The London based new kid has honed is craft between countless hours in the DJ Booth & Locking himself away in his South London studio curating the world wide recognised sound & brand that is ‘SolidGrooves’….Bibi is more than just your average Producer/DJ. Playing Music, Making music & a love for the party scene are the three sole things that motivate the SolidGrooves ‘Head Honcho’, he will not let anyone or anything come between him and making sure that his unique stamp is on every piece of music released & party put on under the brands name. Bibi’s raw passion for Music has been with him since childhood but his enthusiasm for the underground came at the tender age of 14 when he acquired his first pair of Numark, belt drive turntables. From this moment on DJ’ing was an obsession for the enthusiastic teenager, then a few years on upon experiencing his first taste of fruity loops making music & playing it became the addiction which could never be shaken off.
Tell us about some of your British DJ heroes?
Carl Cox & Mr G have to be two of the DJ’s that most influenced me on pure DJing skills.
What have you been working on recently?
Have been busy in the studio preparing a steady stream of releases myself as well as programming lots of new music for my own label SolidGrooves!
How did the idea originally occur and did you ever plan for it to be as respected as it is now?
It started just as an idea for friends to come together that enjoyed a similar style of music that wasn’t really being done anywhere else at that time. We had no idea what it would turn into…
Tell us about the mix, how did you put it together, what did you want to represent?
As with most of the tracks I play out at the moment the mix is just a compilation of stuff I’m feeling from friends and myself right now. I almost always play tracks that have been shared with me directly and I’ve had a discussion on the vibe with whoever made it. I find it for one helps me get what the track is about and also it just feels a lot better when it goes off in the club and you know either yourself or one of your friends made this and will be buzzing.
Talk us through the British music featured in this mix? Which British artists are you most excited about?
The first few British tracks are by myself, Charles Pierre, Kreature, Iglesias and Josh Butler. Again, they are all good friends and also amazing producers. I have to say Charles Pierre is the one to watch. Not many people will know his name right now but they will soon!
How would you describe the sound of the music that is being released on Solid Grooves?
‘Solid’ & ‘Groovy’
What DJ would you say inspired you to become a DJ yourself?
Tough one, but as DJ’s for pure skills it has to be Scratch Perverts, they first introduced me to the art of true a ‘DJ’.
How often do you use your own voice in your tracks?
90% of my tracks will have my own vocals in there somewhere. It naturally has become my signature sound.