MyCityByNight is super excited about this weekend’s absolutely massive Halo Future Heroes party (we’ve got a couple of VIP tickets to giveaway that cant actually be purchased for the event in the competition section). We thought that it would be cool to find out a little bit more about the guys who are ready to stake their claim in the progressive and trance music scene. The boys got very introspective and provided us with heartfelt and self promotional bios ahead of the jol…
AAVI – Personal Bio
“Born in Cape Town, I’ve been playing exclusive live sets for many years bringing all kinds of electronic dance music to the floor. It’s tough to describe my musical style, as electronic music is always changing and moving with the times, but if it had to be summed up in a phrase, I would call it ‘Club Trance’. I’m a multi-format DJ, spinning mostly CD’s and sampling sounds and tracks from software-based interfaces. I am also known to make use of vinyl turntable decks, in true classic DJ style.
The best thing about being in the electronic dance music scene is the positive feedback one receives from clubbers, fans, friends etc. Ask any DJ/Producer and they will have a story of their own to tell. I consider myself a people’s person and I feed off the energy in the crowd or even in the studio.
As a founding member of the production team, The Audio Impressionists, I’ve set myself apart from most DJ’s, in that the presentation of my live sets will incorporate many of my own written work. The Audio Impressionists (aka A.I.), have a large selection of music ranging from acoustic lounge to hard trance.
I consider my DJ skills to be second to none and am equally happy with a crowd of 10, or 10 000! Well versed in the technology of DJ’ing, I run my own syllabus based training course, tutoring aspiring DJ’s. Many of my students are now actively involved with the club scene in Cape Town, paving the way to their own bright futures.
DALE ROTHER – Personal Bio
“I began DJing in 2001, at the age of 15. I can’t say when exactly I became aware of electronic music, but it was probably around the year 2000. It was around then, that I realised it was the music for me, and it rapidly became the overriding passion in my life.
Moving to Cape Town from my childhood home, Port Elizabeth, in 2002, I found myself being increasingly drawn towards the sounds of Trance & Progressive as championed by European luminaries, such as Paul van Dyk and DJ Tiësto. This provided me the opportunity in my late teens, to be exposed to visiting international performers, while learning my craft and developing my skills as a DJ.
In 2004 I turned my hand to production as a means of further developing my own sound, but I’ve always thought of myself as a DJ first and a producer second.
Although my sound has changed and grown as the genre of has evolved over the years, I’ve always maintained a commitment to the ideal, that each set should be a journey to be enjoyed. I strive to make each mix an experience, trying to draw the listener in deeper with every track.
Stay tuned for more, as I continue to refine my sound in the blossoming Cape Town Progressive and Trance Scene.”
We have also got a little mix from one of the residents at Halo and online dance radio legend – Scott Small. There are some insanely huge classics thrown in so crank this one up and get the tiger blam ready…
Halofutureheroes_Promo_1oct10 by Halolive on Mixcloud