Kerry and Casio

1. What was your first DJ event?

It was in a basement bar in Edinburgh called Medina. It was a cute venue with lots of passing trade, which was handy, as it was on a Sunday night! We played Electroclash and House.

2. How long have you been a DJ?

Since autumn 2000. I blew my student loan on a set of dodgy Gemini decks. 

3. How would you describe your DJ style?

I like to play my own edits and mashups, so I tend to use Ableton. I'm currently working on integrating Max MSP and an 808 into my DJ sets. 

4. What nights do you currently DJ at?

As Kerry and Casio, I do Twat Boutique and SULK in London and Disco Mutante in Oxford. I also have an alter ego called Bass Avenjah who plays Ghettotech and Footwork on the free party scene.

5. What genres of music do you play?

It depends on where I'm playing, so... Twat Boutique is Disco Punk, SULK is Techno. At Disco Mutante, I play Italo and Acid. Bass Avenjah is Ghettotech, Footwork and Electro-Bass. 

6. What is your all-time favourite track?

DJ Rolando's Knights Of The Jaguar takes some beating. As does Windowlicker by Aphex Twin. The track I play out most is probably Italo Journey by Luke Million.

7. What is your guilty pleasure?

Easy Listening Lounge Muzak. Stuff like hammond organ versions of 'Tequila' or anything by Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass.

8. How and why did you become a DJ?

I had lots of vinyl, so one day decided to get some decks to mess about on. I taught myself to mix, then taught my flatmate Tallah Brash to mix, then we started putting on club nights. At the back of our minds, we wanted to show the boys that we could do it, too.

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

Playing Cornbury Festival in the Disco Shed surrounded by garden gnomes and posh yummy mummies was pretty amusing. 

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

I have a camper van and am mildly addicted to going to music festivals. Some for work, but mostly for pleasure! I did about six or seven last year.