Ross is a DJ, Film maker, Raconteur and Writer. From the Hacienda to Hotel Costes, from Los Angeles to La Favela Chic, Ross has DJed and promoted all around the world for the past twenty years and produced and directed film and TV for the last eight. He makes Floripa and Shoreditch his home – a place where as a resident DJ he mixes bossabailesamba with drumnpopbasshiphop and film and dance oddities from the Charleston to Carioca Classics.
Originator of a series of legendary nights and events in London and Manchester including – the original Shoreditch eclectic night Off-Centre, the long running festival Lovebox and Manchester’s finest hip hop label and club night Fat City, Ross has DJed around the world with the likes of Groove Armada, Massive Attack, DJ Harvey, Mark Rae, DJ Marky, Fabio, Giles Peterson and Mr Scruff, to name just a few. Back before Shoreditch was cool he also wrote scathing anti-corporate skits for The Shoreditch Twat fanzine and Montreux winning TV show and more serious music journalism The Face magazine under his alias Barry Flaneur.
As a filmmaker Ross has directed shorts and documentaries including the award winning Skid Row with Pras Michel (The Fugees), a soon to be released short Some Place Safe with Mark Strong (Tinker, Tailor, Sherlock) and a documentary about Brit artist and filmmaker Sam Taylor-Wood.
As well as being Creative Director of Floripa, Ross runs the 21st century cabaret night The Orgasmatron with Britain’s finest song writer Guy Chambers and is programming both film and music for the forthcoming Best of British weekend in Clerkenwell.
He is currently casting in Los Angeles for his debut feature, a puzzle thriller Dermaphoria with Ron Perlman (HellBoy), and writing a screenplay based on the cult “Factory” series by Derek Raymond. Both projects are with his LA based production company Keep The Car Running.
When not DJing, writing or making films Ross can be found either playing football, watching The Big Lebowski on repeat or sipping the finest coffee known to man at Giddy Up on the Floripa terrace.
Ross is a regular at Floripa on the weekend, runs the night Orgasmatron with Guy Chambers (next date May 31st) is creative an musical director at Floripa and is programming Floripa at Lovebox in June.