Brixton born DJ & Producer Rob Blake, gives us the low down on his hometown… this is Brixton calling DJ Rob Blake…
I was born in Brixton in the 1960s. I was actually born at home on Brixton Hill, Helix Road. I have always been around music, for example, my older brother was in a sound system called Studio One - a sound that is still playing out now!!! This gave me the bug for music.
Your favourite Brixton gig:
My favourite Brixton gig has to be my birthday set I did this year at the Fridge Bar on Brixton Hill on 6th January. It was by far the best night for me, DJing where I am from and known to people gives me a very strong feeling of belonging.
Your favourite Brixton musician, band or song:
Alabama 3 are by far the best in South London for me.
Your favourite place to eat in Brixton:
The best place to eat for me is one of a few places in Brixton – The Old Stop Gap & also The Satay Bar.
Your favourite place to drink in Brixton:
I don’t drink but I can say that the Fridge Bar & Satay Bar are great and also the small places in the market.
Looking forward I see myself as a DJ Producer with my own label coming out; Home Leave Records. I also DJ on housefm.net every Thursday from 12.00pm till 2.00pm. housefm.net is one of the biggest station for house music in London.
I am looking forward to the many gigs I have coming up, including up north…. so watch this space!
People looking to hear what DJ Rob Blake is about, check out my mix cloud & sound cloud and also podomatic.
I am also on rotation with a host of great DJs at the great morning party Jump Off, every Sunday at the Fridge Bar on Brixton Hill, 4.00am till 11.00am.
Looking forward I will continue working with A2B Records, Curvatory label & I.D.K. which are my music mentors.
Your listening suggestions for Brixton:
My listening suggestion for people is Noisy Sista, one woman’s work that I play and who is also from Brixton. I also play and work with all up coming artists now and always will.