Stephen Allkins

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Biography

  • 'New York had Larry Levan, Chicago had Ron Hardy, Sydney HAS Stephen Allkins..' It is safe to say that Stephen Allkins aka [love] tattoo could rightly claim the trademark of "Mr.Disco", his extensive record collection & his infamous sets over the ye..
    'New York had Larry Levan, Chicago had Ron Hardy, Sydney HAS Stephen Allkins..' It is safe to say that Stephen Allkins aka [love] tattoo could rightly claim the trademark of "Mr.Disco", his extensive record collection & his infamous sets over the years and legacy is also a testament to that. Sydney's disco godfather Stephen Allkins is one of the true pioneers of dance music in Sydney & playing the very first disco clubs & warehouse parties from 1978, the original DJ's DJ who has seen and done it all. Stephen first started DJing in the late 70's and has inspired a whole generation of DJ's through his infamous sets at warehouse parties, raves and clubs over the years and some absolutely delightful production as [Love-Tattoo]. In the studio, Stephen got together with Paul Mac and produced a club classic with a reverent nod to disco and other great dance moments in a modern time. The "History Of Disco" was in the grooves and [love] tattoo was the body and soul of it. The "most influential person in U.K. dance" Mr. Pete Tong heard the track and picked it up for his Essential Records and released it through leading dance label ffrr. Stephen continued to record tracks for the [love] tattoo project with his new collaborator, local producer/remixer Justin Shave. Following "History Of Disco", [love] tattoo took on another direction with the tribal vibe of "Drop Some Drums" and the sublime groove of "The Bass Has Got Me Movin'" both released on vinyl in Australia and UK to rave reviews:
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    Selected discography

    History Of Disco Pt 2 ‎(Acetate, 12") Not On Label (Stephen Allkins) 1998 DJ Mixes DJs Downunder Volume 3 ‎(CD, Mixed) Reach'n Records Reach 010CD 1996 Superstar DJ: Stephen Allkins ‎(CD, Mixed, Comp) Ministry (Magazine) Australia MINMAGAU V.1 / 2002 2002 PRODUCTION (Love) Tattoo ‎(CD) Hussle Recordings HUSSYCD002 2001 Bodywork ‎(CD, Album) Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC Music) 2005 Singles & EPs History Of Disco 4 versions Essential Recordings 1999 Drums / Bass ‎(12", Promo) Hussle Recordings 1999 Drop Some Drums 11 versions Hussle Recordings 2000 The Bass Has Got Me Movin' Hussle Recordings 2001 Love's Theme (Party) (Funk Corporation Remixes) 2 versions Hussle Recordings 2002 Love's Theme (Party) / The Bass Has Got Me Movin' ‎(12") Hussle Recordings HUSSY008- 2002 Put Ya Body In It 2 versions Fly Music (Australia) 2007