Introducing Kojay – a DJ originally hailing from Moseley, Birmingham, now living in London.
“From a very young age, i was introduced to an array of different music from around the world almost entirely by my Dad. He was always playing various genres around the house, which gave me, my brother and my two sisters a love for music – mainly Deep & Soulful House, Disco, Funk, Soul, Hip-Hop, Afrobeats, Reggae and Dub….the list goes on. But then through my teenage years, Grime, Dubstep, Jungle and Garage shaped my love for the more club oriented end of the spectrum even further. These are all elements that i feel resonates in the music I play in my sets.”
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What are your first memories of collecting records?
“Growing up I remember seeing how many records were scattered around the house and wanted the same for myself. My first job out of school allowed me to buy my first record. At the time I loved drum n bass so I bought ‘You Love It EP’ by Original Sin – very random because I haven’t bought any drum n bass since.”
Favourite record labels of all time?
“Nu Groove, DMZ, Punch Drunk, Hessle Audio, Sound Signature, Nervous Records, FWM, Tru Thoughts, CoOp, Apron Records, Dance Regular, Yoruba Records (I’ll leave it at that).”
Name a song to soundtrack the sunshine…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCqmH5dDeHQ“Sin Palabras – Yemaya (John Beltran Vocal).
Honestly, just listen to the track. Incredible.”
What is one of your favourite pieces of sleeve art and why?
“Skull Disco generally do really cool designs but the cover of Appleblim & Peverelist – Circling
is one that springs to mind.”
When digging, what are the 2 main things that draw you to a record?
“Probably the record label it’s released on and the album artwork. If it’s a really simple design with a cool stamp on it or alternatively, one with a crazy & colourful design.”