Chilled beats and sunny grooves reflect the tropical surroundings of the idyllic Great Barrier Reef paradise of Cairns, Australia where Rolanoid is based.
Hard-earned money from holiday jobs as a teenager in the 80's bought him the now classic Roland TR-808 drum machine which later became the source of inspiration for the hybridised artist name Rolanoid in homage to the 808 and it's maker the Roland Corporation of Japan. Heavily inspired early on by Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode, Rolanoid charted several times in the top 10 alongside mainstream artists Paul Van Dyk, Basement Jaxx and Moby at the height of MySpace popularity in 2006. His tracks have featured on MTV and Channel 4 UK productions as well as alongside Daft Punk, The Chemical Brothers and U2 on the soundtrack for the BBC television series Dreamspaces. Competing with 18 000 other entries, his collaboration with Scott Nunan "Locked In" won a place in the finals of the 2007 International Songwriting Competition (ISC).