Artists

DJ Ollie
Biography

Ollie started Djing about 1991 fine tuning his turntable skills until he got his first break playing at the Happy Landings parties in Gravesend. After Happy Landings Ollie started playing on London based pirate radio station Pressure FM. He stayed with Pressure for about a year and a half before moving onto the seminal Cyndicut FM.

Ollie received some important bookings, off the strength of his mix tapes, from Pure Science and One Nation. Appearances at these high profile clubs led to a lot of smaller, more regular bookings around the South East of England.

In 1998 he enrolled in a full time sound engineering course where he learnt the ins and outs of professional studio set-ups. The course included analogue and digital recording, sequencing and mixing as well as a lot of sound theory.

1999 saw Ollie step into a full time job at Mickey Finns ‘Biting Back Records’ shop where he was manager in charge of the day to day running, he’s also done time behind the counter of the legendary ‘Boogie Times Records’, one of largest D&B specialists in the UK.

In 2001, along with long time friend DJ Nicol, Ollie set up Direct Recordings, one of the UK’s fastest growing D&B labels. Ollie co-produced ‘Easy’, which featured on Direct Recordings debut release. His second Direct Recordings release was ‘Time To Get Nasty’ featuring MC Fever b/w Dubalty’s mix of ‘Funky Milton’.

On the DJ front Ollie’s earned himself guest sets at AWOL, Movement and Best of British, regular sets at Innovations massive events in London, Spain & Amsterdam, residencies at Pure Science, Jungle Ravenation, High on Life, High Velocity, Vinyl Conflict, Neat Beats, Bassment, Liquid Session plus many other one off bookings across the UK & Europe. DJ Ollie was also nominated in the ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’ category at the 2008 National D&B Awards