Locals: Kerg Interview

Where can we find your music?

Best place to hear my music is on my SoundCloud, or hopefully at a club when we get past this pandemic!

Who are you? How old are you?

I am Craig and I am 31 years of age.

What is your stage name?

My stage name is Kerg

How many months/ years have you been Djing / producing?

I got my first gig at an event called Darkbeat feat. Dj Uprokk in November 2007, so taking that as my starting point I have been Djing and making music for 13 years and 2 months or 158 months. 

Why do you want to share your music?

I just love researching old music and searching for stuff I have never heard before. It’s kind of been a low key obsession of mine since my teenage years. The djing started at home, just for some fun. Eventually, some of my friends started hosting their own events and inviting me to play, it was a really nice feeling to be able to share the music I really gravitated towards with a club full of people.


Mention an artist that inspired you to become a DJ/producer?

I think the first major eye opener was hearing Drexciya and all the side projects of Gerald Donald and James Stinson, that kind of set me on the Electro track really. There was also the Ectomorph stuff and of course, Kraftwerk. I think my first introduction to unusual experimental music though, came from some of the older guys at the skate park in my early teens; they used to play early Ninja Tune stuff like Hexstatic, and some of the Warp records stuff, but I didn’t really know much about the music being played at that point, just bits here and there.

Is there a local artist that you look up to and love to see play at events?

Cain, who is a close friend of mine and has definitely taught me a lot. Naturally, I love hearing him play anywhere, even if it’s in my living room. I would also say that I can never get bored of hearing Brian James brand of techno and anytime Owen Jay decides to play electro. Lastly, I would like to mention Microlith, really a local genius and some of the finest music ever to be made on these islands in my opinion.