Birth name – Joe Pamphilon
Birthplace – Leeds
Current location – Bristol, UK
Known as/DJ name – Icon Roller
Born – March 1983
Genre(s) – D&B, Jungle, Hip Hop, Electro, Techno, house and Garage.
How it started – Icon Roller first stepped on to the Drum & Bass scene in the late 90’s playing for various promoters in and around Bristol. Over the last decade he has worked on various projects in different genres including Drum & Bass, live Hip Hop, Dubstep and more recently House & Future Bass.
In 2009 he started the event promotions company called Shoot the Freak. The night held at The Croft and Basement 45 hosted a lot of big parties over a two year period. Bryan G, Total Science, Taxman, Harry Shotta, Mensah, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Fearless and many more big names graced the decks and microphone at the night as well as a lot of talented local DJs & MCs. Due to the success of the events, Icon Roller started the STF Record label which has had a string of releases by Joe Virus, GTS, Host and himself.
Currently – This summer, Icon Roller headlined the Nokia Stage at the sellout festival Brisfest. He is also a resident at Intuition and plays many styles of music at venues around the city.
Check out one of Icon Roller’s tune being dropped at Despise in Denver, CO, USA, click here