What made you start djing and who was your biggest influence?
Watching my big brothers mix house, techno and hiphop in the late 80’s made me want to dj. I’d sneak on the decks when they went out. G.E Real also had a big influence on me when I was young. He used to run the record shop and it was like my second home. Then I got the chance to work with him in the shop and he showed me where I was going wrong and gave me tons of great advice until the day he sadly died!
What label was your first tune signed to & what was it?
My first track came out on my own label, Muzik Hertz. It was called, Fear of The Future. I’d made a ton of tracks but wasn’t feeling any of them, then got a call from Tobie of Serial Killerz, telling me that I need to put the track out. A few labels were interested, but I decided to put it on my own label instead as I wanted to boost the label profile and my own. It got good support from quite a few top artists and some legal radio play. Ended up selling over 1000 copies on vinyl, which was great at the time, as vinyl sales were starting to decrease.
What’s in the pipeline for Muzic Hertz? What new releases should we be looking out for?
The website is finally on the way. Id say it’s 30% complete so far. Were back on the road from the New Year, hitting different cities in the UK and abroad too! As for releases, loads are forthcoming from the likes of Dialogue, Datrendz, Klay, Nismo, Skore, Atmos T and some from myself. One track to look out for is Badman by T-Zone. Hazard’s had that exclusive to himself since August and he’s played it in every set since.
Recently We heard of the passing of Kut D will there be any tribute raves for him coming?
Kut’s passing was very sad. He’s someone I’ve known since I was very little. Were currently planning a tribute rave for him in Birmingham and one in Bristol in the New Year. Loads of artists, big and small will be supporting both events. Full details of both events will be announced soon.
What part of the production process do you find the most challenging but rewarding?
Creating basslines is always challenging for me. Due to my hectic lifestyle, I don’t get that much time on production, but when I do, I’m spending as much time as possible trying to get something catchy that I’m actually pleased with. And I’m very hard to please these days!
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