Oakenholmes

Oakenholmes

For House

The show covers House music from the late 90s to the mid-00s with a few later tracks dropped in here and there. Dance music is a very cyclic beast and the influences from older tracks can be heard in the new tracks around.

These are the sounds that I played out with in the late 90s when I was involved in a collective of 4 djs, calling ourselves Halo we had a monthly residency in the Chill out room at Progress Derby playing soulful House tunes.

The aim of my show is to play tunes that some may have heard and some may not and go for a classic soulful house feel.

The show is an all vinyl show playing quality dance tunes from a decade ago, with the odd sprinkling of new tracks some digital.

To take the listener on a journey through a style or era of dance music each show based on influences old and new.

The show will include label retrospectives, style retrospectives, artist/producer retrospectives. Along with a bi-monthly guest mix form Lenardx playing a more eclectic array of tunes.

Sometimes Deep sometimes funky always soulful dance music

I stared my journey listening to John Peel play a lot of Acid House in the late 80s and listening to Jeff Young’s Big Beat.

 Got a taste for dance clubs with a few visits to the Hacienda in the 89.

 I then spent a couple of years studying in Middleborough and got to see Mike Pickering DJ there before I moved to Manchester to finish my politics degree, absorbing all that was Madchester and more. Including seeing Public Enemy at the Apollo.

Have always put mix tapes together for as long as I can remember and after having my first go on some decks in the early 90s decided to take the jump and got some Technics after finishing uni, I started doing House parties influenced by the Techno tunes discovered with visits to Bugged out at Sankeys Soap and a couple of tribal Gatherings.

Continued playing House parties for friends and started to move towards a lot of deep house. Spent a lot of time with a friend who had a residency at Niche in Sheffield and occasionally got the chance to play which gave me the taste for djing even more.

In the late 90s I started a Monthly residency at Progress in Derby with a collective called Halo playing soulful house music in the front room.
I have been collected records before I got the decks and carried on with a passion leading to a very eclectic collection.