Interviewed by GBS , February.16.2022
Q: How would you describe yourself in one word?
Q: What was the driving force that got you into Music Production and when?
I started DJing at the age of 16 and that was what made me want to start making my own records. I went to collage to study music production and business at the age of 19 and my passion for making music just grew from there.
Q: Analog or Digital? And why?
I prefer analogue synthesizers. I have used both extensively and have always found that I’m naturally drawn towards analogue. In my experience they just have more character. Having said that, you can do amazing things with digital sound sources and they offer a much broader sound pallet. My Nord Drum 3p is a digital modeling percussion synthesizer and it’s fantastic. My studio is a hybrid setup of hardware and software. Both have their benefits, so I try to make the most of everything at my disposal.
Q: What's your favorite venue and why does it stand out from the rest?
It’s very hard to say. Pacha Ibiza was one of my first clubbing experiences and those early memories tend to stay with you. As a DJ I’ve been fortunate to play some amazing venues. I think it’s the one off spots that make the most impact because they feel special. Playing to 8,000 people at Battersea Power Station was amazing, especially as a Londoner. The Space Terrace in Ibiza was another special one along with my long-standing Sunday residency at Gigalum in London which, like Space, is sadly no more.
Q: If you were to have a superpower, what would it be and why?
To Fly. The freedom would be incredible.
Q: If you had to play 1 more track at your favorite club, what track would it be and why?
Another very tricky question. It would obviously depend on many mitigating circumstances, but Orbital ‘Belfast’ has always been a favorite ending track for me. It’s such an iconic record. As for where… on the beach at Cala d’Hort overlooking Es Vedra in Ibiza would be pretty epic. Q: 1 person you'd dream to have a coffee with?
Q: If you would have been given the chance to do a film score from the past, what movie would you choose and why?
Lost In Translation. I loved the film and the score. I found that it evoked many contrasting emotions and I like to try and do the same with my music.
Q: Recommend a hidden gem in your home country that would fit a perfect rave?
I live near the Surrey Hills just outside of London and it’s such a beautiful part of the world. I love outdoor spaces so an intimate Cercle style set on the top of St Martha’s Hill would be special. Image link https://files.viewranger.com/image/401d9326bf262171c0c47964bf428c5f.jpg
Q: What are 3 tracks that got you into electronic music?
Prodigy ‘Breathe’, Josh Wink ‘Higher State of Consciousness’, Groove Armada ‘Superstylin’,
Q: Tell us about your upcoming releases and plans for this year.
My first release in 2022 is my ‘Walls of Zion’ EP which is a collaboration withSavage & SHē. That is coming out on Crosstown Rebels on Feb 11 and has beenpicking up some great DJ & Radio support from Damian Lazarus, Pete Tong, Bedouinand Jimi Jules among others. After that I have a remix for UNDERHER & Eleonora‘Calling’ on trueColors before a three track EP called ‘Horizon Red’ on a new label frommy friend Emanuel Satie due out in April.
Q: Tell us a fun fact about yourself that most of your listeners don't know.
In 2002 I was a ballboy and the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. I played tennisat national level up to the age of 12 so it was a fantastic experience to meet all ofmy childhood heroes like Andre Agassi & Pete Sampras.
Q: Last but not least, do you have any questions for the viewer/reader?
If you could ask me to collaborate with one artist who would it be?