GIVE ME TEQUILA, PUT ME ON THE DECKS AND ENJOY THE RIDE – IT’S GOING TO GET MESSY! – This is the philosophy that Gavo lives for. He proves it every time he is behind the decks, bringing forth a mixture of deep tech sounds with hard progressive bass lines that hits straight into your soul, not to mention the vocal selections he loves adding to his sets.
From the tender age of 14, the Port Elizabeth underground dance scene had a hold on Gavo. He had the privilege of growing up amongst legends of the South African dance scene.
Three legendary DJ’s are behind the making of this young and talented DJ – Richard Quin, PE’s Progressive Trance Legend, taught Gavo the fine touches that have sculptured him into being such an ‘in your face’ DJ! Denton “Bunter” Wilmot, arguably one of the greatest DJ’s ever in South Africa, guided and passed on knowledge to Gavo that very few will ever have the opportunity of learning and Munro Munnik, The Legend – need we say more? With these three geniuses always giving advice and passing on knowledge and support whenever it was needed, he has advanced to being one of the top progressive dance DJ’s in the country, taking over a legacy set by his mentors.
Gavo is strongly influenced by international DJs & producers such as Moshic (Living God), Dave Seaman, John Digweed, Nigel Dawson, Pete Bones, Atmos, Glenn Morrison, Liquid Soul, Freq, Ballroom, Lustral, Minilogue, Ace Ventura, Medway, Behind Blue Eyes, Piece Process, Perfect Stranger, Chab, Emok and Tatana – just to mention a few!
The highlight of Gavo’s career has been teaming up with DJ Thalia, SA’s Prog Queen. Together they have created Progressive MESS to promote underground Progressive Dance Music which Gavo and Thalia both live for and believe in. They also host their very own show on Dance Web radio called Underground Revival with progressive MESS, where they feature only the best in Local & International Underground Talent from across the globe.
His continuous efforts and dedication is fuelled by his passion for Progressive Music – Progressive Music, The Foundation – we LOVE it, we LIVE for it, we CLUB for it!!