Rob Gritton realised his passion for dance music back in 1996 on a pair of 1210s. However, it wasn’t until moving from the UK to the ‘party paradise island’ of Koh Phangan, Thailand in 2005 that his DJ career really began.
In 2009 he opened the legendary Beach Lounge Bar in Haadrin, home to the world-famous Full Moon Party. Playing a mixture of underground house and techno Rob was quickly noticed for his DJ skills and impeccable music selection. It wasn’t long before Rob was playing the bigger parties and festivals on the island, most notably Jungle Experience, where he has held a residency since 2010 playing to crowds of up to 8000.
He also holds a monthly residency on the G Floor of the incredible Half Moon Festival and plays outstanding 6 hour sets every month at the uber-popular Moon House at the world’s largest monthly beach party-The Full Moon Party. Rob is also a regular face behind the decks at events across S.E.Asia, playing alongside some of the biggest names in house and techno.
Studio production was next on the list for Rob. After the completion of his own studio and a handful of releases on labels, he launched Moon Island Records in 2013 with his good friend, Anjuna Deep recording artist, Rory Gallagher (Westseven).
The label became the main platform to release his productions, and they so impressed Orbital’s Phil Hartnoll, that he asked Rob to join him in remixing Darren Emerson’s ‘What is it’ which came out on Bulletdodge in 2017. The friendship continued with further remixes on the cool DeepDownDirty label, including JawJee – Enlightenment in 2018.
2019 saw another collaboration project with long term friend Jourdan Bordes and the track ‘Rain Dancin’, which came out on Phonetic Recordings and was charted in the Beatport tech house hype chart.
Rob’s solo work can also be found on a variety of other labels including Jungle Funk, Reflective Music, LW Recordings, Unseen Records Columbia, Vector Records 2.0, Soundwaves, RE:Vibe Music, RH2 and Taux Music.
‘Living the dream’ as a DJ/Producer/Label Owner/Event Organizer on Koh Phangan for over twelve years, Rob Gritton finally returned to the UK in 2019 to play at The Peach Reunion on 19th April and other notable gigs.
Having secured his place as one of S.E Asia’s most renowned DJ’s, living and breathing underground house and techno, it won’t be too long before he makes his mark on the rest of the world.
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