Brechin DJs mixing up music scene

Audio Phunk
Audio Phunk

A three-piece DJ group from Brechin are climbing up the ladder of the music industry.

Music producers and DJs Audio Phunk - made up of John McLean, Keiran McLean and Austyn Drummond - formed in 2015 and are gaining support in the dance music world.

They recently took over Jack Eye Jones’s Itunes Podcast ‘Ibiza Sessions’ and got to number four in the UK iTunes charts, beating Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac.

Keiran said: “Ever since we were children it’s always been what we’ve wanted to do.

“We formed the group in May 2015, we started the group to learn from each other as we are all better at different aspects of the DJ world - John has been DJing for over 15 years now, Austyn is a really good producer and I could do both to a decent level.

“But as well as improving ourselves as individuals we also loved working together as a team, so it’s stuck.”

The trio are set to jet off to LA in the near future to film the music video for their latest release with Jack Eye Jones.

The single is set to be released later this year.

The trio have released three tracks so far.

August 2015 saw the release of their first single ‘Be Water My Friend’ signed to Dutch label Housepital Records.

The product of an extended period of time spent in their small studio in Aberdeen saw track ‘Crossfade City’ released, which generated waves in the music industry, catching the eye of some of the most prolific DJ’s and music producers, such as Tommy Trash, Sick Individuals and Nick Catchdubs (Fool’s Gold Records).

The track was quickly snapped up by Jack Eye Jones and signed to his record label ‘IBZ Records’, which features artists like Tiesto, Laidback Luke, Blasterjaxx and X-Factor runner-up Nicholas ‘Nicky’ McDonald.

The Audio Phunk boys have a number of events already under their belt this year, such as the Dundee Dance Event and several gigs supporting acts like Prok & Fitch and Ben Nicky, and they played in Ibiza at several venues in July.

Their new release ‘Let You Go’ is now out on IBZ Records and has had support from Tiesto, R3HAB, Sander Van Doorn, MAKJ and Don Diablo.

Keiran added: “In terms of supporting it they have been either playing it live, on their podcasts or on their radio shows.”

It is also making an impact on radio stations, featuring on Kiss, RTE Radio 1 Ireland and Groove City Radio.