DJ October will be spinning his stuff alongside Youandewan on September 19th, at Joshua Brooks. Come party with us! Here’s a few words from the man himself…


You’ve got a new E.P coming out on Skudge Records due out in October this year – can you talk us through the production process and how it came together? 

I couldn’t really tell you I’m afraid.  Both tracks I wrote over 2 years ago.



Although your sound is quite unique and different to lot of current music trends, who do you look to for inspiration and which artists do you garner most respect for?

Difficult question as I’m into a lot of things.  Sonic Youth have always played a big part in inspiring me. Also such artists as, DAF (Deutsche Amerikanische Freundschaft), Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Front 242, Nitzer Ebb, David Bowie, Throbbing Gristle, The Cure, Sisters Of Mercy, DJ Stingray, Drexciya, Kraftwerk, Neu!, Can, Big Black.


Which artist(s) would you most want to collaborate with?
Robert Gorl of DAF, James Stinson, Annie Lennox, Debbie Harry and David Bowie.  I would love to make some weird electronic stuff with Iggy Pop too.


Are you happy with the current set-up of your studio? And are there any pieces that you’ve got your eye on in the near future?
Yeah I guess so but it can always do with improving.  Wouldn’t mind an Oberheim OBX-1 or a Linn Drum LM-1.  Would love a Korg SQ-10 Sequencer.


Korg Sequencer 
What process do you go through when searching for new music and do you still go record shopping or tend to buy more online? 
Most of the records I want are not available in the UK.  A lot of it is available in Europe so Discogs comes in handy apart from the postage costs.  I love to go record shopping whenever I can but a lot of what I dig is just not available in most shops so I tend to buy online a lot.


How do you plan for a set? 
I don’t really ever plan for a set.  I just like to know what the first couple of tracks are but then I just read the crowd.


What would you describe as your career highlight so far and are there any other goals you’d like to achieve?
Panorama Bar, NYC, Tel Aviv, Fabric and Berlin have been DJ highlights.  I would love to play Berghain and Japan.


What advice would you give to someone trying to make their way in the industry?
Well for starters I wouldn’t listen to my advice but if you want to be involved in the music industry, just never give up and never conform.


Which three records rarely leave your record bag?


Bringing Techno to Manchester. Democratising dancefloors.