Industry Spotlight: DJ TiiNY [Stormzy / Beats 1] | @DJTiiNY

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Stormzy has a whopping 2015, certifying his name in every household across the UK with various antics. But what about the team behind all the success?

For our next Industry Spotlight instalment, we’ve sat down with the man providing the tunes for Big Mike’s insane live performances. South London selector DJ TiiNY is only 19-years-old, yet he can already claim to his name a packed schedule of shows and his own radio show on Apple Music’s Beats 1. Check out our full interview below!

 

1. How did you first get into the music industry?

 

I got into the music industry by attending big UK events and networking with the people in them that are already in the music industry.

 

 

2. How did you meet Stormzy and ultimately become his DJ?

 

We linked up at a club booking that we was both booked for and I was asked by him to play his tracks when we was performing.

After having a crazy performance I was welcomed to the team.

 

 

3. Blowing up out of seemingly nowhere, the two of you have played countless parties & festivals across the county. What’s life like on the road?

 

 

Life on the roads is a good experience even though I’ve been doing it from a very age I feel like this a new level of road by being at all these festivals and country’s.

 

 

4. You’ve recently started hosting the #MERKY radio show on Beats 1. What’s your approach when deciding what music to play?

 

We respect the UK music that we grew up on because it represents us so we play a lot Of UK music on our #MERKY show whether it be new grime MC’s or rappers, singers etc.

 

 

 

5. As well as performing with Stormzy, you’re a DJ in your own right. How do you juggle between touring and playing club events?

 

I am able to balance my own bookings and Stormzy’s bookings very well as I enjoy having that sort work load as a DJ.

 

 

6. You performed on the Jools Holland show. What was it like to take grime to such a national platform?

 

 

I thought that was a big thing for me & Stormzy, and the grime scene as a whole. I was happy that people can see how far we can take it.

 

 

7. Who are 3 artists that should be on our radar at the moment?

 

Dave, Yxng Bane & AJ Tracey.

 

 

8. What’s been some of your highlights of the past year?

 

Wireless Festival , MOBO’s Awards , Both Live In The Flesh Tours.

 

 

 

9. What are your plans for 2016?

 

Don’t even talk too much…

 

 

Follow on Twitter – @DJTiiNY