Profile: From out of the Southern California desert SIM_01 has been crafting music for over 15 years. His humble beginnings were with a small Casio keyboard that he received as a gift at the tender age of 10 and promptly tore apart and rewired to create unique sounds. Always a fan of the beat, SIM_01 was attracted to Hip-Hop acts such as Afrika Bambaataa and Soul Sonic Force. Inspired by the music, he began DJing when he was around 13 years old, playing mostly Rap and Hip-Hop.
Having mastered the keyboard, bass, and six-string guitar, the next logical step was to begin producing music. While playing covers of Depeche Mode and New Order in a college band, SIM_01 began producing his own original music. About this time he started to discover the underground Electronic and Techno scene in Los Angeles and was influenced by the early sound of Paul Oakenfold. Armed with a computer, some software, and two turntables, SIM_01 returned to DJing, this time concentrating on Trance-style music. Early in 2001, SIM_01 released his first album, Radiophonic Oddity. As a platform for his new album he founded Cyclotron Records, which is an L.A.-based record label and online vinyl store.
With the success of his first album, SIM_01 finds himself very busy DJing, working on his next release, and working on a few remixes. The sounds currently coming from his turntables include Progressive House, Progressive Trance, and Breaks. Look for a new album from SIM_01 towards the end of 2003.