DJ Pressure started djing in 1991 at the first Mansion House, Olympic Ballroom events playing alongside such acts as Altern-8, 2unlimited, The Prodigy, SL2, 2 for joy, Fabio & Grooverider, Micky Finn, 808 State etc.
He started his first club residency in The Asylum nightclub in 1994 whilst still guesting regularly at other nightclubs such as Sides nightclub, The Olympic Ballroom etc. before headlining at all of the era defining sold out Psyclone Zone event nights at various venues around the country e.g. The Ormonde Multimedia Centre Dublin, The Mansion House Dublin, The Kildare Hotel Dublin, Metroland Waterford, Cork City Hall, Belfast City Hall and The Theatre Royale in Limerick alongside such acts as JX, N-Trance, The Grid, Atlantic Ocean, Carl Cox etc.
In late 1994 Pressure headlined at the massive Silk event at the National Basketball arena to a sold out 5,000 capacity alongside Shades of Rhythm, Derrick May, Slam and Ubiquity.
In 1995 DJ Pressure released his first single ‘Pride’ on Abbey Discs Dance Records a subsidiary of The Abbey Discs record store shops. Pride made it to number four in the Irish National charts remaining in the top ten
for fourteen weeks and the top thirty for twenty two weeks.
He embarked on an Irish tour with Red Records / MCD playing nationwide with the Soundcrowd and all of the artists on Red Records culminating in the massive 12,000 capacity (sold out) Dance Nation event at Dublin’s Point Depot and followed up with a sold out Dance Nation event at the National Basketball Arena.
In early 1996 Pressure started a residency with Mark Kavanagh in Dublin’s Colombia Mills (The Waterfront) under the pseudonym ‘Unknown Pleasures’ whilst still guesting at every club night and major dance event around the country.
1997 saw the release of the follow up single to Pride, the second of many collaborations with producer and good friend Tim Hannigan aka Mr. Spring entitled ‘Airborne’ once again on Abbey Dance Recordings and once again entering the top ten of the Irish National charts whilst holding down three Dublin residencies at the same time: The Waterfront, The Temple of Sound and the relaunched Olympic Ballroom together with a monthly residency in The Ormonde Multimedia Centre playing alongside such Djs as Carl Cox, Tony De Vit, Tall Paul etc. right up to and including the legendary last night at the Ormonde event.
The highlight of 1997was playing at the Navan Exhibition Centre to a massive 20,000 capacity crowd. 1998 saw Pressure continuing his various countryside residencies culminating on the massive Heaven ’98 event at the National Exhibition Centre in Swords, Co. Dublin to 8,000 people. 1998 also saw Pressure starting his own successful night at Subterranea nightclub in Dublin.
2000 saw Pressure release ‘Ready to Flow’ a cover of the 1994 classic by Nikolai (which was championed by DJ Pressure during his residency in the Asylum nightclub in ’94 and which was later licensed by Mark Kavanagh for Red Records all the way into the top ten of the Irish National charts) under the guise of ‘Maximum Pressure’ of H20 Recordings, a subsidary of P.O.D. Entertainment Group.
In support of the single Pressure played at sold out night at Dublin’s Point Theatre alongside Faithless, David Holmes and CJ Bolland.
2001 Pressure began a monthly residency at Dublin’s famous Temple Theatre and played at all of 2fm’s sold out Sessions tour events around the Country culminating in summer 2001’s Creamfields Ireland event at Punchestown Racecourse playing on the main stage alongside Beck, Paul Oakenfold, Outkast etc. and ending up spending the day and evening with Russell Brand of MTV.
2002 Pressure continued to play up and down the Country holding down monthly residencies in Dublin 2 (Temple Theatre), Castlebar (Panama Jacks), Dundalk (The Gate nightclub) whilst continually guesting at clubs all around the Country and in the UK.
During the naughties Pressure has continued to play around the Country and at most major dance events including three sold out Planet Love festivals at Fairyhouse racecourse.
During the past ten years Pressure has been resident or made guest appearances at clubs around the Country such as Ministry of Sound UK, Oasis Carrickmacross, The Vaults Complex Dublin, Radio City Dublin, The Voodoo Lounge Dublin, Club Nassau + The Kildare Hotel Dublin, Industry nightclub / The Mezz Dublin, The Temple Bar Music Centre Dublin, System nightclub Longford, Club Space Wexford, The Boyne Valley Hotel Drogheda, Temple Theatre Galway and too many more too mention.
Since 2010 to present, as a side project, Pressure has also been a monthly contributor to RTE 2fm’s weekend dance sessions (hosted by Tim Hannigan aka Mr. Spring) providing a one hour ambient/chillout/downtempo mix of which the style of music is a personal favourite of Pressure’s.
2015 Pressure announces, alongside his original partners, the relaunch of the legendary Psyclone Zone event with the aim of running a quality music driven event incorporating booking the best in International, UK and Irish Djs and Live PA’s for an Irish audience.
The first of these Psyclone Zone events is at the Tivoli Theatre Dublin with a lineup including Altern-8, Utah Saints, Pressure, Dilly and a selection of home grown Irish Djs in the second room.
This is the first in a planned series of Psyclone Zone events for Dublin and around the Country for 2015 and beyond.
Pressure will continue to guest at clubs and events around the Country.