i-DJ: chimpo

Manchester's finest Chimpo starts the week with a weighty, dub filled i-DJ ahead of his set at Fabriclive.

by i-D Staff
11 April 2016, 6:00pm

While you never know quite what you're going to get with Chimpo aka John Goodwin, one thing is guaranteed... he will always deliver FIRE. The Manchester-born producer and DJ has been at the core of the city's scene for some time now and there's no one quite like him. Aside from the fact that his production skills are on another level, he brings fun to the game; his cheeky persona lightening the seriousness of his beats.

A member of Manny's hypest crew LEVELZ, he is always looking to push boundaries and last summer even made a song out of pure Backslang. Seamlessly joining the dots between reggae, dancehall, jungle, drum & bass and grime, he does exactly that in his huge i-DJ debut. Ahead of his set at London's Fabric this Friday, Chimpo has put together a mix packed full of dubplates and exclusives to get the week kicked off good and proper. Hit play.

What are the top three tracks getting heavy rotation in your sets?
Jah Lil, Siren
Spyro, Topper Top (Kahn & Neek remix)
Levelz, Look Who It Is

What's the most hedonistic party you've ever been to?

What's the most phenomenal clubbing venue in the world and why?
Wherever we're at in Manchester. The crowds the best in the universe.

If you could go back to back with any DJ, at any venue, who would it be and why?
Me and Fatman Scoop on one them orbital platforms where America store their missiles.

History is made at night... What was the best night of your life?
When we got the toilet attendant at Factory in Manchester to come hold mic over my set. Then we got him to stage dive. Hold tight Viktor.

What would your dream rider consist of?
Bare mascot costumes, a zip line, trampolines, champagne, Jenga.

What does your actual rider consist of?

What's your favourite party anthem of all time?
Funkadelic's One Nation Under a Groove.

What producer are you predicting big things from this year?

Where do you go when the record ends and the lights come on?
Invite myself to bare after parties and bun a cig.

What track would you end the night on when everyone's still awake and its time to go to sleep?
It's never time to go sleep.

What's your party trick?
The ability to reduce temperatures and freeze objects by force of will.

Finish the sentence, the music sounds better with...

Follow Chimpo here and for tickets to Fabriclive with Chimpo, Logan Sama, Big Narstie, Fekky and more head here.