HOUSE of MODIR
A deep drop into the underground with a selection fo new and progressive house music from across the globe. Expect to hear new music from top class producers with guest djs dropping mixes and live interviews.
As a kid in inner City Liverpool Cindy was fascinated by the Jukebox in their pub, in fact she was fascinated by anything techie so PACMan and Sidearms games definitely got more play than your average youngster might or should be exposed to!
The jukebox guy used to come every two weeks and give her the records he was replacing. She remembers they had no centre and she only had three that needed swapping out. Not an easy task for one so young but she became adept at that and reaching into the record player to set up the auto arm to drop each track one after the other.
So… this was back in the 70’s, Gladys Night and the Pips, Donna Summer, Chic and Rose Royce were topping the charts. Not a bad education for Cindy, even though she was far too young to understand the impact those 45’s would have.
Her lifetime love of music was firmly established…
Twelve years later and she found herself hanging out with DJs in raves across the UK that included TONKA Hi Fi, YIKES, ALPHA, Wasp Factory and Positivity to name a few and the decks called her home.
Cindy loved it…
As her DJ skills improved she booked the studio at Children of Kaos (where she worked painting backdrops, and promoter support on literally hundreds of gigs. not least working Cultural Vibes three years) and recorded her first mix that included early TODD TERRY, DIY and Smokin Beats… It was not great but it was a massive leaning curve and she new, she wanted to get deep into the mix.
Cindy played the house and after party scene for the next three years. Then moved into promoting a night that had no name but the used the back end of a terrier as its logo and the term ‘Dogs Bollox’.
After a sabbatical from playing live. Cindy began playing out again in 2017 and is getting booked regularly to play all over the UK at Private Parties, Give, Westival, Orchard and Boomtown.
Cindy also runs her own promotion with a business partner Si Gordon ‘ENYON’ called cultureseventysix.com
bringing the likes of Dr Packer and Michael Gray to the South West of England.
Last but not least ‘HOUSE of MODIR’ provide large scale sound, light, production and decor in partnership with SR Studios, Crawley.
All socials are on @DjMODIR
Twelve years later and I found myself hanging out with DJs in raves across the UK and thinking hmmm… I could so do that!
A friend, Jaz said ‘go on then…’ and gave me a stack of Vinyl. DJ Phonic and DJ Flex taught me the basics. I jumped into the studio that was in the company I worked for painting backdrops and recorded my first mix that included early Tod Terry, DIY and Smokin Beats…
To say I was feeling like top dog was understatement and then I heard how absolutely appalling I was at mixing.
This was by far the greatest lesson I ever had and now I religiously listen to everything before I put it out.
I have improved since then you will be glad to know and even after completely skipping the entire CD thing. I am now back with new technology that feels the same as it did when I was inspired so young, by 45’s with no middle.