I’m a bit of a Luddite when it comes to dj equipment and technology. I still prefer to improve my prowess with turntables and vinyl, even after 20 years I’m still learning. Yes I own a controller (for private function use), used serato for many years and occasionally use cdjs when I have no other choice but I have always preferred the feel of turntables. Technology wise I’ve updated my mixer to a Pioneer S9 but other than this I play 11 gigs a month using vinyl and one on a controller, so my bread and butter is to be better with the tools in my workplaces. Thankfully none of these demand the latest top 40 sounds and for me to rock dance floors. I generally enjoy bar/pub/restaurant gigs as it allows me to stretch out, play my collection and hear where all my money goes and what impact my selections are having on staff and punters. I buy new music all the time (told you I’m a Luddite) and truthfully I have no idea what is popular and never have. On many occasions this has been to my detriment employment wise but for me music is a journey, not a destination, it’s a challenge to join the dots between genres and sounds and take people with you. Sometimes I’m successful, on many occasions I have failed but learnt to wear it and work harder at it. I still love being a dj and sharing my love of vinyl across the genres I love: hip hop, funk, soul, jazz, reggae, ska, Latin, Afro, ethic and disco sounds. I’m still open to guest spots, new venues and to travel for work or to make a mix for your venues and workplaces. I’ve made over 350 mixtapes across multiple genres and I’m always happy to share and contribute to other people’s mixes and radio shows. If what I do interests you, let me know, let’s work on a show, party, guest spot or new residency or just some sounds as you get around.