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Facing up to the camera .. . Ddog.

Discovering this type of music in 1995 at a party called Champion Sounds St Party, New Years Eve in Edward St, that sounded like some geezer rattling a whole pile of pots and pans together, and that he would later find out was called Drum and Bass definatly led Ddog down a road he could never have imagined taking. From there attending pretty much every dodgy warehouse rave and sneaking into ESC on a fake ID every weekend until some point in '97 when he decided he wanted to have a go at putting on one of these dance party things himself. 1997 was also the year that he got his first taste of the cream of UK DnB, catching the likes of Doc Scott, Kemistry and Storm, and DJ Trace courtesy of Subtronix. Gigs which affirmed Ddog's love for this sound.

June 1997 saw the birth of Grind a collective of friends based at LAB13, Garrett St. They went on to put on the events Lab13, Unsound, Relapse. ( R ) evolve, Number8wire and Resound. A series of multi genre parties encompassing the styles of Drum and Bass, Techno, Hip Hop, House, Dub, Reggae, Downbeat. These parties gave many young Wellington DJ's and Producers there first break, and even saw the release of the Number8wire CD a collection of emerging Aotearoa Electronic artists 500 copies of which were given away free at the Number8wire party. Ddog alongside Michael King were the driving forces behind Grind, but it was the extended crew that helped during that period that made it such a special time.

However the days of doing parties in disused warehouse spaces round Wellington were quickly coming to an end with the rapidly increasing number of apartments going up in Central Wellington meant noise control restrictions were just getting ridiculous. The decision was made to approach Studionine late 98' with a new concept in club night for Wellington called Bass Frontiers. In March 1999 Bass frontiers began its fortnightly residency at Studionine. Its sole goal was to raise the shabby profile of drum and bass in Wellington and provide a focal point for the City's DnB Headz and DJ's to come together on a regular basis and hear the freshest in UK Drum and Bass.

It was from here that Ddog linked up with Subtronix, a bond that would see Bass Frontiers gain access to pretty much every high profile UK drum and bass act available. Three and a half years later and still going strong, BF is Ddog's finest achievement to date.

Other promotion achievements include linking up with Studionine to produce Wellington's premiere New Years Eve event, The New Frontier. With preparations under way for 03 and with the first 2 being complete sell outs, they have changed the perception of Welly being the place to get away from @ New Years to being the place to be.
Ddog has also dabbled in promoting other club nights such as Hi-Tek, Steppin' Up, and Elementary with varied degrees of success.

DJ'ing has also always been something DDog has tried on and off for the last 3 or 4 years. Only really getting serious about it in the last 2 years, he is now finally starting to play out at his own gigs and other peoples. You can catch him spinning the freshest drum and bass on various radio shows ....

Firm 100.8FM Wednesdays 10pm -12am with DJ Sal
Radioactive89FM Thursdays 1am - 4am with Kava streamed live via http://www.radioactive.fm
Radioactive89FM Fridays on Future Funk 9pm - 11pm with B-lo streamed live via http://www.radioactive.fm

Goals for the future are to get into music production, world travel and to keep providing the Wellington Massive with the best Drum and Bass parties they will ever experience.

'nuff respect and love going out to everyone !!!