Justin Richardson

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January 14, 2012
Genotype a.k.a Justin Dylan Richardson is a London based DJ/Producer. His amazing ideas and talent have never stayed unoticed by the other producers. The ideas which seem so simple and work so well make the others wonder. Justin produces music of different genres so he is an all-rounder when it comes to music. He has got great producing skills and what else? Throughout the time he has produced under following aliases: Genotype, Just Jungle, Mastermind, Nino Brown, J.D.R.
He is also an outstanding Steeldrums performer with 25 years of history, performing at Steeldrums events such as Notting Hill Carnival, UK National Steelbands Panorama Competition, Trinidad Steelbands Panorama Competition, all over the UK and Europe). Justin is currently teaching the Steeldrums artform in schools.
This talented musician has proven through achievements that anything is possible with consistent application.
In 1987, he came third in the Soloist Competition of the steelbands festival and that action increased his interest in music. Justin got his mother to buy him a keyboard he started to compose his own musical tracks. At age fourteen Justin attended a studio course at the Whittington Youth Project where he was taught about M.I.D.I, Cubase sequencing and sampling. This new knowledge helped in the development of his music and its style.
His quest for more knowledge saw him undertake a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts at Kingway College, and a H.E in Music Technology at Thames Valley University that enhanced his production skills.
In 1994, during one of his college performances he was spotted by Clayton Hines (A&R for Trouble On Vinyl Records and Renegade/Hardware Recordings) who signed him to his label. Justin’s first release was ‘Gold EP’ and was also licensed to the German company, SPV.
His second release, ‘Sky’, was a track that got played by almost every DJ in the London drum and bass circuit. MCA, Acid Jazz, Sony Japan and Production House also licensed this track. Since then Justin has developed in leaps and bounds in the world of drum and bass.
He has produced for numerous big labels like Exit, Cylon, Renegade Hardware, Renegade Recordings, Moving Shadow, Audio Couture, L plates, Pennyblack Recordings, Phat Traxs, Reinforced, Slow Motion, Fashion, Social Circles, Sony, Broken Audio Recordings, Offkey, and Voodoo.