Punching well above his years, D.O.D is standing on the edge of becoming an international sensation within club circles. Already finding plaudits among Tiesto, Laidback Luke, David Guetta, Eddie Halliwell, Steve Aoki and Hardwell, his fresh faced beats stalwart has also managed to secure himself a residency with Mixmag for their club and Ibiza tours.
With a DJ style that can only be deemed as inimitable, in-your-face turntable wizardry, D.O.D has managed to secure a wide cross section of fans with his music – which sets about fusing the lines between everything House, Electro, Progressive and Techno.
But whilst his work ethic is familiar of yesteryears hard craft approach, his technical ability is certainly more forward moving. Positioning his musical style as ‘Jump-Up Big Room House’, he utilises 3-4 CDJ’S, DJM900 and an RMX-1000, alongside his own personal edits and bootlegs, to great effect – citing the likes of QBert, DJ Yoda and Grandmaster Flash as inspiration for his style of play. This approach to the art of DJing has led him to share the stage with a whopping ensemble of peek time performers in the past 12 months alone.
With his producing career already off to a flying start, D.O.D can already boast a Beatport No.1 best selling Electro EP ‘More Cowbell’. The EP did the damage worldwide, after being signed by the one and only Laidback Luke. Previous tracks from D.O.D’s debut EP also made it onto the ‘Pacha Future Dance’ compilation album. Over the past 12 months D.O.D has released two singles on Steve Aoki’s ‘Dim Mak Records’ which both climbed to the top 30 in Beatport. D.O.D toured with Steve Aoki in Europe, playing events like Tomorrowland to name a few. More recently, D.O.D has remixed Laidback Luke, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s club smasher ‘MORE’ which is available July 29th.
Over the course of the next few months his schedule is packed with a string of white-hot club dates UK and internationally including Cream Ibiza, Life In Color Australia, Mint Festival in Leeds, Mandella Hall Belfast, Digital in Newcastle and many more. Not only is his tour diary packed out, but also his studio time. With a huge list of unreleased material just waiting to explode on the scene and a list of upcoming collaborations with the likes of Angger Dimas, Deorro, Jacob Van Hage and Beltek It’s all a great sign for the 25 year old artist.
With enough tricks to keep the eyes as transfixed as the ears, it’s no wonder the world of rave can’t stop their clamour for him. Dance music is at its most potent when all about fresh, hungry and talented youth, and D.O.D represents that lust for measured abandon brilliantly. The dance floor may never be the same again…