Ashton Gardner


Ashton started collecting records in ’98 while living London. He soon found himself playing at some of the underground parties in Brixton. After an amazing three years picking up influences from the likes of Derick Carter, The Lazy dog, Fabric and Space @ Bar Rhumba he decided to make the move back to Johannesburg in 2001. It was there where he started featuring on a regular basis, forging his DJ career in South Africa. One of the highlights was winning the Azzuri DJ competition joining the ranks of previous victors such as DJ Nelson AKA Afroboogie and Ricardo Da Costa.

It wasn’t long until he moved his sound to Cape Town which was to be the beginning of an amazing journey. His versatility within the genres of Deep, Minimal, Tech and Disco house are disciplines he has spent over 15 years exploring. He has played in every hot spot in Cape Town since 2002 and secured residencies at a number of lounge and club venues including after hour haunts such as Fuse and Black Sheep.

He is a veteran to the Cape Town underground scene and as such has seen it go through many stages through the years.

More recently you would have found him playing at ‘Make Believe’ train parties, Kinky Disco, Truth, Bassmint and Bullion Bar. He has opened for internationals such as Siopis, Bas Amro and Unders and A highlight was performing at the Rocking the daisies Mainstay Beach Bar 2012 and 2013.

For well over 15 years his passion for underground electronic music, dance floor culture, smiling faces and life has kept him motivated to continue pursuing and developing his sound and mastering the art of deep and energetic dj sets.