Barney Trouble

 aka Sola Sux System

Warning - Low Frequency Overload! Barney Trouble was an eager attendee at some of the Jungle/Drum & Bass scene's most formative and influential raves and clubs, and he had already acquired an extensive knowledge and collection of music by the time he got his first turntables in 1995. As mixing came naturally to him, it wasn't long before he was proficient enough to be let loose on the public. Having become friends with 2 of the scene's well-respected DJ's, Bailey and Flight, it was them who recommended him to London-based pirate Radio Stations Flex FM and Edge FM. Warm-up slots at various clubs and parties soon followed, and the experience-learned art of track selection became familiar.

In 1999, Barney Trouble moved south from London to the coastal party City of Brighton, where he gradually built up local contacts, and became a fixture of the city's vast array of Drum & Bass nights.

A couple of years after the move, he took his first steps into Music Production. Within a few years, the quality of music he was making  brought him to the attention of some of the scene's bigger DJ's. Airplay on the world-famous BBC radio network was first in 2005, and this was followed by the first of 2 guest DJ mixes on it's flagship BBC1Xtra digital radio station.

In 2008 Barney Trouble's remix of a 4-Hero classic, Mr Kirk's Nightmare, became his first vinyl-release, and brought him to the attention of scene pioneer, Fabio, who was playing it worldwide on the radio and in clubs.

Shortly after this, his tune, Mile High, landed in the hands of Drum & Bass legend and head of Metalheadz Records, Goldie, who was so taken with it, that he tracked Barney down using the forums on D&B's 2 biggest websites, Drum&Bass Arena and Dogs on Acid, surprising him with an unexpected phone call. Goldie insisted he sign the track to be used on a compilation album of his, and also is holding it and 2 other tracks as part of an EP to be released for the launch of his latest label, Rufige Digital.

Regular airplay of his music led Barney to be approached by a number of 'names' within the scene, some of whom are now holding his tracks, to be released on their labels. He was filmed for a personal interview about his rise through the ranks, which was put on the web on D&BTV, and course this exposure boosted Barney's DJing career. Gigs alongside some of the D&B scene's greatest DJ's, such as Goldie, Grooverider, Randall, Fabio, Hype, Micky Finn & Ratpack, at clubs in London and Brighton followed, as did a Podcast for D&B Arena, which is available on iTunes.

Throughout the past 8 years, regular trips to Goa have also established him as a popular DJ there, where he is currently a resident at the world's coolest headphone night, Silent Noise, which has helped him diversify his style to include Dubstep, Breaks and Bassline to please the eclectic crowds.

With a style that can best be described as Chameleon-Like, Barney Trouble can tailor his sets to suit all, playing smooth and funky, hard and dark,  and old skool classics with equal dexterity.

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