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Edd Croft’s musical journey started back in the mid ’90’s when he found commercial dance music while still at school – latching on to early sounds of Daft Punk, Chemical Brother’s, Reel to Reel, Faithless.
First touching turntables in 1998, but it wasn’t until 2002 that things started getting a bit more serious on the DJing side, eventually buying some 1210 mk2’s in 2004. Edd has built himself from house parties, to local nights in Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Blackburn, Durham, Newcastle, Coalville, Chesterfield, and Birmingham, to residencies with Purefilth!, Dirtyfunk, The Howard and Resurrection playing anything from funky house, tech house, breakbeat, techno, trance and hard house.
Passionate about the music, the scene, the people, Edd creates his own inventive style through twisted funky broken beats, tough house, driving trance and filthy pounding hard house thrashes. His varied DJ sets are put together through the sounds he likes – Dark, Dirty, Funky, Uplifting, Techy – enabling him to create cross genre sets, putting tracks together that you think wouldn’t go but somehow sit seamlessly. Constantly challenging his own talent and technique to bring a fresh, slightly brave way of djing to the pigeon holed masses.
Edd styles have changed over time, starting with the proggressive, uplifting, driving trance he found on the Gatecrasher dancefloor of the late 90’s through to closing hard house sets, via a new found love of breakbeat and techno. Insomniacz and Sin;ergy gave Edd a taste of the harder side of house and trance from the turn of the century. As the harder dancefloors became inundated with a driving techno sound through the naughties, this also influenced Edd’s ear for different music – funky, chunky and giving the music he loved a different edge.
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