#356 – Bart Skils & Paul Ritch – 13 January 2017
DJ/Broadcaster/Producer/Remixer Steve’Butch’Jones has had a love for electronic music since he was in short trousers, a DJ since his early teens from the days of acid through to the emergence of house and a lover of all things techno.
Originally hailing from England but having clearly arrived on the global scene, Steve’s musical career started from admirably humble beginnings. In 88/89 acid house was playing a big part in his life searching for the latest underground tunes in Liverpool’s basement record shops, all at the tender age of 14. Playing them on a friend’s dusty old DJ console he had discovered his passion for mixing records. Through a friend, Steve was asked to play a party and that’s what started it all.
To make money to pay for his unrelenting habit as a vinyl junky, over the next few years Steve was doing the party piece. Not the coolest way to start, but he couldn’t even drive yet! So after those few years in the wilderness of being a mobile jock – (just as so many had begun before him, like Carl Cox), the real DJing began.
After some time breaking in to the Liverpool scene, Steve soon became known for his long, cool and typically more proggy/techy style DJ sets. They were heavily influenced by frequenting the underground clubs of the time and one special club in Liverpool introduced him to the sounds of DJs from the US, like David Morales and Frankie Knuckles, so weekends were spent at Cream at every given opportunity.
Moving to the current day see’s Steve’s Something Global radio show (since 2008) fast becoming one of the most successful dance music shows with internet broadcasts to all of the world. It has achieved a near cult status with listeners. Steve shares his platform weekly by bringing in worldwide guest DJs. From superstars of the scene, to the relatively unknown, all are given the same platform and opportunity. The focus has always been on whats new or whats next, never looking back.
Along with an exciting tour schedule, you will find Steve busy in the studio working on remixes and new material released under one of his pseudonym’s, Silverback or Tree4.
There are no signs of Steve slowing down with his Something Global show forever growing in popularity and talk of a highly anticipated artist album – watch this space for more news…