Between 1995 and 1997 I released further singles for Rob's Records subsidiary Pleasure, as well as sides for Echo Drop, Grand Central & Cup of Tea. My work for Grand Central with Mark Rae inspired some four-deck club performances, including friendly 'battles' with DJ Food, which introduced me to the Ninja Tune fold. My first remix was a DJ Food megamix for their 'Refried Food' box set in 1996.

The release of more of my productions resulted in increased offers for DJ gigs. I was playing regularly at the Electric Chair & Fat City nights in Manchester, and with Tru Thoughts in Brighton. I also accepted a four-year residency at Off-Centre in London with Ross Clarke & Patrick Forge, as well as plenty of other guest spots around the country.