Following on from my blog post a couple of weeks back, i would like to introduce you to another Dj i have stalked online for a long time.
Dave Jones Dj’s by the name djx2 and has been posting mixes and sets online for what now is probably 9 / 10 years. I asked him if there was a mix i could use and this weekend he kindly recorded and gave me is latest mix recorded from his set at Electronique @ Sankeys in Manchester.
First though, i asked him a few questions.
Hi Dave, thanks for agreeing to do this and kindly donating a mix!
For those that have not heard of you, how would you sum up your playing style?
Well I’ve mostly been known for playing Trance throughout my djing career but over the past year or so, my taste in music has slowed down somewhat and i mainly tend to play a mixture of House and Techno.
You have a radio show on di.fm, how did that come about?
My show on DI.FM basically came from posting a few of my mixes on there forum. A lot of the regular users/listeners enjoyed my mixes and it wasn’t long till i was asked to do a couple of guest mixes for the station. After a while they then offered me a regular slot on the Vocal Trance channel, however due to my change in music style i no longer do a show on the station.
Cool, i actually heard one of your mixes on the trance channel only the other week so they are still playing them
I know you have played in Ibiza before, but how would you sum up your experience of playing in Ibiza, what have been your highlights?
After several visits to Ibiza on holiday, it was a dream come true to actually get the chance to play out there. The whole Island is just wild and all that matters to most of the clubbers is quality music and just having a good time. A highlight has to be playing the Main Room of Eden alongside Jon O’Bir. I’ve always been a huge fan of Jon and Eden was the first club i visited in Ibiza, so to play there with Jon was unreal. Playing for the likes of Garlands and playing at Savannah and Orange corner was also amazing and something I’ll never forget.
What clubs, nights or bars in Ibiza would we find you at if you were not Dj’ing?
After 13 visits to Ibiza i now prefer to spend most of my time in Playa den Bossa, it’s a lot more chilled than the likes of San Antonio and you tend to come back from the place feeling like you’ve actually been on holiday. My favourite club is without doubt Space, especially the We Love and Carl Cox nights. I was also really impresses with Zoo Project last year.
Do you have any dates book to play in Ibiza this coming season?
I’ve been asked to play in Ibiza around mid July, for a night I’m now a resident at called Electronique. I believe there hosting a few pre-parties and a boat trip, but at the moment I’m struggling to get the time off work so we will have to wait and see what happens there. I’m planning on going to Ibiza in September for a few days, so it would be cool to hopefully pick up a few gigs then.
Well thank you for your time, If anyone wants to come and see you in the UK, do you have any dates booked in the future?
There are a couple in the pipeline but nothing is confirmed yet. Best thing to is to keep on checking my website or Facebook page. Thanks for chatting with me :0)
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