Hey Johnny, how long have you been working for bassike?
It’s been approximately six years.
What were you doing before you started with bassike?
Mostly spending time at the beach catching waves & working for an Australian record label.
What music did you like growing up?
The oldies from the past and hip hop.
Has there been anyone in particular that has been influential in refining your musical tastes?
I wouldn’t say there was one person in particular but Grandmaster Flash was always an influence as well as Maria Ladd (aka my mum) she would always have the radio on at home playing music.
What music are you into today?
It’s pretty broad, but ranges from music you wouldn’t hear on the radio to tracks that are played quite frequently.
When / where did you start DJ’ing?
As a birthday present my folks bought turntables for me and I started playing records at home in my bedroom. The first time I actually played outside of the bedroom was at a friend’s birthday party down the road, dressed up trying to mimic Grandmaster Flash.
What do you enjoy doing outside of music?
Enjoy time in the ocean, working on my cars, riding my bikes, taking pictures, reading and collecting various objects of interest