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Joey Riot

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Music has always been a big part of joey’s life. Aided by his dad at the age of 13 he started to learn guitar and piano, he then took this on further at school developing his skills. Rave culture also took hold of him at an early age.
Still in primary school he was mesmerised as acid house swept across the uk. Once at high school and running with an older group of friends, the excitment of rave, the music, the parties, made him immerse himself in the culture.

At the age of fifteen he and friend Darren Grant, helped by darren’s older brother Robert starting putting on their own under 18’s events in their home town on moodiesburn, near glasgow in their local community centre. The event was first called “THE TECHNOZONE” but was later daubbed “TLM (the lethal mix)” after their DJ/MC partnership name which was emblazoned on the front of their flyers. Joey started out MC’ing at these parties while Darren manned the dex. Their “TLM” events were a huge success from the very first one and joey had caught the performing bug!

Throught the mid to late 90’s joey concentrated on MC’ing although he did DJ, but more as a hobby throughout this time. After playing at their own event, joey and darren then moved to a local nightclub @ cumbernauld airport to do another under 18’s event as resident MC & DJ. It was playing at this club he was asked to MC for “tiny tunez records” live P.A. showcase and played MC’d for them at numerous venues across the uk. After playing a gig at “THE CORE” @ the calton studios in Edinburgh with the P.

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