are your influences -
Current, all time, either?
I have a lot of respect for anyone who does
their own thing and does it well, so from someone like John Coltrane
and Miles Davis to more way out stuff like Sunra, and I like a lot
of disco, people like Leroy Burgess and Roy Airs. I could probably
name a hundred hip-hop producers I admire, another hundred house producers,
jazz musicians, soul musicians and producers. The Mizell brothers,
people like Phil Spectra in the sixties and Joe Meak, King Tubby obviously.
It's everything, you know, from producers to rappers, to musicians,
to whole bands. I am influenced by so much, the one kind ofÊ pre-requisite
is that it's good really!!
What record by another artist do you wish you
I suppose it would be something like a Leroy
Burgess tune, something over a fat rap by Funerary or some classic
boogie disco stuff. I am a huge fan of soul music but I can't sing
or play a note, so it seems very daunting but, hearing something good
like that spurs you on to do something good yourself.
Can you play any instruments?
No, I don't know a lot about music theory but
my ear is very well trained just from Djing so I can fit stuff together,
I have an instinct for it but I haven't really got a clue what'm doing
Do you remember gig/set
that you played?
Yeah, it was in Stockport Students Union in
1990, for an art course end of term gig.