I started out listening to electronic music back in Leeds in the early 80s, mainly listening to electro music on battered old copies of StreetSounds cassettes whilst trying desperately to spin on my head! I moved on from there to all things Old Skool, missed DnB as I went traveling in Spain during the formative years and it didn't happen over there, dabbled with a bit of Garage, and then House became my thing! When I returned to the UK in the late 90s, I landed in the beautiful town of Bedford and have been here ever since. My main musical passion is all things House but over the last couple of years have been revisiting DnB and Jungle due to the massive influence of so many local DnB heroes flying the flag in B-Town and I now love to play that too! Cheers, Dj Ohms (Matt Holmes) x
Bio - I started DJing around the age of 15 inspired, by my mum's small collection of 80-90 pop music. I soon fell in love with trance but since then my music taste has changed and I now enjoy playing anything from garage to house to Dnb. From the age of 20, I was organizing and hosting my own local shows under the name of supervision, where I gave local DJs an opportunity to DJ in front of a crowd. More recently 2 friends and I used to stream live every Thursday on Facebook, a show we called KitchenFm as it was from our kitchen flat, it wasn’t a massive hit but we did a respectable 4000 views on the hour slot most Thursdays we went live.
Open Being has mixed various styles of rave on several radio stations including In2beats, Dose, Control Live, MKFM, UK’s Finest & Lab Radio. At Lab Radio, two years running he received the award for the best weekend show (2008/9). In 2011 he released a mix with Jot Maxi MC for the dubstep label Dubthugz. Together with Jot, he performed grime shows on radio and later in 2017 they released the Stronghold minimix. As well as the airwaves Open Being has spun tunes at various clubs, raves, and local festivals, including back 2 back mixes with Justin Hurst. More recently he has played deep house & trance at Wild Cow ecstatic dance events in Milton Keynes and live-streamed shows for the Conscious Buddy Community. In 2021 he put together the ‘Elements Series’ to touch on some of the rave styles he has played over the years. In 2022 the ‘archive series’ - 12 mix recordings from 2005 – 2014.