DJForceX

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DJ Force X AKA Barnaby Whattingham; is an Alternative DJ/Producer Based in Tampa, Florida USA.

Current Activity

DJ Force X is currently hosting his own radio mix show called 'Crossing The Streams' on TotalRock.com on Tuesdays 11pm (GMT) and on TheMixx.fm on Saturdays 11pm (EST) shows are archived on the DJ Force-X Mixcloud Page Also check out The DJ Force X Podcast now available on iTunes (for iOS) and Stitcher (Android).

Overview

DJ Force X is a multi-talented genre defying DJ & Producer with over 21 years experience in the music industry. He has held residencies at various rock and metal nights including The Loft at Bojanglez Nightclub, Guildford UK & Schism at Quake Nightclub, Woking UK. He has also toured the UK and Europe in various DJing capacities. Starting at the tender age of 11 he helped his brother with a local Roller Disco which led to private bookings under the name of 'Knights Disco' on the mobile DJ circuit (Birthdays, Weddings, School Discos et al). At the age of 17 he added to his DJing skills by learning the art of turntablism and at 19 entered the DMC competition (Did not rank), this led to a few nightclub bookings in and around London. By the time he was 21 he held his first club residency at Bojanglez nightclub in Guildford (UK) on 'The Loft' nights. Since then he has held regular nights with 'Schism' holding a 10 year residency and played over 500 shows in a live music setting. He now produces his own radio mix show that airs on London based TotalRock and Florida based The Mixx Radio Network.

Influences

DJ Force X cites the following as major influences on his DJing & Music. DJ Swamp, Q-Bert, Cutswift, Jaguar Skills, Guns N' Roses, Vision of Disorder, Haste, Orbital, Chemical Brothers, Longman, The Prodigy, Excision, Goldie, and Chase and Status.

Band Activity 2001 - 2012

In 2001 he was also asked to join the metal band 'Zero Cipher' as the scratch DJ, a position which he held for 8 years until they dispanded in 2009 in which time they released 3 critically acclaimed full length albums, 5 Music videos, toured the UK & Europe and played with the likes of Enter Shikari, Cradle of Filth, One Minute Silence, Skindred, Dry Kill Logic, Stampin Ground and many more. Since then he joined 'Furion' for a one off show with (hed)pe as the scratch DJ and went on to front 'Victorian Whore Dogs' but keeping his sampler close at hand. He has since left 'Victorian Whore Dogs' in 2012 due to moving to the USA.

Schism 2002 - 2012

DJ Force-X is a founding member of the 'Schism' team. Opening the club in 2002 he held his monthly residency with them for 10 years up until his move to the USA. The night still runs every first friday of the month at Quake Nightclub in Woking (UK) and is a great success. He also DJ'd offshoots of the 'Schism' brand at The Powerhouse and Dusk/Time nightclub in Guildford (UK).

Radio 2012 - Present

DJ Force X started his radio career in 2012 with UK rock radio station 'TotalRock'. After pitching the idea of a "remixed rock show" to station head Tony Wilson he was given a weekly spot on Tuesday nights at 11pm (GMT). The DJ Force X Show was born. A few months after the show launched, he was approached by US based station 'Radio Invasion' based out of LA. Another weekly slot was given this time airing on Sundays and then after some time the show was aired on a daily basis (Monday to Friday). This partnership came to an end in August 2014 with a music policy change at the station. In October 2014 he approached a Tampa, FL based station 'The Mixx Radio Network' and was given a weekly slot on Saturdays 11pm (EST). The DJ Force X Show currently airs on both TotalRock and The Mixx Radio Network.

Podcast 2014 - Present

Started in November 2014; A free chat based broadcasts available on Stitcher and iTunes. Chatting to musicians, DJ's and Entertainers. DJ Force X is no stranger to interviewing others he was formally the creator and editor of 'Force 10 Music' a semi-popular web based music magazine established back in 1996 and ran until 2001. The DJ Force X Podcast in its infancy has already landed interviews with Andrew WK and Rich Ward (Stuck Mojo/Fozzy). Go check it out!


Career

Podcast

Time Frame Show Details
Nov 2014 - Present The DJ Force X Podcast Interview based show featuring Musicians, DJs & Entertainers

Radio

Time Frame Station Location Genre
Oct 2014 - Present The Mixx Radio Network Florida, USA/Worldwide Rock/Heavy Metal/Punk/Indie/EDM/Dub Step/Drum n Bass/Hip Hop
May 2013 - Present TotalRock London UK/Worldwide Rock/Heavy Metal/Punk/Indie/EDM/Dub Step/Drum n Bass/Hip Hop
Sept 2013 - Aug 2014 Radio Invasion Los Angeles, USA/Worldwide Rock/Heavy Metal/Punk/Indie/EDM/Dub Step/Drum n Bass/Hip Hop

Residencies and Clubs

Time Frame Clubs Name Location Genre
2002 - 2012 Quake Nightclub Schism Woking Surrey UK Rock/Heavy Metal/Punk/Indie/Dub Step/Drum n Bass
2008 - 2010 Quake and Chameleon Nightclubs Various Woking Surrey UK Indie/Dub Step/Drum n Bass/R 'n' B/Pop/House/Rap
2006 - 2007 Dusk/Time Nightclub Catch 22 Guildford Surrey UK Rock/Heavy Metal/Indie/Punk/Drum n Bass
2002 - 2003 Powerhouse Schism (Mini) Guildford Surrey UK Rock/Heavy Metal/Punk/Indie
2000 - 2002 Bojanglez The Loft Guildford Surrey UK Rock/Heavy Metal/Punk/Indie
1991 - 1999 Knights Disco Various Surrey & Hampshire Pop/Rap/Dance/Indie
1991 - 1995 Farnham Maltings Roller Disco Farnham Surrey UK Pop/Dance/Indie

Other note worthy venues he has performed at: The Agincourt, Soap Box, Batalion, Kain, Rock Im Park, Les Furieux, Sound (LDN), B72, Schnaitl, Explosiv, The Dungeon, ST. Andrews Uni, UCAS Students Union (Farnham Campus), Surrey Uni, Subterrania, The Underworld, The Barfly, The Borderline and many more.

Discography

Albums/EP's/Singles/Demos

Year Band Album Label Date Credits
2001 Zero Cipher The Negative Bleeds Belief (Demo) Self Release 2001 Scratch DJ/Samples
2002 Zero Cipher Blue EP (EP) Self Release 2002 Scratch DJ/Samples
2002 Zero Cipher 45rpm (Single) Self Release 2002 Scratch DJ/Samples
2003 Zero Cipher 45 Minutes of FairyTale Endings / 45rpm (Album) Copro Records 6 June 2003 Scratch DJ/Samples
2005 Zero Cipher Diary of a Sadist (Album) Anticulture Records 31 October 2005 Scratch DJ/Samples/Backing Vocals/Assistant Producer
2007 Zero Cipher Diary of a Sadist 2nd Edition (Album) Null Void Records 7 May 2007 Scratch DJ/Samples/Backing Vocals/Assistant Producer
2009 Zero Cipher Juggernaut (Album) Null Void Records 31 March 2009 Scratch DJ/Samples/Backing Vocals
2011 Victorian Whore Dogs V.W.D. (Demo) Self Release 2011 Vocals/Samples
2012 Victorian Whore Dogs Fetch (EP) Self Release 2012 Vocals/Samples
2013 DJ Force X Rock, Paper, Razor Blade, Kill Yourself Self Release 2013 Programming/Production

Compilation Appearances

Year Compilation Label Catalogue No. Track
2002 Class of 2002 Class of 2002 Compilation CD listing Future Publishing MHR97/01/02 "She Loves Me Not" (demo)
2003 Sound of the Underground Sound of the Underground Compilation CD listing Future Publishing MHR121/13/03 "Stupid People (Make Me Angry)"
2005 Zero Tolerance Last FM Compilation CD listing Zero Tolerance Magazine ZTAudio004 "Kiss and Tell"
2006 Hard 'n' Heavy Vol. 84 Hard 'N' Heavy Vol. 84 Compilation CD listing Cyber Press HNHCD119 "It's No Secret"
2007 Hard Rock Hell Hard Rock Hell Compilation CD Listing Future Publishing MHR171CD2/11/07 "Fist of the North Star"


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