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Tell us a bit about yourself:
Wake (UK)(GottaGroove, In The Know Records, Marylebone Records, TBX)Hailing from Sunderland, GottaGroove frontman Wake (Blane Waters) is a DJ/Producer beginning to make an impressive mark on the underground scene in the UK. From learning to mix in his bedroom to playing alongside some of the most respected names in the world of Deep house and minimal House, Wake’s journey so far is living testament to his passion for captivating avant-garde music.Relatively fresh in his pursuit of becoming an established name, Wake’s growing presence across the North East of England has already seen him create a platform for himself and other artists to share their work with a growing audience – GottaGroove.Drawing influence from some of the scene’s most celebrated trailblazers, including Rossi., George Smeddles, Sweely and East End Dubs. Wake’s innate ability for selecting and producing groove-focused subterranean cuts has seen him perform in some of the North’s best-known club spaces, including Cosmic Ballroom in Newcastle alongside Dimmish, James Burton & Robbie Doherty.A capable producer, Wake’s work has found a home on some of the UK’s leading imprints, including In The Know Records Marylebone Records, TBX records. Whilst he continues to garner the attention of respected labels, Wake also continues to gift the masses with free downloads and regular mixes on Soundcloud, which have seen him amass over 150k+ plays and counting.
How did you get into DJing?
I got into Dj’ing from very young about 13/14 years old as I always loved music since I was a kid and wanted to look further into it than just dancing to it. So started mixing when was around the age above, also started producing in 2019 to make my own tracks which I am loving at the moment!
What DJs have had the most influence on you?
Rossi, East end dubs, Michael Bibi, Sweely, Burnski, Enzo Siragusa
You’re being put to death, but you can listen to one last track before you die. What track do you choose?
Festival track, (unreleased George smeddles)
What’s the easiest thing about being a DJ?
Free drinks 🤣
And what’s the hardest thing about being a DJ?
Getting gigs & getting music signed to labels.
Best thing about Dance Music culture right now?
That there’s so many different types of music, and old genres of music coming out the woodworks that everyone has started to love again.
Worst thing about Dance Music culture right now?
Why should listeners vote for you?
I think the listeners should vote for me because, I am an upcoming DJ/producer with a passion for music and want to express the talent I’ve learned over the years of being a dj.