Sydney based turntablist and producer Dizz1 has been involved in the music industry for over 10 years. Starting off as a DJ he has worked and performed alongside the world’s best such as Grand Master Flash, Jam Master Jay (RIP), Jazzy Jay, D Styles, A-Trak, Plus One, Melo D and JRocc (Beat Junkies). Dizz1 has even been invited by DJ Q-Bert to his hotel room for a 4 hour long 1 on 1 scratch jam.
Then in 2004 he broke his neck ending up temporarily paralyzed with a titanium plate fusing the C4, 5 and 6 together and putting him out of action for a while. During this rehabilitation period he began working in the studio developing tracks and expanding on his musical knowledge. Once full recovery was made he hit the road playing across the globe and continuing to fine tune his production skills.
Presently Dizz1 has been blowing up all over the place. From attending the Red Bull Music Academy in Spain and getting air play from Mary Anne Hobbs and Benji B on BBC Radio through to doing shows alongside the likes of Stereotyp and Al Haca, The Bug, Benga, N-Type and Loefah as well as having his track ‘Konotakosuke Yaro’ feature on the highly anticipated Beat Dimensions 2 compilation on Rush Hour.
He is currently working on an album with Om’Mas Keith from Sa-Ra Creative Partners and has collaborated in the studio with Mark Pritchard (Harmonic 313) and Steve Spacek as well as forming a new live project with DJ Dexter called ‘Curse The Machines’. In November 2009 Dizz1’s debut EP ‘3rd Time Lucky’ was released through the highly renowned Dutch label Kindred Spirits as part of their ‘Nod Navigators’ series. With a remix EP and solo album due in 2010 keep an eye out on this talented man from the land down under!
Here’s a little 3rd Time Lucky EP Trailer to give you a taste…