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

Gavin King, better known by his stage name Aphrodite,[1] is a UK jungle and drum and bass DJ/producer on the Urban Takeover label. Also known as A Zone or DJ Aphro, 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. 25 January 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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