Ahead of his first release on Soa Music, we caught up with JR to discuss music, injuries and his love of Prince.
Please tell us where you’re from and what the music scenes like there?
I'm from a small village near Rotherham, not far from Sheffield called Swinton.
The music scene in Sheffield is very much alive with brands like THE TUESDAY CLUB & NICHE Holding events pushing the boundaries with house and the global bass genres.
Do you prefer DJing or making music?
There is no better feeling than playing to a loving crowd, be it 15 people or 5000.
What music do you listen to for your own pleasure?
Prince, metallica and Eminem are top of my personal favourites
How did you get into making music and what influences did you have early on?
It all started with bootlegs and chasing down the latest FRIDAY NIGHT POSSE or TUFFCUB MASHUP.
1999 to 2002 is where bootlegs were at their best.
It's gradually progressed from their, The more time I’ve had on my hands and the ownership of a IMAC from 2014 has got me to where I am now.
What is the dumbest way you’ve been injured?
Kicking a bus stop whilst drunk. Not my greatest moment.
What equipment do you use and what’s your favourite piece of kit?
Production - iMac and Ableton
Playing - xdjrx
If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Prince - greatest hits
How would you describe your music in 3 words?
Glorious, global music.
What’s the worst request you’ve had whilst DJing?
Can you play for free.
If you could have any superpower what would it be?
To have multiple personalities.
Outside of music, what hobbies and interests do you have?
Collecting Prince vinyl and doing graphic design
Finally, a little macabre, but what two tracks would you have played at your funeral.
Prodigy - Fire Starter.
Prince - Purple Rain.
We Love Techno comes out on February 4th 2019 and is available from all major download and streaming sites.