Q) What first turned you on to the Dance music in general?
A) Well first of all it wasn't really called dance music when I first
started. It was electro and jazz and of course later in 88 acid
house (house not techno!!!). Basically the thrill of clubbing and
the whole culture got me at a very early stage in my adolescent life.
Q) Being probably one of the busiest people in your field (always
DJing and in the studio) what keeps you going?
A) Believe it or not a fairly healthy diet, plenty of exercise (I
belong to a gym!) avoiding drugs and alcohol of course and the
motivation of loving what I do and appreciating the luck at having
some musical ability.
Q) So who are your main influences musically?
A) In my field, Paul Van Dyke, DJ Taucher and Cygnus X. But my main
influences are film scores and classical music. I think classical
music is the basis of quality trance that if done properly is
essentially musical scoring. If you ever want to feel the power of
classical music just check out Mozart's requiem - now that's what I
Q) Who would you most like to work with?
A) I'd like to do a project with Paul Van Dyke or Taucher, and in
fantasy music land I'd like to work with any of the following
composers, Eric Serra (5th element), Vangelis or the amazing Jon
Q) Have you got any new projects (especially secret ones) coming up
and would you like to tell me about them? (I am a Doctor so you can
A) I've just done a new single for Additive/Positiva. I am also just
putting the finishing touches to my new album, called The Culture.
It's sounding pretty good and should be ready for release in May next
Q) The Southwest is renowned for being very hard to make a career in
music do you have any Advice for the Up 'N' Coming DJ's and Musicians?
A) Work really hard, have total belief in yourself (but be modest!)
and move to London! (even though I now live in Cardiff I really
couldn't have developed this career anywhere other than the Big City)
Q) What is the Clubscene like in your hometown (Cardiff)? I've heard
the Hippo Club Kicks butt.
A) The Hippo rocks, as too does the Emporium (big shout to Tim and
Peter!). The only thing that sucks with Cardiff is they really don't
care enough about the actual music-you know whereas the whole world
and his dog is getting into the new names that are taking the scene
into the future, these people turn out on mass for the old names.
Shame really coz they are a party crowd. Of course my little gang down
here are clued up and do appreciate the new stuff.
Q) What would you be doing if you weren't a DJ/Producer?
A) One of the following:
a) a writer
b) an actor
c) a footballer
d) an English teacher (!)
- Club: Infamous (Bristol), Melt (London), Country Club (Dorchester)
- Artist: Paul Van Dyke, Ed Rush 3: Tune: Did you hear me (red light district)
- Studio: Mine of course!
- Food: Thai cooking is just out there on its own as is my Mum's cooking. !
- Mode of Transport: Easy, my monster of a motorbike-I hate winter!
- football team: ARSENAL!
Q) Anything else you may want to add. . . . ?
A) Yeah a big shout to all the friends and wicked people that help and
support me who are too numerous to mention. But here's a few who need
a special shout, Shane, Vicky, Lisa, Paul, Andii, Dave, Peter, Sal and
all at Truelove.