DJ Soylent Black had a passion for electronic music from a young age. An early formative experience was sneaking off from home to some high, waste ground, which gave a perfect view over the Royal Victoria Dock and the Jean-Michel Jarre ‘destination docklands’ concerts. This young Londoner was hooked!
The early nineties were spent exploring the murky depths of the extreme metal. As the nineties wore on, he was involved in the goth and industrial scenes, where he became a regular attendee of the legendary Slimelight club. It was here that he first heard DJs Blackdeath 1334, Pete and Mak (forever grateful…RIP), that had the biggest influence on his mixing style. All the genres are there to be plundered, it’s the feel and journey of how they’re put together that counts. All these musical influences can be found in his sets. Broadly characterised as Hard Industrial Techno, often taking in elements of Shranz, Gabber, Doomcore, Post-Industrial, EBM, Rhythmic Noise, Death Industrial, Power Electronics, Industrial Rock, Darkwave. Etherial Wave and Goth.
His first opportunity to DJ out in clubs came in 2003. At the time he was working as the music media manager for Cyberdog, a clubbing orientated clothes shop in London, where he made sure all their stores were stocked with the latest CDs. Here he met some promoters and quickly picked up a residency at Antiworld and their sister night Teknoworld. This was a brilliant grounding for him, getting to play on the same bill as some of the scene’s biggest names such as; Chris Liebing, Mark EG, Chris Liberator and Oliver Ho. Another early residency was at the Tuscan art space-cum-rave Channel 83. Since then, he’s made guest appearances at nights such as; Kaos, Blanc, Koncrete, Gravity, Overdrive, Fluid and La Nuit de Sade.
Resident Dj at Outer Rim Tv with his monthly ’Technoir’ show. He also makes irregular guest appearances at the aforementioned Slimelight.