ELSEMIX: Wes Baggaley
Now here's a familiar face from London town.
Wes Baggaley is a charming man who has become regarded as one of the city's finest selectors having graced the booth far and wide in recent times. He runs Bottom Heavy alongside Dan Beaumont and has become a champion amidst the queer electronic music community across London and beyond.
With a residency on Rinse FM and upcoming music due for release he is certainly one to watch.
His sets are fast paced, jackin' affairs built for movement and dance. No holds barred, he embodies a fun loving spirit which is channeled through his own enigmatic presentation as a disc jockey. His music is built for the club and he delivers with distinct energy.
This one bangs, much like Wes himself. A man with excellent taste, chat and beyond…
Please introduce yourself…, Who are you where are you and what are you?
I’m Wes Baggaley a Dj and a massive homosexual currently living in London but currently doing quite a bit of travelling.
What does your music sound like? Can you draw what you think it sounds like for us?
Where was the mix recorded?
In my house.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
In a car, getting ready to go out, having sex…all 3?
What should we be wearing?
As little as possible including sub Which track in the mix is your current favourite? I couldn’t possibly choose
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
Gemini live at Deep in the Flowers, Dallas, 1996.
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout historywho would it be and why?
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
The first was 2 Technics 1210’s and a Numark Mixer. Now it’s the same turntables but with an Allen and Heath x:one 92 and some rarely used cdjs.
What’s more important the track you start on or the track you end on?
Both the same.
What were the first and last records you bought?
The first record I got was Quantum Jump – The Lone Ranger. The last one was DJ Haus Vs. Marquis Hawkes
If this mix was an edible thing what would it taste like?
Salted Caramel Ice Cream.
If it was an animal what would it be?
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
There’s always a way I think. You don’t have to always beat match to mix. I have still got a few grindcore records and weird electronics that might be challenging though.
Upcoming in the world of… Anything else we need to discuss?
A Bottom Heavy party with my friend Dan Beaumont on 20th July and of course the Horse Meat Disco CSD party at Else on 28th July. I’m also playing at Houghton festival in early August b2b with Dan Beaumont and separately on my own. Got a few more releases and remixes.