Jon Manley

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What made you want to DJ?
That new emerging electronic 4/4 sound in the late 80’s/early 90’s, but the Sasha Universe & G-Spot mixtapes really blew me away and I was hooked.

What was the first track you bought specifically to DJ with?
First 12″ for the DJ collection was around 1994; a promo of Union Jack – Two Full Moons & Trout – Rising High Records. It sticks in my mind, I just loved underground dance music back then, irrespective of genre.

Everybody wants to be a DJ these days. What ignites your passion to continue, despite the competitiveness within club culture?
Cliche: for the love of House. My passion is probably simple – I just enjoy playing records. I firmly believe in the ethos of House Music: inclusivity and everyone on the same level.

If you could go back in time and be involved in the club scene of any era, when would this be and why?
Sometimes I wish I was a couple of years older and could’ve started DJing/clubbing in the late 80’s and really pick up the growing movement back then, instead of the early/mid 90’s.

Who would be your dream guest on your show?
Probably Sasha, if he was to drop one of his ’92 sets, just to take me back!!

If you could go B2B with any DJ on the planet, who would it be and where?
Would have to be my very good friend Luke Crisell, who’s now doing great things in New York and co-authored with Phil White the book ‚’On The Record – Scratch DJ Academy Guide’, we were DJing together at clubs for several years and it was damn good fun.

What was the last tune that was stuck in your head before this interview?
Lily Allen – Sheezus – Rob Hayes Remix – absolutely quality remix and just stuck in me head!

If you could have made any of the the records you have played which one would it be and why?
Leftfield – Song of Life – Leftism LP version – for me one of the finest tracks, from probably the best album, made in dance/electronic music.

What’s your musical guilty pleasure? – Don’t be shy ?
Not sure if it’s guilty or not, The Huckleberries who are/were (sadly) a local celtic/bluegrass/folk band formed when busking in Bournemouth, UK. They busked across the South West and played at local festivals including being regulars at the big one around here‚ Glastonbury. Really good, especially in the the Summer sun with a proper Somerset cider in hand!

If you could only listen to the same 5 records for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Tough this, but certainly these are right up there:

Deep Dish Presents Prana – The Dream – (Sharam’s Deep Dish Dreamscape)
Melissa Morgan – Still In Love With You – (Melissa’s In The House Mix)
Hardrive – Deep Inside
Leftfield – Song Of Life (Album Mix)
Grant Nelson – Spellbound

Get up or Get Down?
Get Up

Too Hot or Too Cold?
Too Hot

Piano or Bassline?
mmmmmmm, Piano, just

Yoda or Gandalf?
Yoda

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