A DJ since 1986 and long time Paradox collaborator Nucleus has released on legendary labels such as Reinforced, Metalheadz, Good looking and Samurai as well as his own imprint ‘Esoteric’co-run with Paradox which is an exclusive outlet for their material.
Immersed in early Hip Hop culture he started mixing and scratching Hip Hop,Electro and Funk breaks after being influenced by DJ’s such as Grandmaster Flash, DJ Cheese and Double D and Steinski’s ‘The Lessons’ mixes.This led on to buying a 4-track tape recorder and creating break mixes and Hip Hop tracks with local MC’s,and playing at local parties.
When the rave scene kicked off he started going to clubs like the Dungeon, Crypt, Telepathy, Roller Express and then later Paradise club (AWOL).Getting into House and early breakbeat rave, DJing at parties and raves and staying with the music as it evolved through Hardcore,Jungle to Drum and Bass.
His first vinyl outing was in 1992 on Brain records, a B-side track called ‘I Can’t Stop’ on The Raw And Ready EP and in 1996 started making tunes with Dev Paradox recording as ‘Noise’ and then ‘Nucleus’ releasing various 12″s and LP tracks of dark Jazzfunk Breakbeat inspired DnB/Jungle and deeper ambient sounds on various leading DnB labels.
This led to the creation of ‘Esoteric’ in 2002.
Also staying with his Hip Hop roots he released 2 BBoy break mixtapes with Break Dj Leacy in 2000 which have become classics in BBoy circles worldwide.
As well as DnB/Jungle he has always played a wide musical spectrum collecting Funk, Disco,B-Beats, Hip Hop, House, Techno, Jazz Reggae, Broken Beat and everything in between. His renowned DJ sets have seen him travel the globe.