JOHN O CONNOR
DAVE LIEVENSE (PSYCATRON)
John O'Connor is an Irish Dj/Producer Based now in London (Uk)
John has supported the likes of Guy J , Psycatron, Tom Middleton, Guy Mantzur , Simon Garcia , Wade Bennett , Audiofreak , Ian O'Donovan ,Seb Dhajjee etc etc and appeared on line-up's with such acts like John Digweed ,Edu Imdernom ,Electric Rescue,Maxime Dangles, Jeff Mills , Mark Knight , Okain , Johnass Heil , Chris Leibing , Ben Sims , Surgeon ,Slam , Fergie , Luka Baumann ,Marc Marzenit,King Unique,Dave Seamen , Nick Warren ,Hernan Catteneo, Calvin Harris,Mark Fanciulli ,and thats just to name a few .
John Has Played some of Europe's biggest clubs and Festivals like Sankey's Ibiza, The Ministry Of Sound, Bedrock , Gianpula Malta , La Grotta Gozo , Life Festival ,The Tripod ,The Pod ,Trinity Rooms,Egg ,Jamm, Fire ,The Ministry Of Sound Festival in Malta .
John's early musical influence as a kid was his brother's music collection .He found himself listening to the like's of Kraftwork , Joy Division , New Order , Genesis , Mike Oldfield , Pet Shop Boys and Duran Duran,Thin Lizzy to name but a few . John also due to his family's musical history took influence from classical music , where he took great inspiration from Vivaldi , Mozart , Tchaikovsky,and many more . It is an unusual fleet of music one would say , but it is from all this that John found music with emotion , and journey so appealing,whether it was Electronic ,rock ,pop,or classical,He was so open to creativity in sounds . John's main influences in DJing are Sasha and John Digweed. It was their sound and creativity as DJs and their unique and captivating performances that made John want to DJ in the first place. With their Northern Exposure series and each of their Global Underground releases, in particular Sasha San Francisco GU009, this confirmed john's ambition and passion for this music and the whole electronic scene. John's sound is one of a journey and captivates people where ever he plays with his unique style of DJing that he likes to describe as " layering emotional sounds into a journey" ,and it is about playing the best tracks out there no matter what genre it is weather it is house ,tech, techno,break,electronica,progressive,indie nu-disco etc etc, and not following just one genre or being a purist,it is with this that Johns broad knowledge of different genres and love of electronic music that provides him the ability to combine all of this into his sets, while creating a blissful,emotional,energetic progressive sound,OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC...
Lievense Studios is one of Ireland's longest running electronic music studios. Widely considered as the country's foremost producer within the electronic music community, Dave Lievense has over two decades of experience, as producer, engineer and mix and mastering engineer for some of the worlds most reputable artists. Dave is listed on the credits of thousands of records, both digital and 12” across the entire spectrum of electronic music.
His exploits as part of Psycatron, the project which seen releases on Sven Vath's Cocoon imprint and Carl Craig's seminal Planet E, as well as live sets on the infamous Boiler Room led considerable weight to cementing Dave's position as a live artist and contemporary techno producer in his own right.
As well as techno, Dave has been the mastermind behind some of the best selling trance, house and electro music released out of the UK, with the likes of BBC Radio One's Pete Tong singing his praises, and artists from the studio touring internationally.
Recent years have seen collaborations with Paul Woolford, Detroit Grand Pubahs and Simian Mobile Disco, representing the calibre of artists keen to work with arguably one of the UK's finest production talents.