Sean Quinn

With a career spanning over ten years, Sean Quinn can lay claim to being one of Australia’s hardest working DJ and most diverse DJ’s.

Always holding down a minimum of four and as many as seven weekly residencies has meant that being versatile and reliable go hand in hand. Starting Dj’ing at age nineteen, Sean has witnessed and been a part of the meteoric rise of dance music, firstly in his hometown of Melbourne and later in his career, all over the world.

Through his involvement with Quench, Sean has experienced first hand the sort of global impact something that started off as a spare time project can have.

In 1994, Sean got together in the studio with friend and fellow DJ, C.J Dolan, to see what they could create. About a month later, Sean’s current partner in Our House, Kasey Taylor, was brought in and in a period of three solid weeks their first single as Quench, “Feel My Love” was completed. The boys shopped it around to various local record companies with an offer finally taken up from Melbourne based “Vicious Vinyl” and English label “Pulse 8”.

Achieving marginal success in the English underground dance charts, the next step was to take Quench further. Reverting back to the original line-up, Sean and CJ next created the monster track “Dreams”. It went to no. 2 in the French pop charts above Mariah Carey, was released in over 50 different dance compilations in every continent on the globe, and gained an A.R.I.A nomination. Following”Dreams”, two more singles, an album, and an extensive touring roster including support for the Prodigy (6000 people) and a headline Thunderdome gig in Brisbane (8000 people) came from Sean’s involvement with the talented CJ Dolan and the Quench project.

In 1995 the current project “Our House” was born: out of a very strong friendship with the equally talented and driven Kasey Taylor.

Starting with a few local remixes, the duo began to formulate their own trademark sound, bringing Mushroom Records to their door.

Despite being in the studio so often, the one thing that has remained Sean’s greatest love is the interaction between turntable and audience. In the ten years it has been his chosen profession, DJing has taken him all over Australia on a regular basis and consistently placed him in front of huge audiences. Modestly regarded in Australia’s top four bracket, he is a working example of the sort of talent his reputation suggests.

With a radio show on Melbourne’s Kiss Fm that he has held with Kasey since it’s inception in 1993, plus his five day a week “Clubber’s Breakfast” show, with Barrie Barton (the highest rating show on the station for five consecutive broadcasts) Sean’s interests reach far beyond the studio and the DJ booth.

The year 2001 has left Sean no time for rest. As Our House, Sean and Kasey have just had two new releases. The first a Double “A” Side single with the tracks “Soliton Wave” and “Forced”; and the other, “Crash”, featuring on the “Underground Sounds Of Australia EP” released on Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto label. His DJ commitments have seen him play as far away as The Freedom Festival in South of Australia, and a national tour kicked off in July to coincide with the release of “The Underground Sounds of Australia EP”. In the latter half of 2001, Sean was awarded “Victorian DJ of the Year” at the prestigious National Dance Music Awards and has picked up the national “The Big Day Out” for a second time. The summer period taken into account Welcome 2002 and his now legendary last set at Summadayze as well as the aforementioned Big Day Out was one of the busiest periods of Sean’s career to date.

“Bighis set in the ‘Boiler Room’ saw him play alongside The Chemical Brothers, Goldie, Bassment Jaxx and Primal Scream. Next on the agenda were his feature sets at Two Tribes and Gatecrasher, two of the biggest parties this country has seen to date, and more recently Trade with Paul van Dyk, another Gatecrasher tour and The Perfecto Tour with Paul Oakenfold and Chicane. Amongst all this, March saw the completion of the first of three mixed cd’s for Ministry Of Sound, “The Summer Annual”, which climbed to the number six position on the ARIA National Compilations chart, going hand in hand with a five week national tour of Australia’s capital cities throughout June. The completion of the second mixed cd later in that year, “Clubbers Guide To Summer 2000” also saw Sean touring our capital cities.

August 2002 saw Sean embark on a whirlwind overseas jaunt firstly to Holland to play with his friend Lucien Foort and then to Ibiza for someone Sean places very highly, Dave Seaman. The Heineken Fast Forward festival in Rotterdam is a street festival closing off the entire centre of the city as fifteen semi-trailers drive at five kilometres an hour with DJ’s playing for the duration of the six hours the drive goes for. Lucien asked Sean to fly into Rotterdam to play this festival to the 1.5 million people that lined the streets and to play his Saturday night residency at the infamous Night town club. After only three days in Holland, Sean met with Kasey in Manchester and flew to Ibiza to play at Seaman’s residency at El Divina with Sydney’s Ben Korbel, Kasey, Dave Seaman and Anthony Pappa. After three days there, Sean flew back into Australia to play a gruelling four-week succession of gigs taking him to Mt Hotham, Adelaide, New Zealand and Launceston.

The last part of the year saw Sean pick up Victorian DJ of the Year for the second year running at the National Dance Music Awards in Sydney and provided the opportunity for himself and Kasey back into the studio to finish the Our House album. The single “Twilight/Fire and Ice” (to come out early in the new year) represents the first single release by the boys in a number of years and the first airing of the new material written during this time. The album “Our House is Your House” will be the first in the seven years these guys have been recording together and will be in stores mid April 2003, expect some surprises!

The Christmas/new year period was as hectic as usual seeing Sean play Welcome 2003 and then the closing set at Summadayze on new years day to 24,000 people. 2003 began with gigs alongside Steve Lawler and Sasha bringing us to Two Tribes in March with Dave Seaman, Junkie XL, Sander and Layo and Bushwacka. All signs point to the fact that this year is showing no signs of slowing down.

© 2012 Sweetchilli