2009 was a good year for DJ Ollie, as well as maintaining his residency for Innovation, playing at all their events in the UK, Amsterdam and Spain, he was also booked to play both main arena upfront and old skool jungle sets for a host of various promoters including Warning, Grooverider’s Grace event, Def:Inition, Skibadee’s Bangers & Mash parties, Epidemik, up in the Midlands for Random Concept & Muzik Hertz, and receiving widespread acclaim for his impromptu 2 hour jungle set at Friction's debut Shogun Audio event at Lightbox.
A project of recording engineer Jay Burnett ("Burzootie"), whose credits as an engineer include Planet Rock, The Beastie Boys, New Order and The Orb. There is a version of the Drum Machine record on Def Jam (DJ004, 1985), credited to MCA and Burzootie, and another version on his own label, Jayco. Drum Machine is also the name of a novelty song side project of Asher Stuhlman, better known for his roles in local bands Five Zombies and The Floating Head Effect.
Where do you start with A Guy Called Gerald? A hidden gem, the gateway between Chicago house / Detroit Techno and the UK dance music explosion in the late 80s. He is one of a few special producers who entered dance music in the jacking zone. He is the first UK acid house producer and probably the first producer to have two instrumental dance tracks in the UK charts at the same. He formed 808 State with a drum machine, a 303, 2 Roland SH101s and 2 other humans.
Critycal Dub are one of the hottest new D&B talents in the world right now. Brazilian DJs Thiago Borges and David Acuna met through the Internet and the rest, as they say, is history.
Music has always played a huge part in Hazard's life; his formative years were spent listening to reggae, hip-hop and soul in particular. Although interested by rave music and its culture from its inception, it wasn't until elements of the above mentioned genres began to appear in rave music that Hazard became truly engrossed. After attending only a few raves in the Midlands boasting superstar line-ups playing jungle and drum&bass, Hazard was dead set on becoming a DJ.