Timo is a freelancer for Brastel. He is checking the English text for our materials, including this blog!!! And when he has time he is helping to compose background music, sound effects and recording his voice for our BASIX’s videos. It is so cool what he can do, he gave a special touch for each video that we created.
London 1990 …
My earliest memories of DJ`ing start back in 1990, it was during the rave heydays, rave music was just emerging and the warehouses around the country were jumping to the harsh beats and rushing stabs. Being only 12 years old, I was unable to attend the raves and as such got drawn into DJing first. I had already been writing very basic music on my computer at the time but the sounds emerging from my brother’s records decks caught my attention like no other music. Eventually I began to play everyday on my brother’s decks until I turned 15, when I received my own decks for my birthday, from that day I was buying vinyl and recording my sessions. It was not until I was 17 that I started to play out at small parties and events, once I started university I was DJ`ing in clubs and on pirate radios the lifeblood of the underground dance scene.
As my DJing progressed so did my producing and eventually I started to send demo tapes to record companies, in 2007 I was approached by Bassquake Records to release my tune, A Little Bit of Pacific. Since moving to Japan I now mainly spin on internet radio and occasionally in clubs.
My best memories are from DJing around the clubs and pirate radio stations in London. I would first play on the station and then after my show go to the rave. It was a magical moment when you got to meet the people who were listening to your show and are then in the rave wanting to listen to you. Still to this day I listen and DJ, Old Skool Hardcore – the true underground sound of London.
Blood type: A something …
Singer: Not much of a singer fan but as far as producers go Pennywise is up their with the best.
Song: Neuromancer by Pennywise (class tune!)
Food: Anything that tastes good but I do have a tendency to go for a good curry, pizza or burger!
Drink: Strowbow Cider or JD
Film: Blade Runner – Directors Cut
Art: Andy Warhol
Book: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep – Philip K. Dick
Fashion: London casual
Colour: mostly red and blue
Best place in Japan: Anywhere there is a natural onsen where I can eat and sleep and eat …
To hear more work please click here and here
And the radio station that he DJs on is here