As you may remember from previous instalments, in addition to my extensive DJ travels and music-making I’m now also working as an entertainment lawyer for one of Europe’s most high profile firms, Sheridans. This was a long-term game plan and I’ve been working 3 days per week at the London-based office, loving every minute. Skills …Continue reading "Judge Jules Diary Report 29th March 2013"
January 27, 2013
December is one of the most enjoyable months to DJ. The diverse range of gigs, along with an influx of international shows make for an action packed few weeks of multiple trips from London Heathrow. While I’m on the subject, I read this week that British Airways are commencing a new direct service from Heathrow …Continue reading "Judge Jules Diary Report 13th January 2013"
December 7, 2012
With the end of 2012 appearing into view, it’s only appropriate to summarise a few of the highlights of this year and, as per usual, reflect back on some of the last month’s DJ outings.
September 29, 2012
I start this instalment by doffing my cap to Apple. How they manage to create such frenzied hype about each new product release is truly amazing. Walking past my local Apple store today, they had an iPhone 5 queuing system that you’d expect to see outside The Ministry of Sound. Personally I’m wrapped in an Apple bubble, currently possessing almost every item on their current hardware line, and NO, I’m not sponsored by them (but wish I was). I’m writing this on my Macbook by the way..
August 25, 2012
It’s the summer season, and I figured that individually listing and commenting, in a generic way, on each and every one of the countless summer gigs that I play probably wouldn’t make for the most gripping read. Especially when part of my summer itinerary consists of the same two gigs 15 weeks in a row. I can happily sit here and reminisce about every molecular detail of each event, but I’m sure the majority of you have equally busy lives. So here’s a summary of what’s been going on in my world.
June 6, 2012
By the time September rolls around, I’m normally ready to see the back of Ibiza for a few months, especially after travelling there more times per season than your average flight attendant. But as winter turns to spring in the UK, something inside me yearns to be touching down again at Ibiza’s (recently spruced-up) airport. I write this with just 5 days to run until the opening party of Judgement Sundays 2012, and needless to say the whole team is giddy with anticipation.
April 13, 2012
Without sounding too clichéd, all good things must come to an end. And so it goes with radio. I joined BBC Radio 1 in 1997 when a Labour government had just been elected and dial up Internet at 56KBPS seemed like unimaginable luxury. I never thought for one moment that 15 years later I’d still be on the station. On Friday 30th March I wrapped up my weekly Friday night show.
March 5, 2012
Before we go any further, when I say ‘private jet’ in this piece, please don’t start to visualise the kind of plane you see in J-Lo or Rihanna videos. Don’t get me wrong, I know I’m fortunate to be flown from one NYE gig to another. However, when I refer to ‘private jet’ just think ‘tin can with propellers’.
My New Year’s shenanigans started in Port Rush, Northern Ireland where I was playing the midnight call at the legendary Lush. I arrived into Northern Ireland with plenty of time to spare, and enjoyed a fabulous dinner with Lush promoter and friend Col Hamilton at the adjacent restaurant to the club.
January 1, 2012
Firstly, I would like to wish everyone a happy new year and thank everybody who’s been in touch via my social networking mediums or email over the past few weeks. Your kind words really mean a lot.
This instalment kicks off at the tail end of November, on Saturday 26th. It was a blustery night in the north east of England, containing a double header of gigs. The first port of call was Northallerton for a Koolwaters event. Pete and I arrived into Northallerton slightly unsure of our location and crept around the vicinity of the club looking for a parking space. When you park in unknown towns late at night, you tend to be selective about where you leave the car. This obviously aroused suspicion, as a few minutes later we were stopped by an unmarked police car, clearly viewing us as some kind of undesirables. Thankfully, as soon as they saw our innocent faces and sweet smiles, they let us go on our merry way with helpful directions to the venue. On arrival at the club there was a line stretching down the street and around the corner- always a good sign. The gig was great, and the DJ booth was fantastically situated -the perfect balance of not too near and not too far away from the dancefloor.
December 3, 2011
On occasional day-long ‘business’ trips to foreign countries I feel like I should be wearing a suit and have a copy of the financial times under my arm. On Thursday 20th October I dressed rather differently from that, and headed to Holland for the annual Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world’s most important dance industry …Continue reading "Judge Jules Diary Report 3rd December 2011"
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