Tune into Dj Ryd3r's weekly show 'Tranzportations' on LazerFM every Sunday from 1:00 - 3:00 GMT
Hello and Welcome
I started DJing at the age of 13, working with a friend doing mobile discos for weddings, birthdays etc.
It was around this age I met Dr. Fresh, the man who introduced me to the underground Hardcore Techno scene, realising this was what I loved I soon invested in an old set of belt drive turntables and the rest is history - with the guidance of Fresh I 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 mine (hi Rich ;)) introduced me to House music where I was able to infuse this into my part-time mobile DJing which gave a unique perspective for the agency I was working for, they were able to utilise this to a certain extent.
Whilst having my new found affair with House music I found Trance music out to be enticing, which I was able to fuse with the House quite well - and around this time I found my 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 in Leicester.
With a career and following rapidly growing, natural progression from Trance music led me to Hard House and Hard Trance. I then was drafted into my first internet radio slot on New Tech Pirates where I made many contacts and fans, but after a couple of years of this I decided to spend a few months in Germany with my family. When it was time to return to England work commitments brought me to London, when I started playing for Dis Funktional Radio where I met a few more contacts - especially a very good friend - Ricky, who was able to help me back into the underground circuit and get started again.
Now my passion sits firmly in House and Trance, particularly Psytrance where I follow closely in the footsteps of my idol - Sasha, this you can clearly hear the influence in my style! Since investment in the digital world with Traktor, Ableton and Reason, running a combination of analogue/digital equipment I have found myself immersed in a whole new world of possibilities which I am utilizing more and more on a daily basis. Recently I have secured my first residency in years for the Church of the Darkside, whilst working on gaining more guest slots across the UK and a deep interest in production - watch for the first track coming soon - I also landed myself a position on Biopulse Records as label DJ.
Happy with being brought onboard as label DJ this has opened up a few opportunities for me to grow within the trance scene, finding a huge love for Psytrance, Particularly full on! I now for the last 2 years have run a radio show for guest artists, new and experienced - featuring a roster of names that make me proud! You can catch Tranzportations live every Saturday on lazerfm.com at 6pm GMT 7pm CET.
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Tune into my weekly show 'Tranzportations' on LazerFM every Sunday from 1:00pm - 3:00pm GMT.
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