For the first instalment of the NVV SoundCloud mix series, I caught up with Bristol DJ Oli Creasy - check out his bio below to find out what makes him tick.
What got you into music?
My Dad for sure. He's got a huge collection of soul, funk and punk. When I was younger I'd spend hours trying to listen to everything. He'd always buy one of the recommended CD's from a resident in Brighton and one day came back with Geeneus and Youngsta's 'I Love Dubstep' compilation. It' blew my mind. Tunes from Benga, Horsepower, DMZ, Loefah and Pinch, I've been hooked on forward-thinking music ever since.
What tune never leaves your bag?
Celestial Choir - Stand On The Word (Larry Levan Remix)
Who's your biggest influence?
Gotta be Loefah. Was into his 140 stuff and went to see him at Bestival expecting to hear that. As I walked up I heard his Swamp sound alongside, Mickey Pearce, Chunky and Boddika (still got that Joy o song stuck in my head...Cocaine Powder). It totally changed the game for me and inspired me to buy some turntables. After that, I started listening to his Norwood Soul Patrol show on rinse. The random selection nothing but of just good music, made start buying all sorts of genres and put me on to so many new flavours.
Who do you rate at the moment on the scene?
The UK techno scene (if you can call it that) is on fire at the moment, so many totally new interesting sounds and ever more diverse lineups. But it's all consolidated to the big cities, its gotta change!
What are your words of wisdom for the human race?
Try everything once but heroin and line dancing.
Whats you Dream DJ rider?
2 bags of ket and a packet of crisps.
---- Tracklist ----
Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love [Sire Records]
Wolf Muller Meets The Nile Project - Mabona Dance (Long Version) [Nouvelle Ambiance]
DJ Sotofett & Jaakko Eino Kalevi - Main Bar Mix [Honest Jon's]
Ken Dang - Born In Borneo (Jura Soundsystem Edit) [Jura Soundsystem]
Lola - Wax The Van [Groovin]
A. Mislayene - El Fen (Stefano Ritteri Versione Spaziale) [Spaziale Recordings]
Bawrut - Pronto Arpeggio [Ransom Note]
Raw Silk - Do It To The Music (Special Version)
Turntable Orchestra - Gonna Miss Me [Federal Records]
Adesse Versions - Passion (Boiler Room Edit) [ Adesse Versions]
Max Doblhoff Feat. Idd Aziz - Mama Jo (Sobek Remix) [Mo Black Records]
Alex - Samba [Trilogy Tapes]
Duckett - The Way You Make Me Feel [Berceuse Heroique]
Extra-Terrestrial Jonnhy S [Trouble Maker]
Davis Galvin - All Night Long [Vanity Press Recordings]
Amunaku - Temples [Whities]
Overmono - Le Tigre [Polykicks]
Laurel Halo & Hodge - Tru [Livity Sound]
Facta - Alsatian [Bloc.]
Yak - Darunia [Version]
Tom Blip x Sworman Kitala - Kitala Beat (Funky Mix) [Tom Blip]
Air Max '97 - Ice Bridge [Timedance]
Hodge - Amor Fati (Peverelist Remix) [Dnuos Ytivil]
K-Lone - Sine Language [Wisdom Teeth]
DJ Siegalizer - Apple (Logos Remix) [Amy Becker]
2 Bad Mic - 2 Bad Mice (Remix) [Moving Shadow]
Peverelist - Left Hand [Idle Hands]
Laska - It Feels Like I've Been Here Before [Whities Blue]
Benton - Saxon Fire [Benton Beats]