Locals: Sean Rickett Interview

Where can we find your music?

All recorded sets/ podcasts are uploaded/ re-posted on my Soundcloud account. I have a FB page which I use too, however, any live streams are now done via Instagram as FB is a bit of a cunt when it comes to streaming! I also have a YT page where I will be uploading more mixes in the future.

Who are you? How old are you?

My name is Sean, I’m 34 years young.

What is your stage name?

I use my own name – Sean Rickett.

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

I bought my first pair of turntables back in 2004, from then on I just kept buying records and practising pretty much every day.

Why do you want to share your music?

There’s no greater feeling in the World than to set the mood and share the vibe with a crowd in that very special moment. Music is a very powerful tool that knows no boundaries. This is probably its biggest strength and one which is very well needed in these present times.

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

There’s no particular one to pinpoint this on. All I can say is I’ve always been drawn to the risk-takers, the DJ who just says “fuck it, let’s see what happens”. There’s a lot of these mavericks around and they’re a nice reminder that this is all about fun and experimentation.

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

There are many, the scene is strong and competition behind the booth is always a good thing, keeps us all on our toes. There are of course the veterans like Brian James, Owen Jay & that guy manthrax ain’t too bad either. Acidulant is an amazing producer and DJ, we’ve played endless B2Bs together and it’s always great fun. Same applies to Gordon Flash, another tremendous DJ who I’ve had the pleasure to share the booth with multiple times. New-ish players like Matte, Darren (who has actually been around a while) and Dave Space spring to mind. But like I said, the local standard is very high in my opinion and this can only be a positive. I welcome it with open arms.