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tune that you know really fucking well and an acapella that you know really well – or even just one of those that you recognise, and put them together as chalk and cheese. And when it works.....then that’s something genuinely interesting to listen to. But that often only applies in short bursts - there ‘s always some people who don’t get it, and of course it only works if it really works. There’s no point chucking any old shit together if it’s cacophonic or out of tune I love the idea of making people nod their heads to something they really hate. You fucking hate this tune, but for some reason you’re dancing to it because of some subtle change I’ve made to it. I love taking something really famous and at some point in the tune, making a legitimate beat out of it. I love that moment when people are thinking to themselves – should I like this or not. I love fucking around with people’s expectations, and you know – why not have a laugh? A lot of people don’t like to laugh with their music – it’s a serious thing. And I understand that. In a club it’s deadly serious for me. But seeing as I’m doing so many mixes, why can’t I

do one in the style of an old radio pilot or the 60’s Batman show? It’s all about pushing the boundaries, but it’s always dangerous territory up near the frontiers and I do have to pull myself up and think – hang on – have I gone too far here. Is this too much? But then I’m thinking no. It’s trial and error, and I have to push myself and keep it personally interesting to have any hope that other people will find it interesting too. Some people diss a lot and others love me loads. I do feel like a jar of Marmite now and again, but as long as the people who don’t like what I do understand that I’m doing it wholly for the love and there’s no agenda, then I’m happy. I just love music. I love the fact that I can play an old record to someone who’s never heard it and making it a new record for them just by playing it. Not even touching it on the edit. Or re edit it and even if you do know it, it’s new. I never want to limit myself. I like MacDonalds and I like Japanese Wagu beef. I love baked beans on toast, I love the finest foie gras and I love everything in between. So why can’t my music ride that analogy? And it works. And er...if you don’t like it..fuck off...

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