Geoff Atlas a.k.a. DJ Atlas first saw the light that is the Sydney rave scene in the heady years of the late 90s.
Always a musical person, having playing the guitar, keyboard and drums, Atlas at age 17 was inspired by an electronic beat capable of so much more that human endeavour alone could produce.
He originally limited himself to Trance, Hard Trance and Happy Hard. Eight years on, Atlas has now broadened his horizons to include Hard House, UK Hard, House and Breaks. Atlas� love of dance music is simple: hard, fast, melodic and uplifting.
Exposure to the dance scene has caused Atlas to experiment with different styles and samples, ultimately settling on spoken word to add an element of comedy to his music.
I like mixing it up with melody and beats, but the challenge comes with adding an extra dimension to the music through sampled spoken word � whether from a movie or a TV show. Listen, recognize and laugh � oh yea - and dance.
Whilst preferring to be in the driving seat of a gig, Atlas is no stranger to the behind-the-scenes of an event. Atlas worked as a member of the operations team @ Home nightclub for 3 years in several different role including Floor Manager, Cellar Manager, Promotions, Sound & Lighting (Incl. Operating & Maintenance).
He has aassisted with the rebuilding of several sound systems � such as those featured in Cargo, The Box (Silver room) & The Icon room.
However it is the music we are interested in, and Atlas has been endorsed by some of the biggest club names in Sydney and Melbourne, such as Home Nightclub Cockle Bay Wharf, ARQ Nightclub, ICEBOX Nightclub Kings X, CQ Lounge Bondi Junction, The Mandalay Room Kings X, Verandah Bar Martin Place, VBar, Palace Hotel and Cushion Lounge Melbourne. Atlas is also no stranger to club nights having performed at Sublime@Home, Resolution, DayDreams, Thursday Delights, Wanted Thursdays, Symmetry, United NYE, Institution Sundays, Breed @ Groove Inc and Hard On New Years Day. With so many wannabees, it will be interesting to see what Atlas brings to the scene next � watch this space�
My Mixes 8 mixes, 8 hours, 0.94 gb
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