terry hooligan

DJ, Label owner, Remixer, beat maker

Terry Hooligan
(Atomic Hooligan / On The Rise DJ Academy / Bass=Win / OTR Music)

Terence Paul Ryan, AKA Terry Hooligan is a respected DJ, Label owner, Remixer, beat maker, avid vinyl collector, Classic Hip Hop enthusiast and last but not least owner and head tutor at On The Rise DJ Academy

On The Rise DJ Academy has taught a legion of DJ’s both young and old how to do it the right way. For over 6 years, Terry and his team have been giving bespoke lessons, from beginner to advanced level students on everything from turntables to CDJ’s, Controllers to music organisation and all the latest in DJ tech and organisational techniques. On The Rise DJ Academy has worked with and organised workshops for brands companies and organisations such as Boxpark, Pioneer DJ, inMusic (Denon DJ, Rane & Numark) , One Minute To Midnight, The Horniman Museum, The Irene Taylor Trust (working with young offenders and N.E.E.T young people), NCS, The National Association of DJ’s, The BPM Conference & The DJ Show. 

He also owns On The Rise Music. OTR is a music services company that works with some of the biggest names in the bass music world including The ProdigyViper Recordings, Stanton Warriors label Punks MusicSunday Best & Love & Other, Along with brands such as, Bass Music AwardsSony Vidzone & Innovation

His entry into the music business was as one half of the now legendary Atomic Hooligan.  But this wasn’t the beginning for him. Terry had been forging a name for himself in the Hip Hop DJ battle / Radio scene years before. It was when he met Mat Welch through a mutual friend 1998 that Atomic Hooligan was born. Genre defining label, Botchit & Scarper records sighed Atomic Hooligan to a 2 album deal in 2000. The rest as they say is History. Terry then toured the world for the next  2decades under the Hooligan banner (He is the first International DJ to ever go to Russia and play breaks as quoted by Lady Waks in DJ Mag) . In this time, Terry & Mat recorded & released 2 albums and remixed everyone from Underworld to James Brown. The guys also started a live band to accommodate the sound they had pushed with their albums. This took the Hooligans to a new height, playing at the biggest festivals and clubs worldwide (Their “You Are Here” album going to no.5 in the Japanese national Album Charts off the back of an extensive nationwide live tour). While all this was going on the Hooligans managed win multiple times at the International Breakbeat awards (Twice for best live act & for Best Album) and grace the covers of both IDJ & DJ Mag.

Terry has always had a clear view of the music he wanted to hear and play. Far from being a follower, he decided that the best way to express this view on a wider scale was to start his own label. So in 2004 with Jay Cunning, Terry founded Menu Music. For the next 6 years Terry would tour the world and discover new talent and release fresh music on the label including music from the now Russian megastar Lady Waks and Finnish bass god Rico Tubbs. Then in 2010, Terry’s next step was to form Bass=Win records with Menu Music signee Rico. The label would herald a new era for Terry. Free to peruse a less genre-orientated path, Terry dedicated himself and his new label to releasing, playing and making only the best in Bass Music.

With the decline of vinyl for DJ’s in the 2000’s, Terry decided that this was not going to stop him playing the most up front music he could, so he adopted the Pioneer CDJ 1000 and later the CDJ 2000nxs2. Not only did he master this piece of industry standard kit, but also incorporated tricks and scratches never before seen on the equipment.  Terry still prides himself on also being a ‘Vinyl DJ’ and reguarily performs vinyl only sets.

So, this brings us right up to now… With all this experience under his belt and nearly 3 decades of mixing, scratching, producing and promoting Terry has positioned himself as a respected authority on DJ’ing… in all its various forms, both new and old. This is why he started On The Rise DJ Academy… to pass this knowledge & experience on to his students.