Unity Radio’s very own DJ, Dubzy, went to catch up with Roy Davis Jr, an American musician, and spoke about the Warehouse Project, The Hacienda, plus advice for the new comers in the music business.
Listen to the interview here:
Roy Davis Jr. was introduced to dance music in the late 1980’s by legends as DJ Pierre, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Marshall Jefferson and Lil’ Louis. Davis began mixing when he was 13, mixing breaks, disco and then years later, house, techno and acid.
The big turning point for Roy Davis Jr. was in 1993. While in college he was asked to work as and A&R scout for Strictly Rhythm in NYC. Once a member of the group ‘Phuture’ Responsible for producing ‘Rise From Your Grave’ and ‘Inside Out’, He went out to the East Coast weekly, and was subsequently hired to start his own sub-label called Red Cat records. A few years later Roy Davis and singer-songwriter Peven Everett released ‘Gabriel’ in 1996 on Large Music and XL Recordings, the record then went on to sell over 200,000 copies and reach #22 in the UK Charts. The record was and still is hailed by some for kick-starting the UK garage scene.
For more information on Roy Davis Jr, head to his Facebook page “Roy Davis Jr.”.