David Knight aka DJ KnightSkool
Show title & Genre:
HouseWerk Bringing you the freshest house music with some classics thrown in. Every Thursday 7pm - 9pm UK time.
Interests & Hobbies:
Music ( DJing, production,concerts, festivals, gigs) Football (Watching Bristol City especially) Pumping iron at the gym, generally most sports.
Being the younger sibling by 10 years meant I got to grow up listening to all my sisters music, she would pass on all her unwanted Vinyl, tapes and CD`s. I was also lucky to also inherit her old record players and eventually CD players, I grew up in the 80s so Madonna, Duran Duran, Wham, Madness etc.. were mainstays and then synthesised pop and the emergence of the house/acid house scene. I also had massive musical influences from my parents where I also grew up listening to the Beatles, Elvis, Simon & Garfunkel, Status Quo to name a few. My musical maturity came in my early teen years during the 90s when the real emergence of house music came that regularly made the mainstream charts. The 90s was an amazing time for music where there were so many genres. There was house, dance/EDM, rave,garage, girl bands, boy bands, brit pop, RnB, rap, Hip Hop. The emergence of DJ`s into superstar DJ`s, Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfold, Judge Jules, Carl Cox, Danny Rampling, the list is endless. Then there was fake ID`s getting me into clubs such as club IQ where I would listen to all this glorious club music being produced by the likes of Baby D, Rozalla,Snap,Todd Terry, Robin S, Nightcrawlers, the Prodigy thats just to start with. I became a mobile DJ doing pubs and parties before emerging into the club scene, after many years of doing this I left this but my love of music always remained strong before the re-emergence of DJ KnightSkool in 2017. Watch this space!!!!!
How did you get involved with B@SE radio?
I knew Mike Shipway had been involved with the running of the radio station over the years through facebook. When I decided to get back into music, I decided that doing the radio could only be a good thing and hit Mike up on Facebook messenger, the rest they say is history.
Reaching the grand old age of 36 is an achievement, isn`t it?? All jokes aside. I am very proud of the career I have forged for myself in my day job. My biggest achievement is my 3 beautiful girls and my wife. The rest is merely the make up of who I am today.
the music industry is highly competitive wether you are a DJing, producing, writing or singing so at my time in life I am realistic. but if I can continue to take people to that state of Euphoria whether it be in Bristol pubs/clubs , festivals or through my radio show here at base radio then ill be happy, anything else is a bonus. I would also like to play out my own tracks and to get just one person bopping their head and tapping their feet would be amazing.
Most Influential Tracks:
Most influential tracks are almost impossible for me to list, there are so many for so many different reasons. So i`ll base my choices on my real passion for up-tempo music you can dance to.
Baby D - Let me be your fantasy
The original - I love you baby
Crystal waters - Gypsy woman
Rozalla - Everybodys free
SL2 - On a ragga tip
Ntrance - Set you free ( Rob Searle edit)
Nightcrawlers - Push the feeling on ( MK Dub of Doom)
Moby - Every time you touch me
Kenny Dope - the bomb
Shades of rhythm - the sound of eden
Bizarre inc - Playing with knifes (quadrant mix)
Energy 52 - cafe del mar
Faithless - Insomnia
Rank 1 - Airwave
Safri Duo - Played-a-live
Paul Oakenfold - Barbers adagio for strings
Double 99 - Ripgroove
Jaheim - Just in case ( Dub-a-holics mix )
Shola Ama - Imagine ( Club asylum mix )
DJ Luck & MC Neat - A little bit of luck
Message to the B@SE radio Community:
I really appreciate all the love and support my listeners have shown me. I hope your support can continue and together we put Base Radio on the map and make it Bristol`s number 1 radio station ( and of course my show is critically acclaimed...)