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#56: Tales From The Booth With The Secret DJ

The Secret DJ

This was one of the most entertaining podcast interviews I have ever had the privilege of conducting. Well, I say conducting… mostly I was holding on and enjoying the ride. I was also very happy to pick up the sobriquet The Terry Wogan Of Techno from the man himself.

Huge thanks to the good people at Harman for the opportunity to chat with the man, the myth, the legend, The Secret DJ on the latest Audio Talks podcast. Tune in for tales from the booth about early Ibiza, Balearic silverbacks, accidental beauty, Andrew Weatherall, karma, a coma, and a life well raved 🔥🔥

We’re getting up close and personal with one of the most enigmatic names in dance music nightlife: The Secret DJ. He has experienced it all throughout four decades at the pointy end of electronic music. Host Oisin Lunny speaks to him about his life spent in nightclubs and the profound shared experience of dancing to great music on great soundsystems. Tune in!

Audio Talks

A podcast on all things audio presented to you by HARMAN and our family of audio brands including JBL, Harman Kardon and AKG. Host Oisin Lunny, music journalist and audio enthusiast, will interview expert guests, legends of the music industry, and audio scientists to discuss the power of music and audio in all its facets.

About The Secret DJ

Throughout four decades at the pointy end of electronic music, the Secret DJ has experienced it all, from the first stirrings of the Acid House revolution, fame and adulation as a superstar DJ and producer, losing it all through a combination of bad luck and bad choices, and scraping back into the game once more.

The first book, the at-times hilarious, at others harrowing, The Secret DJ: From Ibiza To the Norfolk Broads tells the brutally honest story of that dizzying rise to fame as a DJ, producer and short-lived pop star – and an even quicker descent into illness and isolation, when eventually the bill became due and it looked like all was lost.

Throughout it all the Secret DJ never lost their wry sense of humour, dedication to the central mission of championing the real heroes of club culture, or belief in the power of dance music as a force for positive change and unity.

Rising again as a performer, artist, promoter, columnist for dance music bible Mixmag and fearless truth-teller and activist, for many The Secret DJ represents the awkward conscience of a subculture. One that’s grown from a youth movement set on changing the world to a multi-billion pound industry that all too often puts profit ahead of people, spectacle ahead of substance, and cash ahead of creativity.

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