We spoke to Chichester based producer and DJ Jim Urquhart to talk about his career to date and future plans!

Hi Jim, how are you and what’s going on in your world at the moment?
I’m in the studio a lot at the moment working on various projects. I’m looking forward to hopefully some new releases this summer and to the release of version 3 of my plugin ‘Midimadness’. It’s going to be super cool so check it out – www.midimadnesssoftware.com.

Where are you currently based?
I’m currently based in my professional studio in Chichester, West Sussex.

How would you describe your sound?
Ummm… that’s a tricky one as I’ve released loads of material in slightly different styles, but my sound is based mainly around the House genre.

Who were your influences growing up?
I’ve been influenced by so many sounds growing up, but a few to mention would be Hed Kandi (on which I have featured), the Freemasons, and I was in love with late 90s garage. I should note that I am influenced by lots of different tunes by lots of different producers!

How did you get involved in the Dance music business?
Definitely through the love of DJing. I grew up in the vinyl era, and my 1210s where my passion. I bought vinyl week after week religiously back when DJing was a skill (no sync buttons!).

Where would you like to see yourself in the months ahead?
Producing cool music with great vocalists, and remixing (which I love).

Which is your ultimate career dream?
Maybe a crossover hit, and a chart placing!

Can you tell us about any upcoming releases and what has been your career highlight so far?
Career highlight was getting on a Hed Kandi compilation with ‘Aircut – Forever In Love’, which was one of my most popular releases. I’ve got my Jim Urquhart record ‘Fragile’ coming out on Mr Richard Earnshaw’s label Duff Note, and hopefully a few others.

Who’s inspiring you in 2017?
I think Gorgon City are great at the moment.

If you could choose, who would you like to collaborate with?
I would love to do a record with Amanda Wilson (Freemasons vocalist).

Tell us something not many people know about Jim Urquhart?
I’ve featured on BBC Introducing the south 6 times!

Anything to add/shout outs?
Got to shout out to Richard Earnshaw, Dan Jones (directors of Duff Note and KMG Publishing) and to Matt Caldwell PR, and finally, I am willing to remix anything!

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