the beginning... God created the heaven, and the earth, and electronic
music. Then, there was... well, as far as we're concerned, then
there was Sasha and Digweed with what would become known as the
first ever 'proper' DJ mix compilation! And if you're young (or,
ahem, were there) you might not remember Digweed was the 1st British
DJ to have a residency at a US club - the legendary Twilo in NYC,
also with Sasha. Time passed, the world turned, and both Sasha and
Digweed became legends in their own right. Along the way, Digweed
founded Bedrock Records, remixed everyone under the sun worth remixing,
and with his weekly Transitions radio show on Kiss 100,
his influence on electronic music continues to be lengthy and profound.
And let us not forget the beer and porn. Slip into your jim jams
and join us for a little unedited e-chat with Mr. John Digweed!
Hi John! Thanks for doing this interview for Raves.com and
DJfix.com. Since interviews by email can be a little faceless...
can you describe to me where you are sitting as you answer the questions,
and maybe what kind of mood you’re in (or even just the kind of
shoes you’re wearing)?
I am in a good mood sitting in my slippers and jim jams
What have you been doing all day before this?
Drinking beer and watching porn
Let’s talk about Transitions Vol. 2.... has how you select
and mix the tracks for your compilations changed over the years?
Yes I am constantly striving to find new tracks to keep my albums
fresh. I always put a lot of work and research into every album
I do and this is no different.
That's funny, I was just going to ask if was anything you
did differently when compiling Transitions 2?
It still takes about 2 months to put these albums together I spent
a lot of time editing each track and making sure that the track
listing was perfect and the cd flows as a whole
What kind of hardware/software setup did you use?
Allen and heath x 92 / CDJ’s and mac g5 computer albeton software
Where did you get most of (or some of) the tracks you chose?
All over the world different record shops / producers. As I said
before the whole process takes months to put together so I let a
lot of producers etc know when I am compiling the next cd.
You’ve probably been asked every possible interview question
at least twice... some I’m imagining a lot more than that? What
would be one question you’d be happy never have to answer again?
I think like anything you get out what you put into something
a lot of magazines just ask the same questions to everybody. that’s
just lazy the web is out there do some research on your subject
then ask him some questions
Now I feel like the pressure is on!! Let's see... your latest
press release says you are touring with “indie-dance darlings MSTRKRFT”
-- how’d you end up with them as your tour partners?
My management got into talks when the tour was being put together
and it seemed like a good idea. The response has been great to find
out more on this www.diamondstour.com
Your March Diamonds 07 tour schedule is insane!! A different
city almost every day. Are you in a tour bus or flying? How will
you keep from going insane (or passing out from exhaustion) during
all those stops?
On the tour bus it is very important too try and eat heathily get
plenty of sleep each night. If this fails start drinking beer and
If someone had a track they produced that they thought would
be perfect in a Digweed set, how would be the best way (or is there
a way) to get it to your ears?
Through my website www.johndigweed.com
Is there anything else you’d like to say to all your fans
that will be reading this?
Thanks for the support over the years, I hope you all like the
new cd and looking forward to hitting the road in march
Thanks John!! Hope to see you in LA soon!
For now you can catch him online...
:: www.johndigweed.com ::