What motivated you to start DJing/presenting?
I have been DJ’ing on and off since 1991 cutting my teeth on jungle and breakbeat. This all started off as a hobby and got involved with a pirate radio station.
Everything went on a pause until 1998 after a move to the north east and I started a residency in a club called Biancos, where I would do a solo slot on a Tuesday and combined on a Saturday in the main room. Quit this residency at the end of 2000 to concentrate on career and family.
Decided to put the headphones back on in may 2018 and started to share recorded mixes on Mixcloud for a few work mates, soon I was gaining a lot of followers and started on an internet radio station called Quest in August 2018.
What styles do you play?
I mainly play all house Sub Genres, specialising in Vocal House, Nu Disco, Soulful/Funky and Tech House, but can also play classic house/trance, Jungle, breakbeat.
Do you mix or scratch or both? Or are you more of a presenter?
I concentrate more on mixing than anything else, with my transitions between songs based on where possible harmonic and lengthy.
Do you play on just one of danceradiouk.com’s stations or both?
Just Dance UK
Outside of danceradiouk.com, who are your favourite DJ’s, bands or music artists and how have they influenced your style (if they have)?
I am a big fan of all types of music, whilst at work you can normally catch me listening to a lot of mixcloud shows to catch up on new and old tunes. I wouldn’t say any one DJ has influenced my style, I have played a similar style since my early days on belt drive turntables through to todays technology. I am trying new tricks out with my set up and so in a way still learning.
What other interests do you have besides DJing/presenting on the radio?
With a full time job and a small child under 2 I have very little downtime, when I do and I’m not catching up on music I watch a lot of films or try and get on my PS4.
Music, Marvel, Lasagne/Pizza, Coffee (lots of on certain days)
Sum yourself up in a sentence?
I like to think that I am an easy person to approach and have a strong sense of loyalty.
Your desert island discs?
Has to be Chicane – Saltwater
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