Ever since this young man first got his hands on a set of decks he’s obsessed himself with Dance music and mixing. Despite the fact his first decks only had three speeds the classic 33 45 and 78 he still managed to carve mixes out of classic Old Skool Beats and Breaks.
In 1997 Rush clapped his greasy mitts on his inaugural pair of 1210s. The DJ had come home. After having no pitch control the Technics machines seemed like a dream. No coincidence then when he collided with fate later that year playing Old Skool alongside Dreamscape darling DJ Dougal. He had first touched upon the energy and mayhem that a DJ could bring to a dance-floor not only through their music but also with a dynamic maverick performance. Rush was borne.
No longer content with billing Rush began to host his own promotions. He opened up in 1999 with a hard slammer of a night appropriately titled ‘Bangin’. This platform gave him the connections status and finances necessary to develop his studio and production skills whilst honing a fine edge to his energised stage displays. Nothing more than the love of Dance gave Rush the endurance to last out those early days of his serious career.
As night follows day Rush’s work in the studio paid off and 2003 saw the release of his material under the production name of Mr. Rush (one can only assume Mr. Strong and Mr. Bump worked behind the scenes in the studio). Perhaps it was his appreciation of this comic side that lead karma to deal him a nice hand in the form of his first radio show. Hosting raw Hardcore on Renegade FM saw our man boost his reputation and his ever widening circle of contacts as he represented new and upcoming talent as often as possible in the mix.
Success for Rush’s own music hit a big number when the Exorcism of Chucky received play on John Peel’s Radio one show leading to the tune becoming one of the best selling Hardstyle records of all time. From bedroom to DJ and finally to artist Rush’s journey had become full. His GBH label fully supported his releases in partnership with Italian producer Marco Vortex.