Music Style: Jazzy House/Housey Jazz. I’ve been collecting records since I was about 12 and was inspired by the likes of Mastermind, Rapattack, Les Adams and Froggy, who all mixed in such a way that just blew me away and got me hooked on underground dance music. I started mixing by using a tape deck and a belt drive turntable and learnt to mix and scratch my tunes like that, by pushing the tape and phono buttons in at the same time. This is something I do not recommend, as I had to get my Dad’s amp repaired far too many times. I got to try out my new found skills at the tender young of 13, when I was at one of my elder sister’s friend’s party and the Dj had to go home and get another crate of records. He said to me, “It’s all yours, shouldn’t be too long….” After playing for about three hours, I realised I could do some of the things my idols were doing and the things I did at home very easily with two turntables and I could also make people dance. I’d got the bug!
Since then I have played at many events around the world, watching the scene change, being part of the original house explosion in the UK, playing at the groundbreaking raves like Sunrise, Energy and Biology to name but a few. The music I play now is heavily influenced by the early electronic music that came about in the early 80’s and jazz, something that I put down to the music I was fed by my parents as a young child, the likes of Grover Washington, Stanley Turentine, Dizzy, James Brown, Quincy Jones, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and also soca, reggae, hi life, funk and soul and disco, an eclectic mix of black music to whet any young boy’s appetite for music.
I currently present “The Ninja Sessions” on www.realhouse.com each and every Sunday 20.00 - 22.00 GMT. Am also currently reworking many of the tunes I have produced over the years. I still play out occasionally and am in the studio producing the music that I love.
I put my musical tastes down to and in no particular order: My parents, Mastermind Roadshow, Emsley Sherman, Paul Trouble Anderson, Rapattack, Jazzy Jeff, Dj Cash Money, Dj Cheese, Louie Vega, Kenny Dope, Terry Hunter, Rock Steady Crew, Richie Rich, Cj Mackintosh, Quincy Jones, Grover Washington, Stanley Turentine, James Brown, Hamilton Bohanan, Loose Ends, WAR, Mantronix, Ice T, Erik B & Rakim, Atmosfear, Roy Ayers, Earl Klugh, Light Of The World/Beggar & Co/Incognito, Bernard Edwards, Nile Rogers, Young MC, Soul II Soul, George Benson, Isaac Hayes, Tim Westwood, Fatback Band, BBQ Band, The Jackson 5/Jacksons, Robbie Vincent, Froggy, Les Adams........
It’s in my Bones!
"When I think of DJ Bones, I automatically think... jazzy! I'm really happy to have him on the Get Lifted Guest mix, and just going to let the music speak for itself..." ~LD.
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