The talented northerner has become one of house music’s most revered talents over the last couple of years, boasting a plethora of acclaimed releases on prestigious labels (Noir, Cajual, Avotre, MTA, MadTech); gigs at some of the world’s best clubs and events including The Warehouse Project Manchester, Mint Club Leeds, Toffler Rotterdam, Chibuku Liverpool, Arches Glasgow, a residency at Sankeys Ibiza, and a plethora of key festival plays throughout Europe. Behind the scenes!

Have you got a bedside book?

Yes, ‘Does It Fart?’… that’s the book title!

One track you listen to in secret?

It’s not something I keep a secret but, Total Science ‘Soul Patrol’ never fails to lift my mood, even if I have heard it a billion times.

What are you good at, besides music?

Believe it or not I used to ride dirt bikes. I haven’t done it for a few years now but I used to love blitzing around motor-cross tracks on my YZ125.

Can you share 3 tracks which will never leave your DJ bag?

Kerri Chandler – “Track One” (Atmosphere EP)

Dennis Ferrer – “Son Of Raw”

Mr Fingers – “Can You Feel It”

If you had to be reincarnated as an animal?

Bird of Paradise…They’ve got some serious dance moves!

The most valuable record you have in your collection?

I don’t own anything thats crazily priced really but in terms of sentiment it is possibly a personally signed Chic record from when I toured with Nile Rodgers a couple of years back.

Your first record? 

Faithless – “Insomnia”

If you were a female, who would you be?

Haha, I’ll have to get back to you on this!

If you were an object? 

A Roland TR909.

Which artist would you like to see? (dead or alive)

King Tubby.

Do you have any rituals before stepping onto the stage?

I usually a shot or two of tequila whilst figuring out the vibe of the room so I have an idea of what record to start my set with.

Your favourite machine? 

Recently the TB-03. A great sounding update of the classic.

A guilty passion?

The Justin Bieber film / documentary on Netflix!

What question would you like to answer in an interview? 

Probably this one 😉

A track that you love but you can’t play?

Chicane Ft Bryan Adams – “Don’t Give Up”

Your favourite instrument?

Hard to pick just one… a Hang Drum is in the top 5!

If you had to play or sample the soundtrack of a movie, which one?

I was actually playing around with samples from the Matrix recently. Maybe it’s something I should revisit…

An unusual place where you dream to play? 

KeriKeri, New Zealand…a small town in the Bay of Islands where I grew up.

A track that you wish to produce (and why)?

Oh man, not even just one track because the whole album is perfection… Pink Floyd – “Dark Side Of The Moon”.

A record you regret not purchasing?

Hmm… honestly, if I regret not buying a record I just jump on discogs and grab a copy!

A ‘Hard Life’ anecdote you could share with us?

Don’t compromise your artist visions. Art, music and creativity are ways of expressing yourself.