James Wibble cites his biggest influences are from when he first began cultivating a passion for House music back in the early 2000's - DJs like odd Terry, Byron Stingily, Masters at work, Frankie Knuckles, Kings of Tomorrow were his favourites alongside Deep House artists such as Shur-i-Kan and Demarkus Lewis however James also advocates new and emerging DJs as part of his inspiration - many of whom in his opinion are putting out quality Deep house/deep techno/acid. James tells us "my ones to watch are Kocleo, Weston & Engine, Renato Rodriguez, Muui and Jobe - whose tune 'Siege Of Syracuse' I have included as the final track in my mix".
The mix itself is a seamless blend of slow building melodic techno with some great housey sounds with both old and new tunes from some of his past and present favourite artists - Including Laurent Garnier, Pablo Bolivar , Bicep and Muui not to mention some of his favourite tracks for example Laurent Garnier – ‘Electric Djjedi Disco Biscuit’ (7th track) and Jobe – ‘Siege Of Syracuse’ (final track)
James goes on to tell us "I think what inspired me to become a DJ were local DJ’s in Ipswich, the Funky House scene was pretty big here back in early 2000’s and it made a big impression on me. I have been in and out of DJing for the last 18 years - starting off on Vinyl and then moving on to CD - I have only progressed to digital within the last year although still have my old Technics and lots of classic Vinyl Masters at work, Roger Sanchez, lots of early defected stuff! This time around I am determined to make more of a go of it, and following a weekend course with John Taylor at Subbass I have done 2 great gigs at Ministry and am preparing for a gig in Ipswich this weekend. I want to start learning production later this year, and plan to build a studio within the next year"
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