Starting out, like most, from modest roots. S.T learnt to beat match on a pair of belt drives and digging through HMV bargain bins, and was hooked on drum and bass as a result. The decks upgraded from Stanton T.70s to Technics 1210s, DJ ST relocated from London to Brighton, and his musical tastes developed to include liquid and the deeper tech side of drum and bass. During his uni years at Brighton he quickly established a community of like minded people into similar sounds and started Simply Vinyl with Omar Jowhar as a result – one of the only strictly vinyl nights in the UK. It’s home was the suitably grimey club Volks which hosted some very special nights from pivotal names on the scene, such as Randall, Storm, Ed Rush, Commix and Bailey. Artists relished the rare request to dust of their vinyl collections and it meant that a lot of the mixes heard were unique to Simply Vinyl nights. Most of all, for anyone that went to any of the nights, Simply Vinyl was a promoter that encouraged a true sense of family and community that makes people so fond of drum and bass as a genre.