He eventually bought a set of second hand SoundLab belt drive decks and an old Gemini mixer from a mate and so it began! After eventually saving up enough money and purchasing his Technics SL1200s, he was well and truly hooked and began building a nice little record collection along the way.
Karlos’ major influences were Sasha, John Digweed, Carl Cox, Anthony Pappa, Underworld and Leftfield which still rings true today. He soon expanded his list of DJ’s who influenced him to the likes of Billy Nasty, Jeff Mills, Gayle San, Adam Beyer and Chris Liebing, to name but a few. His favorite club hot spot back then was The Hippo Club, in Cardiff where he frequented to catch most of these DJ’s perform. Karlos always had his roots firmly planted in Progressive House having mixed most types of dance music, from vocal house right through to break beat, dabbling a little in intelligent drum and bass and lots of techno. He has traveled all over the country to visit various events to watch all of the aforementioned dj’s play.
DJing has remained true with Karlos throughout most of his life and has always been a constant go to for comfort in times of need, in a word his passion.