Check out my new mix on designers.mx, it’s a celebration of music from my motherland, Essex — England.
Even though I haven’t lived there for about 15 years, I do feel a little embarrassed by how it’s rep has sunk so low in recent times. This hasn’t been helped by all the cheesy nightclubs, fake tans, whitened teeth, pink polo-shirts and naff reality TV shows. It wasn’t always this way however, once upon a time there was actually loads of good music coming out of the county and I’ve included my favourites in this mix.
Incidentally, I went to the same art college as Depeche Mode (albeit a few years later), The Prodigy used to live round the corner from my Dad and DR Feelgood used to play down the road from my house when I lived on Canvey Island as a baby. Happy Days.