Damion O'Brien
Last Update: 15.12.14
A Look Back At My 2014 Releases
SSR Manchester - Damion O'Brien, Technician

POSTED ON – 28.07.14

My Latest Afferent Release

I release Drum & Bass & Jungle records under my Afferent alias. Here’s my latest EP released this week on HDP Records, check it out in the SoundCloud player below.

Drum & Bass tempos can vary, but will often be placed between 160 and 180 BPM. I tend to write between 170 to 175 BPM.

Styles can vary with this genre from the harder, heavier styles on labels such as Ram Records and Viper  Recordings with DJs/Artists like Andy C, DJ Hazzard, DJ Hype etc to the more chilled ‘Liquid’ material - LTJ Bukem, S.P.Y., Random Movement, High Contrast, etc.

There are also artists like Break mixing the two styles together. This is something I like doing as it gives the soft to hard impact changes in song structure which is always fun.

All genres are taught on EMP & BA (Hons) EM & DJ Practice but if Drum & Bass is your thing check my latest links.


Damion O'Brien

POSTED ON – 15.12.14

A Look Back At My 2014 Releases

POSTED ON – 28.07.14

Alpinestars Guest Lecture

POSTED ON – 28.07.14

My Latest Afferent Release

POSTED ON – 28.07.14

Useful Websites

POSTED ON – 21.07.14

Advice About Remixing

POSTED ON – 17.07.14

First blog for SSR

Damion is part of SSR's IT and resources team, helping keep our computer systems and other equipment up-to-date and operational. He specialises in audio and media software.

He also produces a range of electronic sounds as The Music of Damion O'Brien, with aliases including,
  • Designer Thumbs [Electronica- VICE]
  • Cassini Division [House, Nu Disco- Adro Records, Trippy Code Records, Happy Days Records]
  • Afferent [Drum & Bass & Jungle- Everything Bass Records]
  • The Dark Matter [Techno & Tech- Antarctic Records, Adro Records]
He also has previous experience as a freelance producer, live sound engineer, session musician & electronic music production tutor.