Tom Page was raised on an eclectic variety for music right across the spectrum. His dad was a keen record collector so was surrounded by Northern Soul, Rock n Roll, Punk, Jazz, Blues, R&B as well as the latest Indie and alternative sounds that were breaking in the early 1980s.
He got the bug for mixing records and soon started delving deeper into Underground Electronic Music. He soon decided that Belt Drive turntables just didn’t quite cut it, he saved some money, then in 1998 at the age of 18, he bought his first pair of Technics 1200 Mk2’s.
Around this time there was a really good underground “Free Party”/”Rave” scene in his local area (The Lake District, UK) and every weekend there would be an illegal party somewhere close by. You would often find a Convoy of 20 or more cars searching the fields for that weekend’s party.
Before long he was beginning to find himself playing at a few of these parties, but it wasn’t until October 1999 that things really changed, a few friends used to frequent “The Orbit” in Morley, they kept going on and on about how good it was. He finally got round to tagging along. When he walked in Claude Young was doing his thing. He had never heard music mixed like this before.
He had found his calling, and from then until the club closed a few years later he would make the 3 1/2 hour round trip nearly every time it was open.
Having co-ran the now-defunct Liverpool based Techno night TRiBe Tom has had the opportunity to share a stage & play alongside some of the best in the business including:
Alex. Do, Ben Sims, Cari Lekebusch, Chris Liebing, Cleric, Dave Clarke, James Ruskin, Jeff Mills, Lucy, Luke Slater, Marco Bailey, Mark Broom & Sterac
Today Techno Music is still a massive factor in his life. He currently curates the DRR Podcast and is re-launching the record label of the same name this year. He also co-runs LTS (Liverpool Techno Scene) a group of diverse souls with a passion for Techno.