Shaun Banger Scott interview@ Miss Bassline

Fresh in from a gig up north, i managed to get a few minutes with Shaun in the VIP section of Liquid.

You’ve just arrived from a gig in Leeds, how does it compare to this bassline event?

It’s so much more live here, that was just a warm up gig. Leicester always has a real buzz about it, events like this are amazing. Especially as I’ve got the closing set! Download events are always groundbreaking.

How does it compare to playing gigs over in the Balearics and Greece?

I’ll be playing in Ayia Napa, Ibiza and Malia this summer actually. You see a lot of old faces, the real hardcore ravers, because they love that vibe over there. And you’re breaking new music to people that don’t know it so well, it’s like watching your kids open their Christmas presents!

So what got you into the scene and what have been the high points of your time as a DJ?

Well I started out DJing from my love of Chicago house – people like Mr Lee – and it just started to evolve my own sound from there. I’ve been the business for 20 years now, I’ve had two chart hits and have just been signed to Ministry of Sound. I’m just happy to get to do what I love doing as a living!

What tracks do you predict to make it big this year?

“U Wot” by DJ Q and Bonez, and “Lately” by TRC.