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)
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.
Catch him tonight at Rex Club, Paris !