First up big thanks to everybody whop supported me at the recent NSB Radio awards. To be nominated was great, to win two categories – ‘Best Antipodean DJ’ and ‘Voice Of NSB Radio’ – was just awesome, so thank you.
This week I have another treat for you in the form of a live guest mix from now local Diistortiion! Glen Diistortiion moved over from the West Coast to Melbourne and brought with him his unique blend of genre bending, rock infused, groovy, stompin’ breakbeat. With a recent release on Ridiculoud and another about to drop expect a mix chock full of new Diistortiion material – ’tis gonna be wicked.
Originating from Perth, Western Australia, DiiSTORTiiON discovered breakbeat in his early clubbing days and never looked back.
Seeing acts like Soul of Man, Krafty Kuts, Aquasky and Adam Freeland, rock Perth’s most renowned underground club – Ambar, completely converted him over to electronic music and his alter ego DiiSTORTiiON was born.
Quickly gaining sets at clubs all over Perth, DiiSTORTiiON got well known for his sound being more of the harder edged style of breaks while still having a party vibe blended throughout. Playing out more and more eventually caught the eye of Perth’s Elite Dj’s “Japan 4”, otherwise known as Ambar’s residents and he was invited to join their ranks.
Stepping outside the clubs DiiSTORTiiON kept busy by doing plenty of local radio support slots and a five year long weekly radio show called ‘Broken Frequency’. Starting out on local Australian radio Kranky Digital, DiiSTORTiiON eventually moved over to the number one online breakbeat radio station in the world NSB Radio, where he hosted a weekly 2 hour radio show showcasing the newest breakbeat tracks to a worldwide audience.
Spreading outside of Perth DiiSTORTiiON toured regularly on the east coast of Australia supporting such acts as Elite Force, Chase & Status and Rouge Element while they were on tour. Gigs on the east coast got so regular he eventually decided to pick up everything and move over to Melbourne to continue his Dj career from there.
2010 has been a busy year for DiiSTORTiiON. His hard work in the studio has eventually paid off with three of his original tracks being signed to USA breakbeat label Ridiculoud Records. On the djing front he has picked up multiple residences with the Mixed Messages crew, Skool of Thoughts ‘Against the Grain’ parties, Brown Alleys resident Saturdays ‘Under Suspicion’, Melbourne’s premium weekly breaks night ‘Bass Camp’ at Lounge and guests spots all over town. Support slots have also stepped up with DiiSTORTiiON being fortunate enough to share the stage with some of the biggest names in the business including Stanton Warriors, Elite Force, Ctrl Z, Napt, General Midi, Freestylers plus many more.
Moving into promotions he is heavily involved in running the Mixed messages parties and Brown Alleys Saturdays ‘Under suspicion’ with mate Muska and all the mixed messages crew.
So what to expect from a live set? Loving the way Djing is moving forward DiiSTORTiiON embraces the genre mashing styles of dj’s these days and pushes all sounds he loves into a dj set. Be that breakbeat, dnb, dub step hip hop or electro he will mold it into a dj set and blended with a heap of his own edits, bootlegs and original tracks to express himself musically through his djing. If you like big basslines, phat drums and big synths then come check it out!!
Massive thanks to Glen Diistortiion for coming over and laying down a very cool guest mix, if you missed it live make sure you grab the archive! Next week Karton interview and mix 😀
01. Boom Jinx – The Blueberry Bounce [Distinctive]
02. Robosapiens – The Final Curtain Call (Will White Dirt Mix) [Dead Famous]
03. Lee Coombs – Detox – Meat Katie Remix [LOT49]
04. Starpunk – Freedom (Deenk Remix) [Scarcity Records]
05. Quade – Throbbin’ The Light – Rkidz Breaks Mix [Ball Of Waxx]
06. Karton – We Bleed (Future Funk Squad Bled Dry Remix) [Sound Of Habib]
07. ROS – Ear Rings (Breaks Mix) [Scarcity Records]
08. Parallax Breakz – Shadow (Llupa’s Me And My Remix) [RUNE Recordings]
09. Digital Base – Inc2Funk (Break The Box Remix) [iBreaks]
10. J. Scott G, Imprintz, Kloe – Battlefunk Galatica (Beta Remix) [Shiznit Recordings]
11. Duane Barry – Soft Light (Karton Progstep Remix) [Digital Sensation UK]
Guest Mix – Diistortiion
01. DiiSTORTiiON Intro
02. Funkdation – BSD – Access Denied remix
03. Celldweller – Switchback – Yreane Mix
04. Descent – DiiSTORTiiON (Unsigned)
05. Dynamite – DiiSTORTiiON – Yanix Remix (Ridiculoud records) OUT NOW
06. Taken – DiiSTORTiiON- Llupa Liberation Remix (Ridiculoud records) SEPT RELEASE
07. Taken – DiiSTORTiiON (Ridiculoud records) SEPT RELEASE
08. Bootylion – BreakZhead -Vandal Remix
09. Prodigy Vs Elite Force – Smack The Force Up
10. Its Bigger Than Hip Hop – Dead Prez – WTF UK Full Vocal Mix Explicit
11. Cracks feat Belle Humble – Freestylers – CtrlZ Remix
12. Access Denied vs Scribe – DiiSTORTiiON mash (Free off my soundcloud)
13. Dynamite – DiiSTORTiiON (Ridiculoud records) OUT NOW
14. Taken – DiiSTORTiiON – Ghettface Remix (Ridiculoud records) SEPT RELEASE
15. Commotion – Quadrat Beat – DaVIP Remix
16. Take me away – Chase N Status