OUTRAGE (Backlash, J-Tek Records, Whisper Audio, Metalheadz, Inneractive, Intasound, Function Records, Commercial Suicide, Ruffige) Bedford, UK
Outrage (formerly known as DJ Rage) has been closely following drum and bass for over a decade. His first break came at the age of 15 when he gained a slot on Bedfords (UK) pirate radio station Shock FM. It was not long after the broadcast that his vigorous sets began gracing the Bedford area dance floors, catching the attention of fans and future collaborators alike. Outrage would form his first major alliance at the age of 16 when he crossed paths and teamed up with Stomp & Weaver which resulted in his initial production efforts, with the collaborations Check the Flava and Deep in 2 Depth. The affiliation with Stomp & Weaver also helped his career with additional performances, thanks to the inception of two featured club nights hosted by them: Sugar Cubes in Lincoln and Fantasy Island in Skegness. By the age of 18 Outrage’s career as a DJ began to flourish. His radio audience extended when he gained a spot on Perception FM, the largest pirate radio station in the Bedfordshire area. His audience continued to grow over the course of the following year when he began hosting a show on London’s prestigious Rinse FM and started playing at various events in central Europe, alongside other UK artists. It was also at this time that Stomp had relocated to London and the two began working in the studio; resulting in the duos first major release - Snakes - on L Doubles Flex Records. Soon after Outrage made contact with promoters in New York and Philadelphia booking him for such renowned American drum and bass parties as Direct Drive, Mathematics, and Drink Land.
The year 2000 brought Outrage his most influential alliance yet, when he united with Tronic (now known as Amit) . The two went straight to the studio and over the following two years released tunes featured on such labels as Nu Urban and Chemical Warfare. These successful releases resulted in the pair meeting Digital, the vanguard of dub-influenced drum n bass; further enhancing their production knowledge and skill with his guidance. It was not long after that Outrage was releasing his own solo efforts on such drum and bass labels as L Plates, Fuze, Basement Records, Proper Talent, Intasound, Inneractive Music and the almighty Metalheadz. He has showcased his talent at such festivals as the famous Berlin Loveparade, Hungary’s Sziget Festival and New Zealand’s PHAT Festival. Debuting his live PA skills at Amsterdam’s Ichione Subversive Renaissance, Outrage has also crossed over into the category of a live performer. The notorious emotional atmosphere that is created by his fluxes of diligent breakbeats and fervent bass lines can be heard in his Ableton Live PA.