STYLUS

STYLUS

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A production and DJ collaboration founded by Thee-O, Rob Pointer, & Luis Rosario in November, 2012. Since July, 2013 Stylus is now Thee-O and Rob Pointer wrecking techno a... read more
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Biography

Location: Los Angeles, United States United States
Genre: House
Alias/Collaboration: THEE-O, ROBTRONIK

A production and DJ collaboration founded by Thee-O, Rob Pointer, & Luis Rosario in November, 2012.

Since July, 2013 Stylus is now Thee-O and Rob Pointer wrecking techno and tech house shop! Hyphy House represent!

Detailed bios below for Thee-O and Rob Pointer (aka Robtronik).

+ THEE-O BIOGRAPHY

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The name Thee-O has an immense impact on the electronic scene-sters that goes hand-in-hand with the Southern California rave and club culture. Ask anyone who resides in L.A. about DJ Thee-O and you will hear how they saw him at their first rave back in the early 90s or how they just heard his new track being dropped in a club downtown. Thee-O’s passion for the electronic dance culture surpasses his talent and skills at the turntables and beyond to the studio.

Thee-O is best known for his talented mixing and scratching skills along with his consistent sets that always get the crowds moving and grooving. His loyal following continues to grow not only in the city of L.A. but beyond the U.S., with help from his numerous amount of original music productions, MP3 Sets, pod-casts, CD’s, mix tapes, and his untiring efforts for the dance music industry that he loves so much. His DJing has taken him to 3 countries, 30 states and over 75 cities. Soon he will be traveling abroad to even more locations to spread his passion for the music.

When he was a child at the tender age of 5, he began taking a portable record player with him at all times and amused classmates and friends with classic movie soundtracks. At the age of 13, he obtained his first set of turntables and a mixer. Throughout high school he DJ’d at school dances and house parties where he honed his scratching skills. After he graduated High School in 1991 he was about to embark on training to be an opera singer but got sidetracked when he went to his first rave in early 1992. After that fateful night, he knew what he wanted to do with his life – become a DJ in this scene! It didn’t take him long to accomplish that dream -with his first gig, “Under the Kandyground” in March of 1992, he began building a reputation as one of L.A.’s leading dance DJs.

Over the past years he has spun next to Outkast, Orbital, Underworld, BT, Judge Jules, The Orb, Paul Oakenfold, Moby, Aphex Twin, 808 State, Chemical Brothers, Mixmaster Morris, Blank & Jones, 2 Bad Mice, Carl Craig, Rabbit in the Moon, Juno Reactor, DJ Sneak, Dave Angel, Loop Guru, Westbam, X-Cabs, The Roots, Atomic Babies and many notable others.

Thee-O is the Los Angeles representative in a mix-show called Revolutions, on XM Satellite Radio. In 2003, he started his own show on XM Radio called Hazardous Radio that ran for a few years and continues on over at Pure.fm. Thee-O can still be heard today on XM’s House/Progressive channel – The Move as well as being a guest DJ for Groove Radio on Sirius.

“When I am on the decks, it is my natural habitat, I feel most comfortable there.” – Thee-O

In 1993, he started Biohazard Productions and Studios as collective of like-minded DJ’s. In 1995 he threw his first event aptly titled “Tomorrowland”. In 1996 he started writing for URB Magazine as a reviewer for Trance music. In 1997 he became part of the Balance Record Pool which is considered the best electronic dance pool in the country. In 1998 he released his first commercially available mix CD, “Skywalking” under the Base 9 label. In 2000 he was featured at every massive festival going off in Los Angeles, including Electric Daisy Carnival and Monster Massive. Recently, his name has spread over to the club market as well DJing for clubs like RED, Spundae, Funktion, Naked, Incognito and other L.A. establishments. He is currently known as the “Godfather” of the Los Angeles rave scene with his name on a flyer becoming almost a seal of approval for ravers.

As a producer and re-mixer, Thee-O is striking hard and is known as a force to be reckoned with in the global dance community. His recent remix, with Swedish Egil, for Adam Whites & Nat Monday’s’ “Another Dominant Force" released on Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto Digital has received legions of buzz.

In October of 2000, he and his studio-partner Chris Arnold opened up Biohazard Studios, located inside the Til Dawn offices, right in the heart of Hollywood. In 2001, he released his first CD of original ambient and down-tempo music under the name Reef Project. In 2005, he built Biohazard Studios 2.0 and created a digital label called Biohazard Digital that sells tracks on Beatport, Audiojelly, Release Records as well as other digital download stores.

Currently, he is working in the studio producing tracks not only to be released on his own label but also working on tracks and remixes for other labels including Saturday Night Sessions, System Recordings, Perfecto Digital, Peak Hour Music, Source of Gravity, Ascension Records, Acute Recordings, Hunya Munya, Bit Records Mexico, Perfecto Black, South Records, Jetlag Digital and OneThirty Recordings just to name a few. Thee-O’s production work has been given positive feedback from Armin Van Buuren, Danny Tenaglia, Paul Oakenfold, Oscar G, PQM, Eelki Kelijn, Flash Brothers, Dom Kane, Hybrid, DJ Taucher, Swedish Egil and countless others. His releases constantly grace the Balance Record Pool, Release Record Pool and My Promo Pool charts. Look out for more productions to be dropping from the Biohazard Studios on many labels coming to you soon.

+ ROB POINTER BIO

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Rob Pointer has been an active participant in electronic dance music culture for almost 25 years. Having started DJing when techno/rave exploded in the early 90’s, he found a home in San Francisco’s movement attending events and then eventually throwing parties in Sacramento. Dubtribe Soundsystem was an early influence for him during those times, but his contribution to dance music culture really came to fruition when he moved to Southern California in 1999.

In 2002, he created an alter-ego and named himself Robtronik and went on to found of the online electronic dance community, Socal-Breaks.com and created a dedicated club to nu-skool breaks called Boom Box. Beginning as a weekly in May of 2002, Boom Box helped keep breakbeat a focus for southern California club culture by highlighting internationally known artists such as Lee Coombs, Mechanoise, Uberzone, The Crystal Method, Simply Jeff, Atomic Hooligan, SOTO, Elite Force, B.L.I.M., and many, many more.

Rediscovering his techno/rave roots in 2005 after attending Droid Behavior’s 3 year anniversary party, Rob decided that where the most creativity and excitement lie in the sounds of minimal, soulful/Detroit techno and deep house that had been exploding world wide. He went on to found Compression and had the don of techno at the debut show held at the King King, Juan Atkins with local hero, John Tejada.

During its 6 year run, Compression has featured Derrick May, Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Richie Hawtin, Matthew Dear (as Audion), Magda, Claude von Stroke, Christian Martin, Justin Martin, J Phlip, Steve Bug, Paco Osuna, Adam Beyer, Joey Beltram, DJ Pierre, Josh Wink, Funk D’Void, Misstress Barbara, Lee Burridge, DJ Three, Droog, Ambivalent, Egyptian Lover, Arabian Prince, Tipper, Kenny Larkin, Daniel Bell, John Tejada, Mathew Jonson & Cobblestone Jazz (live), Joel Mull, and many many more.

Rob also created Convention, a three day techno festival in September, 2009 hosting over 20 international techno acts for Los Angeles. Jamie Jones (live), Wighnomy Brothers, Robert Hood, Joel Mull, Misstress Barbara, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Echospace, Juan Atkins, Paco Osuna, amongst others that was the first of its kind, techno festival, in Los Angeles.

Having been a DJ since the early nineties when the rave and techno scene exploded in the United States, Rob has accumulated a vast and deep selection of music that cuts across all dance music genres. He is deeply committed to the culture and the DIY ethic of the electronic dance music community. He has been honored to play for Giant, Spundae, Godskitchen, Avalon as well as Insomniac, Space Island, Dim Mak, Cinespace, and more.

As the former Director of U.S. Markets for Propellerhead Software, Inc., the U.S. based arm for the Swedish based Propellerheads, Robtronik (aka Robert Pointer) helped spread the word and music culture of the company that makes the immensely innovative and popular music software solutions Reason & Recycle (amongst other things).

Rob is now DJ’ing under his real name, Rob Pointer and is 1/3 of the new DJ/production collaboration called STYLUS with friends and brothers in arms, Luis Rosario and Thee-O. Big things are coming 2013! You can find more information about Rob at:

http://www.robpointer.com

http://www.stylus.la

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