"Australiaâ€™s breaks expert" - Time Out Magazine, New York, USA.
â€œScotlandâ€™s breaks Jediâ€ Skinny magazine, UK
"The most underrated breakbeat DJ in Australia" - Inthemix.com.au
Nearly ten years ago Defcon1 began club DJing in his hometown of Sydney Australia. It turned out the boy had a knack for it, and soon enough his name became synonymous with quality underground dance music and innovated sounds, particularly for pushing forward breakbeat driven music since its emergence in the late 1990s. His now concrete reputation for always rocking the club has been well deserved Coming originally from the hiphop scene, Defcon1â€™s combination of a feverish mash-up, cut-up DJ style and scratching with club music brought a fresh sound to the club scene which made him stick out way above the pack from the beginning. Pushing a distinct blend of breaks, house, electro and drum n bass (yep, all together!) Defcon1 landed his first residency at the world renowned Chinese Laundry club in Sydney in 2000 alongside DJs such as Ajax and Kid Kenobi, and there's just been no turning back. Since then Defcon has held down residencies in Australia's leading clubs such as Kink and Home as well. Name checked by Ministry of Sound as one of Australiaâ€™s leading breaks DJs, he has been rocked the decks of every major club in Australia, while each summer he has been a regular feature of the festival circuit, rocking tens of thousands at festivals including the Big Day Out, Earthcore and the Bellingen Global Carnival but to name a few.
For six years his DJ sets have been in demand internationally, resulting in scores of tours and gigs at some of the worldâ€™s leading clubs and events. New Zealand's Timmy Schumacher and Dj Page3 first heard the Defcon sound back in 2002, touring him in Auckland with explosive results. Since then, he's become one of the most regularly toured Aussie Djs to cross the ditch, blowing up dancefloors in every major city and town across Aotearoa. Beyond New Zealand, Defcon1 has been in high demand Djing in New Caledonia, as well as stints tearing up clubs across the USA (New Orleans, Virginia, DC. New York, Milwaukee and more), Mexico and Thailand.
Following a move to Scotland in 2006, Defcon1 hooked up with the Chew the Fat! parties, the longest running breaks night in the UK, based out of The End club in London. Here heâ€™s held a residency DJing and helping promote the Chew the Fat! nights at Glasgowâ€™s infamous Sub Club, playing alongside the biggest names in the global breaks and house scenes today (Stanton Warriors, Speaker Junk, Evil Nine, Layo & Bushwacka and the Utah Saints but to name a few). On top of this, he now runs the underground party â€˜Beatboxâ€™ in Glasgow with Chew the Fat! resident and all round nice guy DJ Bradley C, which has been a welcome addition to Glasgowâ€™s already quality club scene. The Defcon1 sounds has been jumped on by the Brits, with our boy picked up for the upcoming BBC Radio1 UK-wide tour of DJ Annie Nightingale and her 'Annie's Introducing Tour', which will see Defcon1 and rave pioneers the Utah Saints tearing it up alongside the cream of UK's breaks scene this April.
in support is none other than former hamilton Breaks pioneer, The Akomplis a true soldier in pushing break beat in the tron with his long running breaks night "built to break" along with many other regular club appearances the Akomplis built a reputation for his funk driven breakbeat sound often refered to as hamiltons best ever breaks dj (and with good reason) be sure to catch him this saturday!!!!