DJ, Sound Producer
Generally listening to music from an analytical point of view in my late teens. I was always so intrigued as to how the vocals sounded so big and full of life. Music like the work of Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters, Jimi Hendrix, Pentagram, Rick James, Bootsy Collins, Eurythmics & The Shamen. Also your classic asian music like Nusrat live in Paris, Gurdas Mann, Kuldip Manak, Bob Kooner, DCS, Premi, Bali & Binas Cha Party, ghazals, Ustad Hamid Ali Khan etc. At the time I was studying law at uni and managed to get my foot in the door at a local barristers chambers. Compared to music, law was just plain droll and boring and constrained my mind to think within fixed rules and regulations whereas music is a huge endless blank canvas. I heard mixes on the radio and used to find myself analyzing the production and engineering. Didn't want to be an old dude in a pin stripe suit with a mansion, flash car and a wig. A lot of my friends getting into the legal profession at the time were having the life sucked out of them, one even lost his hair through stress. If all else fails in my life Iʼll end up as a barrister.