Having made his name writing UK and European hard trance, including huge anthems such as ‘Never Sever’ which he produced for Tranzaction head honcho Avaline, his own ‘Blackout’ and countless crowd favourites with Phil York and Sol Ray, (on a European tip), his popularity increased through the creation of hardstyle and the crazy trend-setting ‘Schranz’ tracks he would go on to produce.
His all round favourable reputation was cemented by winning several awards for his production skills at the hard dance awards.
Not being one to stand still, Gaz’s ambitious nature and love for writing music has seen him return to the big hard trance sound with of course, a Dark by Design twist. This, he states, is his main focus. With many solo projects and collaborations with some of the scenes top players in progress, Gaz has also been signed up by the all-new Twisted Artists agency. The end of 2010 will see Gaz perform in Sweden , Canada and Scotland alongside big gigs in England that include ‘Goodgreef’ and ‘Premonition’ on New Year’s Eve.
An avid globe-trotter, Dark by Design has graced the turntables in many countries across the world including countless trips to Australia, Russia and Ireland. His favourite however, would be the land of the rising sun, Japan - a place he had always wanted to visit and was the most excited about of all his planetary movements.
Still one of the most in demand DJ’s and engineers around, with countless non-producing household names within the scene seeking out his studio skills, Gaz West still plays a huge roll in today’s dance scene. Not bad for a man who is yet to hit his 30th birthday!
Away from being DBD Gaz is a huge mixed martial arts fan, with Brazilian cage fighting legend Wanderlei Silva being his hero! His ‘dark’ persona is established by the fact that he loves horror movies and most kinds of dark, heavy and twisted music.
If you see Gaz out and about this winter: check out his set, say hello and tell him you read about him in Core. Do not believe the rumours, he doesn’t bite!
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