I was born in 1966 in Epsom.
"Iâ€™ve always collected music. I never bought pop stuff really Â even the rock I was into was stuff like Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. Dub reggae was the next thing, listening to David Roddigan on Radio London on a Sunday while I was outside fixing my moped. I met this guy when I was 16 that got me into more black-orientated music. I got heavily into funk and soul, was going round buying old disco records. The same guy gave me some early house records : â€˜Can You Feel It?â€™ was one of them I think, some really early Blaze stuff too. I got into it that way Â through him. I progressed into that 80â€™s funk ; Aleam, Get Loose, Soul II Soul a little later and then the house stuff."
LABELS AND PRODUCTION
"Iâ€™ll be doing loads more stuff on Wiggle and quite a lot of bits for the labels around me. And Iâ€™ll be doing more stuff with the Strangeweather [Hans and Nils from Londonâ€™s Eukatech record label and others] crew for sure."
"I suppose the Muzik Award in 1997 opened doors. I was just getting more and more out there. Derrick Carter had won it the year before so I wasnâ€™t really bothered by being called a newcomer either. People know whatâ€™s good and bad. You canâ€™t just get the same tired old DJs in all the time Â people wonâ€™t settle for it. You have to take risks now and itâ€™s a much better climate."
"My partner Clare had to set up a DJ-support group at one point but I think sheâ€™s got over that now. Sheâ€™s got a couple of cats. And a couple of kids. I guess weâ€™ll be spending more time.