Aphrodite

Aphrodite

Real Name:
Gavin King
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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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Aphrodite Discography

Albums

BSECTMC1 Aphrodite Classic To The Core Volume One - Mix Tape By Aphrodite(Cass, Mixed) Bass Section Recordings BSECTMC1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
BSEMC2 Aphrodite Classic To The Core Volume Two - Mix Tape By Aphrodite(Cass, Mixed) Bass Section Recordings BSEMC2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Aphrodite Aphrodite (Album) V2 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
aphrocd-1 Aphrodite DJ Mix CD(CD, Mixed) Aphrodite Recordings aphrocd-1 2001 Sell This Version
Aphrodite Aftershock (Album) V2 US 2002 Sell This Version
none DJ Aphrodite* Live @ Пиратская станция(CD, Mixed) KDK Records, Radio Record none Russia 2004 Sell This Version
MM-1188-2 Aphrodite Break In Reality(CD, Album, Mixed) Moist Music MM-1188-2 US 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Aphrodite + Nutty Jim Aphrodite + Nutty Jim - Full Effect / Feel Real Aphrodite Recordings UK 1993 Sell This Version
Aphrodite The Vine Aphrodite Recordings UK 1993 Sell This Version
Aphrodite Sea Mortar / Beautiful Bass Aphrodite Recordings UK 1993 Sell This Version
Aphrodite Raw Motion / Dub Motion Aphrodite Recordings UK 1992 Sell This Version
Aphrodite Cocaine Aphrodite Recordings UK 1993 Sell This Version
APH004 Aphrodite Stonka / Break Of Day / Break Of Dawn(12") Aphrodite Recordings APH004 UK 1993 Sell This Version
Aphrodite & DJ Phantasy & Jack Smooth Aphrodite & DJ Phantasy & Jack Smooth - DJs Unite Vol. 1 Sampler Rogue Trooper UK 1994 Sell This Version
Aphrodite Sub Groove / Shine Aphrodite Recordings UK 1994 Sell This Version
Aphrodite Beautiful Bass / Navigator (Remixes) Aphrodite Recordings UK 1994 Sell This Version
Aphrodite Solar Flare / Fascination Aphrodite Recordings, Aphrodite Recordings UK 1994 Sell This Version
DJB 121 Purple Beat / Aphrodite Purple Beat / Aphrodite - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough / Tell Me(7", Jukebox) Dig It International DJB 121 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
Micky Finn & Aphrodite Micky Finn & Aphrodite - Dark Selector / Learn From The Mistakes (Single) Not On Label UK 1995 Sell This Version
Aphrodite Bomber / Tell The Truth (Single) Aphrodite Recordings UK 1995 Sell This Version
Aphrodite Basslights / Solaris Aphrodite Recordings UK 1994 Sell This Version
Aphrodite Bomber / Velvet Seduction (So You Gotta) Aphrodite Recordings UK 1995 Sell This Version
Aphrodite Style From The Darkside / Spice Aphrodite Recordings UK 1996 Sell This Version
Aphrodite Wanted It More & More / Hit Me!! Aphrodite Recordings UK 1996 Sell This Version
Aphrodite / Amazon II / Aladdin Aphrodite / Amazon II / Aladdin - Tower Bass / Re-Cuts II Aphrodite Recordings UK 1996 Sell This Version

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tricky23

tricky23

April 25, 2016
just some advice, please no "know everything" & "style war" replys:
as matter of fact some english distributers got no clue or gotten bankrupt because of opposite matter THE MAN HIMSELF sell on discogs now some of his backstocks incl. rare tunes or "signed by artist DJ Aphrodite"...
don't let this man hang loose lose hope release more vinyl and buy "direct from artist" !!!

thank you
neuralspectre

neuralspectre

February 8, 2010
As one of the greatest contributors in the Drum and Bass scene worldwide, Aphrodite led the way in up-beat and dance floor worthy tracks starting all the way back in '92. I had the privilege to hand the one's and two's over to him on a few occasions here in Denver and the result was utterly amazing! He devastates the dance floors with his classic yet progressive style... Aphrodite always seems to have his finger on the pulse of the scene. He is one of the Drum and Bass scene's prolific and hardest working artists and I have to say one of the friendliest as well.

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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