Tuesday, October 04, 2005

In-Tune: DJ Olive

Style: Downtempo

"DJ Olive was raised in Boston, Nova Scotia, Trinidad, Rhode Island and Australia. In '83 he squatted In Amsterdam's punk scene. He received a BFA from SUNY Purchase in '87 studying with Jan Groover and Nick Marsicano. In 1990, after living in Greece, he moved to Brooklyn, becoming an active member of the infamous Williamsburg scene('90-'93). In '91 he co-founded Lalalandia Entertainment Research Corporation. Lalalandia made many of the most memorable Brooklyn warehouse after-hours environments of that period. In 1994, he started up Multipolyomni and We. We's '97 release as is can be considered a classic. We opened for the Orb that spring. Their 3rd release, decentertainment landed them at Barcelona's Sonar '99. Multipolyomni's '97 New York production of the Solar Drama from their opera Quark Soup, projected a massive live view of the sun perpetually rising for 24 hours, broadcast LIVE from 127 consecutive locations as the world turned around once. In 1999, he and Toshio Kajiwara founded Phonomena Audio Arts & Multiples (www.phonomena.org), a weekly event as well as a record label. Also, in '99, he and James Healy started the Agriculture. In 2003, after many years of collaborating with musicians, live and on recordings, Olive finally released his debut solo CD, Bodega, an ass shaking continuous mix tape of rough down home dance party beats. In 2004, Room40, from Brisbane put out his Buoy composition. A 60-min voyage of beat-less warmth Olive call's "a sleeping pill". He continues to compose in his Brooklyn studio, Skin Tone Riddles when he's not playing somewhere like Tasmania." - DJ Olive

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