Name: Donny Rotten
Location: Luton/London


Best event you have ever been to and why?

Artwork’s “A Lovely London Festival”  – Great venue (Canal Mills) and I got to see DJ Harvey.

Who would you like to go B2B with and why?

Would love to go b2b with Riz la Teef because his style of mixing intrigues me and we’re very different DJs, so would be an interesting set for sure.

Who would you like to collaborate on a track with why?

I would collaborate with either Mezigue or Mad Rey.

What first sparked your interest in electronic music?

My cousin being a vinyl junkie and my friends older brothers music interests.

Which artists do you listen to the most for inspiration or enjoyment?

Joy Division, Madness, Otis Reading and T-Rex.

Why do you enjoy producing electronic music?

Making music gives me an outlet to focus on just like gardening, both equal to me in their value in the present time.

What is your go-to guilty pleasure track and why?

Tiffany – I think we’re alone now because of those sweet vocals and that bassline.

Which are your all-time favourite labels to dig tracks from?

Black Cock and Local Talk

What is your favourite club?

Jazz Cafe (Camden)

If you could meet any person from the underground music scene
who would it be and why?

Bellaire, he is a huge inspiration of mine and has supported my tracks.

Favourite Tracks 



Which came first for you, producing or DJing? Do you prefer one medium more over the other?

Producing 100%. I have always been proud of my own producing skills but DJing seems quite watered down at the moment. It seems like anyone can hit cue and go through the latest Spotify playlists taking songs for sets but producing is something that requires skill rather than relying on waveforms and a sync button.

If you could offer one piece of advice to new producers what would it be?

Get a cracked version of Logic and start digging for samples.

Can you describe your idea of an ideal DJ set, what tracks would you include?

I’d love to play at sunrise at Dimensions Festival

David Bowie – Young Americans
The Police – voices Inside my head (DJ Harvey Edit)
Sylvester – Over and Over

What was the first record that really meant something to you?

UB40 – Red Red Wine (7-inch) – First record I ever owned.

 How would you describe your production style and overall sound?

Funky, happy, and memorable.

Donny Rotten

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