OPTIC (Anthony Lewis) has been producing and delivering sound waves of epic proportion since busting on the club scene in 2004. The journey began when Anthony was 18 years old; growing up in Northampton he became engrossed with the art of Turntablism & Hip Hop scene that was very underground at the time. Many of Anthony’s friends were DJ’s and in the beginning it never occurred to him that it would be something he pursued so fully in his later years. Inspired by greats like DJ SKULLY, CRAZE & A-TRAK, Anthony began to practise, practise, and practise no less than four hours a day to get up to standard for the DMC championships.
In 2006 after the second time in trying he demolished the completion in the London DMC heat held in the Scala. The final was held in the Hammersmith Apollo were Anthony took third place in the UK. http://www.nme.com/musicvideos/mr-optic-dmc—-uk-finals-2006/707275 Off the back of the success of the championships He was invented to the (Roc raida) European Gong battle championship where only champions got the chance to battle it out to became to ultimate scratch champion, He took second place beating the likes of DJ switch, DJ Skully & DJ Blakey.
At this point in time Anthony was working the Bars & Clubs in Northampton were his musical tastes started to change, he started playing R&B, House & Garage and also judged the DMC leeds heat in 2010. Quickly after making the crossover to R&B Anthony began getting booking all over the country: Scala (London), The sanctuary (Birmingham), Café de Paris (London), Fabric (London), The Luminar Entertainment Group, Soho Bar (London), Camden Lock tavern (London),
Whilst playing all types of genres he continued to incorporate he turntablist background into his sets which sets him apart from the crowd. Several years on his still making move on the club circuit playing alongside house hold name like Tim Westwood, Trevor Nelson, The Appleton Sisters & MsDynamite He’s also been on tour for underground rappers Deep Blak and Redeye. As his rollercoaster peeks, slowing down is not an option. You need to experience OPTIC live at any time possible; his gigs are all about good music, high energy and audience involvement. See him once and will most assuredly become your unshakeable addiction!