‘Calling all House, Garage & Dance DJ’s
if you’ve been playing music in your bedroom, on radio, in a bar, at a club or ‘unda-cover’ inna warehouse… we wanna hear from you
Here’s a chance for you to win & collect a MAJOR ENDORSEMENT from one of the uk’s most infamous music heavy weights…CONFETTI RECORDS’
the winner of the competition is DJ Listener
Co founder/Owner Juxx Events
When did you begin DJ’ing and what made you start?
I bought my first set of decks in the January sales of 2000. Id fallen in love with music and wanted to start collecting records. A few of my friends used to mix and it was something id dabbled in and wanted to take the next level.
What would you say influenced you towards House music?
The key factor was when I stumbled across Pirate radio in 1997. With some legendary stations shaping my musical taste. They included: Chicago 90.6, London Undergroun 89.4, Ice FM 92.7/ 88.4, & Freek FM 101.8. These stations inspired my musical taste ever since.
Of the many genres of House, which are your favourite?
For me its all about the combined style of House & Garage, especially the early US stuff.
Which artists, producers and tracks stand out for you, both now and from the past?
In the past the oldskool legends of Masters at Work, with anthems like “Gimme Groove”, “Dancin In Outer Space”, “Deep Inside” & countless more. The legendary Todd Edwards with “Love Will Make Things Better”, “Don’t Turn Your Back on Love”, & possibly my favourite record ever “Saved my Life”. From the UK, Tuff Jam, Booker T, & the Anthill mob spring to mind.
Currently there is a lot of good quality House music being made. Some of my favourite tracks from recent times are: Huxleys “Box Clever”, “The Game” from Lars Vegas, and Leftwing & Kody’s “Lost”
Name some highlights or a profound moment in your time as a DJ
The 1st I think was playing at Notting Hill Carnival in 2012 for “Back to 95” in front of a sea of people. The vibes were electric and while quite nerve wrecking it was something I thoroughly enjoyed.
Another stand out moment was playing at Roast Boxing Day 2011.
In front of another packed crowd im pleased to say my set went really well and I also ended up going back on for their lock in, it was a great night.
Have you done any production? If not, is it something you aim to do?
Currently i haven’t done any production yet, but it is definitely something I want to get into. Watch this space
Going on from that, what are your musical plans for the future?
To continue doing what I’m doing, pushing the sounds in my own style, also to launch a new Club Night in the Underground House & Garage style called “Juxx” alongside my brother Jack Swift.