Obviously your London born and bred, so can you tell us a bit about your past experiences partying in the capital?
My first experiences were with Defected Records, with one of the first shows actually being at Ministry as well. Me and my mates tried to go out as much as possible those days and I’m still really into my House and Techno so I enjoy going to see acts like Patrick Topping & Dusky. I have a huge passion for that kind of music even though I don’t make it I love going out to listen to it and appreciate it.
What makes London such a special place to perform in compared to other cities you’ve performed in across the world?
Obviously being from London makes it special, in terms of the music I find London & Ibiza quite similar in terms of what I would play. For instance, I’ve just come back from an Asian tour, and I personally wouldn’t play the same kind of music there that I would in London. I was massively into people like Masters At Work, Dennis Ferrer & Kerri Chandler so I know that stuff can work really well in London mixed with my stuff so its all about blending it all together when the time is right.
What artists are you listening to at the moment that are really making you tick?
For my kind of sound, I think Don Diablo is amazing, obviously he’s also on the line up for SW4. Diplo I’m always a massive fan of, Eric Prydz is another one I love and I recently went back and listened to all the Pryda stuff. I’ve come from all sides of dance music even UK garage as well.
Can you tell us a bit about your journey into the world of dance music?
Sure, to me it started when I was 11 years old, actually we can go back further to when I was 7 which is when I actually started out as a musician. Then by the time I was 11 I got into DJ'ing and that was solely through watching a program called Club 18-30 which was based on Ibiza. The good thing about that program even though it was terrible is that it showcased people like Erick Morillo & David Guetta in their early days which massively inspired me and made me realise straight away that I wanted to be involved in that world. Thanks to that program I got myself a pair of decks at the age of 11 and started to get heavily into dance music. At the time I didn’t even know what it meant but I kept saying I wanted to make cool beats & I wanted to be able to extend certain beats and mix in other tracks but I didn’t really understand what I was talking about. At the age of 12 I was having my coco pops and with the box of cereal they were giving out a piece of software called EJ which would allow you to pick a genre whether it was techno or trance and produce at a basic level, so that was basically the start of my music production days, I was heavily hooked on that software. So that basically got me to where I am today because I never stopped making music after that point.