1991 was when Heath Jansson (aka Athson) first put needle to record, and the early 90′s saw him begin his career playing rave and hardcore at various low key events. Things took off in 1992 when Heath hit the airwaves to host one of Adelaide’s leading dance music radio shows, Lunacy – for the next 6 years he would play the newest tunes every week and slowly build up a loyal following. Lunacy opened up a lot of opportunities including residencies at a number of venues and sets at some of the largest dance parties including Ultraworld, Pulse.
The mid 90′s saw a shift in musical styles and in 1996, he dived headlong into production (hardcore and jungle) which soon lead to performing live in addition to his regular DJ sets. The Impact Live Experience featured an MC and dancers and performed regularly throughout 97 and 98. Around this time he also expanded his skill set into promotion and put on the Winterdaze and Summerdaze parties.
In 1998, Heath relocated to Sydney and this was the year that he released his first track, Monkey Shines on Wildebassed Music as well as making a move towards progressive and tech house. His new direction lead to a chance meeting that gave him the opportunity to host a new kind of radio show, this time on internet station Pulse Radio – Lunacy was reborn to a worldwide audience! Through the show Heath met and DJed alongside Andrew Bell and Adam Forster and this lead to the formation of The Impossibles in 2004.
Heavily influenced by breaks, The Impossibles championed the mash-up genre and their unique sound lead to residencies at Woof, Hijack, Break Inn and Wham! as well as support gigs for Freq Nasty, Deekline, JDS, Nick Thayer, Elite Force, Atomic Hooligan, Kosheen and Aquasky plus sets at the Good Vibration festivals in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
In late 2007 (amongst the whirlwind of gigs with The Impossibles) Heath teamed up with Steve Lind with the intent of writing an exclusive bootleg for their sets – the popularity of this one track (a remix of Don’t Hold Back by The Potbelleez) lead to more productions and eventually the creation of The Hump Day Project. Under this new guise, Heath and Steve pushed Baltimore influenced sounds and gained success with numerous tracks that have been featured in the sets of Utah Saints, Stanton Warriors, Ajax, and The Aston Shuffle as well as having a Hump Day remix feature on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection! To date The Hump Day Project have had releases on Sweat It Out, Gulp Communications, Neon Records, No Frills, Downright Music, MoS and Onelove and have remixed for Oh Snap!, Neon Stereo, Signal Drivers, Denzal Park and Wiley.
As if playing gigs under various monikers wasn’t enough, Heath once again put his promoter’s hat on and in August 2008 he helped launch the monthly event Big Trouble at the Chinese Laundry with the intention to push new and exciting music. The night ran for a year and a half (eventually moving weekly) and in it’s time brought together a number of local artists – these friendships were instrumental in Heath starting the netlabel Troublemakers Music in 2009 as a platform to release local dance music. Big Trouble was also pivotal in introducing Heath to Mark Ordona and creating another production duo Zug Zug.
With the label going strong, numerous releases under his belt, and regular gigs across the nation, Heath has no intentions of slowing down anytime soon!