Ahead of his set a Lightbox on January 27th, we spoke to Waifs and Strays about what he’s been up to recently and how 2017 is piecing together!
Do you want to introduce yourselves to our readers, telling them who you are and what youâ€™re known for?
Iâ€™ve been lucky enough to release music on labels such as Hot Creations, Leftroom, VIVA, Futureboogie, Of Unsound Mind and Material and Iâ€™m playing the Shuush 4th birthday at Lightbox.
You originate from Bristol, a city very well known for its thriving music scene. How did growing up in Bristol influence your sound, and were there any artists /club nights in particular you attended that stand out?
Outside of the Bristol music scene, what other artists were you inspired by growing up?
How does it feel to have releases on labels like Leftroom, Hot Creations, Of Unsound Mind and be associated with artists such as Skream, Jamie Jones + more?
its a bit surreal, I mean these guys are legends, so to be associated with them in any way is really amazing, and then to have them like your music enough to release on their labels?! Yeah its pretty incredible feeling.
How did the dynamic change when Rich left the duo back in 2014?
I had been DJing for years, so I was totally comfortable going solo behind the decks, but the real change was in the studio. It was a real shame Rich stopped but he had his reasons and we are still friends.
You played the Madtech takeover at Lightbox in 2014, what are your memories of the venue?
Lightbox is such an incredible venue – those lights man! But its also a really great shape with great sound. Its really one of my favourite rooms to play!
Looking forward to the Shuush 4th Birthday, what are you expecting from the Shuush crowd and can you give a preview to what kind of a set youâ€™ll be playing?
Beyond the 27th January, what can we expect from you in 2017?