Thu, 31 Jan 2013  /  Post a comment
UK producer Michael Dodman provides the 150th podcast for LWE with music from Boddika, Herbert, Braiden, Trus'me, ItaloJohnson, Steffi and Martin Dawson.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013  /  Post a comment
Huxley goes deep for LWE's 150th Podcast
Tue, 02 Oct 2012  /  Post a comment
Huxley reveals he's working with long-time collaborator Sam Russo on a techno project, among other things, in this extended chat with RA's Marcus Barnes.
Thu, 28 Jun 2012  /  Post a comment
With his tantalizing debut Australian tour coming up this week we thought it was time to have a chat with one of the freshest faces in house music land, Huxley. Although he has been producing for a while now, Michael Dodman only got the attention he deserves in the past couple of years with releases on labels such as Tsuba, Morris Audio and 20:20 Vision. UK based Dodman also keeps busy running his own new label Saints On Sonnets, responsible for that hot Detroit Swindle EP!
Fri, 02 Mar 2012  /  8 Comments
The UK house producer talks on camera about the success of recent tracks like "Shower Scene" and "Let It Go" and what it took to reach this creative head space.
Fri, 30 Dec 2011  /  Post a comment
Muted Noise speak to Huxley in their last interview of the year. With releases forthcoming on Hypercolour and 2020Vision, Huxley fills us in as well as talking about the past year, his inspirations and everything in between.
Fri, 22 Jul 2011  /  Post a comment
Next up we have London’s man of the Moment Huxley with a mix for rolling house.
Next up we have London’s man of the Moment Huxley with a mix for rolling house. Full tracklist below:
01. Joyce Muniz – Malacia – Lo:Rise
02. Moodtrap – Influence – Tsuba
03. Andreas Saag – The Message (Summer Mix) – Rebirth
04. LoSoul ft Fadilla – Time Passes (Dyed Soundorom Remix) – Freak N Chic
05. Eats Everything – Entrance Song – Pets Recordings
06. Tuccillo – Mathematics – 2020 Vision
07. DJ W!ld – Dance Until I Die – Soweso
08. Huxley – Let It Go – Hypercolour
09. Laura Jones – Intentions (Tolfrey & :Russo Mix) – Leftroom
10. Noi Doi – Dupa Joi – Oslo
11. Blawan – Getting Me Down – White
Wed, 27 Apr 2011  /  1 Comment
For thier April "MOTELCAST" Italian clubnight MOTEL1989 have chosen one of thier guests that appeared this season... HUXLEY uk, well known british producer from TSUBA records and BACK&FORTH recordings...
Sat, 12 Mar 2011  /  Post a comment
Hello Huxley, do you prepare your music meticulously before a gig or go into the situation carefree?
Not at all really. I tend to play off CDs (and more recently vinyl again). But, I’m not one for just putting one track on a cd, so I’ll just have a few on each, which means I can carry a lot around with me. Also if you are playing a new venue/night for the first time you may not really know what’s going to work until you get there. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Do you need information about a venue you will play or the type of audience in attendance at a particular club?
Not really. I mean I try to speak to the promoter before hand, either by email or skype or something. It’s good to find out what past guests they have had as this can often set the mood for the type of music they want. However, I think you can get to caught up in this and just play something which doesn’t show off your own personality I always try and put my own mark on my sets. I don’t want to just be the same as the next guy. As soon as you do that you might as well not bother.
Do you ever dwell on the DJ who opened the evening or would you rather go in and impose your sound?
Again, it’s nice to get to a venue early to get a vibe of the place. I’m not too bothered though really. It helps if they play some of the music you were planning to play, so you know to steer clear of that. Again I definitely feel it’s important you always play music that will work but also stays true to your own identity as a dj/producer.
Do you ever think “I definitely want to play this music tonight”?
Yes! Definitely. I’m fortunate that I get sent a lot of music these days. Every so often there is that track that really blows you away so much you feel you have to share it with people. Most recently it was the new Clapz II Dogz track, Rain, which is coming out on Glass Table. That is such a cool record. The first time I got to play it was actually a few weeks ago at Motel 1989 in Genoa. It went down a treat as well.
When you play live are you afraid of making a mistake or you’re always sure of your performance?
When I was younger I use to shit myself a bit. But nowadays I don’t really get that nervous. A bit of pre-match nerves can help you keep on your game. It means you really pay attention to what you’re playing and how you play it. I would say it’s more excitement than nerves though, actually. Every time I play I still love it, even if there is only 50 people in the place.
What do you do with the promoters and the public, you prefer to interact with all or you just want your space?
I definitely prefer to interact with the promoters and crowd. I don’t really get the whole “just turn up and do my set, then fuck off” mentality some people have. The whole point of djing is interaction. Whether it’s with the crowd or the people who are running the party or whoever. Obviously if you have a few gigs in one night this can make it a bit difficult, but otherwise I’m always up for talking to people after or what have you. Traveling as a DJ can be a bit of a lonely existence at times, so it’s good to break this up. It’s always cool to go for dinner with the promoters first, get to know them a bit. Over the past couple of years I’ve met some great people who I will probably keep in touch with regardless of the music.
Wed, 28 Jul 2010  /  Post a comment
Huxley offers up a sultry slice of deep house as he takes the reigns for the 2nd episode in the Ketoloco Podcast Series.
A short and sweet interview with Huxley.
1) Can you tell us a bit about the mix - how did you approach it?
This is just a mix up of some of my favourite tracks at the moment. It also gives a good indication of the vibe that i'm playing out. Looking back at the tracklist it's actually pretty upfront for me. I normally play more of a mixture of old and new stuff.
2) How and where was the mix recorded?
I just recorded the mix in my studio at home, just on some CDJs and a pioneer 600 . Nothing really that special to mention i'm afraid. However, I do often edit the tracks I play a bit before hand, to make them more to how i feel they will work when i play them. Especially for studio mixes when you have more time to think about how you want to piece things together.
3) Is the 'how' important? IE are you strictly vinyl, digital only, a keen fan of gadgets like FX boxes etc etc?
For me, personally, I'm not that fussed. Right now i just play out using CDs and a tiny bit of vinyl, sometimes. I think everyone has their own way of working, and if it works for them, then that's great. People get too caught up about the 'how' sometimes and forget about the music, which is the most important part for me. Saying this, i'm looking to get into ableton or traktor soon though, as they both look like pretty cool programs.
4) And for a normal set in a club - how much preparation goes into each one? How much planning do you do or are most of your sets done on the fly?
I'd love to say i'm one of those people who meticulously plans everything before hand, but i'm very much a 'on the fly' type of person. I also find that if you have this approach you can adapt to the crowd/situation easier. I mean you could have planned the best set in the world, but if the crowd isn't feeling it, then you're not doing your job.
5) You’re playing a set for Ketoloco @ The Light Bar on Sunday 29th August with Solomun and Christian Burkhardt - what can people expect from you?
More of the same with a few surprises and maybe some more exclusives!