I was a Garage and House DJ for Blackstone. We DJ'd around Northampton including the Social club which has now sadly been shut down. Since moving on From Blackstone I started DJing with a Friend at a bar called the Kasbah and to this very day still DJ around town. It's fair to say DJING has changed since I first started So I became a digital DJ in 2006 but it was like learning how to DJ all over again! I moved to Spain with my Family in 2007 and still managed to get some bookings, it was nothing massive but it was nice to DJ at a pool party knowing it wasn't going to rain and I was just glad to still get bookings even if at the time I was switching over to digital and only had a laptop! We decided to come back to England in 2009 and after coming back I started to invest in digital DJING a lot more. I invested in my first controller which was a DJ Control MP3 e2 which my son now uses, I tried many controllers including the Traktor s4 but I just didn't feel the music with them. So I decided to switch over to timecodes, I choose vinyl timecode so I can get the best of both worlds vinyl and digital which worked for me as I was use to decks. I also became a volunteer working behind the scenes at Inspiration fm 107.8 a local Community station in Northampton in 2010. I had no intention of becoming a presenter I was just helping edit and prepare interviews as I was too shy. But one day I was asked to cover a Show so I decided to go on air. (you could just about hear me on the mic!) But I did catch the radio bug which i'm sure any presenter will tell you it is very contagious. In 2011 a presenter could no longer present a show and if I wanted to cover it until further notice. I accepted and the Thursday Night Mix show was born. I have had Co hosts on the show including DJ Mazza and DJ Destruction alongside me, we have also have showcased local talent with the help of Smashdown TV and also Blacksheep presents. You can listen to all the clips here. https://soundcloud.com/smashdownifm I also started doing Drivetime Wednesday's at 4pm GMT and to this day still present it alongside my Daughter Shania who is the future of Inspiration fm! I took a year out from DJING in 2014 And came back on air in 2015 under the name DJ Paul-LH. Since then I have been involved in many events, bars and clubs. I hope to be involved in lots more Clubs, events and festivals. It's not been an easy Journey when I look back AND i know I have a long way to go but then what is easy. after all this time the desire to DJ is still burning strong! I love to see peoples reactions no matter if the venue is packed or not you can always build up a vibe! I have learnt a lot over the years good and bad but I can't see me ever giving up on my dream that started at the age of 11.
My DJ Bio. I originally started to learn how to DJ in 1991 at the age of 11 and my first DJ name was DJ Hogie (Don't ask) I first linked up with some of my old crew and we use to DJ at house parties all around Northampton. I then became part of a sound system called Blackstone Livewire in 1997 and I was given the name DJ Skratch.