Who is DJ James Mac?
Part 3 in our ‘Who is DJ?’ series, where we try and give you an insight into our resident DJs. What they’re into and and what got them into it. Get the idea? This time up we spoke to the impeccably dressed James Mac, the little man with the BIG tunes. Here goes…
Give me 5 – name 5 tracks that you recommend we should listen to…
1. Gil Scot Heron - Sign of the Ages
2. Masters at work - Got Somebody New
3. Miguel Migs - Breakin it Down (petal pusher mix)
4. Kathy Brown - Get Another Love
5. Marvin Gaye - Come Live with me Angel
That was hard - I have so much more. (We know, he gave us 7!)
Too difficult to name just one as there are way too many excellent DJs who I love but I guess if I have to name just one it would probably be Masters at Work. I’ve seen them LIVE quite a few times, and they were the DJs that influenced me most to start playing. That was 15 years ago and I’ve got nearly every one of their releases on vinyl.
Most memorable DJing memory?
I’ve been lucky enough to DJ in some amazing places all over the world and have had some very special experiences however, nothing compares to when I’m with my friends playing some great music and seeing them and everyone else enjoying themselves! Saying that, being on the same flyer as Masters at work at Ministry of Sound was pretty cool too! :-)
What do you like about DJing here at Clayton’s Marlow?
I love playing at Clayton’s because I can play the whole spectrum of music that I love listening to and can mix up the genres from soul and disco all the way to nice house music - love it!
What’s your Vinyl Confession? (a track that you shouldn’t really like but secretly love)
Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen!
Stupid fact –I’m a bit of a geek! Chosen subjects are astronomy and WW2 – I’ve actually immersed myself in researching both for the last two years.
Well… there it is, James Mac in a nutshell. Coming soon to the Clayton’s Marlow Secret Bookshelf.