Way back when I still smoked…

As a passionate music lover, and voracious devourer of new music, it became clear many years ago that one way or another I needed to become a DJ, as the urge to play all this amazing music to unsuspecting innocents was just too great! The turning point for this came during a visit to Holland in 1990, where I was properly exposed to (what was then called) rave music for the first time. To say my mind was blown would be putting it mildly, it hit me at my very core, appealing to my love of both psychedelic and electronic music. Both bases were fully covered and I was hooked. Along with other friends who were with me at the time, and making the same discovery, when we returned to the UK we set up two club nights – ‘Third Eye‘ and ‘House of God‘. The latter continues to this day with the original residents of myself, Surgeon, Paul ‘Damage’ Bailey, and Terry Donovan still in attendance – and with 23 years of continual mind-pollution is the longest-running techno night in the UK. Over the last 24 years I have been lucky enough to DJ at numerous clubs around the UK and in Europe, and whilst I still ‘major’ in techno, my style is uniquely eclectic and in any given set the playlist will usually lurch treacherously (but funkily) from techno to electro to breaks to house, always with a few surprises to keep you on your toes.

The second string to my DJ bow is via my internet radio show ‘Mouth of God‘, which has been running on and off (but mostly on) for the last 12 years or so – from *way* before internet radio was a common thing. Mouth of God gives me the opportunity to play all the great new music that I discover every week, and unencumbered by any kind of playlist or commercial imperative I can play exactly what I want. This is an approach that seems to find favour with a wide variety of listeners, typically those who don’t appreciate the spoon-fed style of commercial radio. There are a wide variety of my DJ sets from both House of God, and Mouth of God shows, available online – you can check links to them here…