This week’s interview & mix comes from Brett Gould.
Please introduce yourself and tell us about the part of the UK you’re from?
Hi there I’m Brett. I absolutely live for house music. Born in East London but raised in North London. I spend most of my time in London
but live right next to Watford FC.
Tell us about some of your British DJ heroes?
Some of my British DJ heroes go from Randall in the drum and base scene to Sasha in the real progressive house scene, both originally known for their smooth mixing. Jamie Jones, Steve Lawler and any one that releases on Hot Creations. Then going back to electro, I was a big fan of Chris
Lake, Funkagenda, Paul Thomas & Michael Woods. Mark Knight was a great education into house for me and Toolroom have always close to my heart.
Leftwing & Kody have been heroes of mine for the past 5 years… It’s been great to work with them recently.
What have you been working on recently?
Well as I just said Leftwing & Kodys Lost Records. I have just remixed Apollo 84’s Work that comes out on February 10th. I put an E.P together for
Lost, that also that comes out on March 2nd. It’s getting a massive response so far. Also finishing an E.P for Solid Grooves. Lots of other
projects in the pipeline… Just finishing a remix for Max Chapman’s Resonance Records too.
Tell us about the mix, how did you put it together, what did you want to represent?
The mix tries to capture my natural self. Music in a club or festival should be about a journey unless its a pure party set. It’s difficult to illustrate a journey in an hour but there are some rollers in there as well as a few stompers! There are quite a few of my productions in there.
Talk us through the British music featured in this mix? Which British artists are you most excited about?
For me the British artists I’ve had my eye on or who have inspired me most are Solardo, Max Chapman & Camelphat. They have had a massive 2016. I just want to follow in their footsteps this year. But this mix is very biased. I put this together as a showcase for me really.
What is on the cards in the immediate future?
Well more gigs are on the cards. I’m playing with Claptone on 17th March at The Egg and Jey Kurmis on 25th March at a secret location
in Manchester. Then on 30th April I’m playing the Forbidden Forest event with Eats Everything, Waff, Solardo, Detlef and Latmun. I just
want to be playing on the same flyers as those guys.
Where is the best place in the world you have DJ’d and why?
Best place is yet to come. I’m confident of that. For now, I have to Say El Divino in Ibiza was a great experience as well as The Egg
London. The crowd is always up for it. I played a beach party in India watching the sun come up a few years back – that was heaven right there.