His former nickname was Thommo, but during the early nineties it didn't sound acid house. The name threatened his dance party status. At art school the media students teased him and the sculpture students used to steal his lunchbox. Art was going to kill him... he needed to fight back... he needed to become an art killer. After burning his assorted art college paraphernalia, his soul surrendered. The now defunct COFA Lecturer flipped some switches, twiddled knobs and took to his new spinning wheels. Thommo had become a disco Jockey...Thommo had become Ajax. Ajax made friends fast, but needed a niche. So he and his few new friends created their own studio...The BANG GANG (Modular).
Soon their shit noise spawned a new poetry and it was recorded – (Ministry of Sound Mashed 1 2002, Ministry of Sound Mashed 2 Bang Gang Djs 2005, Tiga/Ajax In the Mix 2005 (both cds nominated for DMA Best mixed cd 2006), Ajax Presents Spin City 2006, Light Sound Dance Bang Gang Djs 2007 (Modular), Sweat It Out 2008 (Sweat It Out), One Love with Bart B more, Billion Dollar Hose PArty with Deekline,Dance Till Dawn, Damnation, I'm With Bang Gang, Bang Gang K-Lassics and Bang Gang Art Killers 1).
Technics In The Mix No.1 Australian Dj 2007 and 2006, Allen & Heath DMA Best Australian DJ and Best Mixed CD 2006, 3d World Dj of the Year 2002, 2004, 2005, his Art Killing had hit new heights. Busy Ps Best Dj of 2007 (XLR8R), Digitalism's best dj of 2007 (BIGSHOT) and Justice's One to Watch in 2008 (DJ MAGAZINE); Ajax partied in Rome, Ballarat, Paris, Coffs Harbour, Vienna, Newcastle, Berlin, Bendigo, Tokyo, Townsville, Dublin, Glasgow London, Madrid, Barcelona, Nice, Auckland, Amsterdam and New York.
Soon the dollar coins started to pile and from his damp brow SWEAT IT OUT Music was formed (www.myspace.com/sweatitoutmusic). Launching Feburary 2008 as a small record label representing such artists as Gameboy Gamegirl, Edu K, Act Yo Age, Harris Robotis, Yolanda Be Cool, Oh Snap and Killaqueenz, D CUP, and his elusive self.
Nearly two years later the label now has its own artist management with the label hitting its international stride. As head honcho of Sweat it out, Bang Gang founding member and critically acclaimed Dj , Ajax is an ageless brat to reckon with.
The battle for dominance between Ajax and Art continues. With the field wider and the arsenal larger, we expect an explosive and intriguing era ahead.