|John Digweed Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||January 1, 1967|
John Digweed is a British DJ, recording artist, composer, actor, and record label owner, best known for both his solo projects, as well as collaborations with DJ Sasha as a DJ duo Sasha & John Digweed, and Bedrock, a DJ duo consisting of him and DJ Nick Muir. In order to promote the label, he and Nick began releasing songs under their own record label, Bedrock Records. John began his DJ career in 1989 with numerous nightclub appearances, but it wasn’t until 1993 that his breakthrough happened when his music was noticed by an owner of a nightclub called Renaissance. Between 1994 and 2018, he has released more than 40 mixtape compilations, with the most notable being Renaissance: The Mix Collection (1994), Northern Exposure (1996), Bedrock (1999), Layered Sounds (2004), Transitions Vol. 1-4 (2006-2008), Bedrock Eleven (2009), Structures Two (2011), Bedrock 14 (2012), Bedrock 18 – Signals (2016), and Bedrock XX (2018). John Digweed has also amassed a notable social media fan base with more than 800k followers on Facebook, more than 200k followers on Instagram, and more than 200k followers on Twitter.
Thomas John Digweed
DJ Digweed, Ba-bealicious, Northern Exposure
Hastings, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom
His educational history is unknown.
DJ, Recording Artist, Composer, Record Label Owner, Actor
- Father – Unknown
- Mother – Unknown
- Siblings – George Digweed (Clay Shooting Champion)
John Digweed is represented by –
- Steve Goodgold of Paradigm Talent Agency (Talent Agent) in North America
- Ian Hindmarsh of Analog Agency (Booking Agent, Manager) for Worldwide Bookings
Electronic, House, Progressive House, Tech House, Techno, Progressive Trance
- Bedrock Records
- Global Underground
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
71 kg or 156.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
John Digweed has kept his dating history private, but disclosed that he was married.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of British descent.
- Droopy eyelids
- Chubby cheeks
John Digweed has endorsed brands such as –
- Bedrock, his own clothing brand
- Aramasa alcohol drinks (2018)
Best Known For
- Releasing more than 40 remix compilations between 1994 and 2018
- His collaborations with well-known DJs and artists in the house, techno, and electronic genre of music
- Being a part of a DJ duos John Digweed & Sasha with DJ Sasha, and Bedrock, with DJ Nick Muir
John Digweed released his first commercial compilation of mixes titled Renaissance: The Mix Collection with a fellow DJ Sasha under the Renaissance record label in 1994. It consisted of 3 discs with 44 tracks in total and peaked at the 9th spot at the UK Compilation Chart.
John released his debut solo compilation of remixes titled Journeys by DJ Volume 4: Silky Mix in 1994, under the Music Unites record label.
John Digweed made his first theatrical film appearance as a Dance Floor DJ #6 in the music drama Groove in 2000.
First TV Show
John Digweed made his first TV show appearance as himself on the talk-show In Bed with Carrie in 2007.
John Digweed Favorite Things
- Artists – Jimmy Van M, King Unique, Guy Gerber, Gui Boratto, Tiefschwartz, Chris Fortier
- Music Groups – Pink Floyd, Talk Talk, New Order, The Cure, Heaven 17, The Fatback Band
- Movie Soundtrack – Blade Runner (1982)
- Album – The Wall by Pink Floyd (1979)
John Digweed Facts
- He began DJing when he was 15 years old. He made a name for himself by performing at rave parties at the Hastings Pier in Hastings, East Sussex, England.
- His brother, George Digweed, is a multi-World and European clay-shooting champion. For his sport achievements, he was awarded the British Order of Chivalry – The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).
- In 1993, he sent a demo of a mixtape he made to Geoff Oakes, the owner of a nightclub named Renaissance, located in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England.
- Geoff played the demo to DJ Sasha, whose real name is Alexander Coe, at his nightclub. That was when John and Sasha met, and where their friendship and eventual partnership in the form of a DJ duo began.
- Before Sasha and John released their debut mixtape Renaissance: The Mix Collection in 1994 for the Renaissance nightclub, DJ mixtapes were commonly only released on an amateur basis, without any planning about marketing, artwork, or profits.
- To promote their music, he and Nick Muir, another well-known DJ, began performing together as a duo under the name Bedrock. Their big break came when the track For What You Dream Of, first released in 1993, found its way in the soundtrack for the movie Trainspotting (1996).
- John and Nick Muir started their own record label entitled Bedrock Records in 1999.
- John purchased his own nightclub in Southern England at one point so he could have security, stability, perform regularly, and on his own terms.
- He and DJ Sasha established themselves as regular performers in Twilo, a nightclub in New York City, New York, the United States in 1997.
- Even though the reception of their performance at Twilo wasn’t the best initially, by 2001, it became one of the best clubs in the city. Unfortunately, it ended up being raided by the police and forcibly closed down that year.
- Between September 2000 and January 2011, he hosted a regular 2-hour radio show on the Kiss 100 radio in the United Kingdom. The 1st hour was reserved for him, while the 2nd was played by the guest DJ. The show’s name later became Transitions, which was also the name of 4 mixtapes John released between 2006 and 2008.
- In 1998, the well-known TV network VH1 named him “a part of the jet-setting deejay elite.”
- John said that he doesn’t like labeling his music, as it was very progressive, and “a mishmash” of different genres.
- He said that he loved performing in America and Australia because he loved warm countries that he could play until the morning, while the sun was rising up.
- The longest DJ set that he has performed was over 12 hours because the owners of the venue allowed him and the audience to stay for as long as it felt right.
- He created the soundtrack for the movie Stark Raving Mad in 2002, as well as the TV series Spider-Man (2003).
- His song Heaven Scent ended up in the movie Groove (2000), in which he also had a cameo as one of the DJs on the stage.
- John was named as the #1 DJ at the Top 100 rankings by the DJ Magazine in 2001. He lost the spot in next few years, and only managed to come back at the 3rd place in 2007, before slowly descending and disappearing from the list in 2013.
- Visit his official website @ www.johndigweed.com.
- Follow him on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, Beatport, Mixcloud, SoundCloud, MixingDJ, and iTunes.
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