Describe your music in three words
Selected with passion
If you owned a festival, what would you call it and why?
'Back To The World' - one, because it's my favourite Curtis Mayfield track, secondly, it's the name of my label and thirdly, I'd be giving something back to the world....back to the people. You take something out - you put something back.....that's how it works!!
Who from the Festival No. 6 line-up is your must see act?
Laurent Garnier - it's been a long time since I've seen him perform....
What’s your best festival moment?
Back in the day with X-Press 2, we played Japan in 2002 at Electraglide. It was around the time of 'Lazy' and the line-up of artists was amazing including Sasha, Andrew Weatherall and Kraftwerk. It was mad times!
Name five people (dead and alive) you would like to go to a festival with
My dad, Colin
Marilyn McCoo (5th Dimension)
What record changed your life?
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - 'The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle'
If you ruled the world what would your first rule be?
Everyone get on with each other.....straight up peace
Who would be your ideal headlining act at a festival?
Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions
Who were your biggest influences?
Those that have gone before me - Frankie Knuckles, Tom Moulton, Walter Gibbons, Bones Howe, Norman Whitfield, Gamble & Huff......the list is endless
What inspires you?
Artists and producers that have vision - recent people include Adamski and his new material - 'Happy Ness' has been championed by Gilles Peterson, Sander Molder 'In Your Eyes' (Lay Far Remix) on Rebirth and De Lata's 'Unknown'....
What’s coming up for you in the next year?
A new project called 'Black Saints', Afrikanz on Marz album and more releases on my Back To The World label.
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