Where are you currently based?
How did you get into DJing and when and where was your first show?
AFTER VISITING IBIZA 2003 , FIRST SHOW WAS IN LONDON I THINK AROUND 2004 NAT TURNMILLS.
Your track Sirens ft Mizbee hit number 1 on House top 100 (beatport), what do you think it is about this particular track that has drawn to much popularity to it?
ITS STRANGE ONE ,I CANT REALLY PUT MY FINGER ON WHAT IT WAS , MAYBE JUST THE GROOVE AND MORE IMPORTANTLY THE VOCAL , I THINK THAT IS THE INFECTIOUS BIT.
How did the collaboration Mizbee come about?
I WAS LISTENING TO HER STUFF ON HER SOUND CLOUD , WHICH WAS MORE SOULFULL/BALLAD TYPE MUSIC AND I JUST GOT IN TOUCH AND ASKED OF SHE WAS UP FOR WORKING TOGETHER WHICH SHE WAS WELL UP FOR SHE CAME UP AND WE WORKED ON A FEW IDEAS.
Sirens was also voted one of the best songs of the summer in Ibiza by DJ Mag and Ibiza-Voice, played by Villalobos, Luciano, Jackmaster, Nathan Barato and many more! What influenced the sound of sirens?
THE VOCAL WAS AN OUT TAKE OF A PREVIOUS RELEASE , I WAS GOING THROUGH EVERYTHING AGAIN AND FOUND IT , IT WAS MORE A CASE OF FINDING THE RIGHT GROOVE TO FIT AROUND IT.
When and where did you produce / record Sirens?
I PRODUCED IT AT MY STUDIO JUST OUTSIDE OF NEWCASTLE AROUND MARCH /APRIL TIME.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
A GUY CALLED ELLEOT , WHO HAS BEEN SENDING ME SOME AMAZING STUFF RECENTLY , AND THE NEW ARCADE FIRE ALBUM.
Your going on tour shortly with amazing shows coming up! How do you prepare for each show?
TRY AND FIND AS MUCH NEW MUSIC AS POSSIBLE IS PROBABLY THE MAIN ONE , AND GET MY MIND CLEAR.
What do you find most challenging about touring?
I ACTUALLY LOVE IT AND DON’T MIND ANYTHING ABOUT IT OTHER THAN NO LEG ROOM SEATS , AND NOW BEING AWAY FOM MY SON IS TOUGH.
You have quite a few releases coming up for the remainder of 2017. How do you look for inspiration and what continually influence’s your sound to allow you to evolve year after year?
I TEND TO LISTEN TO A LOT OF ALTERATIVE MUSIC , SOME MAY DEEM IT :HIPPY MUSIC” BUT I LIKE STUFF THAT TAKES MY MIND AWAY FROM 4/4 THINGS THAT HAVE MANTRAS’S , GONGS AND CHIMES.
Where do you usually produce / remix?
MY STUDIO MAINLY , BUT I DO START A LOT OF THINGS JUST SITTING AT HOME HAVING A PLAY ABOUT.
What equipment / programs do you use?
ABLETON LIVE MAINLY SOMETIMES LOGIC
I HAVE ANALOGUE DRUM MACHINES
JOMOX 999 A
MOOG VOAYGER AND A LITTLE PHATTY
What do you have planned for 2018?
IM RELEASING UPTO NOW ON RESONANCE RECORDS , VIVIA MUSIC AND HOT CREATIONS ALONG WITH SOME REMIXES.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
IT’S A NEW RESTAURANT IN MY HOME TOWN OF SOUTH SHIELDS CALLED “ COLEMANS SEAFOOD TEMPLE.