Get To Know Our Resident DJs

Posted: Tuesday 3 October 2017

With Freshers in full swing, we're going behind the scenes of our O2 Academy club life to show you just what to expect from your local clubs.
WARNING: It's good. It's REALLY good.


Andy H - Quality Control, O2 Academy Sheffield

Expect to hear: hip hop/funk/beats

What song is guaranteed to get clubbers on their feet:
"It has to be the classic boom bap hip hop at Quality Control. Those big funk samples that won over so many people making them 'lifelong hip hop fans' have really stood the test of time and still shine today"

Andy's Top 5 Albums:

  • Q-Tip - The Renaissance
  • The Roots - Things Fall Apart 
  • Nas - Illmatic
  • A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
  • Gang Starr - Hard To Earn

Flint Tropical - The Superfunk Rollerdisco, O2 Academy Sheffield

Expect to hear: disco/funk/soul/hip hop

What song is guaranteed to get clubbers on their feet:
"Definitely the Dimitri from Paris remix of 'You Can't Hide' by Teddy Pendergrass."

Flint's Top 5 Albums:

  • Guts and Mambo - Beach Diggin' Vol.1
  • Guts and Mambo - Beach Diggin' Vol.2 
  • Breakbot - By Your Side
  • Anderson .Paak - Malibu 
  • The Avalanches - Since I Left You

Bobby Charlton Foster - Star Shaped Club, O2 Academy Islington

Expect to hear: Britpop/90s indie

What song is guaranteed to get clubbers on their feet:
"'Yes' by McAlmont & Butler, 'Rock 'n' Roll Star' by Oasis and 'I Am The Resurrection' by The Stone Roses."

Bobby's Top 5 Albums:

  • Suede - Dog Man Star
  • Blur - Parklife
  • Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible
  • David Bowie - Station To Station
  • The Beatles - The White Album (a.k.a. The Beatles)

Gav Webb - I Love The 90's vs I Love The 00's, O2 Academy Islington  

Expect to hear: 90s and 00s pop/dance/guilty pleasures

What song is guaranteed to get clubbers on their feet:
"'I Gotta Feeling' by The Black Eyed Peas, 'I'll Be There For You' (Friends Theme song) by The Rembrandts, 'One More Time' by Daft Punk, 'Wannabe' by Spice Girls and 'Everybody (Backstreet's Back)' by Backstreet Boys."

Gav's Top 5 Albums: 

  • The Streets - Original Pirate Material
  • Nirvana - Nevermind
  • Oasis - Definitely Maybe
  • Soundgarden - Superunknown
  • Jay Z - Reasonable Doubt

Danny James - Projekt, O2 Academy Leeds

Expect to hear: All genres

What song is guaranteed to get clubbers on their feet:
"'One More Time' by Daft Punk, 'Move Your Feet' by Junior Senior, 'Show Me Love' by Robin S and 'Earth, Wind & Fire' by September."

Danny's Top 5 Albums: 

  • Bob Marley and the Wailers - Legend
  • Prince - Purple Rain 
  • Eminem - Curtain Call: The Hits
  • Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory?
  • Green Day - American Idiot

Cliff Gloom - Burn Down The Disco, O2 Academy Islington

Expect to hear: indie/soul/ska/rock 'n roll

What song is guaranteed to get clubbers on their feet:
"'Town Called Malice' by The Jam and 'Last Night' by The Strokes."

Cliff's Top 5 Albums: 

  • Suede- Suede
  • David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
  • Pulp - His 'n' Hers
  • The Clash - London Calling
  • The Killers - Hot Fuss

DJ Rawww - Ramshackle, O2 Academy Bristol

Expect to hear: bass/ house/grime/hip hop/rap/drum & bass and everything in between

What song is guaranteed to get clubbers on their feet:
"'Mr Happy' by DJ Hazard and D-Minds, 'No Problem' by Chase & Status and 'Wonderwall' by Oasis

DJ Rawww's Top 5 Albums: 

  • Skepta - Konnichiwa
  • Future - HNDRXX
  • Kendrick Lamar- good kid, m.A.A.d city
  • Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
  • Michael Jackson - Bad

Ryan Chisholm - Ramshackle, O2 Academy Bristol

Expect to hear: alternative/pop punk/rock/indie

What song is guaranteed to get clubbers on their feet:
"'Hard Times' by Paramore, 'It's My Life' by Bon Jovie and 'Just A Day' by Feeder."

Ryan's Top 5 Albums: 

  • My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
  • Bullet for my Valentine - The Poison
  • Blink 182 - Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
  • Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
  • Good Charlotte - The Young and the Hopeless

Paul Barrow – Black Parade, O2 Ritz Manchester 

Expect to hear: emo/rock/pop punk 

What song is guaranteed to get clubbers on their feet:
"Floor fillers include ‘Welcome To The Black Parade’ by My Chemical Romance, ‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’ by Panic! At The Disco, ‘Sorry You’re Not A Winner’ by Enter Shikari, ‘Swing Swing’ by All American Rejects and ‘Misery Business’ by Paramore."

Paul’s Top 5 Albums:

  • Taking Back Sunday - Tell All Your Friends
  • My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge
  • Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
  • Fall Out Boy - From Under The Cork Tree
  • Brand New - Deja Entendu

Don't miss Black Parade at O2 Academy Islington, O2 Academy Sheffield and Arts Club Liverpool


Slow Alfie - Club de Fromage, O2 Academy Islington

Expect to hear: pop 

What song is guaranteed to get clubbers on their feet:
"'Shake It Off' by Taylor Swift and 'Dancing Queen' by Abba."

Cliff's Top 5 Albums: 

  • Wham! - Make It Big
  • Madness - Absolutely
  • Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops & Hooligans
  • Prince - Purple Rain
  • Chic - Chic

Adam Verner - DIRTYPOP, O2 Academy Newcastle

Expect to hear: R&B/chart/dance/indie/house/pop anthems

What song is guaranteed to get clubbers on their feet:
"Definitely 'Chelsea Dagger' by The Fratellis."

Cliff's Top 5 Albums: 

  • Rihanna
  • Eminem
  • Kanye West
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Beyoncé

Ian Chadderton - Ramshackle, O2 Academy Bristol

Expect to hear: pop/metal/emo/alternative and everything in between

What song is guaranteed to get clubbers on their feet:
"'All Star' by Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! , 'Sk8er Boi' by Avril Lavigne and 'Take On Me' by Reel Big Fish."

Ian's Top 5 Albums: 

  • Bring Me the Horizon - That’s The Spirit 
  • This Wild Life - Clouded
  • Beartooth - Aggressive 
  • Sum 41 - All Killer No Filler
  • My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade

Josh Mortazavi - Ramshackle, O2 Academy Bristol

Expect to hear: house/drum and bass/dubstep/EDM/alternative/rock/anything else that will make you sing

What song is guaranteed to get clubbers on their feet:
"'Boneless' by Steve Aoki, 'Dead Limit' by Noisia, 'Don't You Worry Child' by Swedish House Mafia, 'Set It' by My Nu Leng, 'Can't Stop' by Red Hot Chilli Peppers and 'My Heart Will Go On' by Celine Dion (trust me)'

Josh's Top 5 Albums: 

  • Enter Shikari - Take to the Skies
  • Pendulum - Immersion
  • Skrillex - Bangarang EP
  • My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
  • The Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation 

Still can't remember whether Ramshackle is at O2 Academy Bristol, O2 Academy Birmingham, or was it O2 Academy Bournemouth? Find anything and everything club related on our app by downloading it here. See you on the dancefloor! 

All Ramshackle images courtesy of Soul Media