Each issue we proﬁle an internet radio
station worthy of your attention, this
PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF
I’m DJ Dubya and I’m founder and
owner of www.subbassfm.com
Bournemouth. I’m in charge of website
design, ﬂyer design, all the website
and technical side of things. Sweetie
is responsible for the promotion
and arranging events, scouting
for prospective DJs. I set up www.
because DJ Hoody and
I had been playing on other stations
for about four yrs and they weren’t
really going anywhere and a little
disagreement with the management of
the last station left us with no choice
but to leave. The other reason for is
we know how difﬁcult it is to get into
mainstream and club DJing and the
station gives up-and-comings DJ the
opportunity to show of their skills. The
station started in March 2007 and
it’s going better than I ever expected FIRST & LAST:
in such a short time. We have over 40
regular DJs and these include the likes JOHN B
of J-Bass of Born Idle Records, DJ/MC
Robbie Dee, Shotz from Radical Beats FIRST RECORD YOU BOUGHT? FIRST TUNE YOU MADE?
and SLB of Nakedbeatz. Jason Donovan’s ‘Ten Good Reasons’ LP. I got it signed last Oh man. I made some VERY dodgy stuff when I was young. I
year when he came to my local Chicago Rock Cafe! was dabbling in production from about 11-years-old, so my
WHAT IS THE MUSIC POLICY? ﬁrst properly ﬁnished stuff was schoolboy stuff, probably
Subbassfm specialises in drum & bass, FIRST CLUB YOU WENT TO? for my GCSE music course. It probably sounded like VERY
breaks and pre-‘94 old skool. At the Probably The Avenue in Maidenhead, just the local meat- basic and misinterpreted Jean Michelle Jarre...
moment there are a lot more drum & market shit hole. I got drunk, was nervous, probably tried
bass DJs than the other genres but to chat up some girls and got knocked back, and did my FIRST GIG ABROAD?
that’s only because we’ve had more really dodgy mid-90s pseudo-rave dancing. First decent Somewhere in Germany I think while I was still at
interest from drum & bass DJs. We also club was Speed. I went with my dad and my mate Stefan university. I felt like such a hero zipping off to Munich or
have a guest slot on Sundays 8pm- after I did my A-levels. It was an all-nighter and we got something and none of my lecturers were any the wiser.
10pm which is any genre and is proving there super early and left right at the end. The music that
very popular. night was an inspiration, from start to ﬁnish. LAST BOOK YOU READ?
David Deida - Way Of The Superior Man
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO TELL US FIRST JOB?
ABOUT? I’ve only ever worked in music. I was basically a LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
The next step is for us to get more professional student until I graduated, then went into Superbad on my iPhone on the way back from Vienna.
overseas DJs signed up to enable us production and later DJing. The ﬁrst cheque I got for music
to get the station live 24/7. We will was from DMC - I did a couple of megamixes of current LAST VIDEOGAME YOU BOUGHT?
hopefully be adding a downloads chart stuff for their monthly CDs they give to DJs who can’t Call Of Duty 4 for my PC. I’ve played it once. Never again.
section soon so people can download be arsed to mix in commercial clubs.
video/audio mixes from past shows. LAST TIME YOU GOT ANGRY?
We’ve always wanted to do club events FIRST PAYING GIG? Last night. I couldn’t sleep ‘cause I have the ﬂu.
as well and we’ve promoted some at the Hard to remember, I think me and my mates shared £30 for
Empire in Bournemouth that went very doing a d&b night called Eclectica at a club called Klute in LAST TIME YOU LIED?
well. We’ve now got a residency at Club Durham. It’s since been voted the worst venue in the world. I don’t lie – it’s counter-productive.
2 XS in Bournemouth so look out for our The booth ceiling was so low you had to crouch a bit. No
events there. monitors, hardwired headphones that were half of an old John B – ‘When The Time Comes’ / ‘Dancing In The Dark’ is
telephone, and the toilets upstairs were leaky (and if you out now on Beta.
/ were unlucky would drip through onto you). We were THAT
determined to get a club night going...
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