Episode 20

Published on:

24th May 2022

#020 Cassy

House music all night long is a fine adage for the feckless youth of no responsibility, but try delivering the aforementioned while breastfeeding a newborn and facing the prospect of doing the same thing tomorrow in a different country.

Cassy has unquestionably done the 'DJ thing'. Formerly resident of Circoloco and graduate of the inaugural Panorama Bar class, she's played all the shows anyone serious about House music ever wanted to.

We talk about all of that stuff, and also dig into some of the less glam aspects of DJing, like the limitations of being part of a highly-insular community like the dance scene, the increasing pressures to conform to the norms of that community, and the deficit of authentic voices in the scene. We also discuss making music, the influences of Prince and most notably James Brown, and address the crucial question of whether DJing is a form of art.

Cassy is a true original, and you will enjoy this conversation!

On Hotflush this week I drop a collaboration with Bakongo, aka former podcast guest Roska.

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About the Podcast

Not A Diving Podcast with Scuba
Electronic music conversations
Paul Rose aka the musician, DJ, and A&R known as Scuba talks to people of significance from the world of electronic music about their experiences, observations, and attempts to cultivate a life for themselves in the murky and sometimes treacherous waters of the music industry.

About your host

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Paul Rose

Scuba is a maker of music from the UK. He is also the founder of a record label called Hotflush Recordings, and the host of the Not A Diving Podcast.