Tonight we are lucky enough to have Babyshambles very own Adam Ficek DJing It’s A Sin! Being our first Guest DJ of the year, we thought it would be a good idea to catch up with Adam before the show, and talk music. Have a read through, and don’t forget to come down tonight from 11.30pm!
[Wedgewood Rooms] How did you get into DJing?
[Adam] “Well, back in the very old days of probably 96, I was Djing in an indie club and also doing a lot of mod 60s nights, and from that I had a small residency in London playing the same sort of thing. Then in the late 90s I began playing a lot of house music, playing everything really, engagement parties, festivals, and this was way before my band days. I was DJing like this way before BabyShambles. And later I guess I grew into playing more indie stuff, rock and roll, jazz , that sort of thing, so that’s where it all began really.”
[Wedgewood Rooms] What is your favourite music to play?
[Adam] “It depends really, if I get a lot of house gigs or electronic music gigs, I kind of yearn to play something more live, harking back to 60s songs, maybe some jazz and funk. If I am doing too much of that I really yearn for the power of modern dance music. So I don’t know really it depends on what is coming in.
[Wedgewood Rooms] What are your top 5 floor fillers?
[Adam] “If I told you this I’d be out of work (laughs) Honestly there are secrets. Again it depends on what I am playing really, if like it’s a really cool crowd you’re not going to get away with the classics that you think are going to work, I mean for example if your playing Playboy club there are certain house tracks that are always going to work well, or certain more hip hop type tracks.”
[Wedgewood Rooms] What DJs inspire you?
[Adam] “DJs that inspire me? That’s hard really. Again it depends on different styles. I used to love Fat Boy Slim, because he used to bring back a lot of funk and soul in it, and really give that party vibe to it.
[Wedgewood Rooms] What stuff will you be playing wedge?
[Adam] “I have quite a few cool little edits of older stuff – its going to be really alternative party anthems to be honest. I really like the idea that I don’t have to play anything modern which is great for me, that’s my thing. I will do also drop this amazing edit I have done of The Doors, Peace Frog, with some really choppy drums on it. I’ll also play my amazing edit of Beastie Boys and Black Betty. That kind of thing, it’s going to be full of floor fillers.