Aphrodite (UK Drum & Bass producer Gavin King)

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Legal name: Gavin King (UK drum n bass producer aka Aphrodite)

Also performs as: A Zone, Aphradan


Aphrodite (born Gavin King ) also known as A Zone or DJ Aphro, is a UK jungle and drum and bass DJ/producer on the Urban Takeover label. One of the oldest drum and bass producers, he largely contributed to and influenced the genre's current styles and techniques. He was born and raised in Aberystwyth, and moved to London with his family as a toddler. He studied computer science.

DJ Aphrodite is behind Aphrodite Recordings which was inspired by a club he ran in 1988 called 'Aphrodite'. His debut album was a self-titled effort under V2 Recordings, released on 1 September 2000. The follow-up was Aftershock which was again released under V2 Recordings on 24 June 2002.

The song "King of the Beats" was featured in the video games Rollcage and SSX Tricky, and "Wobble" in SSX3.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Aphrodite Aphrodite 1
2002 Aftershock Aphrodite 3
2007 Break in Reality Aphrodite 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Aphrodite Presents: Full Force Aphrodite 1
1999 Urban Jungle Aphrodite 1
2004 Urbanthology Aphrodite 1
Aphrodite Sound, Volume 2 Aphrodite 1

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Overdrive Aphrodite 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Sea Mortar / Beautiful Bass Aphrodite 1
1996 Style From the Darkside / Spice Aphrodite 1
1996 Wanted It More & More / Hit Me!! Aphrodite 1
1999 The Wobble / Bomber Style Aphrodite 1
2001 Lava Flow Aphrodite 1
2001 Playground Shades / Siren Bass Aphrodite 1
2001 Recuts 5 Aphrodite / A Zone 1
2002 Blue Mystique / The Time the Place Aphrodite 1
2002 All Over Me Aphrodite 2
2002 Chinois / Hoochie (Dub Mix) Aphrodite 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Moods EP Aphrodite 1
2000 Project 2 Aphrodite 1
2001 A Coupla Trickz Aphrodite 2
2004 Twilight Aphrodite 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Stalker (Remixes) Aphrodite 1
2005 Dub Moods (The Greatest Trick Remixes) Aphrodite 1

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