With over 15 years experience in the game, Tristan Da Cunha has established himself firmly on the underground scene and earned his stripes along the way. Hailing from the music capital of the North, Leeds; with its rich musical heritage, it is no surprise he found himself on the path he still follows. Starting a residency (still held to this day) at 21 years old at the legendary house institute Back To Basics, has given Tristan the platform to perform alongside the latest and the greatest D.J's for well over a decade. Crafting his skills warming up and closing the nights, he learned the fundamental traits that make a DJ great! Consistently presenting skillful selections with an infectious energy, Tristan has always aimed for the jugular of any dance floor when he plays.
After shining for many years as a Basics resident, his reputation and style on the decks has taken him far and wide, performing regular peak time sets at rave meccas such as Fabric, Panorama Bar & Below and has recently seen him become a firm fixture within the highly respected My Love Is Underground crew and parties. 2013 also saw him make his debut DC10 appearance, another box ticked on his long list. Tristan's sound & vibe has defined him as a reliable sonic force, a musical chameleon that can choose the right records, for the right moments, no matter what the scenario. "Music from the heart, not the chart", as he likes to put it. Never confined by genre but firmly focused on quality whatever the tempo, keeping the balance equal with old gems and new bombs. Consistently packing the heat and burning up dance floors, it's easy to see why his talents have cemented his reputation as a real D.J's D.J that will never let the party down.
After 2 decades absorbing music and immersing himself in a wide spectrum of sounds, 10 years of that spent A&Ring for 2020Vision recordings, it seems only natural that Tristan developed his skills as a producer in the studio. His remixes which are often the highlight on any E.P he features on, continue to gain support from a wide range of D.J's & producers across the spectrum, with his version of "One Nation" by Alex Arnout feat Tyree Cooper on One Records being a prime example of this. His new Dungeon Meat project with good friend Brawther (MLIU / Secret Sundaze) has already exploded onto the scene with their debut release "The Fuck Off Track" taking the no 1 position on Juno for the best selling house track of 2013 as well as other chart positions Groove magazine and Resident Advisor. This is clearly just the beginning as his finger is ready to push the button and launch the highly anticipated Dungeon Meat label . With some exciting remixes and more solo projects on the horizion you can expect to hear some deadly dance floor dynamite dropping soon. There's no doubting that whatever Tristan Da Cunha does next it won't be for the empty gains of fame or fortune, it will be purely for the love, like everything else he has done.