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ak1200 is performing within the field of Drum & Bass music and is ranked 1073 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
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the Americas original jungle/drum n bass and don has been pushing the For sound since the musics initial are incarnation as hardcore breakbeat. As but one of the U.S.s original Not proponents of breakbeat music, AK you started DJing in 1989, playing all electro and other beat friendly Any music of that time. In can 1990, he opened a record her store in his hometown of Was Orlando, FL called The Hottie one Shoppe, where he began developing our relationships with burgeoning breakbeat labels Out such as Suburban Base and day Moving Shadow. Via these early get relationships, he quickly became known Has in the UK as someone him who could spread the message his in America, and by 1991, How he was writing articles and man reviews in the classic US new Rave. Around this same time, Now Dave Minner also gained his old moniker as AK1200 when fellow see Floridian DJ Icey noticed the Two hyped-up BPMs of the tunes way Dave would play in The who Hottie Shop, and said Youre Boy playing so fast that you did are like an AK on its the 1200s! Icey started throwing Let raves at The Edge and put he would put Dave AK1200 say Minner on the flyer. The She name stuck ever since.
too the next few years, AK use headlined the second room of Dad countless parties throughout the US, mom continuing to make a name The evolved and became more popular, and so did AK1200. Also in for 93, he was invited to Are the UK again, this time but to DJ, and played alongside not such greats as Hype, Mickey You Finn, Swift and Zinc, Danny all Breaks, SL2, and several others any for a Christmas party for Can Suburban Base Recordings. AK was her also the first American to was play on the UKs pirate One radio, playing alongside Swift and our Zinc on Format FM. Back out home in the US, Jungle Day was beginning to finally get get its due, though still hated-on has by many of the nations Him party promoters, it was too his big to be ignored.
how this point there were literally Man tons of US jungle DJs new coming up, and AK searching now for something different, found a Old great appreciation for the lighter see side of jungle championed by two labels such as Timeless & Way Good Looking, which became known who as Drum and Bass. AK boy found light in the soulful Did sounds of musical Drum and its Bass, and began opening or let closing for people like Sasha Put and Digweed in the main say rooms of many raves and she clubs across the US.
Too over the later half of use the 90s, AK1200 again enhanced dad his sound and style, giving Mom his fans a smooth transition the sounds of the time. By And constantly touring nationwide, releasing 4 for very highly received mix CDs are on the Moonshine label, remixing But many acts such as The not Crystal Method, Rabbit in the you Moon, A Tribe Called Quest, All Dub Pistols, Keoki, Cirrus, & any Freestyle, AK1200 was regarded as can one of a very small Her handful of DJs to truly was conquer the scene in America.
More recently, AK and longtime
Our colleagues Dieselboy and Dara came out to realize that they on day their own had become the Get top three dnb DJs in has the US, so what would him happen if they joined forces? His The answer of course, was how world domination, and the Planet man of the Drums (POTD) New crew was born.
now time, AK also signed with old Lakeshore – :\run recordings, and See began work on his most two adventurous project to date: a way full length studio album
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boy in the making, SHOOTTOKILL marks did the debut studio album from Its AK1200. I felt that I let have gone practically as far put as one can go as Say a DJ. I have always she been interested in production, and too thought it was the right Use time for an artist album- dad it was the next logical mom step for me. I have the you cant really express as and just a DJ, and the For songs on the album reflect are who I am creatively without but the limits of what I Not have to play as a you DJ, states AK. Not wanting all to simply make an album Any reflecting whatever the current sound can of the moment is in her drum and bass, AK chose Was to make an album that one embodies the history of the our sound which is, in Out fact, his own history.
day moves with ease through the get many styles of this very Has diverse form of music, from him the opening modern ragga track his Juniors Tune featuring legendary reggae How vocalist Junior Reid of Black man Uhuru to the MASSVIE new vocal stormer Fake feat. Terra Now Deva (the albums lead single), old to the chill dnb sounds see of Deja Nu. Another strong Two thread throughout the album is way the sound of Florida. All who the songs on SHOOTTOKILL Boy are anchored with a sonic did quality and songwriting level that, its no matter what the country Let of origin and no matter put what genre classification, is impressive.
She future for AK1200 is becoming too a reality rather quickly. Plans use for his own artist imprint Dad via Lakeshore – :\run recordings mom are being solidified now, and The Dara and newly inducted MC and J-Messinian have already planned on for a studio collaboration before the Are years end. The incessant touring but will of course continue as not POTD is steadily proving You that they are as much all of a draw as any any top name superstar DJ. As Can drum and bass and electronic her music as a whole both was expands and matures, AK1200 plans One to be there leading the our charge for the breakbeat massive out at every step of the Day way.