Links: Timeline Music / Twitter
Tell us a bit about yourself and how you started collecting music.
I’ve been collecting music ever since I can remember! It all started at school saving up pocket money for Hip Hop albums and house 12s. By the time I got to university I had quite the collection, so when a mate bought some decks I was invited round to have a spin and was well and truly hooked in.
How would you describe the style of music you play?
My style is centred around deep, soulful house music. Though I don’t limit it to just that I drift into techno, broken beat, bass music, whatever fits really!
What drives you as a DJ?
I love the search for new and exciting music. Discovering a new producer or a even a new style or sub genre is just brilliant and often leads to a treasure trove of undiscovered gems. Doing the radio show on Timeline is also a big motivation, I get loads of positive feedback from people who listen, I think they really appreciate the eclectic nature of the shows.
Who inspires you and why?
I’m a massive radio fan, so my main inspirations have to be people like Benji B, Alexander Nut, Gilles Peterson, the NTS crew. People who find thrilling and interesting music to share on their shows week after week.
What's your favourite digging spot?
A couple of years ago I made the decision to go digital as my flat was bursting at the seams with vinyl and cds. Because of this I do most of my digging on the internet these days. Bandcamp, Boomkat, Bleep, Traxsource and a bit of Juno are all greatly used. If I’m left to my own devices I can lose whole days searching the sites for new music! I still treat myself to the odd piece of vinyl when I come across stuff that isn’t available in digital format. I visit the likes of Phonica & Sounds of the Universe for these little treats. I have to admit I still love popping into a shop for a browse.
Why should people check this mix?
I think the mix really reflects me and what I’m into. It’s an interesting hour taking in soul, jazz, tech flavours along the way. It’s got plenty of great new tunes that have been really working for me recently and a few forgotten oldies thrown in that never fail.
Where can people find out more about you?
I host a weekly show, the In Transit show on Monday nights 8-10pm timeline-music.net. We’re about to take a little hiatus while I go away for a few weeks, but the show returns in full swing from the 17th of Feb. People can also follow me on twitter for excitable ramblings about my latest findings and other such nonsense twitter.com/repairyoursoul