Show: Loosen Up! Show
When are you on?
Friday afternoons at 4pm until 6pm, in rotation with two other shows.
What type of music can we expect to hear on your show?
I play a mixture of funk and soul, reggae, world and Latin beats, jazzy hip-hop, groovy cover versions and mash ups, a bit of rock and pop now and again. If it’s got a good vibe then it’ll get a play!
How did you get into this type of music?
By sheer luck…
How long have you been DJing?
I’ve been buying records and playing them to my friends since I was 10. But people only started calling me a DJ when I started playing in bars and clubs, which was about 10 years ago.
How did you start DJing?
I always had a lot of records; then I fell in with the wrong crowd…
Can we find you DJing anywhere other than on Phonic FM?
I can be found DJing in The Angel in Exeter every now and again and also at Ride in Plymouth even more occasionally. In the past I have had residencies at The Amber Rooms, Three Fat Fish and The Phoenix Bar with various people.
What has been your most embarrassing DJing moment?
I played a Dire Straits track by accident on my last radio show. But don’t tell anyone, I think I got away with it!
What has been your best DJing moment?
Playing at the last two Aeon Festivals has been pretty cool. But anytime I’ve had a full house bopping for a couple of hours is definitely what it’s all about for me.
Who is your favourite artist?
Too many to name just one: The Beastie Boys, Neil Young, Manu Chao, Quantic, Yes Sir Boss, Tom Waits, Toots and the Maytals the list could go on and on! Why, because they’ve all released consistently great material.
What is your all time favourite album?
Again hard to pick one, but I think Ill Communication, Harvest or the first two Manu Chao albums would be hard to live without.
Where do you shop for music in Exeter?
I shop at Reform on Fore Street in Exeter when I can and also use www.emusic.com for downloading tracks from independent artists. Why, because I think it is important to support independent artists and businesses. And HMV doesn’t sell vinyl anymore.