Miss KG otherwise known as The Grifter is an avid music fan and thinks nothing of travelling the length and breadth of the country or overseas to hear her beloved music played by her favourite DJ’s. Although as well-seasoned clubber KG is a raw and unknown quantity in DJ terms and is respected for her credentials and her extensive musical knowledge.
To date Miss KG has played in the Goldmine Room at Scottish Soulful Weekender and for Vocal Booth Weekender in Spain for the past two years running. In addition has had guest mixes on Housecall with Shane D, Bump ‘n’ Hustle Show for Bournemouth Radio FM with Bob Povey, Stereotype on Diverse FM with DJ Paks, iCulture Radio Show with Richard Earnshaw. KG has recently joined The Deep End, presented by DJ Pugwash, for a 60 minute monthly mix every Sunday from 10pm-12am.
Miss KG simply lets the music do the talking and enjoys play deep and soulful house music or anything in between to achieve a positive yet funky vibe. She is very excited to have joined the D3EP Radio Network and hopes you’ll enjoy her special brand of beats ‘misbehavin’!
Q & A
What made you want to DJ?
I don’t see myself as a DJ more as someone who is sharing her love of playing other people’s music at best the way the producer had intended and articulating myself through music when I cannot find the right words to express how I feel. Few are afforded this creative expression on air and for that I am blessed having fostered the dream as a contestant in Vocal Booth Weekender Clash of The Titan and eventual winner of 2013. Big love and thanks to DJ Pugwash for giving me platform and of course to the D3EP House that Daddy GN built! <3
What was the first track you bought specifically to DJ with?
Emerald City (Doc Martin’s Sublevel Mix) by Johnny Dangerously. It was a track I had discovered whilst listening to a fab mix by Kenny Summit. I used it for an audition mix as well as featured on my guest mix for Housecall with Shane D!
Everybody wants to be a DJ these days. What ignites your passion to continue, despite the competitiveness within club culture?
Having only started out a couple of years ago I have decided not to let other people opinions colour my decision to go for what I enjoy learning and doing as an avid music lover. I found a more creative way to misbehave through using beats and the motto I stand by is this “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West
If you could go back in time and be involved in the club scene of any era, when would this be and why?
The late 80s/90s to experience the The Haçienda. I unfortunately missed the boat on that one as it was never appeared on my radar to go. Had too much fun clubbing around Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield and Birmingham at the time.
Who would be your dream guest on your show?
Mood II Swing my favourite production duo besides MAW from the early 90s.
If you could go B2B with any DJ on the planet, who would it be and where?
Tough question! I think the person I look up to the most as one of the pioneers in soulful house music, Tony Humphries, at the Tiki Bar set in the bay of the beautiful Petrčane, Croatia. The location of the first two Suncebeat Festivals where the sunsets were incredible.
What was the last tune that was stuck in your head before this interview?
George Kranz – Din Daa Daa (The Roots)
If you could have made any of the records you have played which one would it be and why?
George Kranz – Din Daa Daa because it holds very special memories from dancing to this music which I had fell in love with from first listen.
What’s your musical guilty pleasure? – Don’t be shy..
I’m going on record as loving Phil Colins Sussudio. Don’t judge me ha ha!
If you could only listen to the same 5 records for the rest of your life, what would they be?
• Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy
• Yah Mo Be There – Michael McDonald Feat James Ingram
• Herb Alpert – Rotation
• Chaka Chan – Ain’t Nobody
• George Benson – Shiver
Get up or Get Down?
Get down like the late James Brown
Too Hot or Too Cold?
Too hot although preferable sizzling hot.
Piano or Bassline?
Piano for its sophistication, but one can’t help enjoying a filthy baseline or two!
Yoda or Gandalf?
Facebook or Twitter?