Operon – inthemix50 Promo
DJ Operon has been a pillar of the drum’n’bass community in Brisbane for over five years. Alongside partner in crime DJ Erther, Operon is responsible for reviving a dead scene for this UK breakbeat sound in his home town. Lack of exposure to the genre and a poor selection of events compelled him to start his own parties which has led on to the highly successful ‘Rude Bwoyz Monthly’ events, which have now been running each and every month for over four years. Drum’n’bass in Brisbane is now the strongest it has ever been, with scores of talented young djs coming through the ranks and lots of exposure to the sound at many diverse dance events and clubs. His efforts have culminated with top support slots for renowned djs such as LTJ Bukem, Teebee, Aphrodite, Dom & Roland, and Pendulum to name a few. Mixing for over a decade, Operon has the ability to drop many a style of drum’n’bass from every era of the genre whether it be Tech-Step and Jungle or slammin’ hardware anthems. A keen lover of all styles of drum’n’bass, Operon when performing his sets likes to take the crowd in many directions, chopping straight from amen stormers to smooth liquid rollers and back again. Also a keen producer, Operon’s name was pushed farther a field of Brisbane when one of his productions ‘Regolith’ was picked as one of 9 finalists for the 2004 ‘Connecting Beats’ competition run by Nokia. The track featured on a CD alongside artists such as Motive (dsci4) and received Australia wide distribution. More recently, Operon in collaboration with top Brisbane vocalist ‘Manta Ray’ (My Ninja Lover) has had his production ‘Airports’ receive interest from UK based DJ Nookie, famed for his seminal releases on LTJ Bukem’s Good Looking imprint.
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