WHILST John Digweed sees no sign of losing his crown as the undisputed king of deep electronic house, a prince is rising from the Bedrock stable who is well on course to becoming a star in his own right. Neil Quigley, an up-and-coming DJ from London, has twice been named by Diggers as a name to watch in DJmag and indeed we like him a lot.
"John has been fantastic and has really gone out of his way to support me," revealed Neil, who recently supported Diggers when he played at London's Fabric club. "It's the second time I have supported him there, and I also regularly play for his Bedrock parties," said Neil, who'll be DJing at Bedrock's big Easter bash at Heaven, on 5th April.
"I don't really use any fl ash trickery when I DJ, I'm more of a blender," explained Neil, who fi rst played for clubbers when he DJed in the main room of Prologue, at The Cross, in London, in October 2002.
"I pretty much re-edit every track I play beforehand, just wee subtle things that your average person on the dancefl oor doesn't notice."
Neil plays a mixture of deep tech-house grooves and said doing an offi cial mix compilation for Bedrock or Renaissance "would be a dream come true".
Aside from spinning, Quigley is also working with Digweed's studio partner Nick Muir and Milton Jackson on a few tracks. "Nick and I are nearing the completion of an EP and one of our tracks, 'Feedback From The City', which features the vocals of folk singer Nadine Khouri, will be on the next Audio Therapy sampler CD.
Milton and I have made a track called 'Tijuana', which has been heavily played by Hernan Cattaneo amongst others."
Neil Quigley has proven himself time and again to be an excellent crowd reader and a skillful DJ too. Any jocks looking to get ahead should take note: the ability to warm up a crowd is a skill that is highly sought after.