so much of this stuff only makes sense in mixes though. the proper deep house djs are wizards. it's such low key music. quiet storms for the dancefloor.
Much to other people's disgust, I find it a bit of a pastime, DJing dance music. It's a bit like golf. People go out - 'what did you do at the weekend?' 'Go clubbing'. It might as well be golf or something. I've never really got it, I've never understood it. It's probably just as well."
On myths of acid house: "This is the nonsense about it. These were the blokes who used to beat me up on way home from Fad Gadget concerts, and three years later they're all 'Oh yeah 'I'm into electronic music'. You were into Level 42 fucking three years ago. I think it was people with ponytails and bomber jackets from Ilford, I was massively suspicious. I definitely felt something passing when acid house came along. Electronic music was really sophisticated in the mid 80s, but then it just seemed a bit cheap. Dungarees, men with ponytails, it upset me quite a lot to be honest, that's why I stayed in for quite a while. I saw Einsturzende Neubauten play at the Astoria, one of the greatest gigs of the year, end of the decade, fantastic; then a few weeks later I saw The Stone Roses, it was the only band I've ever walked out of, it was that awful. I thought, well, if that's the future, you can have it. That really stuck to me, I gave up a lot of stuff along the while. I am stubborn, I am massively judgmental."
can't stand innervisions personally. it's like deep house for DC10