“D.O.D is of the most talented young DJs and producers we’ve discovered this century. Expect big things” Mixmag
“One of the best djs I’ve seen all year” Kissy Sell Out, BBC Radio 1
Punching well above his years, D.O.D is standing on the edge of becoming an international sensation within club circles. Already finding plaudits among Annie Mac, Tiesto, David Guetta, Eddie Halliwell, Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke, Gareth Emery and Laurent Garnier, this fresh faced beats stalwart has also managed to secure himself a residency with Mixmag for their club and Ibiza tours; not bad for a kid who’s barely out of his teens.
With a DJ style that can only be deemed as inimitable, in-your-face turntable wizardry, D.O.D has managed to secure a wide cross section of fans with his music – which sets about fusing the lines between everything House, Electro and Techno.
But whilst his work ethic is familiar of yesteryears hard craft approach, his technical ability is certainly more forward moving. Positioning his musical style as ‘Jump-Up Big Room House’, he utilises 3-4 CDJ’S, DJM900 an EFX1000/Kaossolaitor, alongside his own personal edits and bootlegs, to great effect – citing the likes of QBert, DJ Yoda and the Scratch Perverts as inspiration for his style of play. This approach to the art of DJing has led him to share the stage with a whopping ensemble of peek time performers in the past 12 months alone; Laidback Luke, Eddie Halliwell, Michael Woods, Tim Mason, Nero, Calvin Harris, Annie Mac, John O’Callahan, Judge Jules, Chase & Status, Pendulum, Example, Riva Starr, Kim Fai, Kissy Sell Out & Doorly to name a few.
With his producing career already off to a flying start, D.O.D can already boast a 4 track EP on the UK’s legendary ‘New State Music’ which did the damage worldwide, gaining support from some from one the worlds biggest DJs – Tiesto. One of the tracks from D.O.D’s debut EP also made it onto the ‘Pacha Future Dance’ compilation album. D.O.D also nailed a remix for Dutch electro champion Laidback Luke’s track ‘Turbulence’ which has already hit over 1/4 million hits on YouTube. Moving forward to future releases, D.O.D has just signed a two track EP to Australian label ‘Vicious Recordings’, the label who made Avicii who he is today – Out at the beginning of March, already receiving support from David Guetta and Gareth Emery. He has also signed a new track to USA’s answer to a DJ rockstar – Steve Aoki’s ‘Dim Mak Records’ – Out in Spring. He has a remix coming out on Paul Oakenfold’s ‘Perfecto Records’ which is also due out in spring 2012.
Over the course of the next few months his schedule is packed with a string of white-hot club dates UK and internationally including Croatia, The Arches in Glasgow, Tall Trees in Yarm, Ibiza Rocks, A North American tour, as well as a full UK festival tour – A sign of a great year ahead for the 23 year old artist!
With enough tricks to keep the eyes as transfixed as the ears, it’s no wonder the world of rave can’t stop their clamour for him. Dance music is at its most potent when all about fresh, hungry and talented youth, and D.O.D represents that lust for measured abandon brilliantly. The dance floor may never be the same again…