Brockney C

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  • Show Times: The Breakfast Bangers

    Monday, Wednesday and Friday 07:00 - 10:00

When did you begin DJ'ing and what made you start?

I have had a love for music for as long as I can remember and it is a passion that is strong in the family. I remember recording the charts on a Sunday and editing out the presenter by rewinding the tape a bit with my fingers. And if I didn't like a track I would pull it back and wait for the next one. So in a way I have been doing mixtapes since I was about 5! I was collecting records from that age too and by my early teens was having a play with them on some of the parties that the older lads were running. This was around the time of the early House and Rave scene in the UK. By the time I was 16 I had my own decks – a pretty beaten up set making it a challenging time to learn!

 

What would you say influenced you towards House music?

House music was great during the early to mid 80's but what really grabbed me was the way it took off in the UK during the late 80's and early 90's. It was a real diversion from the mainstream of music and had a unique feel of collectivity between those who produced, played and enjoyed it. In my view it was also the birth of the club scene as we now know it and given that this developed during my early raving days the interest was also there in those terms. I also have had a lifelong love of Soul/R&B music which it is fair to say has contributed a lot to House music throughout the years.

 

Of the many genres of House, which are your favourite?

Definitely Soulful – some of the tracks out there at the moment feel almost like slow jams with an uptempo beat and this is beautiful. I also love chunky Tech tracks which are great fun to tear up the faders with, and deep UK Funky.

 

Which artists, producers and tracks stand out for you, both now and from the past?

Artists currently doing it for me right now are Osunlade, Sean McCabe, Quentin Harris and Roska to name just a few. Anything produced or remixed by them is always a banger! One of my all time favourite tracks is Break for Love by Raze, it makes the hairs on the neck stand up every time. I have 4 different copies of it on 12”!

 

Name some highlights or a profound moment in your time as a DJ

This one is simple to be honest. I nearly died from a head injury in 2009 and before that my musical aspirations sat in the background for a few years. When I was recovering a friend and former DJ from House FM, Simon Page, got in touch with me. We swapped mixes and he invited me onto his show from which I then got my own show on the station. This has inspired me to concentrate fully on my talent and passion and I feel blessed to be able to share it with others.

 

Have you done any production? If not, is it something you aim to do?

 

I have remixed and released two tracks for Chicago's soulful house artist Meisha Moore. I have plans to focus more on production later on in 2014.

 

Going on from that, what are your musical plans for the future?

I plan to be with House FM for a very long time as we continue to grow together. In addition, as well as the production side of things I am aiming to establish myself further on the club circuit in London and further afield too. A lot of comments I receive portray me as very diverse in terms of the style I play and I am looking for opportunities where I can throw surprise tracks into the set and have people leaving with something memorable. I love everything from indie to reggae to hip hop to house so watch this space ;)