DJ ND: JFB, you've been active on the DJ scene for the past 10-15 years. How did it all start for you? How did you get in touch with DJing & turntablism?
- It all started in the summer of 1996 on some 2nd hand HiFi turntables & a £10 mixer. Two weeks later, I got a residency playing on a pirate radio, where I met a lot of Brighton's underground DJs. The club & bar gigs came later in 1998/99 after I got a job in a night club & took my records to work every night, hoping to play 5-15mins before the opening of the club. I fell in love with turntablism after watching a DMC VHS in 1997, but I didn't have a turntablist setup until 2003.
DJ ND: As a DJ, you cover many musical genres: Hip-hop, Funk, Dubstep, Glitch Hop, Trap, Swing, Breakbeat, and Drum & Bass. What is your favorite musical genre? What kind of records will I find in your vinyl collection?
- I wish I had a favorite music genre; then, I could just focus on that alone. But music is too versatile, yet all the genres work for me. That being said, my record collection mainly consists of DNB, breakbeat, instrumental hip-hop beats from the early '90s to 2006 & random film soundtracks from the 60's/70's that I got from car boot sales (for sampling).