Biography


Recognized as one of the true pioneers of the Trance music scene, Scott Bond has been credited with shaping the sound that we all know and love, by contributing as a DJ, producer and promoter. Perhaps he is best known for being the co-founder and driving force behind one of the most successful clubbing brands in the World – “Gatecrasher”. This earned him the title of “World’s Finest Resident” as voted for by readers, in the Mixmag Dance Music Awards, as well as reaching an all time high position of 34in the Annual DJ Mag poll, thanks to his acclaimed Gatecrasher residency. 

Exploring Scott’s discography is like opening a Trance treasure chest. He has been responsible for mixing 15 Trance albums. Most have been with Gatecrasher, including the ground-breaking “Black”, “Red”, “Wet” and “Disco-Tech” which helped position the sound of the club, both in terms of musical and artistic direction. These went from silver to platinum in less than a year and boasted sales in excess of 1 million units worldwide. In addition to this, he has received high praise for his “Platinum”, “AHEAD” and “Slinky Trans-Atlantik” releases. As if that wasn’t enough, Scott has appeared four times consecutively on BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix. 

Bond’s production work has been second to none. 1998 saw the release of his hit single “I’m Not Going Home” under his alias Q:Dos. 2003 marked the start of many successful collaborations with Solarstone. His track “3rd Earth” was massive and received support from the biggest names in the industry. Originally a white label release on “Made In England” and then ID&T it eventually found its way on to the world’s most prolific Trance label – Armada, with live airplay from the likes of Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyk, Markus Schulz and of course, leading visionary, Armin van Buuren, who created his own exclusive mash up of the song. This featured in every country as part of the ASOT 600 Expedition Tour. 

Onward to 2017 and Scott, together with his production partner, Charlie Walker have been extremely busy in the studio partnering up with Aly & Fila to feature on their latest artist album, “Beyond The Lights”. The track is entitled “Shadow” and will mark his debut release on the FSOE record label. It has been supported at numerous events, especially ASOT 800 and was an ID – ID in both DJ’s sets for the best part of a year. He has also established a project known as “Catalyst” which has seen the first release on the highly revered WAO#138 label called “Blood Moon”. Similarly, Scott and Charlie’s latest collaboration with Alex M.O.R.P.H. “F3F” as well as their remix of “Jose Amnesia – The Eternal” on VANDIT which featured in the Beatport Top 100 for 3 months. The remixes of “Adam White – Ballerina” and “Coast 2 Coast – Home” have garnered support from Trance’s finest whilst “Terra Ferma – The Adventures Of…” and “Jam & Spoon – Odyssey To Anyoona” remain totally exclusive and highly in demand.  

Only the chosen few have the opportunity to premier Scott Bond & Charlie Walker tracks with outstanding remixes for 2017 and 2018. “Sweet Release” was featured in both Bryan Kearney and John O’Callaghan’s set and also Aly & Fila’s first play of “3rd Earth” at Dreamstate. This notable backing, as well as countless ASOT world radio premiers throughout are nothing short of significant. Armin has not been shy of praise, having referred to the talented individual as “The legend of Trance” – A statement that truly emphasizes his position of sustained greatness. Armin has also shown special support with the world-renowned bootleg of “John Lennon – Imagine (Scott Bond & Charlie Walker REBOOTED Remix)”. Armin loved the track so much that he created his own edit which he included on ASOT, Creamfields as well as having featured it as one of his signature tunes throughout his “Armin Only – Intense World Tour”.  

Travelling around the World to play to his global audience of fans, he can boast a passport stamped with over 40 different countries, having played stages such as Luminosity, Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, Zouk and many more! His UK appearances include the biggest venues and most iconic events in the calendar, with Creamfields, Gods Kitchen, Slinky, Ministry of Sound and Homelands, all included on his impressive CV. He continues to attract capacity crowds due to his unique ability of handpicking beautifully crafted music and delves into the depths of the unknown. These ingredients form his trademark style and take any listener on a perfectly mixed, exploration of Trance.

 

Energetic and never failing to deliver, 2016 saw Scott’s official return to Gatecrasher as the resident DJ and promoter of the iconic Trance brand which catapulted his career to unprecedented heights. He spearheaded Gatecrasher’s long awaited homecoming to Sheffield which has already achieved notable success for being one of the most popular Trance nights in the UK. He has also embarked on a triumphant 2017 “Return of The Lion Tour” of Australia. His latest project is curating “Gatecrasher Classical”. This will be Trance with a live 50-piece orchestra working very closely with all parties in order to deliver a breath-taking experience!

During Scott’s time at Gatecrasher, his participation has seen Trance grow from strength to strength and has been responsible for creating memorable nights at Gatecrasher’s former spiritual home, “The Republic”. Whether it be at venues like Lotherton Hall, Don Valley Stadium, the NEC, festivals such as the Summer Sound System, or even extensive global tours with some of the most momentous Trance bookings to date, he never rests up, constantly pushing boundaries. The Scott Bond sound is significant and who knows what he will have in store for us next… 

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