An integral part of the hardcore dance music scene since the early 90s, Dolphin started writing electronic music way back in 1986 with an Atari computer, a Yamaha keyboard and a Roland drum machine. His early efforts were inspired by early electro pioneers like Afrika Bambaataa and electronic music artists like Kraftwerk and Jean Michel Jarre. Already an avid young record collector with an eclectic taste in music, he bought his first pair of turntables and started learning to mix in 1988, just as early acid house and techno started taking off in the clubs. After becoming increasingly involved in the club and dance music scene of the early nineties, he opened 3rd Planet Records in 1994, arguably one the best hardcore record shops in the UK in the mid nineties. Gigs soon followed and he built a solid reputation as a DJ, playing some of the biggest raves in the UK at the time. This lead to bookings abroad and it wasn’t long before he was headlining parties all over Europe.
He has had countless releases and remixes since over the last 20+ years on labels like The Third Movement, Prspct, Deathchant, Industrial Strength, Pacemaker, Ninja Columbo as well as the legendary, cutting edge electronica label Planet Mu. In 20011 he started his own label, Komplex Kommunications (or KomKoms for short), to release a more emotive style of hardcore. His production style draws on the broad range of music that inspires him, from classical to soul to industrial and everything in between. His debut album, Information Asymmetry, was released on Prspct Recordings in May 2018 to critical acclaim from fans, journalists and other DJs and producers within the scene. Featuring a raft of collaborations with other UK artists, it showcased the evolution of UK and industrial hardcore.
With over 25 years of experience DJing and producing behind him, Dolphin has played countless clubs and parties as well as playing at some of the world’s most distinguished outdoor electronic music festivals like Dominator, Defqon1, Master of Hardcore, the Bangface Weekender and Boomtown. In 2018 he has DJ’d across the globe from Colombia to Japan, and with no signs of slowing up and many more releases on the way, Dolphin continues to forge his own path writing and performing the music that he loves.