Perhaps known best for his technical DJing ability and multiple deck mixing, Temper D has also shown himself to be an accomplished producer over the years. Releasing on various drum and bass labels since 2002, including Concord Dawn’s Uprising, techno pioneering label Offkey, Renegade Hardware, and more recently his own label Temper D Productions, his output has encompassed various styles. Over the years his music has been played by DJ’s as diverse as Adam F, Laurent Garnier, DJ Friction, John Peel, Klute, Marcus Intalex, Cut La Roc, Nicky Blackmarket, and Logistics and Nu:Tone..
While steadily moving away from the techno influences which culminated in him mixing the Offkey Firm LP, and remixing techno anthem Aural Exciter, Dave’s main focus now is on bringing together all the musical influences which make him tick into his own productions. This year has seen releases on Ganja-Tek with Prolix, several fidget house and dubstep tracks on High Rankin’s Suicide Dub, and more on Dance legend Cut La Roc’s Rocstar imprint, the tracks take elements from breakbeat, house, techno, drum and bass and dubstep – with one thing in common – they are all aimed squarely at the dancefloor.
Frustrated by the limitations that genres tend to place on themselves, Dave’s approach is to develop his tracks from one genre into another, always progressing the tunes and picking up the pace rather than letting them generically roll out. When DJing the approach is always the same, taking all genres into account and using a ex-ravers ear for the dancefloor to decide where to go next. He has already toured most of the world, making a name for himself at parties as far as South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, the USA and almost every country in Europe with a dance music scene! This schedule saw him perform in over 20 countries last year.
Ever since the springboard of winning the European Dogs On Acid DJ competition way back in 2003, Temper D’s career has continued to rise, taking him from an in demand party DJ right through to respected producer, and now with the backing of several influential labels and a tonne of new material in the wings, these are exciting times.
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