Learning to DJ

Just for a bit of fun I started learning to DJ recently. I’ve just been using some free software to mess around a bit (I know that’s not doing it ‘properly’), because I don’t have space for turntables at home. Plus I would need to start a serious vinyl-collecting habit!

Oxford Contemporary Music asked if I would be interested in putting together a Spotify playlist in connection with my place on the Boom scheme. So I foolishly said ‘sure, and actually I’m learning to DJ so I could make a mix!’ When I came to work out what on earth I could choose that would represent my work on Cheltenham Jazz Festival as well as my fellowship around producing music and sound outdoors, I realised this was easier said than done. And that was before I had to work out how to combine all the music… Anyway, after several attempts, I’m reasonably pleased with the outcome!

You can hear it here, along with a little run-down on what songs are included and why on the OCM website.



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