Scot­tish new­comer TODD is next up for our DJ Booth, the res­i­dent DJ at new or­ganic bar Tribeca as well as Su­per­heroes and Elec­tric Days guest DJ

Infusion Magazine - - DJ BOOTH: TODD -

One thing you might not know about me is... I used to be very sporty, I played foot­ball, bas­ket­ball, vol­ley­ball, hockey, swim­ming - all at quite a high stan­dard. You wouldn’t guess that now if you see the rub­bish I eat!

My worst ever job was… It has to be a wash­ing dishes in a nurs­ing home, it was my first ever job - grim!

My fa­vorite ever record is... That is tough one! Pepe Bradock, ‘ Deep Burnt’ is right up there!

DJing is much like... Paint­ing, take a blank can­vas ( the dance­floor), use your tools ( tunes) and cre­ate some­thing spe­cial. Wow that was deep!

Dubai’s club­bing scene is... Very healthy! I’ve only been here for just over 3 months and the cal­i­bre of guests and res­i­dents that play here is very high! I’m very im­pressed with the venues and the qual­ity of the decor and equip­ment.

I’m re­ally proud of... Every­body that puts in so much hard work, week in week out to make Dubai’s scene what it is! Hats off ladies and gen­tle­men.

What track could you drop in ev­ery set? Ei­ther ‘ Deep Burnt’ or a go to weapon: DJ As­sas­sin ‘ A Face in the Crowd’ ( In­tel­l­lidread Mix). Nu school garage vibes!

I can’t live with­out... My wife Jenny! She has been my rock through some re­ally tough times re­cently and mak­ing the tran­si­tion to Dubai life. My friends and fam­ily are also amaz­ing and I wouldn’t be where I am with out them. Lit­er­ally, my mate Pauly drove me to the air­port.

My big­gest DJ achieve­ment to date is... Warm­ing up for Mark Ron­son at the Ed­in­burgh Hog­manay Street Party. Play­ing on 3 decks in front of 80,000 peo­ple, on your town’s high street at New Year is a very daunt­ing prospect but I loved ev­ery minute of it.

What is your guilti­est plea­sure? 80s pop; Kate Bush, Span­dau Ballet, Tina Turner - they all have a very spe­cial place in my heart.

If you could DJ in any decade which would it be... It would have to be the 90s. Dance mu­sic cul­ture had some very im­por­tant defin­ing mo­ments in the 90s - house, techno, trance, garage - it had it all!.

If I could go back-to-back with any other DJ it would be... It would have to be Loco Dice, ei­ther play­ing his orig­i­nal min­i­mal techno/ DC 10 style or his cur­rent bump­ing house – he’s got it!

I’m not a politi­cian but… It should have been a yes!

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