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I've been a professional DJ for a stupid amount of time and Mash-Up producer since 2004.
My career started when I bought a mobile disco with a couple of friends way back in 1974 (Oo err!)
I left school at 16 ready for some work experience and started as a runner for a photographic company, Negs in Long Acre Lane, London WC2. I soon progressed to the darkroom and learned the techniques of film developing and printing.
At the age of 18 I started a mobile disco with a couple of friends (Garry Hurcombe and Ian Ross). We called the Disco 'The Spartacus Roadshow'. The mobile lasted for about 15 years and within that time, I found that I had an aptitude for the job. I went solo and started working in pubs and clubs.
I also embarked on a number of businesses with my dad in this period, for instance, an engineering supply company, a DIY shop, a packing case business, a dart and trophy shop, a small record shop etc. Not majorly successful enterprises for one reason or another but great life experiences! It was mainly the DeeJaying that kept me afloat and has done ever since!
As I grew older, I figured that my DJ talents probably had a shelf life as I was going to have to compete with younger guys and girls coming into the field. Because of my interest in technology and my love of art and design, around 1995, I taught myself web designing to try and secure my future. Fortunately, my experience as a DJ and love of contemporary music has kept me in good stead and a combination of both occupations has kept me going through two really bad recessions! As a Dj, I've had a great time and worked in some amazing places and more recently presenting karaoke, acts and bands at Bunga Bunga in Battersea, London.
As a web designer I've worked with some interesting companies including Globalwave and the BBC.
Here some of my popular Mashups (I've actually made around 400) still going down well on the dance floor!
Earth Wind & Fire vs. Ce Ce Peniston. I originally made mashup back in 2005 and it has remained a constant in my sets! Boris Bolo recently made this fab video of the track for me!
Black Eyed Peas vs. The Kings of Leon is another big one for me made around 2011 with a terrific video by Bobby G
U2 vs. David Guetta very popular with many. Made in around 2011 it is also one of my own personal favourites. Great Video also made by Bobby G
Baby D vs. Sonique. Made back in 2007, it seemed like a natural pairing to me and also one of my personal favourites. Video by VJ Dano! Looking for a Higher quality video if anybody out there feels inspired? :-)