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 heads up our Electronic Music Production course and is also part of SSR's IT and resources team, helping keep our computer systems and other equipment up-to-date and operational.

He produces an eclectic range of commercially released music with aliases including;
  • Designer Thumbs (Itchycoo Records - Electronica)
  • Cassini Division (Wireless Music Records, Happy Days Records, Soundkraft Records - House)
  • Afferent (Itchycoo Records, HDP Records-Drum & Bass & Jungle)
  • The Dark Matter (Itchycoo Records-Techno)
  • Moetucker (solo guitar project)
  • Pasco Instrumental (Instrumental guitar)
  • Krane Dub (Itchycoo Records, HDP Records - Dubtronica /Reggae)

Damo has albums, EPs and singles featured on Beatport, Juno, iTunes & Spotify as well as cd & vinyl releases.

His music has also been featured in DJ sets, compilation albums, films, computer games, television, radio and adverts. He has experience working as a producer, live engineer and session musician. He plays guitar, bass guitar, keys and vocals.