8. You and the late Stevie Hyper D worked together forging one of the scenes greatest DJ and MC partnerships. How did you guys hook up?
We both started at Thunder and Joy, we worked really well and went onto Kool FM every week, playing out at loads of places and it just went on from there really.
9. Do you have a particular favourite set or memory that you cherish?
There are too many places, there’s no specific one. End of the day he’s got a lot of influence on what’s going on now. With a lot of MC’s today talking to the crowd he set a standard. Stevie was very versatile he’d chart, he’d sing, he’d rap he’d do the whole thing.
10. In 1997 your label Kartoonz saw the arrival of ‘2 Degrees’, back then did you think it would be a massive success, being played nearly 10 years later?
I didn’t think it would be that big, but you know it’s still played at all the oldskool gigs. I knew it was going to be a fairly big tune but didn’t know it was going to be big as it got.
11. Do you have any projects in the pipeline where producing is concerned?
Yeah I’ve started to produce again, got back in the studio, done something with Phantasy now and I got Skibs (MC Skibadee) chatting on one of the tracks. I’m going to be doing a tune for Phantasy’s album with MC Shabba as well.
12. Who has been your most famous customer to have walked through BM Soho?
We’ve had loads of famous people come through, its funny, had Jerry Dammers from The Specials, he was one of my heroes and he now comes and buys drum and bass, I’m honoured.. The creator of the whole 2 tone thing, also John Peel used to come in and buy his tunes from us; he’s a legend in his own right.
13. With the increase of internet shopping, a lot of independent record stores have started to disappear. How is BM Soho keeping ahead of the online stores?
Basically we are still supportive of vinyl. You can’t really stop the download thing but basically, you have to tighten up and cut corners, to make it work.
14. As we dawn upon the digital age with CDJ’s being featured in many of the clubs alongside the traditional 1210’s and DJ’s taking their hand to final scratch. What do you think is the future of vinyl?
We are a vinyl scene, drum and bass is a vinyl culture, I know it’s moving into that sort of thing, you can’t beat technology. End of the day we are the first and foremost a vinyl scene. We are not really selling that much as in selling digital downloads but I’m still vinyl all the way.
Supporting vinyl, I play vinyl, I cut my dub plates and I don’t use any of them those CD machines. It really depends on the individual person, not really my cup of tea.