You’re probably here to find out more about me and I’d like to think we’re all friends so let me be the one to tell you first-hand.
My mum was from Dundee, Scotland and my dad is from Wellington, New Zealand but I’ve now spent the majority of my life in a tiny country in Europe called Luxembourg. Interesting mix I know. My vision is a simple one. I have the most fun DJ’ing when I see the smiles & energy that my sets are able to give to the people I am playing to. For me, it is important not to become stuck on any one genre but rather to have the ability to adapt to the crowd of people I am playing to. At the end of the day my goal is to send people home with sore feet, a smile on their face and great memories.
I came onto the scene in 2015, and no not straight from a bedroom set up but the other way around. My first time ever DJ’ing or playing with the notion of it was a last minute fill in at a local bar because I had ‘music knowledge’. From there I was given regular slots and was hooked, that’s when I decided to get more serious, bought an affordable controller and trained at home whilst taking bookings around the country and open for some big acts from Germany.
2016 was a milestone year for me, I’d worked hard to learn the craft quickly often going out and looking at the region’s best DJs at work – I looked up to local heroes, I think that’s important, your big local DJs are just as capable of rocking a crowd than a superstar DJ. Support your local scene. So in 2016 my two favourite big name DJ’s took a chance on me and invited me to join them in a residency for an open air VIP club concept in Metz, France called Adonia 5 nights a week. I loved every second of it and learned to incorporate some french culture into my mixes. I was then invited by a friend to play at Amnéville Galaxie Arena to open for Steve Angello (formerly of Swedish House Mafia), Eva Simons & Feder. Back on the home turf in Luxembourg I was now regularly circulating the most popular bars & clubs and people knew who I was. The end of 2016? Even better as I got to play two back to back dates in a nightclub in Wellington, NZ as a headline act.
In 2017 I secured an official sponsorship with let’s face it my favourite alcoholic drink Jägermeister. I was featured in Delano magazine for my work, I had five residencies confirmed at Hitch Luxembourg, Apoteca Club, The Tube bar, Fabrik & Schräinerei, I got to travel overseas to play in England, UK and venture across the border to Belgium to play on the dance scene. I won two awards after being voted #2 best generalist DJ (Prix du Public) at the Luxembourg Nightlife Awards 2017 and also voted #2 best generalist DJ by the jury of the Luxembourg Nightlife Awards 2017. It’s so gratifying when an entire nation recognises all the hard work you put in to give them the best nights you possibly can.
2018 is proving my biggest year to date with regular residencies across Luxembourg, France and Ibiza for the summer and I was fortunate enough to secure my place in the top 3 for a consecutive year winning #3 best generalist DJ (public & jury) at the Luxembourg Nightlife Awards 2018.
I’m not just a DJ though, for a few years I’ve had my own weekly radio show on Fridays, you can now find me live on air every Monday & Tuesday morning and I’ve also provided a lot of cover on national radio Ara City Radio. I also try and release mixtapes as regularly as I can with a lot of people asking me to do USBs for them, my mixtapes aren’t like a lot of mixtapes on Mixcloud, I don’t post-produce – I mix and record in one take then upload. I’d like it to be as raw as possible as if you were live in front of me. I’ve had over 30,000+ plays collectively and my Old School vs New School RnB mixtape placed #4 globally on the Mixcloud charts & #19 on the Hip Hop Charts. I also got some recognition from some well known electronic DJs about my electronic genre mixes. No names here though, check out my mixes for yourself and make up your own mind.
My ideal set up is a Pioneer DJM S9 with a pair of CDJs. I like to play around with acapellas and create something that you may not have heard before during my live sets. I also mix numerous genres throughout the night, I will mix songs together that you never knew were possible to be played together. I want to take you on a journey and I want you to have fun whilst we travel together for the night.
I can still never believe that this is what I do, I love it and I’m grateful that I’ve been able to travel doing this. I’m constantly looking to expand my creativity and push boundaries. THANK YOU.