Russell is from the Scottish Borders and his journey with dance music started when he was just thirteen years old.
He was introduced to the Acid House explosion by his older brother and would bunk off school to hang out with friends listening to mix tapes from DJs such as Andrew Weatherall, Terry Farley and Justin Robertson. The sounds were unlike anything Russell had ever experienced before and this stoked the fire of teenage inquisitiveness and so he started to collect his own records and was introduced to his first beloved set of SL1200s at fourteen years of age. He was lucky to get those decks after being a very naughty boy by bunking off school but thank God his parents forgave him.
At nineteen Russell moved to Edinburgh and was in the thick of the club scene in the Scottish capital. He was DJing but took a break from the game and it was in fact his visit to SSW4 that inspired Russell to start DJing yet again. Russell had completely fallen back in love with scene and is back DJing at various underground gigs including Hectors House, 99 Hannover Street with Terry Farley, MFSB and guest radio mixes, as well as promoting his own nights such as the newly launched Daylight Clubbery in his home town of Galashiels.
Now a self confessed SSW stalwart, Russell explains why he’s fallen back in love with music, “Without SSW I would never of found that
passion again, it’s re-ignited the fire and love for DJ’ing. I may have been born in the Borders but I was re-born in the Goldmine at SSW and to
have progressed to The Pressure Point is a career highlight for me”. High praise for The Goldmine indeed.