Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Dance


Sounds like

Don't know, don't care


band members

Gavan Griffin


Influences

Speedy J, DJ Premier, Photek


Unearthed artists we like

Holotropik, (-n0rAdr3nl!n-)


Bio

From smooth Hip Hop grooves, raw Breakbeat and Drum and Bass as Hops. And get down Electro Tech to harsh abrasive hard Techno as H.P.S?, Gavan Griffin has been performing live and releasing his wares for the last 11 years .supporting some of the biggest names in international techno, and some of Australia's best underground parties. Names such as Carl Cox, Chris Liebing, Speedy J, Chris Liberator , D.A.V.E the drummer, Aphex Twin and Luke Vibert, Ben Sims, DJ misjah, Mike Humphries and the Space DJz . At events such as the Big Day Out, Transmission, Swarm (resident for 7 years), Hardware, Melbourne Techno Collective, Freaky loops, Earth dance and many many others. Coming from a very ingrained musical background. Having both parents actively involved in a touring band .his mother was a lead singer and father a bass player. his grandmother was a big band conductor and all round musical genius. His father, later getting involved with P.A and studio electronics, inspired Gavan to be interested in all things pro audio. Gavan has released 3 solo live mix albums under H.P.S? ‘Year of the Filter’ in 1999, ‘Geosynthetic’ in 2001 and ‘Fuckin’ Techno’ in 2004. H.P.S? appears on Enigma Records 3 volume compilations http:// www.enigmarecords.com.au . finally on a collaborative c.d. called Creatures of Habit with DJ Vic .. in the works are remixes and collaborative efforts with DJ Typhonic under the Hops moniker.Exploring the sounds of Drum and Bass , abstract Hip Hop , and non mainstream breakbeat . Having his background was a precursor to a career in live music and this is where Gavan’s heart lies. his live shows are geared towards the dance floor . always willing to rock a crowd with heavy beats and growling bass lines .

Review

nor@dr3nl!n

24 Aug 2006

50

Love those shmoove breaks, really went all out “Psy Fi” on the intro there. This would tear it up on the dance floor, the breaks crown would love it 4sure. There was some nice "almost" dub bass drops there which worked well as a breakdown. You just kept it interesting from start till finish. I am inspired now. You really know your genre' love ya werk....[]=[nor@]D----,

Love those shmoove breaks, really went all out “Psy Fi” on the intro there. This would tear it up on the dance floor, the breaks crown would love it 4sure. There was some nice "almost" dub bass drops there which worked well as a breakdown. You just kept it interesting from start till finish. I am inspired now. You really know your genre' love ya werk....[]=[nor@]D----,

Review

Holotropik

25 Aug 2006

40

Nice work Gav ;) Havent heard much of your stuff lately. I really like your twisted broken-beat type stuff. gets inside the head. Nice one.

Nice work Gav ;) Havent heard much of your stuff lately. I really like your twisted broken-beat type stuff. gets inside the head. Nice one.

Review

Si Si

27 Aug 2006

30

Well produced track. But this style of progressivy techno is old hat and outdated to me. The delayed 303 line sounds late 90's. Infact the whole song sounds late 90's. I'm sure there would be ravers out there who would like it though.

Well produced track. But this style of progressivy techno is old hat and outdated to me. The delayed 303 line sounds late 90's. Infact the whole song sounds late 90's. I'm sure there would be ravers out there who would like it though.