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Flume tells us about his first gig

"I played this three day camping festival called Splendour In The Grass in Australia. It was my first ever proper festival gig. My set time...

Justin Robertson's first gig!

"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?].

Sante talks to us about his first ever gig...

“My first DJing gig was when I was still living at my parents’ house in Ulm, Germany. My parents had gone on holiday and...

Showtek give us the lowdown on their first gig...

“We can remember our first gig that we did as a duo very well! We were just 17 and 18-years-old when we first played together...

Autokratz tells us about their first gig

“Our first ever live show was completely mental. We’d done a single and got booked for this big East End rave in London, so thought we needed a warm-up the day before.

D'Julz tells us about his first gig

The boat was packed, which should have made any DJ very happy, except their heavy dancing was causing the turntables to jump pretty much every time two records were getting in the mix, causing gigantic train-wrecks!

Robosonic's first gig

Robosonic speak about their first gig

We ask Top DJs about their first gigs...


It was 2003 and I had my first DJ gig, a freezing cold night in Manchester. I already had a few records...

We ask Flux Pavilion about a crazy early gig

“Playing the Congress in Chicago was really special for me. I had a real bad toothache and needed root canal work done, but was so...

Grammy award-winners tell us about their first ever gig

Electronic dance band Dirty Vegas are back with a new single and video, 'Let The Night', out now on D:Vision Records. Watch it here:


Ben Sims on his first ever gig

“My first-ever public DJ set was the annual school end-of-year disco at Chadwell Heath High School, Essex in 1986 (I think). It was my first...

Ex Azuli man tells us about his first ever gig

One of the first ever proper gigs in Ibiza was on the Space Terrace on a Friday night for Azuli

Acid Monday's tell us about their first gig

Our first-ever gig as Acid Mondays was at the Zoo Project in Ibiza. We'd played together before loads over the years at various parties, but that was our first official gig.

Dub Pistol's front man on his first gig

The first time I got asked to play, I just felt so sick with nerves. Andy Morris was playing there too, and he came to pick me up from home. I took my records down, got to the car, was sick, and took my records back up again. I couldn’t face it. When I did turn up a month or two later when they booked me again, they booked me to play in the chill-out room with Paul Thomas from Kiss.

Tech houser on his first gig!

My first gig was at the age of 17 in a club called Vibration [in Karlsruhe, Germany], where I eventually became a resident after this first gig.