Decoded Magazine Mix of the Month winner for November Jo Crane (AKA Dweller) started he’s musical journey at the tender age of 13 when he got he’s first DJ set-up as a birthday present. He learned to mix by watching the staff at the legendary record shop Boogie Times in Romford, then going home with he’s freshly bought vinyl and practising for hours (annoying his parents in the process).
At the start it was all about the Jungle / Drum & Bass sound that was big in the early 90s. Then, along came Garage and alongside DnB, 4 to the floor and 2 Step, became he’s music of choice and he was an avid follower of both scenes, even though he was too young to embrace the craziness of clubland.
He continued to DJ for these formative years developing the style he still displays today but never felt confident enough to push himself to play in a club setting. At college he transferred to a Popular Music course from Art & Design when he realised music was his calling. There he learnt the basics of digital music production and went on to a Music Production degree at Thames Valley University. He progressed in his DJing career and he gained various shows on several prestigious pirate radio stations and gigs in clubs across London. All the while mastering the craft of production in the background.
Jo made the move to House music when DnB & Garage became “stagnant” in his view. With the help of DJ Danny Kaos he successful transitioned to this new scene but will always be influenced by the foundations of he’s career.
Dweller’s first release was on EJ Underground with the Two Steps EP and since then has signed tracks and remixes to Sweep The Floor Records, Wabantu Music, Bloxboxx, Yoonek Records, Poolside Records, 18-09 Records, Dual Life. He has had support from DJs such as Roger Sanchez, Paco Osuna, Stacey Pullen, Serotonin Thieves & Bruno Browning.
Dweller constantly strives to bring something different to the monotony of today’s Dance music scene. Look out for Jo’s feature interview in Decoded Magazine next week.
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01. Jerk In The Box – Suagr (LOST ROCKET REMIX)
02. Format B – Chunky (ROBOSONIC MIX)
03. Wally Lopez – London Trip (ALVARO SMART STRIPPED MIX)
04. A++ The Southern – Touch You (DJ SIMI MIX)
05. Detroit Swindle – Freaky Stuff
06. Pezzner – Thug Rock
07. Mood II Swing – Closer (SWING TO MOOD DUB)
08. Danny Ocean – Virgo
09. Ding Dong – Syvah
10. Adrian Moya – Pher
11. Cera Alba – Modula (LEFTWING & KODY MIX)
12. Todd Terry – Spinning
13. Sante Sansone & Roland Clark – House Nation (RIVA STARR EDIT)
14. Metodi Hristov – Step Outside
15. Green Velvet – Genedfekt
16. Huxley – Shower Scene
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