ALL EPISODES

Welcome to "Once a DJ," the captivating podcast hosted by Adam Gow, better known as DJ Wax On. For two decades, DJ Wax On has immersed himself in the world of DJing, exploring the art form alongside his other professional pursuits. With a genuine interest in personal growth and a deep appreciation for the unique skills acquired through DJing, he invites you to embark on a journey of self-discovery and exploration.

In this conversation, House Shoes, a DJ and record label owner, discusses his journey in the music industry and the hip-hop scene in Detroit. He talks about setting goals and starting a podcast to reconnect with the culture. House Shoes shares his experiences growing up in Detroit and the influence of music in his life....
ORDER NU-MARK'S NEW "AMU-NU" COOKBOOK: https://djnu-mark.shop/products/amu-nu-cookbook DJ Nu-Mark on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/djnumark DJ Nu-Mark on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/djnumark/ DJ Nu-Mark Linktree: https://linktr.ee/djnumark DJ Nu-Mark discusses his background, the influence of his mother, and the healing power of music. He shares his experiences growing up in Iran and the United States, as well as his love for Brazilian...
New Book "Write Lines" out now: https://velocitypress.uk/product/write-lines-book/ This week we sit with Andrew Emery to discuss his experiences as a journalist for Hip Hop Connection, founding Fat Lace magazine, and loads more from his past as an aspiring rapper (he's also done bits of DJing so we aren't cheating), and much more. This book covers...
Barry Beats Instagram (via Si Spex): https://www.instagram.com/sispex/ Barry Beats Bandcamp (via Si Spex): https://barrybeatsakasispex.bandcamp.com/ Barry Beats YouTube (Via Si Spex): https://www.youtube.com/@Sispex Once A DJ links: https://linktree.com/onceadj Summary In this conversation, Barry Beats discusses his journey into beat making, his experience creating a live cut and paste mix, and his latest project, the Ultimate Fakes compilations....
This week we get into it with Si Spex of UKHH pioneers The Creators, about growing up in Cornwall and getting into hip hop, early DJing experiences, college and university, meeting Julian and Johnny F, and exposure to library music. Si Spex discusses his journey in music production and DJing, including his time with High...
This week we sit with Kiss FM hip hop/R&B legend DJ & remixer (and now  @lovethingldn  podcaster) Swerve to look at both the many opportunities that his DJ career has brought him, and the people who have helped and supported him along the way. Summary In this episode of the Once A DJ Podcast, DJ...
In this conversation, Brandon Block discusses his journey as a DJ, his struggles with addiction, and his path to recovery. He shares insights into the early days of DJing in Ibiza and the impact of fame and notoriety. Brandon also emphasizes the importance of self-care and the need to detox from technology. He highlights his...
Bronx hip hop legend Danny Dan The Beat Mann (FACEBOOK // INSTAGRAM) joins Adam to discuss his lifelong passion for vinyl and wide-ranging musical tastes influenced by his diverse family background. He shares stories of digging for records and producing his acclaimed "Dusty Fingers" series. Danny explains his approach to curating and mastering obscure funk,...
In the final part of this 3-part series, Peter Parker continues to open up about his life journey, including struggling with loss of self-esteem and depression. He discusses reconnecting with music projects and friends that helped pull him out of a self-destructive period. Peter also shares being diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety as an adult...
In Part 2 of this monster interview with Peter Parker, we go through the development and releases of Fingathing, and how a strong bond was formed which went way beyond just guys in a band. We go through the good times, into what unravelled into a dark period in Dan’s life. As you heard there,...
This episode follows Dan Baxter AKA Fingathing's Peter Parker's journey from a bedroom turntablist to touring internationally with big names in music. He describes growing up immersed in music and developing a passion for hip-hop DJing and battling. After competing in DJ competitions, he catches the attention of producer Mark Rae who invites him to...
In this raw and candid interview, iconic drum & bass DJ and producer DJ Rap shares her journey through her early years into discovering the rave scene, and how it helped her to move past some early traumas, both providing her solace, and simultaneously planting the seeds for her pioneering career. She discusses becoming one of...
Journey through the vibrant history of DJ culture, soundscapes, and electronic evolution with Paul Noble, founder of London's iconic Spiritland. From spinning records in the early '90s to his deep dive into high-end audio systems and community-driven club concepts, Paul lays it all on the deck. Tap into his insights on the UK music scene,...
This week on Once I DJ I talk to someone who’s never actually been a DJ, but has now told one of the most significant stories of DJ culture. Our guest is visual artist turned film maker Omar Acosta about his journey from young aspiring graffiti artist, to writing, co-producing and directing his latest project...
In this week’s episode, we sat with Aloha Got Soul founder Roger Bong to discuss his journey starting with needing to feel a connection to the homeland, through blog, to label, to record shop. What started off as a djing-led conversation ended up covering the many facets of turning a passion project into a career.  PLEASE...
In this fascinating episode of "Once A DJ", we delve deep into the life and career of Phil Lembke, a.k.a. Sticky Dojah, a Germany-born DJ who made a name for himself in Germany and then New York. Listen to Sticky Dojah share his journey from growing up in East Germany to embracing the first wave...
This week Adam sits down with Rob Pursey - Master of Ceremonies and DJ at Hip Hop Karaoke, Southern Hospitality/Players Ball, former Fat Lace and Hip Hop Connection journalist, and general hip hop authority. We discuss his journey South from Darlington and Newcastle through Leeds and Manchester, to London. We learn how busy it's possible...
In this episode, we embark on a captivating journey with Neil Nice, tracing his path from a skater in Rhode Island to becoming a renowned DJ. Tune in as we explore the early influences that shaped Neil's passion for music and how he found his way into the DJing scene and then into embarking on...
Join us in this exciting episode where we host James Hamlin, also known as J Squared, a revered figure in the hip hop scene. We delve into the world of hip hop, tracing its roots and its cultural impact on the UK. James shares his journey of musical discovery as a kid, his early interest...
In this episode, we deep dive into the musical journey of Kieran Hadley, known in the UK hip hop scene as DJ Baboon. From his initial encounters with music, the growth of his record collection, his introduction to battle DJing, and his integration into the music industry, this wide-ranging conversation covers it all. Kieran shares...
In this beat-dropping episode of our podcast, we dive deep into the world of DJ culture with Rob Webster, a.k.a Rob Webster. From his early influences and his journey through hip-hop and rave culture, to becoming a buyer of music and an influential figure in the Nottingham independent record shop scene, we cover it all....
Prepare to be spun into an epic tale of turntable triumphs and trials as Wax On brings you DJ D on the latest episode of "Once a DJ Podcast". This powerhouse began her journey with vinyl in the vibrant 80s, teaching herself the art of turntablism, and has since then never stopped spinning. Listen in...
In this unique, rhythm-infused podcast episode, we dive deep into the life of Will Page, a DJ turned first-ever economist in the music industry. We begin by tracing Will's foray into the DJing scene and his philosophy of delivering music without crossing over boundaries. His deep-rooted respect for lyrics and the power they hold is...
“See what the others can’t” - this week, we're in conversation with one of the world’s most creative turntablists, Burnley’s DJ Woody. We break down his path to 2 world championships (while holding down a full time job), what comes afterwards, and what makes Woody able to look at the turntable in an entirely different...
This week we talk to Alan Smithson, founder of MetaVRse about his journey through DJing, into tech, and everything in between. He's played the biggest clubs on the planet, and developed hardware for the biggest DJs. We look at how the state of AI and how it can benefit DJs, and why we should be...
This week we chat to Paul Terzulli aka DJ Step One about life as an open format DJ, knowing when to quit, and the other directions passion can take you. As well as DJing, Paul ran a successful blog in what's now known as "the blog era", and more recently authored "Who Say Reload", a...
Will Kirby AKA Santero is probably one of London's busiest DJs in 2023. His open format style and 3style winning approach to DJing mean you'll find him rocking the coolest parties around town. In addition to his come-up, we talk about knowing which gigs hold you back, burnout, sobriety, crowd-pleasing, ducks, and much more. Instagram...
This week we chat to DMC Champ, and DJ/Producer about touring globally with both DJ sets and live shows of original production, and things that have changed in his time as a DJ. We discover how his route to a turntable was quite different to our other guests to date, and we find out what...
We talk to Patrick "King Most" Diaz, a San Francisco native DJ and Producer who grew up in a culture where DJing is everywhere - And he's played everything from hip hop gigs to clubs, to bars, to weddings, to corporates. Find out about his philosphy and approach that ensures that he still DJs, 30...
On this week's episode we talk to top selector/DJ Sarah Sweeney about her 25 year career in music and DJing, how she crammed so much in before embarking on the journey of a 3 child-family, and then what DJing looks like now. She's had a load of cool residencies and gigs over the years, and...
In this episode we cover a LOT because Brian Rauschenbach has done a lot. He was a bboy, then a DJ/promoter while simultaneously building a career in tech. We talk about how and when to do things for free, the values they can deliver, how Brian learned from an early age to understand what people...
In this episode we're in conversation with UK hip hop/mashup/VJ/Producer/Legend DJ Yoda about being authentic and developing your own lane. Whilst authenticity is the key message across the episode, the questions are at times a bit in the weeds, just due to the level of influence specific elements of Yoda's work have had on me....
This week's guest is deep house DJ, record producer, writer, and co-founder of Umbrella Magazine, Anthony Teasdale. We chat about the boom and bust of the UK club scene, how DJs can improve their personal brand, and the lessons you learn that apply more widely to careers and business in general. Find more about him...
My first knowledge of Jake was as a wind up merchant on message boards in the mid-2000s...fast forward 15 plus years and he's a 7 time world DJ champ, teacher and mentor, and former top 200 international poker player. Find out how everything links and what makes him tick in our conversation. A couple of...
DJ Ynot is a 20-plus year working DJ starting with hip hop and moving on to soul, funk, jazz, and much more. We discuss his journey into DJing, some weird and wonderful networking opportunities, the bits he loved, and the bits that made him realise he'd done enough and needed a change. Now running a...
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