Trance fans are a notoriously passionate bunch, but it’s hard to imagine a more passionate trance fanatic than Angus Gibbins. And with his upbringing it’s hardly surprising that he eats, breathes and sleeps hands-in-the-air synth melodies – while most children of the 90s would have been chuffed if their parents were cool enough to be into Hendrix, Zeppelin and Floyd, Angus’ father brought him up on a steady diet of Sasha, Digweed and Global Underground compilations. It’s little wonder that once he was old enough to rebel against trumpet and French horn lessons at high school he invested in turntables and developed a nasty vinyl addiction.
It was the pure emotion of trance that captured Angus in those early days of dance music love, and it’s an obsession which drives him to this day – he’s widely considered the most knowledgeable trance DJ in his home town of Brisbane, renowned for his uncanny ability to trainspot a trance anthem from 20 paces. This knowledge also serves him well behind the decks, with his versatility one of his most valuable assets. Deep and melodic progressive, uplifting reach-for-the-lasers specials or dark, dirty and driving tech monsters – Angus’ ability to progress through these sounds over the course of a set have seen him slowly but surely progress through the ranks of Brisbane DJs since relocating there from the Sunshine Coast in 2005.
With regular appearances in the line up at Family Nightclub ‘s “Fridays @ Family” – the Brisbane superclub’s flagship event –he has established himself as a staple booking for Brisbane’s club, rave and festival scene. He’s rocked events such as Creamfields, Gatecrasher, Transmission, Q-Dance and Liberate, sharing the stage with big names including ATB, Robert Nickson, Nick Sentience, 4Strings, Ashley Wallbridge, Filo & Peri & Marco V. Guest mixes featured on Sense.FM and Solarstone’s Solaris International podcast have kept Angus busy and with his new monthly radio show having launched in 2010 on Afterhours.FM, there's no slowing down for this talented DJ.
Angus’ crowning achievement to date is his stellar afternoon slot at Brisbane’s inaugural Global Gathering festival. “Angus Gibbins looks like he's having more fun than the entire dancefloor gathered in front of him on the Godskitchen stage combined, and that's some achievement given the love being sent back in his direction,” said Time Off magazine of a set which was considered to be one of the finest of the festival, local or international.
It seems nearly a decade of passion and dedication to his music is finally paying off for Angus Gibbins, and fans should expect to see him waving the flag for his beloved trance far beyond the dancefloors of Brisbane.
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