"I think my first DJ 'gig' was when i was a student in Manchester, it was classy 'Snakebite & Speed' kind-of affair. I got asked to play as i had the most records and a 12-inch of 'Jack The Groove'. The 'booth' was two ironing boards, and the system was two separate music centres [remember those?].
I mixed between cassete and vinyl by turning the volume on each system up and down. The big tune of the night was a medley of 'Panic' by The Smiths, Segued inyo 'Hardcore Hip Hop' by Mantronix. That and Shinehead 'Who The Cap Fits'. I played for flippin' hours, like a gangly indie Larry Levan!
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