"My neighbours listen to some excellent music... shame they don't have a choice"
12+ Years DJing, London & Miami
- FRIDAYS: Kona Kai Bar, Fulham (www.konakai.co.uk)
- DIRTY RETRO, Various venues in London & Surrey (www.dirtyretro.com)
- MONTHLY, SATURDAYS: Bar Forty One, Chelmsford, Essex (www.barfortyone.co.uk)
Specialist genres - Classic / Upfront / Commercial / Funky House, Vocal UK Garage Floorfillers.
Location - London, Surrey & the South east.
Available for - Bar / Club Nights, Private Parties, Functions, Events.
Formats - CD, Vinyl, PC/Laptop
Contact - firstname.lastname@example.org
Donny only started beatmatching at the age of 21; he always enjoyed raving to old skool garage and house music but never thought he could actually mix. It was only 'till he got messing with some MP3 mixing software (Atomix)...........then caught the bug.
Instead of going down the electronic route he managed to grab some dirt-cheap Technics SL-1210 Mk3 decks & SH-DJ1200 mixer (for a bargain £500 from his mate) and was soon trawling the record shops of Soho London and eBay tracking down those rare-as-rockinghorse-sh*t tunes!
Over time (and many £s spent) he has built up a vast & extensive collection of the very best Old Skool Garage nostalgic tunes from 1997-2002; he likes to call this the 'Golden Era'. Many, many hours of practise behind the decks gave him the skills and confidence to take the plunge and jet out to Laganas, Zante in 2005 for the entire summer to share his talent. There, he immediately gained residency in Wackabout/Sabotage Club and also DJ'd guest nights at Amnesia, Club Black & White and Footprint Beach Bar.
Since his return he has played out at various bars/clubs and private functions around London & Surrey at bars & clubs in Wimbledon, Fulham, Croydon, Clapham and Chelmsford (Essex). He specialises in Funky House which has mainly been driven by his passion for anything Hed Kandi – he owns a massive collection of their CD compilations dating back since 2001.
Having visited most of the European party islands over the years (Malia, Kos, Zante, Faliraki, Kavos and most importantly Ibiza) he has learnt to understand the ever-changing clubbing scene. Donny has the crowd in mind and endeavours to give them what they want. He loves to know his music inside-out so can drop tunes at the perfect spot to keep them jumping all night. Music-wise pretty versatile; he can also mix Trance and Drum & Bass. His partner in crime MikeChadwick is also somewhat of a master around the decks who specialises in HipHip and R&B of all years so, together will always have something in their boxes for the masses...
Not forgetting Ross Peckham, his dj partner in house music!
This Soundcloud page has his top mixes so try listen/download them all. Check back to stay informed of his latest mixes. Feedback is always appreciated so you are welcome to leave comments on any.
DJs/Producers (or just funky house enthusiasts in general) are welcome to join the Soundcloud group listed above to submit their funky house mixes/tracks or have a browse & listen to what's already in there :-).
See you on the Beach / Bar / Dancefloor*
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