The Evolution of an Artist
Dax grew up in the UK as an avid fan of jungle, drum’n’bass and garage. He was heavily influenced by early innovators such as Goldie, Andy C and Bad Company, and his love for this simmering underground resulted in him starting to DJ on pirate radio whilst he was still at school. He became an avid vinyl collector, buying his music from London’s famous “Black Market Records” on a weekly basis. Not content just to play the music of others though, he also started producing music on his Playstation and so started the early manifestations of his sound.
His first appearances on vinyl came while still at university, both on Aphrodite & Mickey Finn’s classic jungle label, “Urban Takeover”, and his own imprint, “Xplicit Sound”. By the age of 19 he had forced his foot into London’s storied drum’n’bass scene, initially playing the small rooms at major raves for legendary promoters such as United Dance, One Nation and Movement. He took to the airwaves too and held residencies on pirate radio stations Origin FM 95.2 and Time FM 104.6.
After Dax graduated from university with a degree in Sound Engineering, he took a year out to go traveling, a decision that would completely change his musical career. Dax discovered techno and instantly developed a new passion for cutting-edge 4/4 beats that would give him a new direction, merging the pulsating energies of European techno with the uncompromising, rough attitude of his musical upbringing. It was this experience that set in motion what has become the foundation of Dax’s unique sound, a blend of rough and sleek hedonistic night music for abandoned warehouses.
It’s hard to see what else the young British artist can achieve given how he’s already established himself as a techno DJ, producer, record label head and promoter at the highest levels. What’s clear though is that his passion for the music and his commitment to driving it forward in new and unexpected ways remains stronger than ever, and he remains at the front of the pack for those who celebrate how diverse and deep electronic music can be.