Biography

Tim's love affair with dance music started at a relatively late age when, during his first year of university, he visited the famed Nottingham techno night - Firefly, and it opened his eyes and changed his life forever. Since then, Tim hasn't looked back, and has been making up for lost time.

His love of techno soon progressed onto house, electro, breaks, and finally his biggest love - trance. Eager to get involved with the scene in whichever capacity he could, he started promoting Firefly, as well as other established names including Product, Touch, and even Gatecrasher.

Tim's passion continued to intensify, and it wasn't long before he decided to start playing himself. He had spent hours watching, learning, and practicing on his friends' vinyl, before he eventually got himself a set of CDJs. Since then he has practiced continuously, honing his skills and steadily building his confidence.

A versatile DJ, Tim is adept at playing both the slower genres like house as he is at the faster genres like trance. And although comfortable at playing any set time, if you had to choose one style to define Tim's DJ-ing, you wouldn't be far off in comparing his sets with the likes of Sean Tyas and John O'Callaghan, who are advocates of the 138bpm (or faster!) school of mixing. Throw in some melodic breakdowns and some deep, driving bass-lines, and you'll have an idea of what Tim Rand is all about.


Influences

There have been many influences in Tim's music career, ranging from Eric Prydz and Alter Ego, to Ferry Corsten and Paul van Dyk. But perhaps Tim's biggest influence was his good friend, Swap, whom he considers as his main inspiration behind becoming a DJ.


DJ History

In a short space of time, Tim has already featured on the same line-up as some very well-established names such as, Genix; Mark Eteson; Jon O'Bir; Bryan Kearney; The Thrillseekers; Sied van Riel; Sean Tyas; and trance legend himself - Judge Jules!

Having already cut his teeth playing for new up and coming nights around the midlands such as Rompastomp, Essance and Agenda, Tim has gone on to play at some more established events including Off the Rails and the iconic Passion at the legendary Emporium. Whilst Tim no longer plays out as much as he used to, his experience in multiple genres ensures whatever event he plays at - whether it be a local house party or a superclub's main stage, he knows how to get the crowd moving.