Manage series 2875615
By Paul-LH. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
I originally started to learn how to DJ in 1991 at the age of 11 and my first DJ name was DJ Hogie (Don't ask) I first linked up with some of my old crew and we use to DJ at house parties all around Northampton. I then became part of a local sound system in 1997 and I was given the name DJ Skratch. I was a Garage and House DJ for the sound system. We DJ'd around Northampton including the Social club which has now been knocked down. Since moving on From the sound system I started DJing with a Friend at a local bar and to this very day I still DJ around town. It's fair to say DJING has changed since I first started So I became a digital DJ in 2006 but it was like learning how to DJ all over again! I moved to Spain with my Family in 2007 and still managed to get some bookings, it was nothing massive but it was nice to DJ at a pool party knowing it wasn't going to rain and I was just glad to still get bookings even if at the time I was switching over to digital and only had a laptop! We decided to come back to England in 2009 and after coming back I started to invest in digital DJING a lot more. I invested in my first controller which was a DJ Control MP3 e2 which my son now uses, I tried many controllers including the Traktor s4 but I just didn't feel the music with them. So I decided to switch over to timecodes, I choose vinyl timecode so I can get the best of both worlds vinyl and digital which worked for me as I was use to decks. I also became a volunteer working behind the scenes at my local FM Community station Inspiration FM in Northampton in 2010. I had no intention of becoming a presenter I was just helping edit and prepare interviews as I was too shy. But one day I was asked to cover a Show so I decided to go on air. (you could just about hear me on the mic!) But I did catch the radio bug which i'm sure any presenter will tell you it is very contagious. In 2011 a presenter could no longer present a show and if I wanted to cover it until further notice. I accepted and the Thursday Night Mix show was born. I have had Co hosts on the show alongside me and we have also have showcased local talent with the help of a local youtube channel. I also started doing Drivetime Wednesday's for my local station. I took a year out from DJING in 2014 And came back on air in 2015 under the name Paul-LH. Since then I have been involved in many events, bars and clubs. I hope to be involved in lots more Clubs, events and festivals. In 2019 I was chosen as a finalist for Slipmatt’s Mixfactor competition to DJ Poolside to win the competition. Unfortunately I didn’t win but it was a real experience. During lockdown I DJ’d on a few Internet radio stations, including Old Skool UK & Shed FM. I also joined My DJ Hub in 2020 ran by Terry Hooligan, Slipmatt and Mark XTC. Thanks to My DJ Hub I have had the chance to meet some great people ,DJ some great events and thanks to the Hub I am now part of Eruption Radio and the journey continues… It's not been an easy Journey when I look back AND i know I have a long way to go but then what is easy. after all this time the desire to DJ is still burning strong! I love to see peoples reactions no matter if the venue is packed or not you can always build up a vibe! I have learnt a lot over the years good and bad but and the journey continues…