Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Metal, Pop, Punk, Rock, Roots
The elusive and infamous Doctor began studying the art of mixing with the Cikap Kamuy priests of Southern Hokkaido at the age of 3. It was here that he was first bestowed with the title of "Komori no mimi" (literally translated as "having the ears of a bat") and officially recognised as the living reincarnation of the venerated Ketupa Blakistoni, the first god of the fish owls.
Leaving the island at the age of 13, with an honorary doctorate, and forsaking all material possessions – except for a microphone, mic-preamp and portable DAT recorder - the doctor then began a 10-year aural pilgrimage, collecting and collating musical and auditory samples from every country in the world and across every known genre and sub-genre of music.
Finally, whilst recording the Zoroastrian yašts of the Arachosian tribes on the summit of Mt Tirich Mir (“The king of darkness”) in the upper ranges of the Hindu Kush, Dr Effector attained universal enlightenment. It is claimed that in an esoteric moment of transcendent apotheosis, the doctor received the deific title of “Effector” from the divine wind reverberating in the mountainous passes below.
Armed with an innate consciousness of the sublime, the Doctor then returned to civilisation, rented a shared room in Petersham, Sydney and began studying Audio 101 at the School of Audio Engineering in Surry Hills. Although failing successively for three years, the doctor persisted in his quest and eventually attained a low credit in his fourth year. This was enough to gain him an unpaid apprenticeship at Hit-hole studios in Zetland. For the next seven years, the doctor worked 100 hours a week as a shit kicker, cleaner and drug runner before graduating to tape and protools operator in Studio C. During this time, he was paid in fast food and the occasional pickmeup. Eventually though, the opportunity of a lifetime arrived when, on the first day of tracking for the new Icepick album, the house and assistant engineer were both mysteriously afflicted with a rare form of gastro-intestinal entropia. Although understandably nervous, the doctor seized the opportunity, assumed the role of engineer, and, as they say, the rest is triple platinum His-Story.