Justin Robertson DJ set
It’s hard to find a succinct way to describe a man with nearly 30 years of experience as an innovator and restless proponent of fascinating forward-thinking music, art, broadcasting and writing. Let’s use legend, it is sometimes over-used, sometimes misplaced, but in this case it is entirely accurate. His rich history is matched only by his tireless need to keep pushing forward, and as a result he remains one of the most exciting and important DJ/Producers in the business as fans of all ages will testify.
Justin’s latest musical incarnation as The Deadstock 33s has been garnishing lavish praise from established figures such as Erol Alkan, Eats Everything, Ivan Smagghe and Daniel Avery, with whom he has a long-standing production partnership.
The early 90s also saw Justin begin a fruitful remixing career starting with local band Mad Jacks, he moved swiftly on to re-work, Erasure, Bjork, Happy Mondays, New Order, Talk Talk, Stereo MCs, Gary Clail, Fini Tribe, Felix Da Housecat and Chicken lips, to name but a few in a huge catalogue. Inevitably his own productions soon took centre stage, and he scored several top 40 hits and an appearance on Top of The Pops with his genre defying Lionrock. Touring with the likes of The Chemical Brothers, the Cocteau Twins and Death In Vegas, Lionrock became one of the bands that defined the growing confidence of dance music and its potential to flourish and mutate into so many fascinating hybrids, producing some of dance music’s most famous tracks along the way. Songs like ‘Packet of Peace’, ‘Rude Boy Rock’ and ‘Carnival’ appear in almost any list of stone-cold classics worth their salt.