Rob Salmon

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.

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

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



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