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Tamsin Beatport


Tamsin began spinning at the tender age of 13, bunking off school to go to Crackers and buying 12inc jazz funk tunes, to spin at friend’s parties and school disco’s. Things started to get serious when she teamed up with her sister Kerensa to form The TK Experience, playing along side the now legendary Boilerhouse Boys, (Ben and Andy) with Trevor Fung and Colin Favour at various venues across the UK.

From there she joined the original Fresh N Funky crew with Brian Norman and Femi, playing a hybrid mix of original and cut up Hip Hop, Funk and House before branching out into the newly emerging rave scene of ’87.Her roots have stayed firmly planted in the London underground scene since those early days as resident at the Crazy Club (Astoria), Babylon (Heaven), ESP (Clink Street) and Orange (Camden Palace)And over the years Tamsin has played for Telepathy, World Dance, Desert Storm, Pirate Club, Vivid, Vision On and Jungle Fever etc.

Tamsin really made her mark in the origins of Drum and Bass as a resident DJ at the seminal “Roast”, playing along side Grooverider, Fabio, Kenny Ken, Mickey Finn and DJ Hype. She has also played abroad for various promoters including BCM (Spain) Lost Angels (USA) Q Club (Sweden) Blue Cheese (Italy) Space (Greece) CineTrip (Hungary) WMC Breaks Day (Miami) Glade Festival (UK) etc and had her own slot on the Infamous Internet Pirate radio station InterFACE.

While carrying on with her Djing at night, days were spent working at the prestigious Power Plant Recording Studios in west London as a trainee studio engineer. This led to her own releases on the deep house label Lafayette Records including -Its Easy/Feeling Free. More singles followed, -A Better Place on White House Records with remixes by DJ Trace and Crystl, subsequently used as MTV’s main station Ident. In 1996 Tamsin joined forces with Guy Called Gerald’s Juice Box label culminating in three more releases and various remixes including Faithless -Reverence and Guy Called Gerald’s -Humanity.

Tamsin is now signed to Rennie Pilgrims label TCR, with her partner in crime Pete Parsons AKA Voyager (Good Looking, DJ Recordings, etc.), whom together run 428 Recording Studios, and fellow DJ and good friend Vlad. The three of them have created the sound of Breakneck, an original take on Nu Skool Breaks, utilizing their drum and bass, funk and house musical history. Tamsin also had the opportunity to mix CD1 of the TCR 50th release celebration Album. Breakneck have now launched their own imprint LondonBreakz with some classic releases getting serious support from Uncle Rennie, B.L.I.M, Plump DJs, Tayo, Meat Katie etc; With an album due for release in 2005, the singles stacking up at LondonBreakz and a by-weekly slot on internet station BreaksFM, Tamsin and Co will be keeping bizzie for the foreseeable future.