Biography / Info
I've been a Promoter, DJ, Producer and Sound Engineer in Nottingham since 1996 and still going strong. I started my DJing career under the name of DJ JTT. The name JTT came about when I gave my first DJ Demo tape to a friend which happened to be full of Techno and Trance so he labelled the tape "John's Trance Techno" hence "JTT." I began DJing Nu Energy Techno (Baby Doc, Jon the Dentist, etc) then went swiftly onto Goa Trance and then most forms of Techno (mainly hard Techno) while forming the “hands on” club nights and even Happy Hardcore for a while!!! Then more recently I got involved in the EBM (Electronic Body Music) /Goth scene where I started introducing Techno to the Goths under the new name of “PsyTek!” I have DJed in lots of clubs in Nottingham, Marcus Garvey Centre (the Ballroom), Skyy Club (now BluePrint) to name but a few. I have also DJed further a field in places as far as the Docklands in London. The club nights I have DJed at are (at least these are the one I can remember!!!!):
Neurotrance meets Believe
Beyond the Final Frontier
Global International Techno
The Nottingham Carnival 96
May Day in the Market Square (Nottingham)
Carnival of Souls
Sh!ts & G!ggles
Heresy 'n' Heelz
Doomed n Misguided
My Sound Engineering and Producing came about when I started doing my Music Production courses at NCN Clarendon Collage and the Square Centre recording Studio in Nottingham up to HND level. After finishing the courses I started working for a voluntary project based at the, Square Centre recording studio called, “Soundtracks,” which had other voluntary projects such as, “Fallen Angels,” and, “Include.” At Soundtracks I ran numerous recording and production sessions for young people to whom normally would not be able to afford studio time in a commercial recording studio.
Also through Soundtracks, I worked with producer/songwriter/vocalist, Del St Joseph who has had a long successful history in the music industry with several hits under his belt. One of which being, “Please Don’t Go,” by K.W.S, (UK number 1 for 6 weeks, number 4 US Billboard Chart 1990/1), as his Chief Engineer helping him start up his Production Company "Fourjayz". Over the years we collaborated with producer Mike Pela from London who has a long production history in the music industry with artists like, Sade, Savage Garden, Erasure, Boy George, Ace of Base, Maxwell and Everything but the Girl.
In 2007 I worked on "Control" a biopic B/W film about Ian Curtis lead singer of post-punk band Joy Division.