3initial or other alias’ include AYCE & TopFloorDjs, but I was born Bradley Ashton, brought up in Heywood, a small town in Greater Manchester.
My early influences came from a variety of experiences. Paul Oakenfold’s profound image from Creamfields in the early 2000’s. Fatboy Slim’s expansive styles of production throughout the eras. The various ‘feel good’ house styles from Groove Armada and Basement Jaxx. Collectively this set a firm aspiration for me that never left. Over time my interests expanded and further influences like Mowgli, Bingo Players & Jack U came from different genres over time.
Since becoming a professional DJ in 2005 I’ve played at venues in 2 countries and 5 major cities. With that including over 150 private functions, 3 radio stations and 1 festival event. My most mentionable residencies being Magaluf, Mallorca for a few seasons and QA, Manchester for over 5 years. After a sabbatical for family reasons, I now reside in Sheffield.
Once I decided to do residency work it gave me a little extra time. This is when i concentrated on reproduction and remixing music. As TopFloorDjs we began creating mashups to give some extra elements to our sets. Some of our earlier mashups we compiled into an unreleased album ‘the beginning’. Later we authored the season mixtape “HitMix” (‘themix’ early editions).
Lite Records was first introduced in early-2010. Myself and special friends have always been involved with their streamed station while side-by-side we have developed. We have always used this community to collaborate with others and acquire resources for our work.