DJ Fomo

1. What was your first DJ event?

I answered an ad on the notice board at First Out, which involved me starting up a regular Friday night gig from scratch, including promoting it! It was a lot of work, but a great way to learn the ropes.

2. How long have you been a DJ?

Since 2003, 10 years and going strong!

3. How would you describe your DJ style?

I enjoy playing music that makes people say “I LOVE this one!!” and get up and dance. I like a range of music, so what I’m playing really depends upon the crowd and the night.

4. What nights do you currently DJ at?

I play various nights around London, but you’re most likely to find me at Bijou, the Cocktail Social for Women, at Cos Bar in Blackfriars. I’m also working on some other projects so keep an eye out for me!

5. What genres of music do you play?

A mix of commercial, pop, dance, 80s, 90s, uplifting house - whatever will get people dancing. I do love a good remix!

6. What is your all-time favourite track?

Impossible question for a DJ to answer!

7. What is your guilty pleasure?

It’s a secret guilty pleasure, but just for Planet London… Belinda Carlisle and Bananarama!

8. How and why did you become a DJ?

It’s something I always wanted to do, but I was too shy to ask my DJ friends to teach me how. Then I entered and won an MTV competition by answering the question “why should you be a DJ?”. Once I tried it, I was hooked!

9. What has been your best DJ gig so far?

My biggest gig was at Factory in Vauxhall - with pyrotechnics at the peak of one of my favourite tracks. That was pretty awesome. But the smaller gigs can be amazing too. The crowd really make the night. Watching people lose it on the dancefloor to the music you’re playing, and seeing an excited reaction when they realise what track you’re bringing in - those are the moments that are most gratifying.

10. When you're not a DJ what events do you like to go to?

I’m a regular at Bijou, whether I’m playing or not! Southbank Surfing is my favourite non-music night, but if I need to dance, then I need to dance – it doesn’t really matter where, as long as I like what’s playing. I don’t care if I’m the first person up on the dancefloor, if I like the tune!