An aspiring DJ since 1994, this Derry City resident has defied the odds in a town that has more than it's fair share of DJ talent & competition. Derry has always had its finger on the musical pulse and was one of Ireland's first cities to boast a thriving dance scene since its emergence locally in 1990.
With a few heavyweight DJ's that have gone largely unchallenged for almost a decade, and very few breaks for emerging talent, Ronan has methodically worked with a formula of seamless mixing, innovative track selection, and tailoring his mixes and sets with the listener as a priority above all else.
This has brought respect and support from some of the leading figures in his local scene including Col Hamilton, Chris Cargo, and Deep Fried Funk & PRAISE. In the last two years alone he has also shared the same line ups as artists diverse as Peace division, Lee Coombs
, Groove Armada
, LTJ Bukem
, lexicon avenue, Corvin Dalek, Sister Bliss
, Mauro Picotto
, Sander Klienenberg and Futureshock
, with regular appearances at clubs across northern Ireland including deep fried funk, ecko, inertia & PRAISE in Derry, trapaca and kube in Belfast and beatscience in portstewart, not to mention 12 guest slots since '02 in Irelands finest club Lush!, which was also voted best uk sound system in the recent BEDA awards.
With this formula Ronan has achieved much since the late nineties, notably from his series of mix cds that he creates and freely distributes. Through these mix cds Ronan has received much praise from further a field than his native Derry, with two runners up awards from (now defunct) Muzik magazine's prestigious 'Bedroom Bedlam' competition, which launched djs Yousef
, Palo Mojo and James Zabiela
to name but a few, as well as an excellent 'top tape' award in the international magazine 'i-dj'. Add to this an appearance in dj magazine's office playlist , and last year alone a nomination for best new dj in the BBM irish dance music awards, 2 guest mixes in the only national dance music radio show in Ireland, 2fm's 626 show, and most recently an article and pic in dj mag (jan 04 issue) about one of ronan's cds calling it 'the perfect warm up selection' and advising all promoters to give him more gigs, as each year passes, the future looks considerably busier and brighter. Ronan is indeed a fast rising talent, so ignore at your peril..
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