Steve Bishop aka Oneman is one of very few DJs that have risen up the UK dance ranks solely as a tastemaker. Now a national favourite and Rinse FM host with two mix CDs under his belt (one for Fabric and one for Rinse), his selections are more relevant than ever. Growing up on a diet of UK Garage, Streatham based Oneman began to mix older 2-Step records with newer (and more in-vogue) Dubstep on pirate stations. His creative mixing earned him a spot at iconic nights FWD and DMZ and on Mary Anne Hobbs’ Generation Bass show in 2008.
As Dubstep developed into various strands, Oneman continued to join the dots between both old and new styles. Dubstep and Garage were mixing with new ideas from Grime and UK Funky, and Oneman channelled these crossovers into his label 502, releasing four records between 2010 and 11. More recently, his free ‘Solitaire’ mixtapes have been popular – compiling a series of tracks that have been carefully selected for inclusion.