DJ Dr S Gachet
DrumNBass::New Skool Breaks::Jungle::Liquid Funk::
Synonymous with the UKs jungle music scene throughout the 1990s, right through to the present day Dr S Gachet is one of the most versatile deejays you will ever witness. As we rewind back to the late 80s, and the heady days of acid house, it was here that Gachet first found his dance music feet.
Though he had already picked up the art of deejaying through Londons reggae sound systems of the mid 80s, this new music form was taking a grip of the nation. Gachet found himself making the transition from sound systems to clubs in London. One night in 1990, after heading to Bentleys, in Bognor Regis, Gachet seized on the chance to step in for an absent DJ. Initialling blagging his way in as security, he certainly wasnt feeling too tough playing in front of 2,000 mad-for-it ravers for the first time.
This set the ball rolling for Gachets DJ career, between 1990 and 1994 his residencies and regular appearances included: Camden Palace - Lazerdome -The Rocket - Sterns - The Edge - Paradise Club - Universe - Helter Skelter - Dreamscape - Pure X - Dance Paradise and Living Dream, amongst others. 1995, however, signalled a pivotal moment for Gachet. The legendary jungle promoter AW(ay)O(f)L(ife) assigned Gachet permanent resident at the paradise club london & Ministry Of Sound, alongside Randall, Mickey Finn, Kenny Ken and Darren Jay. In the same year he became resident at World Dance.
These two achievements alone propelled Gachet to international deejay status. Since then he has been clocking passport stamps from: Belgium, Canada, Italy, France, Germany, Ireland, Ibiza, Japan, Russia, Switzerland, Tasmania and Tenerife, with lengthy tours both in the US and Australia. During the late 90s he expanded his domestic appearances including that of the first Logical Progression nights, at Turnmills.
Aside from the deejay work Dr S Gachet is also a radio personality. He acted as guest host for Radio 1 One in the Jungle shows (1996/1997) when jungle was slowly being accepted by the mainstream. He worked with many stations in the capital exposing his talent for playing different styles of dance music and also had a stint on Mr C The Shamen / End Club fame) net radio station Gaia Live. Gachet has also taken to the natural progression of producing his own music and conceived a pair of record labels - Audio Maze to take care of drum and bass business and Johnny Biscuit with a house and garage mandate.
Audio Maze introduced such gems to the drum and bass scene as Remember The Roller and Forbidden Agenda, both played for time by every discerning deejay. The label is temporarily on hold but Gachet looks forward to hitting the studio again and bringing forward releases from Beau (from Intense, Good Looking and Blackmarket Records Ash-A-Tack. Watch this space. 2004 - Phantasy and Shodan have given their spin to the Audio Maze anthem Remember The Roller, which is currently a dub plate favourite of Hype and Andy C release details pending.