There are DJs that are heavily tied to styles, people who go on to become figures synonymous with a certain sound or a particular approach to mixing; and then there are DJ’s DJs – a different breed of people who manage to make the whole process of blending records from disparate genres look (and sound) seamless. Often, it’s not just about beat matching perfectly, it’s as much about capturing a mood and evolving it through your record selections as it is locking on to a consistent rhythm and that’s something that Streatham bred DJ, Steve Bishop has proven himself to be mightily adept at over the years and his now ample fan base reflects that talent.
As much as his sets under the Oneman moniker may have started turning heads by melding old school UK garage with DMZ style dubstep, he’s proven through his DJ sets and his regular presence on London institution Rinse FM that he can do so much more than just marry classics with current beats. Whether through his famed hip hop & R&B sets for The Boiler Room, the now legendary back to back sets with Jackmaster or opening for dance titans such as SBTRKT and Major Lazer, Oneman has that rare ability to destroy any party and leave you in no doubt who it was you’ve been listening to.
With two varied and acclaimed mix CDs, FABRICLIVE 64 and Rinse 15, to his name already, he’s got plans to release a third mixtape in the New Year and that, combined with his European and US tours that are already in the offing before the end of the first quarter, makes it plain to see that 2013 will be further outlining Oneman’s tireless passion and work ethic.