I am currently based in London, UK. The music scene is very lively here with day and night parties on most days a week. London has a good number of super clubs and also more intimate clubs and bars like 64th&Social and Floripa which hold some big parties.
I first started to play music because of my love for listening to House & Garage music. I used to go to raves and listen to pirate radio stations and this made me want to become a DJ. Watching DJs such as EZ, Tuff Jam, Roger Sanchez in the clubs and seeing the reaction and joys of the ravers gave me a buzz and made me fall in love with djing. I started out on belt drive vinyl decks and then progressed to Technics 1210s once I improved and I have never looked back since.
Being confident is attractive – being happy in your own skin is attractive. Enjoy doing what makes you happy. Mental well-being is so so important and all of this relates to this.
I sent the instrumental to Jin Jin (my manager) to get her thoughts on it. She sent a message back within 10 minutes with about 30 fire emojis!! She absolutely loved it and we knew it would be a single. Then we added the vocals which moved it out of the underground and into more pop territory.
It started life in Theo’s studio in Finsbury Park, North London about a year ago. We have tweaked and edited the track a good few times to make it sound just the way we wanted it to.
We approached it as we normally do and that is to have fun doing it. We didn’t plan on making this track at first as we were working on something else for a good few hours but nothing was working so we stopped what we were doing and started something else. That something else was Good Body and the rest is history.
Jin (my manager) loved the instrumental but had the idea of getting a vocalist on it and suggested Sweetie. I said yes straight away as I have been a big fan of Sweetie for years. Sweetie came into the studio with me and Theo and laid down the vocals in one hit. We knew we had something very strong already but then spoke about getting a female vocalist on it as well to help push the full message of the track. Jin knew about up-coming artist Nonô and thought she’d be perfect. I had never worked with Nonô before but Theo had and agreed that she could bring that message across – and she sure did! She came in and blew us away with her vocals and lyrics.
Making sure it was completely right was the main challenge. It changed loads with sounds and words on the track but it was a team effort on what was best for it and what the track represents. The most rewarding was when we got the final master back. The main man Jarred Hearman worked his magic on the master and once we got that and listened to it, we were buzzing.
Away from music, I like to run and go to the gym. I do this most mornings before my studio sessions. But my main thing to do away from music is to spend time with my family. I have 2 kids which keep me active and I do a lot with them when I am not in the studio or gigging.
I listen to so much music and all genres. I like to do this to get inspiration and ideas for my music. There is so much good music out there from the underground scene to the pop scene. The music scene is very strong at the moment with so much talent about.
It’s going to be a big end to 2019 for me. I make a permanent move to live in Dubai with the family, leaving the UK for the sunny desert next month. I am really looking forward to this. I have a just had a release on Ferris Wheel Recordings, Gene Ferris label and one coming out on Sam Divine’s label, D-vine Sounds. The campaign for Good Body is still going strong and will be carried on for the next few months. I have also a couple more singles due for release that we’re just in the process of finalising. I am also gigging loads around the world. I am at Eastern Electrics next month on August 3rd for Ministry Of Sound and then playing in Mauritius at the end of August.
There’s only a few select people that know this until now. It’s very embarrassing but when I was a kid, I was a massive BROS fan, it kills me to say that now and I don’t know what I was thinking. I used to think I was Matt Goss and there is a video in my house that has been threatened to be shared on social media of me dressed as him singing When Will I Be Famous lol… I even wore bottle tops like him on my trainers, why on earth, I hate myself for that memory haha…
I love street food and like to try all sorts. My favourite place to hangout would probably be Portobello Market at the weekend, Acklem Village for their food and stalls there. It’s a must go to if you have never been there.