is Colleen Murphy, who was socialized musically by no other than David Mancuso. Hence the young New Yorker was the first female to DJ at the legendary «The Loft». She also hosted her own radio show on WNYU, worked in record stores and finally moved to London. Here she runs her own record label Bitches Brew, operates an experimental dance music project called Wild Rumpus and conducts a remix/DJ-venture with Ashley Beedle called DarkStarr.
Monkeys / Dogs / Cats / Giraffes / Gorillas
Leo Tolstoy: «War And Peace» / Mikhail Bulgakov: «The Master and Margarita» / Kurt Vonnegut: «The Sirens of Titan» / James Baldwin: «Tell Me How Long The Train’s Been Gone» / Maurice Sendak: «Where the Wild Things Are»
Lisa Simpson / Blue Cow / Peggy from King of the Hill / Charlie and Lola / All of Gary Larson’s Far Side animals
London / New York / Tokyo / San Francisco / Paris
Coffee / Hot Chocolate / Still Water / Cava / Rioja
Bananas / Mangos / Clementines / Apples / Pears
Turntable / Pre-am / Amplifier / Speakers / Vinyl Record
Observer Food Magazine / Vanity Fair / The Observer Magazine / National Geographic / FACT
Giving birth – believe it or not / My wedding to Adam / Playing at «The Loft» for the first time / A very special holiday in Trinidad / Moving to NYC at the age of 18
October / November / December / May / June
George Lucas: Star Wars – the whole series / Coen Brothers: any thing by them but especially «Fargo» / Woody Allen: anything by him but especially «Annie Hall» / Zhang Yimou: anything by him but especially «Raise the Red Lantern» / Francis Ford Coppola: The Godfather – the trilogy
My record collection / My Bozak and hi-fi system. / My books / My photographs / My letters
I’m pretty lucky as I haven’t had any personal tragedies except for the death of 2 grandparents and a great friend. Oh – and I had my record box stolen once.
Way too difficult!
Wow! / Cool / Alright then / Excellent! / Riiiighht
DJ-ing / Frost French skinny jeans / Jean Paul Gaultier Perfume / Killer heels / D’Angelo
How Londoners say «Awight Luv» all the time / The multitude of parks / The music scene is one of the best in the world / The people and variety of ethnicities / Great curries
Anything bad happening to my child / Heights – but I still go to the tallest building in each city / Being upside down / Crowds and crowd mentality even though I work in them / Drowning even though I’m a strong swimmer
The Office / I’m Alan Partridge / Fawlty Towers / The Simpsons / Channel 4 News
Having a child / Having a happy marriage. / Producing a record that I like / Playing at «The Loft» with David Mancuso / All of the things I’ve done in Music for the past 24 years
I don’t have a favourite way.