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Mike Swaine

London, United Kingdom

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7th Jan 1984 – Born

1990 – Learnt how to play the recorder (grade 4)

1992 – Learnt the piano (grade 5)

1995 – Stopped playing recorder and took up the oboe (grade 6).

(yes I am classically trained).

1999 – Did my first DJ gig playing cheesy pop at a party.

Dec 2000 – Got my first turntable (Soundlab belt drives, oh yeah!!) Bought my first vinyl, Binary Finary – 1999

Jan 2001 – Bought my second turntable.

Apr 2001 – Started DJing trance and house.

Sept 2002 – Started at Exeter uni and discovered drum and bass.

Apr 2003 – Started on air at Xpression FM hosting Tuesday night dance.

May 2003 – First real gig to people… (it bombed)

Sept 2003 – The first incarnation of bass and breaks is born, called the drop zone. Aired on Friday nights on Xpression FM.

Oct 2003 – Started a club night called EX4, one of the first pure house nights in Exeter.

May 2004 – Hosted the first Ibiza party at Arena Nightclub (which is still going).

Sept 2005 – Dropped out of uni.

Oct 2006 – Started at Bournemouth uni and became a resident at Bedlam at the Old Firestation.

Nov 2006 – Joined Fire Radio as an intern working on the news desk and making cups of tea.

Dec 2007 – Recorded a guest mix for Fire Radio which aired on Thursday nights.

22nd Feb 2008 – The first live Bass and Breaks show aired on Fire Radio

Jul 2009 – Bass and Breaks goes online in podcast form

Feb 2010 – Nominated for best podcast at the 10th Breakspoll awards!!

Over the years I have played alone side

Pendulum, Soul of Man, Judge Jules, MistaJam (1xtra), Eddie Temple-Morris, Chappers and Dave (Radio One), Ste-V-Something, Gash DJs, Chase And Status, Broke DJs, Luke Dubya, The Delays, XFm DJs to name a few…