Buckley’s DJing career kicked off at the start of the acid house explosion in the UK. He was resident for some of the seminal, groundbreaking nights in musical history. Buckley played the opening records on the opening night for Renaissance in Mansfield where he held his first residency. Later he became a resident at the legendary Hacienda club in Manchester. As well as these residencies he also played alongside live acts such as Inner City, Ten City and was a DJ for M People on their first ever-European tour.
As Buckleys reputation continued to grow this lead to more residencies and more & more guest appearances at clubs throughout the world as well as his first overseas residency at ‘We Love Sundays’ at Space in Ibiza. These days Buckley’s experience, versatility and skills shine consistently and although he has an expansive knowledge of many styles his focus, when DJing, producing or remixing is on quality house music.
Over the last ten years Buckley has been a resident at the longest weekly house night in the world Back to Basics in Leeds, & Just Jack in Bristol. Guest spots at the likes of Berlin’s Panorama Bar, Glasgow’s Sub Club and Below in Birmingham have served to reinforce his credentials throughout the world. His Back to Basics residency and alongside his longevity in the industry means its safe to say there isn’t a DJ Buckley hasn’t played with throughout his career.
Previous releases on labels such as Dust Trax, Made to Play, One Records, 2020 Vision, Extended Play & Back to Basics records, have seen Buckley’s sound make a huge impact globally time and time again. His hit in 2006 on Jesse Rose’s Made to Play label titled, “Bloc Party” got to number 22 in Mixmag’s top 100 tunes of that year. Remixes include Jet Project, Unkle’s, “Hold My Hand, Markus Nikolai’s,“Bushes” on Classic Recordings. “Psycho” on 20/20 Vision.
Together with this extensive list of remixes, Buckley’s own tracks have been remixed by some of the biggest names in the industry including Chris Duckenfield, Jamie Jones, Geddes, Subb-An & One Records head honcho Adam Shelton.
Fast forward to recent times Buckley has been back in the studio and has some incredible new releases due out this summer. Look out for brand new tracks on Viva Recordings, Extended Play, Nature Beat & Hot Creations. With these confirmed releases, and a couple of secrets still to be revealed together with debut appearances at DC10 in Ibiza & at The Secret Garden Party in the UK the Summer of 2012 and beyond appears to be one to remember for Buckley.
Catch Buckley at a club near you soon and look out for his DJ sets, productions and remixes as his musical roots, passion and talent continue to blossom at every turn, serving as inspiration to all.