1) Tell us a bit about yourself and your record collection.
I started DJing back in 1984 with only a vague interest in Jazz and assorted flavors. In 1991, this changed when on a pub crawl stumpling into Glasgow’s Volcano Club (later of Trainspotting fame): a dancefloor crowd going berserk to Jazz – shocking!
I love vinyl records and constantly discovering new sounds. DJ sets of mine embrace a plethora of styles: Jazz, Latin, Brasil, Soul, Funk, Boogaloo, Fusion, Samba, Afro, Batucada, Reggae, Swing, Bossa Nova, Boogie, Disco … being all about setting pulses racing, feet moving and faces smiling.
2) 45/7 is all about celebrating the 7". Can you tell us a bit about what you love about the format.
It’s the sound: if you want to make people dance, play 7’’. With limited time available it has the essence of a song: no fillers. Plus it’s super portable - less space, less weight.
3) One hour of vinyl goodness... can you talk us through your selection for your 45/7 mix?
A little trip to different places, styles, moods including the too slow to disco opener by Lyn Christopher, some Brazilian nuggets (psychedelic, fusion, post bop), the sitar driven late 60ies Dave Pike classic „Mathar“ recorded in Villingen/Black Forest, some funky mid 70ies political consciousness (Texas Southern University Jazz Ensemble), late 70ies Caribbean Boogie, an early 80ies fusion track from Hungary and some more recent releases from GBR (Courtney Pine, Hackney Colliery Band), CAN (Elizabeth Shepherd) & DEU (Ezra).
4) Where can people catch you / listen to your music?
Upcoming DJ gigs are DEC 11 in Perpignan (Dix sur Dix Festival), JAN 6 in Hamburg (Mojo Jazz Cafe) and APR 20 in Barcelona (2nd International Jazzdance Weekender). Details are posted on twitter.com/LeMiamMiam_HH
You can hear mixes on my mixcloud page: www.mixcloud.com/LeMiamMiam_HH/
5) Top 5 all time fave records
Five 7’’ that won’t go out of style for me:
Tom Lellis - Keeper of the Flame
Rolf Liebermann / George Gruntz - Les Echanges
Cristina Camargo - Moral Tem Hora
Eli "The Prophet“ - Take A Little Give A Lot
Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers - Egyptian Reggae