I saw this shit and it was all over...
Andy Weatherall, circa 1990/91.
I don't play anything like he plays, but he got me, back in the day. Total Legend.
[I'd sat he was the main influence because he's a master at creating & maintaining an atmosphere; you really went on a journey with Weatherall.]
Last edited by dlove; 03-17-2012 at 03:21 PM.
Originally Posted by Doppelganger
I'm gonna make this as short as I can...
I didn't grow up around edm related culture. The first time I thought "I wanna do what the DJ does" was in '92 when I heard "The Butcher Goes To Basstown" by KMC Kru. The scratching pretty much blew me up. At the time, and for a while after, I didn't associate DJ's with electronic music (y'know--"techno"). Later on, the first piece of edm I purchased was Dieselboy's 97 Octane. Later yet, I met this cat named Caleb Werking, and he had decks, and I learned a ton from him. He cemented my desire to learn by introducing me to DJ's like LTJ Bukem, High Contrast, Goldie, etc. I managed to grab 2 Stanton STR8-30's and a $100 Numark mixer to start, and spent every dime I could on dnb vinyl.
Also to note: I would never have gotten into edm (and therefore ended up spinning records) if Nine Inch Nails' Pretty Hate Machine had not shown the dark side of electronic music.
Well, that is as abridged as I could get it. Thanks fa listenin'.
Met John Peel (RIP) in person before he died, (was at uni with his daughter) best DJ that ever lived if we are being honest, wasn't his record collection donated to the British Library? Says it all really.
Have a great quote about his 'John Peel Roadshow' from the 70's from one of his biographies, will dig it out later as I'm off to work very soon.
Also remember DJ Cheese (and MC Cut?) being interviewed on the Mike Allen show when they came over to England for the big StreetSounds gig, they were both awestruck at the reception they received in London, it was probably the first time they'd ever left threir own neighbourhoods, never mind country.