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May 2001, and 15 minutes on a mate’s decks and Catjane was hooked! A passion for hard dance music led her first to NRG which, in July 2001, she was playing out at the Depot Afterparty in Bristol. Soon after she was booked to chill clubbers with progressive trance at Fish! and Ripsnorter at the Depot. In October 2001 Catjane had a weekly pub residency as well as her now weekly playouts at the Afterparty. Lured by the more driving rhythm of hard trance and the acid sound, Catjane played her first main room gig for the Animators in Bristol, and a variety of bookings followed in and around Bristol, notably with repeat bookings for Tribe of Frog and Sci-ting. Now playing a variety of genres, she landed a regular 3-hour Friday night internet show on Radio Blue in June 2002 and a fortnightly pub residency which swiftly resulted in more bookings in the Bristol area.
By late 2002 Catjane’s energetic style and thoughtful set programming had earned her a playout for the Ripsnorter show on Storm FM on Boxing Day, and a third room slot at Ripsnorter on New Year’s Eve. Catjane then qualified for the DJ Register competition, coming runner-up in March 2003, attracting the attention of promoters from the south-west. By now, she was playing out in London at the Purple Turtle and the Electrowerkz, and had become a regular at Ripsnorter, Bristol’s most prestigious underground clubnight, making her main room debut 5th April 2003. August 2003 saw her first gig abroad, filling the dancefloor at ‘De Beetles’ in Amsterdam. To date, Catjane has played alongside, amongst others, Mark EG, Chris Liberator, Nuw Idol, Dave the Drummer, Oberon & Beamish, Madame Zu, Choci, Mark Tyler, Paul Glazby, Sol Ray and Dynamic Intervention. At the present time, Catjane is looking forward to starting up a residency for ‘Funky Progress’ in Bristol in August 2004.
Catjane has a passion for many forms of hard dance music, and can fill any slot for a variety of genres: progressive trance; hard trance; uplifting trance; techno-trance; hardstyle; NRG; techno; acid trance; acid techno; psytrance, and most recently, freeform (or ‘trancecore’).