Moving to Christchurch in 2002, Firefly quickly found himself absorbed into the local rave scene getting his first taste of hardcore at New Beginnings, so it wasn’t long until student loan money was spent on a set of turntables and a crate of happy hardcore!

In 2003 he co-founded Rinsed, running underground warehouse and outdoor hardcore raves for five years, and hosting some of the worlds best hardcore DJs from the UK. The whole time he has been tirelessly passionate about representing the sounds of UK hardcore and gabber at gigs all over NZ and AUS.