Never before has it been so easy for the individual to express himself as it is today.
There are many musical sides to me, the need to make music, sampling, music programmer, engineer, remixer, the Disc Jockey both club and Radio and obviously the listener.
I have always had a passion for music that says something , I believe thats what belongs to our culture and thats why its came about, I see trends arriving way ahead however some trends I know will just fade out and be forgotten.
As a kid I was a big electronic musical instrument fan but never had access to such machines, back then it was financialy impossible for the individual, unless you had already sold half a milion records. I was the analogue synthesizer and recording guy into tape splicing and making wacky radio shows.
Apart from the tech side , because of travel and different cultures , I have also had a lot of experience playing pop rock alternative, jazz hip hop and usually DJayed at the more back street underground clubs , similar to those shops that tourists stumble upon and find rareities.
After following a DJ career starting in 1979 in Liverpool and travelling the world from 1982 to about 1992, I ended up in Hamburg North Germany.
I sample a lot of sound ( and now visual ) inspired by the environment in which i live in , or the global situation at the time.
The tracks on the weather on one CD are influenced partly by the latter and walks on the beach ( down river ) during unpredictable weather.
sIv got thousands of unique samples collected since samplers were born .and loads of bits n pieces collected over years. Its somewhat abstract but who cares. Its part of a whole multimedia experience.
My first radio experience was probably in my bedroom at a very early age when I was influenced by radio presenters from the great radio stations of the time like 208 Radio Luxembourg, BBC radio one and the pirate station Radio Caroline, I was just becoming aware of the world in which i was growing up in.
At the age of sixteen I found myself on a local radio station doing a children’s radio program and to quote the late John Peel , ( who also came from my home town ) “ all I ever wanted to do was present music on the radio.”
Between 1997 and 1999 I was given the chance of producing and presenting my own three hour peak time Saturday evening show on Evosonic radio (evolution of sound). Evosonic was broadcast all over Europe via satellite and cable frequencies in Germany and won the German dance music awards prize for best medium. E.mail was just starting to become the big thing at the time so instead, I was getting lots of faxes from all corners of Europe, in fact as far west as Donegal in Ireland and as far north as Tromso in Northern Norway.
Video killed the radio star they say and maybe the internet has killed it all and brought individualism into the limelight. Podcasts are the order of the day. My first experience with internet radio was, down loading music content made by individual artists , from the earlier www.besonic.com, producing Jingles, constructing an entire radio show and uploading it back onto Besonic’s server.
Online radio in conjunction with mobile communication technology will revolutionise the way we listen to and do radio today. Infact everything audio and visual.
The gift of Sound and Vision.