So let’s take it back to that great summer of love,1988, that’s probably where it all began, a coming of age, first experiences in clubland and a magical time for music.
Wayne was instantly attracted to the DJ, whilst everyone was dancing, socialising, drinking, there was Wayne watching his every move, each record selected, how it was placed, queued and then effortlessly mixed sending the dance floor into a frenzy. It was hypnotising and from that moment Wayne knew it was all he ever wanted to do.
The start point was purchasing records, in huge quantities, just the latest 12’ of the time at the local store (Jays Records in Cambridge) but numerous trips to London to resale stores to purchase the classics, every DJ needed in their collection.
Next step was approaching and sealing a gig in a club (Zenon, Cambridge) check, however it didn’t quite go according to plan, few people turned up and even if they had of done, he didn’t really have a clue what he was doing anyway. To his surprise, the club offered Wayne some other slots and before long, he had become their resident DJ. Wayne taught himself to mix on some old belt driven Stanton turntables, sand he started to get to know more and more people. This in turn allowed Wayne to then successfully start promoting events which grew exponentially. Technics 1210’s came as did other opportunities to both promote and DJ at larger venues, so in a relatively short space of time there he was, a pro DJ working 6 nights a week, predominantly in Cambridge and the local East Anglia region.
The vast majority of Wayne’s work has been UK based, East Anglia, London and SE, working for both chains (Luminar/Eclectic/M&B) and independent clubs. He has also had a few spells abroad through DJ agencies. (Julianas)
Fast Forward 30 years, Wayne is still behind the decks (well software, laptop and controller now) he remains an Open Format DJ whose USP is the extreme variety of genres that he feels comfortable with playing out. Wayne regularly still host ‘multi genre’ upfront club nights together with specialist, classic or full on party events.
“The constant evolution within DJing is one of the reason why I continue to love what I do. It requires both flexibility and adaption together with a need to embrace new technology and trends. I never stop looking to challenge myself further searching out new venues and those ever changing playlists. Variety is the spice of life after all”.
‘Viva La Musica, Viva Los DJ’s’