Straight into it, no messin’, this mix has a bounce to it right off the bat. I could imagine this set going down pretty well on the beach at sunset in Ibiza on the Mambo Terrace, or some other equally cool setting. It’s a funky hard house influenced groove, with some old skool sounds and a touch of soul all pieced together by some excellent mixes.
This Traktor DJ Mix is brought to you courtesy of DJ Tim Tom from Sheffield in the UK. Coming from the realms of professional DJ’s and mixing in the Hard House circles Tim Tom drops some well known names Hard House names from back in the day, some artists I used to play too. So check out his mix, read what he has to say and connect with him on SoundCloud and Twitter. Check out his site too…..
There are two things that I really adore in this life. The first by far are people – I love nothing more than to meet and connect with other humans A very close second is my life long love of music. So as you can imagine, put these 2 things together and there’s nothing more perfect for me to do other than to be a DJ.
I fell in love with clubbing after a random night out with some mates from work. It soon transformed from going out into a way of life with the core of it being the music that I so loved.
Since I was a teenager I had been in bands and made music so the natural progression for me was to become a DJ. I always aim high with things but with this I was aiming for the top and had one goal only. This occurred one night after my world was set alight by my hero – the amazing Tony De Vit. In the space of 2 hours my burning desire was to play along side this amazing guy. From the first moment I heard him, he was my inspiration!!!!
I played professionally for about 5 years in the crazy world of hardhouse, and although I never actually played with Tony, I did meet him several times and he knew about me as I played with most of his friends – Steve Thomas, Ian M, Malcolm Duffy, Pete Wardman, Ziad and of course my old friend Fergie.
My buddies and fellow Dj’s at the time also include Reidstar, Paul Glazby, Andy Farley, Lisa Lashes, Anne Savage, Alex P, Brandon Block, BK, Charlotte Birch, Tim Clewz and Little Miss Natale to mention but a few.
I had to run away 5 years ago however as I couldn’t sustain that lifestyle anymore so I kind of threw the baby out with the bath water as they say.
Now I return with a clear head and a much deeper appreciation for my first love – dance music.
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