Aphrodite (musician)

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Aphrodite
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Drum and bass, oldschool jungle
Occupation(s) DJ/producer
Years active 1997–present
Labels Urban Takeover, Aphrodite Recordings, V2 Recordings
Website official Website
Notable instruments
Turntables

Aphrodite (born Gavin King [1]) also known as A Zone or DJ Aphro, is a UK jungle and drum and bass DJ/producer on the Urban Takeover label. One of the oldest drum and bass producers, he largely contributed to and influenced the genre's current styles and techniques.[2] He was born and raised in Aberystwyth, and moved to London with his family as a toddler.[3] He studied computer science.[4]

DJ Aphrodite is behind Aphrodite Recordings which was inspired by a club he ran in 1988 called 'Aphrodite'. His debut album was a self-titled effort under V2 Recordings, released on 1 September 2000. The follow-up was Aftershock which was again released under V2 Recordings on 24 June 2002.

The song "King of the Beats" was featured in the video games Rollcage and SSX Tricky, and "Wobble" in SSX3.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Aphrodite - Recordings (Yellow cover) (1997)
  • Aphrodite (1999)
  • Aftershock (2002)
  • Break In Reality (2007)

CD Mixes[edit]

  • Urban Jungle (1999)
  • Aph44 (2003)
  • Urban Junglist (2003)
  • Urbanthology Volume 1 (2005)
  • Overdrive (2005)

CDs[edit]

  • See Thru It (2004)

Compilations[edit]

  • Park Rave Madness (1998)
  • The Takeover Bid: Round 1 (1998)
  • Egil Music presents: Urban Jungle (1999)

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • 1996 "Bad Ass" (with Micky Finn)
  • 1999 "BM Funkster" UK #139
  • 2002 "All Over Me" (feat. Barrington Levy) UK #76
  • 2002 "See Thru It" (feat. Wildflower) UK #68
  • 2003 "Bad Ass (Reissue)" (with Micky Finn) UK #162
  • 2003 "Rinsing Quince" UK #155
  • 2003 "Let the Rhythm Flow / Stalker" UK #170
  • 2003 "Cool Flight" UK #179
  • 2003 "Music's Hypnotizing / King of the Beats" UK #155
  • 2003 "Mash Up Ya Know" UK #182
  • 2003 "Def Jammer" UK #183
  • 2003 "Cocaine / Calling the People" UK #196
  • 2004 "Fanfare / Karma Sutra" UK #192

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yahoo Music Profile
  2. ^ Cooper, Sean. "Aphrodite". Allmusic. Retrieved 2015-04-20. 
  3. ^ "DJ Aphrodite returns to perform in his hometown". BBC. January 25, 2010. Retrieved 2015-04-20. 
  4. ^ "DJ Aphrodite's 'Aftershock' Can be felt on MTA/V2". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-04-20. 

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