Aphrodite (musician)

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Aphrodite
Born Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
Genres Drum and bass, jungle, breakbeat hardcore
Occupation(s) DJ, producer
Years active 1990-present
Labels Urban Takeover, Aphrodite Recordings, Aladdin, Aphrodite Mix, Aphradan, V2 Recordings, UMG.
Website official Website
Notable instruments
Turntables, piano, violin, keyboards

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. He contributed to and influenced the genre's 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][not in citation given]

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.

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. 
  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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