From an early age, Mystro began developing his musical skills and knowledge.
Throughout his 12 years of schooling, he became adept at a rage of different instruments including the Piano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxophones, Drum Kit and Orchestral Percussion, Bassoon and Guitar. Using this impressive repertoire he became heavily involved in almost every musical group on offer, including Jazz band, Saxophone Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Marching Band, Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras and the Band for his year 11 and 12 Musical. Outside of school he made some extra money as part of a 5-piece Swing/Jazz/Funk band that would play at weddings and other events. Last but not least, he was the drummer in a Metal/Punk band, formed strictly so he and his long time muso mates could jam together and learn and play covers of their favourite songs.
Practical and performance aside, Mystro also studied Music Theory for all 5 years of high school and went on to complete a Diploma of Music Industry (Technical Production) at the SAE Institute.
Throughout his musical career, Mystro has experienced and been exposed to an enormous array of musical genres. He has absorbed much of his Dadís strong passion, love and knowledge of a wide variety of genres from the 60ís, 70ís and 80ís all his life. His many years of classical training and performance experience and his own personal selections along the way have given him a truly eclectic love of music.
When he finished school and started to experience Brisbaneís nightlife and Dance Music scene, it opened up a whole new world for him. Within a few months his CDs and playlists became filled with funky house, big club anthems and harder rave tunes. Before long he knew that he had found his niche. He was going to be a DJ.
Using a laptop and an early version of Traktor, Mystro soon became familiar with the basics of beat matching and sequencing. Soon after he acquired a set of Technics 1200s and started building an impressive collection of House, Trance and Hardstyle records. He landed an occasional gig at RGs Corner Bar playing House and Top 40 tunes. His focus soon moved towards the harder, more underground styles and played at some of Brisbane's well-known raves and hard dance events.
Before long, Mystro wanted to expand his DJ repertoire and after a few amazing nights at the Family he had his eyes locked on the Electro House scene.
Before anyone new it, he had morphed his sound into a Funky Tech and Dirty Electro fusion. This is when he made his second big purchase of a set of CDJ-1000s; which in turn opened the floodgates to a sea of unlimited music, which gave Mystro the chance to grow in a major way.
This then led to him scoring gigs at Planet nightclub. Making it funky on the outside stage with funky sexy tech and blowing the roof off a packed main room with the dirtiest of Electro!
After 2 years break from the scene, Mystro is back with a vengeance and has already reclaimed his position in the Brisbane dance scene.
Towards the end of 2011, he started playing regular gigs at Electric Playground Nightclub and has moved forward in leaps and bounds.
The first half of 2012 has been a busy and awesome time for Mystro. Playing regularly at Electric Playground supporting acts such as DJS From Mars, Bombs Away, Rave Radio, Baby Gee, Danny T, Timmy Trumpet, Dave Winnel, Ryan Riback, Murray Brown, Karma, Silver Sneakerz, Bass Jackers, Tigerlily, Dirty Loud, Slop Rock, Neon Stereo, Elen Levon and Sam La More.
2012 has also brought Mystro into the realm of festival gigs, making his debut at Future Music Festival in Brisbane and backing it up at Creamfields on the gold coast.
The future holds big things for DJ Mystro, as he ventures into the world of production. Busting out a collection of mash ups and bootlegs to start, be prepared to be hearing some amazing remixes and Mystro originals in the very near future.
My Mixes 7 mixes, 8 hours, 0.62 gb
|Bass Nation FM Guest Mix|
|From The Main Room Episode 3|
|From The Main Room Episode 2|
|From The Main Room Episode 1|
|Move Your Funky Feet|
|Best Of Vocal House 2011 Part 1|