Rinse FM’s finest first lad of dub, Oneman is the one man working harder than many others, mixing up classics and breaking beats, he creates perfectly blended old-school feeling electronica.
Cast your eyes over any interview with Streatham based DJ Oneman and you’ll quickly come across the phrases ‘hard working’ and ‘outstanding’. Coming up, playing UK garage at any event that would book him, this 25-year-old booth baby climbed the ranks of the underground club scene, from the bottom to the top, continually spinning and mixing to growing crowds. Making it onto Radio 1 before he had released an official single, Oneman guested on Anne Hobbs’ show, chatting new music and demonstrating his impressive mixing capabilities live to the masses. Speed then picked up and Oneman was headlining events and appearing on various pirate radio shows, before then landing a regular slot on London based, taste making station Rinse FM.
Renowned for his eclectic taste in underground dance music, beats need only be properly decent for a sample to make it onto a Oneman mix, release dates and genre come secondary to anything other than sound. Specialising in scouting out the best in new British talent, he isn’t that into production, doesn’t own dub-plates and works on all kinds of BPM’s. His signature sound is about not having a signature sound. Working live with MP3′s, vinyls and WAVs, Serato is Oneman’s weapon of choice and when discussing his music he simply says “I just wanna make people dance to good beats”.
Oneman will be playing at the 17th Birthday Party on Saturday 8th October at O2 Brixton Academy.