The Birmingham born DJ, ready to take the London music scene by storm.
At only 25 years old, Donch has managed to make a name for himself in the big capital of London. In 2011 he moved to London to pursue his education whilst working as a DJ until finally quitting his day job to focus solely on the art of being a DJ. This risk paid off as he now works as the resident DJ at Boxpark Croydon, Dj’s for musical platform FutureSNDS, Hotsince 91, The Pit LDN and much more. With his name all over the hottest parties and working hard as ever, Donch has shaken the London scene with his energetic mixes
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How did you become a DJ?
Initially I started off producing/making beats I was getting quite good at it, remixing songs and so forth around the time Bassline was popping in the Midlands and I wanted to further my reach so my friend said why don’t you become a DJ? So I did.
How long have you been a DJ?
Officially next year will be about 9 years but I have been playing clubs/events for about 7 years.
Controller’s VS Decks. What is the difference?
The easiest way I can explain it is this for me an automatic car vs a manual car. Controller being (automatic) there are better controllers and they don’t stop Djs from doing the job but in the grand scheme you should be able to drive manual as well as automatic.
What is your favourite song to spin in the club?
If you could create an alias DJ name what would it be and what music would you play?
Even though it’s already taken, ‘Doctor Cosmic’ is a wavy name but i’d be playing strictly funk and soul and earth wind & fire. I would be your moms favourite DJ.
What would you advise budding DJs?
Suspense is a key factor, warm up the crowd and save the music they want the most for as long as possible. Go to clubs study other types of Dj’s pay attention to everything, watch the crowd, literally take notes, and always know that no matter how big you get, keep trying to learn more. Your ears are your number 1 tool, rely on them and look after them. Reading any crowd doesn’t come over night but it’s what separates DJing from just a hobby to an actually profession.
If you could DJ anywhere in the world where would it be?
What are your earliest music memories?
Favourite food to cook?
Everything Silk (SKIT)