Tim Healey ran his first club night in 1990, since then he’s produced 4 albums, over 100 singles, and continues to play right across the globe at major rock/dance events and freak fests. He’s scored adverts and had his music used on series by the BBC, HBO, and in various advertising campaigns.
His label Surfer Rosa Records www.surferrosarecords.com has been serving up righteous electro, dub step, bass-line, drum’n’bass and even techno. After a slew of chart topping releases, their first compilation “Kick out the jams 1.0″ is out in September. His management company currently have electro/dub step dons: Dirtyloud among others on their roster. Their next EP: Banvox – Instinct Dazzling Starlight is in its 3rd week in the DMC update buzz chart. http://soundcloud.com/tim-healey/sets/instinct-dazzling-starlight-ep
You can also check out their new signing Jeff Daniels ft. Bethany Brown + Divine X Remix’Wanna Ride’ (Surfer Rosa) Buy http://bit.ly/SRR025
As well as Djing/producing and touring, Tim also launched his media subversion company www.shroom.biz http://www.shroom.biz in 2012, and has partnered up with Honda and Google Creative Labs to work on new projects.
1. Focus on the sound you love and its fusion with the mainstream.
2. Take influence from all kinds of music – right across the board, no exceptions.
3. Be rock’n’roll when you pay – take risks, have energy and enjoy every moment when you are on stage.
What has been one of the toughest music related experiences you’ve faced?
We ran a competition in DJ Mag where the winner joined us on a weekend in Asia playing in Singapore and at Fuji Rock. Unfortunately, the winner was announced late, and as a result we could only afford to take them if we all flew: London > Hong Kong > Singapore > Tokyo > SIngapore > Hong Kong > London and all between Thursday and Monday in one weekend.
How did you get through or deal with it?
Our adrenalin kept us going. Fuji Rock was legendary, and the Singapore gig rocked, but I remember feeling like death as we waited for a delayed plane in Hong Kong on the way home. I have never spent so many hours on jets in 1 weekend.
What did you learn?
Never announce a competition winner so close to your departure that you have to buy tickets with an awful routing.