INTERVIEW | HUXLEY
Over the last seven plus years, Huxley has excelled at many different styles, often ahead of the curve. He does well swung drums as well as bass, main room house and deeper, musically accomplished offerings that stir real emotion. We sat down with him to catch up before his show at Bang Bang on Saturday, April 7th. Get tickets here.
I had been talking to Josh about doing something on Origins for a while, and we’ve been doing a lot of B2Bs lately, so it just felt right. I sent the tracks to Josh and he took them straight away. When he suggested Alex Celler for the remix I was onboard instantly, he’s someone who i’ve been a fan of since the Cecille days.
2. You are known for switching up your sound on your releases, what is your reasoning behind this?
Boredom. I think that if I just made the same vibe all the time it would be so boring to me. I have many different tastes, so why not use those influences in my own music. I like to think I take this ethos into my DJing as well.
Honestly, I don’t know. I wouldn’t say that any particular person is an influence on me. I am listening to a lot of old house at the moment though, so that is the sound that I think is coming out most in the music i’m making. But if you ask me this question next week then I’ll probably say something different!
4. We have seen a video of you partaking in FactMagazine’s “Against The Clock” challenge. Other than that instance what has been the quickest that you have created a track that you have released?
That’s a tough one. I can’t really remember. I finish quite a lot of music that never sees the light of day, so it’s probably one of those. One that does stick out for me is ‘Let It Go’. I think that track only took about 3 hours from start to finish. That’s pretty quick for me!
Make sure you get enough sleep. Don’t drink too much. Try and eat healthily. Of course, I don’t do any of these things, but at least I know I should be! Also, when you’re at home make sure you’re there and not still in the headspace of a tour!
7. What is one thing you would change about the current music scene?
8. We always ask DJ’s to give us their top 3 tracks to play at the moment. Can you list yours?