DJ Pavement Interview

DJ Name: Pavement

Real Name: Billy edwards

Where are you from?


How long have you been DJ ing?

about 4 years

What got you into being a DJ?

Growing up i started to go out to a few club nights, and gained an interest through that lifestyle. But being born into a musical family pushed my interest in performance from an earlier stage.

When was your first exposure to electronic music?

Probably when i was about 10 or 11, through my brother, with artists such as The Prodigy.

What parties are you playing at this year?

I have a current residency at a Birmingham student night called 99 Flake,and will hopefully be launching my own event later this year in the local area.

What were your favourite parties you’ve played at?

I enjoyed my 3 1/2 hour set in Brighton, warming up

the top room for a friend with disco, funk and similar


Do you produce your own music?

Yes, but nothing released yet

Are you signed to a record label?


Do you ever play live or do you just DJ?

if this is referring to live instruments, i sometimes incorporate my drum machine and synth into sets.

Who are some live acts that inspire you?

Phuture, Ceephax acid crew, Sly & Robbie

Who were the 3 most influential artists of last year?

Ben rau, tom trago, fish eat man

If you could go to one gig tonight where would you go?


What can we expect from you this year?

Event launches, music releases, more sets

What would you say the single most vital piece of tech is?

a mixer? headphones?

What is that thing that most people don’t know about you?

that i am 22, as i look younger haha


Based in Birmingham.

House, Tech & Acid with moody tones of the Funk & Soul era.

After an upbringing around music through my family, i grew up with an interest in the DJ world, and began with a weekly slot at a local bar in my hometown, playing chilled House, Funk & Soul vibes. After recently moving to Birmingham, i am burying my roots into the thriving club industry of Digbeth, while occasionally throwing out Funk & Soul sets for friends events around the UK, the most recent of these being at ‘Sticky Mike’s’ in Brighton. Currently spinning two turntables through a 4 channel Traktor controller, this gives me the use of vinyl and digital for a broad yet refined style of play.

I am also a studying Visual Designer with an interest in texture and tone, and work predominantly with music artwork and club flyers –


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