It was the Hip Hop culture of the mid 1980’s that got Traffik started on the decks. Taking inspiration from DJs such as Cashmoney and Jazzy Jeff, Traffik taught himself the art of cutting and scratching and became involved with local rappers jamming at house parties and early warehouse gigs.
Around 1989 the acid house scene was in full swing in the UK and Traffik began to take an interest in the music and started buying the records. By 1991 Traffik had moved away from the Hip Hop scene and was DJing techno and breakbeat at various underground parties around London and the South East of England.
In 1993 Traffik became involved with one of London’s largest pirate radio stations, Energy FM, and was one of a small group of London’s first underground radio DJs to play hardcore, industrial techno and gabber on his regular Saturday night show.
Following this, Traffik took his musical talents to the studio and began working on producing tracks. His first release was the track “Under Attack” on Outcast Clan Records in 1995. Shortly after this came his release on Crapshoot Records which gained him international recognition and in 1995 travelled to Austria to perform his first DJ set outside of the UK.
Very early on Traffik was fusing drum and bass breaks with hardcore techno, producing hard hitting breakbeat driven core tracks and pushing the boundaries with heavily distorted industrial tracks. Traffik has earned himself world-wide recognition as a pioneer and innovator.
He has DJ’d at events all over the world from Compton in L.A to Warsaw in Poland. Parties played at include Astropolis (FR), Thunderdome (NL), Raving Nightmare (DE), Live Evil (UK), Twisted (UK), Pulsamix (FR), Liberty White (BE), Defqon 1 (NL) and Resurrection (CA). He has released his productions on labels such as Epiteth, Motormouth, Noisj, Born To Kill, Epileptik, Rebel Scum, Corrupt and Social Parasite and has licensed tracks to UWe, Psychic Genocide, ID&T, Nordcore, SoundBase and many others.
Traffik (2) Discography
- 2 Remix
- 23 Writing & Arrangement
- 1 Featuring & Presenting
- 14 Production
- 12 DJ Mix
- 1 Technical