We caught five minutes with Basics resident and 2020Vision label boss Ralph Lawson to ask him why he got thrown down a hill in a drum at a village fair.....
What have you been up to recently?
Trying to get off my fat lazy christmas arse and shift some of that turkey playing football
Describe your musical and djing style.
Quirk funk mixed in a twitchy style
How did you get involved in music?
Got thrown into a drum and rolled down a hill at a village fair
How would you say your musical style has progressed since you first got involved in music?
Who was the very first dj you ever saw in a club?
Weirdly enough it was Doc Marten at the Dos Club In San Francisco, I didn't know it was him until years later when I mentioned the night to him. He played New Order and George Kranz-Din Da Da which was the the first dance record that really twisted my melons in 1986
Who was the last dj you heard who you really liked?
What's the weirdest/funniest moment you've ever encountered clubwise?
Trying to find a rave in a mini moke up a mountain in Ibiza with no water in 40 degrees and getting lost, finally finding it just as they played the last record at 12pm. They all laughed at us and left. Wasn't funny at the time but it raises a chuckle now...
Have you done anything embarrassing you'd like to share with us?
Walked straight into a post Mr Bean style on Space terrace in front of about half the coolest DJs on the planet
Do you have a club which you really like playing at?
My residencies are always my favourite, Basics, City Hall-Barcelona and regularly at Fabric
How much time do you spend on music a week?
Too fuckin much
How many records are there in your collection?
Oh shit, don't ask me... about a million more than my missus would like
What are your biggest tunes in your record box at the moment?
Biggest ain't always best, but erm whoops not that I got a small one or anything...
Before being a full time dj, what were your last 2 jobs?
Pizza delivery and Photo processing
What would you love to do jobwise if you weren't a dj?
Marine Bioligist. still a chance
What are your favourite labels?
Off top of me head- Factory, Transmat, Nu Groove, Prelude, West End, Alleviated, Environ, Output, 4AD, Sonar Kollectiv, Get Physical, oh shit loads
What one thing can't you stand about clubland?
Being fuckin knackered (always)
What's your favourite holiday destination?
How do you like to unwind?
Playing with my kid
What are you going to be doing soon?
Farting some more christmas dinner
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