Tour - Australia & New Zealand, 2019
‘Time waits for no man.’
…And this man has wasted no time!
Energetic, dedicated, passionate and fully self motivated by his hunger for success, this guy is setting new levels!
Having the full support and encouragement from some of the biggest players in the Drum & Bass scene, Turno is eternally grateful. After studying Music at College, attending University to study Music Technology and investigating the scene as much as he could – it really has spun him some favours. As much as he deserves every part of his success so far and the backing he has, he has a respectable, humble approach to his career. With his positive attitude having the biggest part to play in his success, Turno truly believes that you can have anything in life if you’re willing to work for it, and never stop until you have it. “I would rather try and fail than fail and have never tried”, says Turno – a quote that we should all live by if we believe we want something enough. Not being shy of hard work, Turno knows that nothing will happen in life unless you make it. Turno’s attitude to his life, career and overall genuine belief in never stopping until you have what you want, is truly inspiring.
Starting his DJ career early on at the age of fourteen, Turno was forced to choose Music Technology as an option at School after all the other subjects were taken. Little did he know back then this was probably the best decision of his life.
Like most DJ’s Turno started out with the very basics. Initially, starting his career by mixing with a pair of IMG Stage Line Belt Drive turntables in 2003 after buying them from a friend, along with five to six vinyl’s that saw Turno repeatedly play to practice his mixing technique. With the likes of ‘Addicted to Bass’ by Pure Tone and ‘Keep ya Heads Ringing’ by Dr. Dre constantly being blasted out by Turno (this is one of the few times that he would openly admit himself that he clanged his way through a set!), its no wonder his Mum went out and bought him something new to play, and these were to be the first drum & bass vinyl records that Turno would own; ‘Blandwagon Poo’s’ by John B and ‘Torture Chamber’ by Friction. These two records alone potentially part created the artist that we now have in Turno.
Turno had set his goals high from the off. He never doubted how successful he would be; he knew with the right work ethic and correct attitude – he would undoubtedly get to where he wanted to be. When looking at his inspirations at the time, the likes of Hazard, Twisted Individual, G-Dub, Pleasure & Sly – these all had a big part to play in Turno’s mould, without them even knowing it Turno was quickly infiltrating himself into the same sub genre and little did they know that he would come through as quick as he has.
Hazard, for Turno, was the biggest motivational DJ/Producer that had the most influence on Turno. Perhaps not his mixing technique – Hazard has more structural definition on his beat matching, Turno emulates but through a different style of mixing; known for his robust, high energy sets with frequent edits to keep the listener engaged through drops that see him go through tune after tune after tune! When you experience a Turno set, you really feel that he has explored his genre well!
The beautiful thing about Turno is that he genuinely loves the people; he creates a journey for the listener. He reaches out with his music because he wants to intrigue people with his sound. Seeing the reaction to people listening to his music is what has really pushed him to move forward, this is why he started making beats in the first place; the people. Turno is a born entertainer, he is a performer and if you meet him, you will know why – his pleasant, respectful demeanour is enhanced with his quirky humour and playful antics.