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The story so far.....
....Ever since I was a young un (back in the 1980's), I always loved and took an interest in music. Although I never learnt to play an instrument, I used to drive my parents mad by playing their records and tapes over and over again at all hours of the day and night.
My dad ran a record shop, "Aquarius Records" in Handsworth, Birmingham. The shop sold everything from Reggae, Soul, Lovers Rock, Hip Hop, Ragga, Dub and even the occasional Pop release. I spent many a Saturday in the shop, just listening to records and taking in the hustle and bustle of a busy record store on the most lucrative day of the week.
Then came the recession of the late 80's / early 1990's and my dads shop closed. This left a gap in my Saturday's and I spent the time chillin' with friends and making my parents life difficult. Then one weekend I was at home with my brother and he started scanning the radio looking for a local ragga pirate radio station that his mate at school had told him about. After painstakingly searching the FM band for a couple of hours we found a pirate radio station but they weren’t playing ragga!!!
At the time we had no idea what this music was that was coming out of the speakers. It had a little ragga influence but sounded like techno, so I grabbed a tape and pressed record. I listened to that tape over and over again and this is where my love affair with dance music began!!!
Over the years of early 1990's I followed the scene religiously and had a shrine dedicated to my love of dance music (my bedroom basically got covered in flyers). Then one day it dawned on me, what I really wanted to do was select the tunes on a tape rather than just listen to it. I wanted to be a Dj!!! So with this in mind, I began messing around with a couple of tape decks, a record player and a mixer and was able to fade one track into another. I thought this was great and started mentioning to my school friends that I could supply the music for birthday parties, sessions and generally any occasion that would more than likely have music at. A couple of my friends took me up on the offer and I started being the person who would supply the music for house parties of my friends. I really enjoyed what I was doing even if I didn't have a clue at the time.
It wasn't until the mid 1990's, when I left school and got a part time job that I was able to start taking Dj’ing more seriously. With the proceeds from the part time job, I bought a couple of crappy turntables and a well over priced mixer from Tandy. I was all set and ready to become a Dj, then I realised that I needed some vinyl.
My music taste had changed a lot since listening to that radio tape and Hardcore had changed to Jungle and Happy Hardcore, House music had moved to the Garage and to top it all off Ibiza was now in your living room. Faced with this dilemma, I decided to purchase only the records that I really liked the sound of. I soon amassed a large record collection including Hardcore, Jungle, US House, UK Garage, House, and Trance but I didn't have one specific genre that I played.
These days, I Dj and Produce music with as part of The Skeptics.....
"Hailing from North Birmingham, The Skeptics are a collective of dj's, producers and radio presenters made up of Nick Freefall, E'n'D and Cemtex…
As well as sharing a great love and affection for underground drum and bass and they are also passionate about dance music in general. From house and bass to techno and beyond, They’re not afraid of switching up the genre's and bpm's to deliver a devastating array of high quality underground dance music. They also love to have a good old party, so expect to see them in the mix on the dance floor too!
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