Marks first experience of electronic music was a cassette of Carl Cox playing Force Mass Motions "Panic". Captivated by this sound he then frequented local Elgin club The Bishops which saw many Scottish hardcore nights at the height of it scene. In 1994 he heard Paul Oakenfolds March Essential Mix which threw him into the delights of early trance, this led to the discovery of Sasha, John Digweed a set of decks and a lifelong passion for the music......
I bought my first set of 1210’s in 1990 and have never looked back from my first night out at Zone in Blackpool in 91. Fell in love with the different scene.
Then started hitting the big clubs like Hacienda, Back 2 Basics, Cream, Hard Times etc. I was asked to host a radio show on a local station called EdenFM and called my show Friday Night House Party which I did for 2yrs. I started a bi monthly night called WeAREHOUSE we had guest DJs from Steve Parry, Dave Seaman, AGENT(GR), Ki Creighton , Adele Moss, Jaap Ligthart and many others!! Also got involved in a new night called Inception which we had Dale Middleton and Ian Dillon headlining.
I was first on Saturo Sounds 3yrs ago but took a brake and asked Shaun if I could get back involved and I’m here a fabulous station with very talented DJs/producers.
Bryan began DJ’ing in high school in 2001 (mainly drum n bass) and became a guest at weeklies/raves around New Orleans/Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Bryan made his debut on internet radio at Saturo Sounds in 2015 and has become a resident on Saturo’s monthly Binge show with Ivan James. Bryan currently resides in Miami, Florida and joined the Do Not Sit On The Furniture team as a resident which began in December 2016 opening for Kimball Collins. Since then Bryan has opened for artists such as Nick Warren, Hernan Cattaneo, Guy J, Soul Button and Mr. C to name a few. To keep listeners engaged from start to finish, his mixes weave in and out of various styles of electronic music.
A Self taught DJ who was lucky that his father has a plethora of vinyl at his disposal to set him off at the age of about 13.
Building up his own collection of House, Techno, Drum and Bass , Hip Hop ,Funk and Soul through the 90’s and 00’s , it was around 10 years ago that Paul, with the help of some friends put on his first event ‘Beatlab’. Other nights ‘Funklab’ and more recently ‘Feast’ showcased local talent, renowned DJ’s and acts around the north west of England.
Paul’s style is very eclectic due to his many influences that span across multiple genres and you can hear this within his mixes. The New Jersey and New York house scene of the 90’s, the Detroit techno sounds as well as the soulful roots of the Southport weekenders he used to attend be Inspired by.
Music production has always been a hobby of his from being a teen. Rumor has it he’s getting serious about it again .......so watch this space
For as long as I can remember I’ve had a deep love of music, especially electronic music in all its forms and across every genre, the more electronic the better.
Like most others of my generation, I was a committed fan who enjoyed clubbing, listening to pirate radio, the Essential Mix, buying vinyl, compilation CDs and generally curating as much music as I could.
Truthfully, I’d never considered DJing publicly or as anything more than a hobby, just playing a few tunes among friends on a Saturday night. However, as time progressed, I wanted to find a way to showcase and share music I liked or had recently purchased. What always interested me was the process of combining music that others might enjoy while trying to create a ‘library’ of sorts that reflected my tastes, otherwise known as a ‘Podcast’.
The Tektronicity series was born out of trial and error, where I had hoped to put together a series of episodes that explored music, music I was most passionate about, not what I thought might be popular or current. What started on 10 years ago eventually moved to Soundcloud about 8 years ago and more recently, Saturo Sounds.
It’s been wonderful experience taking up a slot in the Saturo Sounds monthly calendar and great to share music I love with likeminded folk.
Having a music teacher as a father really helped Dave with his introduction to music, influencing him at the tender age of 7 with prog rock bands (Genesis, Supertramp, Mike Oldfield, Pink Floyd....) and a healthy portion of electronica from the likes of Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre and Kraftwerk.
It was when Dave turned 14 that he was introduced to house music. Having being bought a Sony Walkman for his birthday he stumbled upon a show on Radio 1 entitled "The Essential
Mix" hosted by a certain Mr. Pete Tong, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Dave spent the next few years listening to this show every weekend. The now legendary Goa Mix by Paul Oakenfold was a early highlight and it was this mix that Dave
rates as "the best DJ mix of all time", fusing trance with film scores and dialogue.
But it was in May of 1995 that a DJ by the name of Sasha graced the haloed Radio 1 turntables. At this time Dave did not know who Sasha was so presumed it was a female
artist who was currently in the UK charts (true story). The mix was simply outstanding and it was this style of music that was to become the flagship sound of Dave's future sets.
Other DJs who became a huge influence on Dave were John Digweed, Dave Seaman, Nick Warren and Parks & Wilson.
Dave became a keen "trainspotter", hunting for tracks in his local record shop and venturing to Manchester and as far as Bradford where he was a regular customer at
Global Beat Records (owner of the Koncept record label). He also bought Mixmag every month and Mixmag Update every week. Entering DJ competitons he came 2nd and 4th
in Muzik magazine's Bedroom Bedlam competiton - something that started the careers of Yousef and Marcus James of Renaissance. He also appeared as a guest on Alex Pepper's
radio show on Kiss FM in Leeds at the tender age of 17 mixing his current vinyl favourites.
Back in the 90s and early 00s you would say that Dave's sound was very "progressive". Nowadays it is more a deep house and techno sound with progressive influences ;)
Jon was hooked on music from a very young age and started buying records when he was only 6 years old and hasn't stopped since. In the early 80's his thirst for the latest and greatest new music saw him visiting clubs such as Spectrum (Daytona Beach) and later Visage (Orlando) which further broadened his musical knowledge along with his vinyl collection.
In the late 80's and early 90's Jon visited clubs such as Brassy's, AAHZ, MARZ, Coliseum, The Edge and The Abyss where he witnessed the beginning of dance music culture. In late '92 Jon got his break and was asked to play at the Coliseum on an opening spot (Thank you Austin). Jon's musical knowledge and the way he manipulated the crowd on the dance floor did not go unnoticed.
Following from the success of those first gigs Jon was also invited to guest at Firestone, Atlantis, Underground, Madhouse/3D and Sol Rays just to name a few but more importantly a residency at Stealth Club (which was originally Spectrum).
Jon is currently hosting his monthly show Mutations presents Change The Music, which airs every 4th Friday of the month on Saturo Sounds playing Deep House, Techno, Tech House, Progressive House and even vinyl old skool alongside a rotation of DJ's that expands the idea and foundations of Mutations.
Brent Roberts has quickly and quietly become a force in the music industry. Signed to his first production company only 6 months after taking to the tables. "It blew my mind" Brent says, "I had just started, but for some reason I just felt at home behind the tables, and I guess it showed in my music".
Brent started to catch the eyes of many promoters throughout the country which then landed him with a 3 year residency at Cincinnati's premier nightclub back then, Spy. Throughout his residency Brent has played with such artists as: Chris Fortier, Christopher Lawrence, Micro, Kimball Collins, Chris Fortier, D:Fuse, DJ Icey, and more. Having played with some of the top talent in the nation, Brent wanted to branch out which led him down a different path.
One field that Brent wanted to venture into was the field of Television, more specifically, creating the audio behind the programming. Brent worked tirelessly on multiple projects, only finding himself contempt w/ perfection, and all this hard work paid off. Brent ended up winning a total of 9 awards in 5 years for his audio production work in the field of Television, all of them in a "professional" catagory. Brent explains, "It was amazing, the talent I was up against w/ my friend was staggering and when we found out that we dethroned a 15yr streak from one of our opponents to win the award, I was beside myself w/ joy".
Enjoying this new found success Brent took to, as he calls it, "spreading the word of music", which saw him playing out in other cities across the country and which led him to his biggest show Ultra Music Festival. "It was uncanny, I remember going to Ultra when I first started spinning so I think it was Ultra 2. I walked in and told myself "one day I will be here". Little did Brent know that his efforts had paid off. 2007 Marked a landmark year for Brent as he played at various parties including a session at the 2007 Ultra Music Festival.
Not only was Brent's performance one that will be talked about for years, but Brent's (still not done with his television work) music video which was partly recorded at the 2007 Ultra Music Festival, earned him 3 awards in the field of Television. "That was unbelievable" Brent states "I saw people in the audience at the award show when they were playing the clip. As I was walking up, and everyone was dancing in their seats."
Following these accomplishments Brent has decided to turn again back to the crowd. "I loved doing the production work, but it fell short to bringing such enjoyment through music to other people" Brent adds. This currently is where you will find him every 3rd Wednesday of the month on Saturo Sounds where he hosts his radio show Cincinnati House which is a platform he uses to showcase some of the best talent in the Midwest. Where will this opportunity lead Brent Roberts? Where ever he goes, expect nothing less than an amazing musical performance.