Undoubtedly one of NZ's finest international touring DJ / Producers; TREi, AKA Trevor Linnell, has been a leader in the Drum and Bass scene 'downunder' since 2007. With a slew of producers coming from Australia and New Zealand including Pendulum, The Upbeats, ShockOne, State of Mind, and Concord Dawn, TREi has made a name for himself with releases on prestigious labels such as: Viper Recordings, Technique, Commercial Suicide, SOM Music, Shogun Ltd, Samurai Music, and Uprising Recordings.
2013 saw the release of his much anticipated second album, ‘Satellites’ (on State of Mind’s SOM Music imprint), released to much acclaim. Packed with hard hitting beats, progressive rollers, and proven Dancefloor smashers including the singles ‘Change Your Mind’ (with Thomas Oliver), Homecoming (with MC Tali) and ‘Running” (also with Thomas Oliver), as well as collaborations with The Upbeats & State of Mind. Continuing on from where 2009’s highly acclaimed debut ‘Innuendo’ left off, ‘Satellites’ propelled TREi even further into the musical stratosphere.
TREi’s association with Viper Recordings goes back to 2011 where he made his debut on the label with the single ‘The Light / Mumbo Jumbo’ and a series of tracks featured on various Viper compilations including ‘Habituated’ and ‘Placebo’, as well as his first Beatport #1 with the smash hit ‘Seeds’ in 2014. Following the success of ‘Seeds’, TREi released another huge track with Viper in the form of his remix of Tali’s ‘Forces’ from Viper’s ‘Decade of Viper’ 10 year anniversary album.
Finishing the year in style, TREi capped off an amazing 2014 with the ‘Empires EP’ released on Drumsound & Bassline Smith’s Technique Recordings. Receiving massive support from Friction on BBC Radio 1, the lead title track ‘Empires’ was selected as the prestigious ‘Friction Fire’ track of the week.
Now signed Exclusively with Viper Recordings UK, TREi is working on his next string of singles and EP’s for the label in lead up to his next studio album in 2018, including his remix of NorthBase & Ragga Twins - "What R U Doing"; spending a number of weeks on top of the Beatport charts at the beginning of last year.
Featured TREi Tracks: Pulling Teeth, Tonto, Shangri-La, Seeds, Empires, Masquerade, Here & Now, Change Your Mind, Running, Mumbo Jumbo, Homecoming (w/ Tali), Crossroads (w/ The Upbeats), Breed (w/ State of Mind), Forces (TREi Remix), Thunder Biscuit, Day Away