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I've been into the alternative music scene since the 80's, growing up in north London on a healthy diet of Bowie, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Joy Division, New Order and The Smiths.

I first started DJing at a friend's indie night 'Spiders' in 1997. Since then I have built up an extensive alternative music collection and have played at various London venues and club nights as well as promoting my own nights.

When I'm DJing I believe strongly in breaking down barriers between different types of music, and feel that it is vital to listen to what a crowd wants. I'm not afraid to mix different genres and aim to create a fun - attitude free night, with something for everyone to enjoy no matter what their musical tastes are. I just want people to enjoy the music as much as I do!

My Equipment

A MacBook Pro used with a Pioneer DDJ-SR DJ controller with Serato software.

Two Pioneer CDJ-350 CD decks with DJM-400 mixer.

Some of my favorite tracks...

  • The House Of Love 'Shine On'
  • The Smiths 'The Queen Is Dead'
  • Joy Division 'Warsaw'
  • David Bowie 'Queen Bitch'
  • Buzzcocks 'Boredom'
  • Violent Femmes 'Blister In The Sun'
  • Mudhoney 'Touch Me I'm Sick'
  • The Nerves 'Hanging On The Telephone'
  • Bis 'Kandy Pop'
  • The Stills 'Still In Love Song'
  • Belle & Sebastian 'Le Pastie de la Bourgeoisie'
  • Stereolab 'French Disko'
  • Lilys 'Nanny In Manhattan'
  • Modest Mouse 'Float On'
  • My Bloody Valentine 'Only Shallow'
  • Sonic Youth 'Bull In The Heather'
  • The Associates 'Party Fears Two'
  • The Teardrop Explodes 'Reward'
  • XTC 'Senses Working Overtime'
  • Grandaddy 'The Crystal Lake'
  • Weezer 'Buddy Holly'
  • Harvey Danger 'Flagpole Sitta'
  • They Might Be Giants 'Birdhouse In My Soul'
  • Furniture 'Brilliant Mind'
  • Dub Pistols (feat. Terry Hall) 'Problem Is'

View or download my promotional flyer here

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