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Roy Mclaren


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Roy Mclaren is one of Scotland’s freshest young stars and an artist who is rapidly establishing a strong reputation for his talents in both the studio and in the DJ booth.

Taking influence from his days on the dance floors of the rave scene, Roy channelled his energy into his own productions and promotions. He put on underground parties and promoted successful club nights in Stirling and Edinburgh and in 2003, after honing his technical ability behind the decks from an early age, Roy won the ‘Scottish Open Decks Championship’ in Edinburgh and was consequently invited to play at some of the top venues and festivals throughout Scotland. After graduating with a degree in Music Technology and Commercial Music, Roy quickly developed as a producer with releases on labels such as Nocturnal Groove, Defected, Blacksoul Music, Funktion Records (Chicago) Olaris (New York) and Lowbit.

After initially remixing ‘Something Different To Say’ (Etherfox) for Nocturnal Groove – a remix that picked up widespread club support and was featured in The Shapeshifters ‘Essential Mix’ on Radio One – he subsequently signed the ‘Punch It’ EP to Nocturnal Groove which was released to critical acclaim and gained regular plays from likes of Nic Fanciulli, Michael Gray, ATFC and The Beginerz . Roy swiftly followed up with the ‘Release Me’ EP which picked up support from the likes of Roger Sanchez, Erick Morillo, Frankie Knuckles, ATFC and The Shapeshifters plus numerous others.

Further releases in Roy’s diverse catalogue include ‘Monocle’ and ‘Feels So Good’ while most recently he has put his remix touch to ‘Pacific State’ (Doman & Gooding) – a classy and extremely well received update on the Balearic classic – and produced ‘The Realms Of Music’ EP. ‘The Realms Of Music’ EP has been Roy’s most successful package yet, featuring on a number of worldwide compilations and making a serious impression on the Traxsource charts. With a host of his excellent productions primed for release in 2011, Roy’s status is set to rise further as he pushes his sound to exciting new levels.

As a DJ, Roy is technically very gifted. His impeccable track selection and his superb technical ability combine to killer effect on the dance floor and make his performances truly memorable. Roy has held long-standing residencies at clubs throughout Scotland, as well as touring extensively throughout Europe alongside the likes of The Shapeshifters, ATFC, Harry ‘Choo Choo’ Romero, Sandy Rivera, Gramaphonedzie, Danism, Joey Negro, Seb Fontaine, Mylo and Lottie. From rocking the closing festival set at Global Gathering to warming up at Ministry Of Sound (London), Roy is a veristile and talented DJ who is at home controlling any dance floor.

Without doubt, Roy Mclaren is a name to watch out for in 2011 and beyond!!