We head to Southampton, UK for our Team Brisk Stream of the Week feature as we catch up with life and times of DJ Defective!
Where are you from and where are you living now ?
Originaly from the south west of the UK – Devon now living in sunny Southampton
How did you come up with your DJ name?
Many many years ago I used to work in a milk factory (yeah I really did LOL) and there was a machine that kept breaking down on me and the engineer used to say it’s a Defected piece of sh*t and this is where the name Defective came from.
What’s your equipment list?
2 x Pioneer CDJ 900 Nexus 2
Pioneer DJM Nexus 900 Mk2
Pioneer RMX 1000
Rokit Krk 5’s
Cables Neo by Oyaide
Mother Board – MSI Z590 Gaming Carbon Wifi
11th Gen Intel i7-11700k 3/60GHZ processor
Corsair DDR 4 32MB Memory
Corsair 1000 W PSU
Geforce RTX 3060
3x NVME 1 TB drives
1x 1 TB Samsung SSD
Soundblaster Creative Sound Card
Hyperx Keyboard / Mouse
Razer Gaming Controller
Camera – Sony Zv10 / Elgato Camlink
Lighting 3 x Elgato Keylight Air
Where did your musical journey begin?
When I was around ten my friend Chris and I went into his big brothers bed room (as you do when your kids) and we played a cd called sounds of the detonator (DJ SY) and ever since then it was nothing but love for Hardcore! I then delved into Dreamscape tape packs and discovered the Bonkers cd’s also!
What made you decide to take up DJing?
From at the young age of discovering Electronic Dance Music I always was very musically inspired and learnt how to play the guitar and went through an EMO stage (LOL), then purchasing my very first belt drive vinyl decks from Argos, the most unreliable decks you could ever learn to mix with! I started on those turntables when I was around 17/18 years old and then bought some Pioneer CDH 200’s and my journey through music evolved from there, after which I started to learn how to produce music.
What are some of your interests/hobbies/passions outside of streaming/DJing?
I enjoy a spot of gaming, but for me it’s ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC !
When did you start streaming on Twitch?
Just over a year ago now & long may it continue.
Is there anything you really hope to accomplish in your life, whether it be related to music or not?
I have a beautiful family and music is going incredibly well. I would like to at some point have the opportunity to play at a major event such as Westfest. That is definitely one event on my list.
Who are some of your favourite streamers? Why?
Dj Brady – He is one of the most respected Freeform dj’s with a very unique stream and is just a lovely human.
DJ Brisk – Say no more, he has been so supportive of my twitch journey on and off the camera and is someone I respect, value and have the utmost love for.
Amber D – I love everything about her streams, just so professional.
What is your favourite genre to play? Why?
To be honest with you I dont have a favourite genre to play, I love all kinds of music.
What are some of the most memorable events you’ve participated in or streamed?
Events my biggest to date has to be Adrenaline Stompers, Rave Anywhere, Dusk Till Dawn Festival
As for streams I would have to say The Sunday Sessions (my own weekly stream) and also ‘Rave Anywhere’.
What does Team Brisk mean to you?
Team Brisk is a collective team of like minded people with the same passion for music, Team Brisk is all about supporting one another with their journeys.
What’s your favourite thing about DJing on Twitch?
The community each and every single time.
What is a challenge you’ve faced as a DJ/streamer?
Internet drop outs however, this has rapidly improved.
Do you have any special projects, streams or events you would like to tell us about?
The Slumber Party Pt 2 – 2023 (Twitch Stream)
The Mega Stream 3 – 2023
Lots of future production and music in the pipeline
Is there anyone you’d like to shout out and/or thank?
Dj Brisk for the amazing oppertunities within Team Brisk
Each and every single promoter that has taken the time to book me this past year and going forward.
My good friend Andy Clark for always supporting me and being the absolute legend he is.
Everyone who supports me on and off Twitch (thank you) – And all of my good friends you know who you are.