I first really fell in love with music whilst working behind the bar at Cause Célèbre a jazz club in Auckland. There  I was treated nightly to the sounds of Nathan and Joel Haines, Greg Johnson and others, as my passion of jazz and house music steadily grew. 


At twenty, I moved to London, bought an Atari computer and enrolled on a sound engineering course. It was 1992, the height of the rave years. One of my teachers was the engineer from the psychedelic band Gong, and another from the music collective Spiral Tribe. They worked us hard and took us to parties in the countryside. I began writing house music with friends, some of which we cut into dubplates, and one of which we released with acid jazz outfit Mighty Truth.


I soon started DJing at parties, while I worked doing sound design and recording games, radio programmes and online content. 


In 1999, I engineered an album and co-wrote four tracks with post-rock band Bark Psychosis for release on Fire Records. 


Other London highlights included gaining experience and most likely some hearing loss as part of the Capital Radio crew, filming touring bands like Jane's Addiction and Muse.


Since then, more unusual musical adventures have included learning to play the harmonium in India, recording a Kirtan album with Krishna people in Sydney, recording with counterculture legend John Sinclair from the MC5, Maxi Jazz and others, playing meditation concerts at yoga centres, hosting multimedia arts parties in Northern Thailand, a collaboration with free jazz saxophonist Ralph Thomas, and DJing for seven hours in a room full of sand as part of an installation by Artists Anonymous at Artforum in Berlin. 


In 2008, while visiting New Zealand, I collaborated on a DJ/VJ incarnation of the electronic soul and breakbeat band Substax, playing support for Pitch Black in Auckland and Tauranga. 


Back in London in 2011 and 2012, I engineered, played keyboards and VJed on an electronic project called AlexOne with members of Brixton musical outfit Alabama 3. We played gigs at the Southbank Centre and in Trafalgar Square for the Summer Paralympics. During this time, I hosted a regular Friday evening radio show on House Dem. 


My return to New Zealand comes after an eight-year break from creative life that was spent travelling and raising two girls. I'm very much enjoying getting back into Djing, promoting my club nights 'ClubVideotech' and 'Diamond Buffalo' and doing visuals for clubs and parties. I'm currently working on new electronic music, participating in a music mentorship program and have begun recording other artists.