Gaz Beatport

Biography

1999 was the year Gareth first came into contact with the musical genres of Hard House and Trance, attending weekly events at the likes of Sundissential and Gods Kitchen. This gave him a love of dance music and the inspiration to purchase his first pair of decks. After a lot of hard work, perseverance and patience, Gareth finally picked up what was needed and was ready to play out. Pairing up with friend Darryl Wilkes, they formed the DJ Partnership of Daz & Gaz, who later became the Bugle Brothers, gigging and gaining residencies at bars and clubs in and around Birmingham as well as traveling to places like Burton, Derby and Manchester, where they graced the decks at legendary club Sankey’s Soap. By this time, their music style had changed, bringing in more funky and classic house, although not forgetting their roots by still doing the odd classic hard house and trance set. All of which brought gigs playing alongside some of the industries main players including – Graeme Park * Mark Farina * Sandy Rivera * Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk * K-Klass * Justin Robertson * Charlotte Birch * Nick Rafferty * Paul Kershaw * Lisa Pin-up * Ed Real * Jez & Charlie * Lee Haslam. As well as this Gareth also found time to promote his own night with fellow DJ/Promoters, Ringo and Damien O’Dok, which sprung a number of one off events called Expression, showcasing the talents of Hard House legends Andy Farley, Mark Gray and Jez & Charlie to name but a few. 2005, Gaz and Daz decided to concentrate on their individual careers, as well as doing the occasional gigs together. This took Gareth back to college to do a Music Production course to learn the basics of making music. 2006 and Gareth is knuckling down getting more gigs at the likes of Sankey’s and at his own night, Electrotek, alongside fellow promoters and residents, Uber DJ’s (Dean E & Erezy). His style has again changed, playing more electronic and dirty house music, as well as gaining more knowledge in the music industry by completing a Diploma in Music Management which has led him to managing the band Electric Dust.