Aphrodite

Real Name:
Gavin King
Profile:
The Drum 'n' Bass DJ and producer Gavin King, who was born in Aberystwyth, Wales, but raised in Eltham, is one of the original rave scene and Jungle pioneers. He runs the label Aphrodite Recordings and has founded Urban Takeover with Michael Hearn aka Micky Finn.

He took his artist name from the name of a house night he used to co-promote from 1988 1990 whilst at Warwick University. He held a regular Sunday show on pirate station Pulse FM until the station shut down in 1995.
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BSECTMC1 Aphrodite - Classic To The Core Volume One - Mix Tape By Aphrodite album art Aphrodite Classic To The Core Volume One - Mix Tape By Aphrodite(Cass, Mixed) Bass Section Recordings BSECTMC1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
REACTMC59 Aphrodite - Artcore album art Aphrodite Artcore React REACTMC59 UK 1995 Sell This Version
BSEMC2 Aphrodite - Classic To The Core Volume Two - Mix Tape By Aphrodite album art Aphrodite Classic To The Core Volume Two - Mix Tape By Aphrodite(Cass, Mixed) Bass Section Recordings BSEMC2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
VVR1006952 Aphrodite - Aphrodite album art Aphrodite Aphrodite (Album) V2 VVR1006952 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
aphrocd-1 Aphrodite - DJ Mix CD album art Aphrodite DJ Mix CD(CD, Mixed) Aphrodite Recordings aphrocd-1 2001 Sell This Version
63881-27129-2 Aphrodite - Aftershock album art Aphrodite Aftershock (Album) V2 63881-27129-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
none Aphrodite - Live @ Пиратская Станция album art DJ Aphrodite* Live @ Пиратская Станция(CD, Mixed) KDK Records, Radio Record none Russia 2004 Sell This Version
MM-1188-2 Aphrodite - Break In Reality album art Aphrodite Break In Reality(CD, Album, Mixed) Moist Music MM-1188-2 US 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

APH 1 Aphrodite - Raw Motion / Dub Motion album art Aphrodite Raw Motion / Dub Motion (EP) Aphrodite Recordings APH 1 UK 1992 Sell This Version
APH003 Aphrodite - Cocaine album art DJ Aphrodite* Cocaine Aphrodite Recordings APH003 UK 1993 Sell This Version
APH 2 Aphrodite - The Vine album art Aphrodite The Vine Aphrodite Recordings APH 2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
APH004 Aphrodite - Stonka / Break Of Day / Break Of Dawn album art Aphrodite Stonka / Break Of Day / Break Of Dawn Aphrodite Recordings APH004 UK 1993 Sell This Version
APH-7 Aphrodite - Full Effect / Feel Real album art Aphrodite + Nutty Jim Aphrodite + Nutty Jim - Full Effect / Feel Real Aphrodite Recordings APH-7 UK 1993 Sell This Version
APH006 Aphrodite - Sea Mortar / Beautiful Bass album art Aphrodite Sea Mortar / Beautiful Bass Aphrodite Recordings APH006 UK 1993 Sell This Version
none Aphrodite - Cocaine Remix / The Phantasy album art Aphrodite / Unknown Artist Aphrodite / Unknown Artist - Cocaine Remix / The Phantasy(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1993 Sell This Version
APH010 Aphrodite - Beautiful Bass (Dub Remix) / The Navigator  album art Aphrodite Beautiful Bass (Dub Remix) / The Navigator Aphrodite Recordings APH010 UK 1994 Sell This Version
APH012 Aphrodite - Sub Groove / Shine album art Aphrodite Sub Groove / Shine Aphrodite Recordings APH012 UK 1994 Sell This Version
APH009 Aphrodite - Solar Flare / Fascination album art Aphrodite Solar Flare / Fascination Aphrodite Recordings, Aphrodite Recordings APH009 UK 1994 Sell This Version
DJS UNITE Aphrodite - DJs Unite Vol. 1 Sampler album art DJ Aphrodite* / Phantasy* & Smooth* DJ Aphrodite* / Phantasy* & Smooth* - DJs Unite Vol. 1 Sampler Rogue Trooper DJS UNITE UK 1994 Sell This Version
none DJ Fallout, Aphrodite DJ Fallout, Aphrodite - Love Me/Solar Flare(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1994 Sell This Version
none Aphrodite - Dark Selector / Learn From The Mistakes album art Micky Finn & Aphrodite Micky Finn & Aphrodite - Dark Selector / Learn From The Mistakes (Single) Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
APH-15 Aphrodite - Bomber / Tell The Truth album art Aphrodite Bomber / Tell The Truth (Single) Aphrodite Recordings APH-15 UK 1995 Sell This Version
APH 14 Aphrodite - Basslights / Solaris album art Aphrodite Basslights / Solaris Aphrodite Recordings APH 14 UK 1994 Sell This Version
APH017 Aphrodite - Bomber / Velvet Seduction (So You Gotta) album art Aphrodite Bomber / Velvet Seduction (So You Gotta) Aphrodite Recordings APH017 UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Aphrodite - Dark Selecta / What The Time Dred album art Micky Finn & Aphrodite, Dead Dred Micky Finn & Aphrodite, Dead Dred - Dark Selecta / What The Time Dred(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version

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trebremmit

trebremmit

February 7, 2021
I heard him play a song in the 90's at Lowlands with a sample from The Message by Grandmaster Flash. Does anybody know what song that was, can't find it here, and maybe it was made by some other producer.
Hest0n

Hest0n

December 23, 2020
If i'm honest, Aphrodite is overrated and his tunes are very cheesy and, to put it strangely, uneventful. I only really liked him because of his conections with Pussy Clart Finn.
somejerk

somejerk

July 10, 2003
Aphrodites good stuff is as bad as his worse. Some of his tracks are just fuckin awesome, original shit. Most of his newer stuff, however, is very formulamatic (word?) and, to me, just isn't as good as his other stuff! This is due to the fact that he stopped sampling and started making "all original" music. I say fuck that, go back to ripping off beats and making good music!
DarkSouljah

DarkSouljah

November 23, 2002
another extremely well-know UK dj/producer. Aphrodite's releases can vary from atmospheric to straight-up jungle. his remixes are usually top-notch.

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