If Zouk has a musical ambassador, it's Aldrin. Since beginning his residency in '96, he's become Singapore's most internationally prominent DJ, flying the Zouk flag throughout the four corners of the world, garnering acclaim at every stop from press, punters and fellow DJs alike. Aldrin's global profile is bolstered by the reputation he commands on home turf - especially since Muzik cited him as "one of the world's finest residents". Having played a crucial role in building up the vibrant dance scene in Singapore, Aldrin packs out the club with faithful fans every month on his headline night "One".
Prior to this, Aldrin's plaudit list was already nothing short of impressive, having begun the millennium as the first Asian to be Muzik's DJ of the Month and being named "a contender for Best New DJ" (February '00). Following that, he became the first Asian DJ to appear on the cover of Muzik Magazine, with credit for mixing the magazine's "most on-form CD" (March '02). All these, along with superstar DJ Danny Tenaglia singling him out as his future DJ hero (DJ Mag Top 100 poll, November '02), has propelled Aldrin onto the international platform.
Renowned for his massive fusion of percussion-heavy rhythms, Aldrin has consistently thrilled crowds of... Read More|
... thousands with his flawless, genre bending sets. At the same time, he has proved versatile and innovative, developing his own deeper, more organic house set for smaller and more intimate settings. Abroad, Aldrin has been spreading his vibes all over Asia, Europe, and North America, becoming a regular in-demand guest fixture at nights such as Renaissance in London, Pacha, Space and DC10 in Ibiza, plus special appearances at Danny Tengalia's Be Yourself Party during the Winter Music Conference in Miami, and also at Arc in New York. Last summer, Aldrin was referred to as Asia's number one DJ to catch in Ibiza (Muzik, July 2003), and now this year, he has been nominated for "Best New Comer" for the Ibiza DJ Awards 2004.
Between his residency at Zouk and his global DJ schedule, Aldrin has also compiled and mixed CD1 of Zouk's first double CD compilation entitled Rhythm1, which received rave reviews in DJ Magazine (5 star rating, November 03); and IDJ Magazine (4 star rating, January 04). And barely a year after dabbling with studio equipment, his debut production entitled "Lettitla's Dream" was featured by Digweed on his Kiss 100FM show, and has now been snapped up by Bamboo Music, Australia. Another track due on Renaissance later this year only proves his talent in the studio.
Aldrin's growing global status has also caught the attention of Pete Tong, who invited him do a 2 hour mix for his world-renowned Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1 (18th January 04), making him the only South East Asian to be featured on the show! Also, UDG - the makers of DJ bags and accessories that have taken the DJ world by storm, has appointed him their first South East Asian ambassador. Fast gaining unanimous global recognition as one the finest DJs anywhere, Aldrin is definitely making a massive impact on the global dance scene!