Rob Salmon Profile

Brian White
24 May 2013

An important figure in the rise of both house music and hip-hop in Auckland, Rob Salmon is originally from Dunedin but grew up in West Auckland.

As a 16-year old schoolboy and DJ, he was running underage parties on Sundays at Auckland’s Box, when he was spotted by the club’s owner Simon Grigg and offered a job as a trainee DJ in 1990.

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Rob Salmon & Rob Rives - Running Towards A Dream (Rob Salmon Re-edit)
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Rob Salmon at Box, 1995
Photo credit: Photo by Simon Grigg
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Urban Disturbance - For Real ['95 Remix]
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Urban Disturbance - Zane Lowe, Rob Salmon, Ollie Green
Photo credit: Murray Cammick Collection
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Leaders of Style - back: Ollie Green and Rob Salmon, front: Zane Lowe
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On George FM Drive, 2005
Photo credit: Rob Salmon
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Rob Salmon outside Auckland record store BPM, High Street, November 1995.
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Rob Salmon at the Sydney Opera House Bar, 2006
Photo credit: Rob Salmon
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Rob Salmon & Rob Rives - Shop Talk
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Urban Disturbance - Impressions
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Trivia:

In 1991 Rob Salmon won the Auckland heat of the NZ DMC Championships and was placed 3rd in the final















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