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DJ Rickochet’s passion for music led him to start DJ-ing from the age of 15. Inspired by the hip and trendy club vibes across Manchester during the late 1980s (Hacienda and Wiggly Worm), and the talent of other Dj’s (Stu Allen and The Rude Boy Assassins) his music career was warmed and is now at boiling point.

Known amongst his professional peers as a ‘creative precisionist’ he has adopted an original style of mixing that has made him an influence to many throughout the years. He is a gifted DJ who is well respected and looked upon as a great pioneer. Renowned for his great versatility of play from genres across the board, he was also a key member of the Award winning ‘Midnight Lick Crew’ (1997 – 2003).

His Radio Shows on Frontline Radio 101.45 were renouned for his tight mixing and up to date selections. Mc’s Skanka, Shadow Boxer and Demon D were the shows infamous hosts.

Typical play-lists during his 4 year residency at Club Havana (1999 – 2003) included a mixture of vocal garage, 2 step and 4/4. A sound clash play off at this Club was judged by the crowd themselves, and Dream Team’s (London) Mikee B. DJ Rickochet took the victory over tough competition from Nottingham.

The radio shows he delivered and presented dominated Manchester’s R&B, Jungle and Dancehall scenes (1993 – present day).

Sting FM, Buzz FM, Love Energy, Front-line, Touch FM, All FM, Unity, and Vogue FM (Internet Radio) all continued to raise his popularity.

DJ Rickochet says, “It’s not what you play, but the way that you play it that matters. Dj-ing is an art-form – not simply picking up the needle and putting it in the groove. You have to take the crowd on a musical train journey by testing, teasing and feeding the people. Keep them guessing about what’s next in the mix, reminiscing and dancing on their feet!!

RECENT DJ EXPERIENCE:

Urban Junglist (Feb 2011 – Feb 2012)

and Various Garage nights @ Lounge 31

October 2009 – October 2010

PEACE 90.1FM
My show was fortnightly 9-11pm on Mondays. One show is Drum & Bass, and the other is Old School UK Garage/Dubstep/House.

CLUB EXPERIENCE:

(1998 – PRESENT DAY)

DOWNTOWN (AXM NIGHTCLUB) – MANCHESTER

PHOENIX – Manchester

GENERATION X – Manchester

HOLY CITY ZOO – Manchester

MAN ALIVE – Manchester

PARLIAMENT – Manchester

JOSHUA BROOKS – Manchester

PARADISE FACTORY – Manchester

REVOLUTION – Manchester

CLUB HAVANA – Manchester (4 year residency)

SANKEY SOAP – Manchester

AQUA BAR – Manchester

CLUB NORTH – Manchester

CLUB SQUARES – Manchester

BRAHMS & LIST – Manchester

RED DOOR – Manchester

BIER KELLER – Manchester

THE ROAD HOUSE – Manchester

BOARDWALK – Manchester

PO NANA – Manchester & Sheffield

ALASKA BAR – Manchester

M2 – Manchester

PICCADILLY 21 – Manchester

HOME – Manchester

EDWARDS BAR–Manchester

THE OLD MONK–Manchester

THE ACADEMY – Manchester

COCO SAVANNAH’S – Stockport

SQUIRES – Preston

TOKYO JO’S – Preston

AQUALENNIUM – Preston

SPACE – Leeds

HARVEY’S – Leeds & Preston

FRUIT CUPBOARD – Leeds

EVOLUTION – Leeds (6 month residency)

CLUB WOW – Sheffield

GATE CRASHER – Sheffield

BED – Sheffield

BEYOND BEACH BABYLON – Huddersfield

CLUB WIRE – Warrington

THE TEMPLE – Bolton

THE LEMON TREE – Aberdeen & London

EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY – Scotland

XS BAR – Liverpool

KIRKLANDS – Liverpool

CLUB HEAVEN – Liverpool

ARENA BAR – Liverpool

HEEBIE JEEBIES – Liverpool

MINISTRY OF SOUND – London

BAGULEY’S – (Film Studio) – London

CYNTHIA’S WINE BAR – London

THE TEMPLE – London

PIZZAZ CLUB – Cyprus

CASTLE CLUB – Cyprus

INSOMNIA – Cyprus

NISSI BEACH BAR – Cyprus