DJ Dobbo / Presenter
DJ Dobbo shows
I’m not a real person! Well, in the sense that DJ Dobbo is just a pseudonym. Most DJs have one and mine arose because I was often referred to as ‘Dobbo’ throughout my life. It just made sense to add the DJ bit at the beginning for my ‘professional’ work. Haha, that’s a laugh really! I’m not a professional DJ at all – just another volunteer here at Black Cat Radio that loves his music.
For the technically minded, I use Traktor Kontrol S4 decks with Kontrol X1 and F1, along with the software. That’s the way that DJing has changed over the years – from twin vinyl turntables with slip pads, to twin CD decks, then the addition of USB sticks – and now most DJs use digitised music for their sets.
Older DJs often argue that using vinyl was a craft and much more difficult than using digital music. My view? Mastering the latest digital decks and software is just as much a craft as using records or CDs. I’ve found them all a challenge.
Tech aside, a DJs job is to keep everyone tapping their feet or dancing, and that’s the whole idea behind the Friday Megamix. Apart from the break for news it’s a two hour continuous set (mostly beat-matched to keep you in the groove throughout. It’s a great way to party on a Friday night, and I hope you’ll join me.