info : 04/2002

Recent DJ Appearances

BBC Radio 1 'Worldwide' with Gilles Peterson
Detroit Electronic Music Festival
Planet E Party – Detroit
Miami WMC – Axis Music/Playboy Party
Co-Op – London
Plastic People – London
Off Centre – London
2000 Black Tour – Japan
Kaleidoscope – Berlin
La Pergola – Milan
Rex Club – Paris
Drum Rhythm Festival – Amsterdam
Dour Festival – Belgium
Sonar Festival – Barcelona
Pacha – Ibiza
Ministry Of Sound – London/Ibiza

INFORMATION

'89/'90 : First started listening to electronic dance music, checking house on the pirates and early warehouse raves.

'91/'92 : Started producing tracks as Spank Da Monkey, Works Of Art and Obsession and set up Mousetrap Records. Djing on various pirates such as Power, Girls and Faze 1 FM and organising some of the most notorious warehouse parties while holding residencies at The Astoria, Busby's and other quality House nights in London.

'93-'95 : After spending almost a year running clubs such as The Shelter and Kaboom in Chicago with DJs like Derrick Carter, Spencer Kincy, Ralphi Rosario and Mark Farina he returned to the UK to a residency at Ronnie Scott's spinning US Garage and House. Around the same time Orin started working seriously in the studio with fellow DJs Phil Asher (as Blak 'n Spanish), Daz-I-Kue, Rocky and Diesel, Dom Moir and Booker T for releases on Mousetrap.

'95/'96 : Mutual influences, like Smack and MAW, and mutual friend Phil Asher hooked him up with Seiji and Mousetrap promptly released Seiji's first Disorient project. Founded new label Suckers Need Bass with the first release, ‘Hear My Call' by Basshook & Friends released in the US on the legendary Emotive Records.

'97 : Closed down Mousetrap Records and affiliated labels after 45 releases. Seiji brought Alex Phountzi and Kaidi Tatham to the ‘Attic' and an already close group including Scott 1200 and Daz-I-Kue which sparked the beginning of Bugz in the Attic, now a burgeoning collective of producers, musicians and DJs which has gone from strength to strength producing tracks, LPs and remixes for scores of quality labels (see discography)

The last few years have seen Orin moving into new musical territories and pushing the boundaries under the monikers Afronaught, Neon Phusion (with Kaidi Tatham and Alex Phountzi) and Everyday People while USC and Soul Tuition are collaborations harking back to his House roots.

2001 saw him release his debut Afronaught LP, 'Shapin Fluid'- featuring the seminal 'Transcend Me' – on Apollo/R&S, recording as Orange Water for Archive (Italy), Everyday People for Earth Projects, Afro Force for 2000 Black among others. Plans for 2002 include the second Neon Phusion LP for Laws Of Motion and new Afronaught material in addition to working on projects with other innovative producers/musicians like Domu, Phil Asher, Kaidi Tatham, Daz-I-Kue and the rest of the Bugz in the Attic crew. Strengthening the label, Bitasweet, and Djing at more cutting edge clubs/events world-wide are also major priorities for Orin this year.