a team of dedicated, talented & well-informed crew that were eager to pass on their knowledge & skills to young, enthusiastic up & coming DJs who had that glint in their eye & showed a bit of potential.....Sadly, some years later, the station was disbanded due to an unsuccessful license application attempt and the radio days were over for a time to follow.
Having taken time out for college some years later I made a return to the scene broadcasting house-based dance shows on various internet stations and also featuring as regular guest mixer on the 'Vinyl Sessions' with Andy Mac on Beat 102 103 (who I had worked with on the former ABC Power 104).
Although never taking my eye off the ball while away from the scene, picking up where I left off was simply not an option...."In only a handful of years the scene has progressed far greater & faster than anyone could have predicted say, 10 years ago. Choosing to embrace, rather than reject, everything new technology has to offer in order to help you do your thing is the best way forward'.......Enhancing my mixing style by incorporating a hybrid of software/analogue equipment into the set allows the modern DJ to stay up to date and on top of the game.
Experimenting with different production tools ensures there's never room for boredom in the studio. Exposure to a lot of different UK & US-based styles over three decades also influences creativity during a lengthy studio 'lock-in'!
My Mixes / TracksABC Power 104....10 Years On..... by SteveGrantuploadedDedicated to the memory of a very special radio station that ceased it's operations in October 2001. ABC Power 104 was legendary in its specialist play-list/programming format and is remembered by most as "Waterford's Best Mix" and the 'Rhythm of the City". This mix was featured on Beat 102 103's 'Streetbeat'...a weekly dance show - hosted by Ray Colclough - which keeps the South East of Ireland well informed of all things house music-related within the industry and globally, streaming live in superb quality across the world wide web. ABC Power 104's innovative approach to broadcasting can still be heard today as some of it's presenters (some very young at the time!) went on to forge very successful broadcasting careers spanning across some of Ireland's biggest broadcasters. It was necessary to mark this 10-year milestone as a tribute to all the young men & women who dedicated their time - free of charge - to bring the people of Waterford a radio service that they could truly be proud of. It was a simpler time when all that mattered was the 'music'. No bureaucracy, no hidden agenda and most importantly a passion & belief that ABC Power 104 could conquer the world...If we only had a transmitter powerful enough :) Enjoy this mix that lasts for over two hours and takes you on a journey through the 90's, highlighting all the music of that decade that made a difference to a generation that still remember it "like it was yesterday".... If only we could have this time back again, if just for a short while! Thanks for listening. - Steve Grant, October 2011.Steve Grant : Live Set @ Indiependence 2011 by SteveGrantuploadedlive set recorded @ Indiependence 2011.....Mitchelstown, Ireland 29.07.2011 Big thanks to Yachtrock (Gavin Boyce, Shaun Whelan & Alan Coady) What a beautiful weekend of endless music. Not to mention the headliners Charles Webster, The Revenge & Todd Terje...Mitchelstown never had it so good :) See you next year.Summer Set List.....Winning! by SteveGrantuploadedVinyl Sessions @ Beat 102 103 by SteveGrantuploadedAs part of a monthly radio residency as guest mixer on the Vinyl Sessions with Andy Mac @ Beat 102 102 (Ireland). A mix of deep house/ tech house &amp;amp;amp; a tiny bit of techno for good measure :) Please feel free to download, burn & pop in the car while enjoying spin to some deep beats. Feedback always welcome. For more media click here: http://soundcloud.com/grant-stevens«1»
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