Drooee (Drew) is a DJ (Deep/Tech/House/Minimal), producer of sounds, Theatrical Sound Designer, Dad extraordinaire and Nerd. Spinning underground sounds live on Twitch a couple of times a week, mostly vinyl.
I grew up in hot, sunny Perth, Western Australia (one of the few most remote capital cities on Earth).
Always obsessed with music, I started buying records at 10 years of age.
In the mid to late '90s, as a wide-eyed 20-something, after studying Fine Art for 3 years, I worked as a photographer. Most notably I was the club photographer for Perth's venerated street press - X-Press Magazine.
I photographed all of the big club events and festivals and had a ball doing it.
I was lucky to get up close and personal with some of the world's greatest DJs, and always knew I wanted to do it myself one day.
I'd often DJ a little for fun on friends' equipment at parties and such, but I was completely obsessed with photography at that time and never really delved too deeply into DJing and music production.
But of course I kept buying records.
My 30s were all about my wife and now 2 daughters.
In 2008 we moved to the other side of the country to Melbourne.
And now in my mid-40s, over the past 5 to 10 years I've rediscovered that burning passion for music, records and mixing that was always lurking in the background.
Nowadays I make my own music with a growing collection of synths, drum machines and other audio gear, I DJ for fun, and in the last few years I've started working with the amazing Warrandyte Theatre Company as a Sound Designer and all round audio tech guy, and a bit of lighting and other stage and production stuff.
Music isn't my day job - I work as a Business Analyst for a megacorp. I do databases and systems and shit.
Catch me spinning underground sounds live on Twitch a couple of times a week, mostly vinyl, mostly deep/minimal house and techno.