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5 Minutes With DJ Darka & CanYouFelix

DJ Darka & CanyoufelixPhotos by Matthew Comer

Manchester’s finest DJ Darka and CanYouFelix will be joining us for our July Session this Saturday at Meter for a back to back set. We took 5 minutes of their time to ask them a few questions ahead of the event.

You are both residents at Manchester’s dancehall night Heads High, who do you think will have the biggest dancehall song this summer?

DJ Darka For me I’m a huge fan of Mr Vegas he kills it every time & Bruck It Down has to be the one right now. To get the real dancers bruckin out!
CanYouFelix Love Di Vibes – I-Octane is definitely gonna be huge this summer, I’m always on a singalong flex during this time of year

You also dj as part of other club nights (Kiss My Teeth and Murkage Club), in your experience what is your ultimate floor filler?

DJ Darka Can I choose Mr Vegas again? If ever I’m in a sticky situation playing uk funky,bass music or dancehall Mr Vegas Nike Air on the Playground Riddim just ignites every to put their hands in the air and switches the whole game up.
CanYouFelix  I’ve been listening to grime for years but only started playing out in the last few months. Duppy – Skepta kills both Murkage and KMT always, without fail.

What is the tune you think is under-rated and you wish more people would appreciate?

DJ Darka  David Lewis – Hands on Her (Sunship Remix) What a stone cold classic!

CanYouFelix It’s quite difficult to find the appropriate moment to play soukous, I love Fraudian Slip [Uproot Andy Remix] by AJ Holmes and The Hackney Empire so much, often people don’t really know what’s going on but if everyone’s a bit juiced then they go mad.

What can we expect from your HDD set and what are you looking forward to at HDD on Saturday?

DJ Darka I’m really feeling a lot of the new Murlo productions and I’ve been stepping into that Funky realm heavily recently. There’s a new Zed Bias Remix of Misha B’s Home Run it’s a madness can’t wait to see how that goes down, just like his track Dancing with Omar and Fox it’s really infectious and a party starter. Also with it being my debut in the London clubs im really excited to flex in the Big LDN and play some old skool ragga, slack dancehall and fresh uk funky vibes and a dash of UK garage all blended up like a melting pot can’t wait to see how it goes down.

CanYouFelix Energy! There’s nothing chin-strokey about our sets. I still haven’t made it to HDD yet which seems ridiculous, so really looking forward to this one!

Hear more from DJ Darka on  his soundcloud or listen in to his show on Unity radio .Hear mixes from CanYouFelix on his soundcloud