Manager, Producer, A&R, Label Boss… and of course a sought after DJ in his own right – Cadenza truly is a 21st century renaissance man.
Rather than focusing the live aspect on Cadenza shows, he has made the conscious decision to remain as a DJ, playing out other people’s music, while working on his own catalogue. With his DJ sets skating through genres –from dancehall to grime and jungle, he manipulates each set specifically for the location he’s DJing from. “I love playing other people’s music,” he confirms, “I have a template of which sequences work nicely that I adapt, and with each show I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t.”Two years ago he cut his DJ teeth touring as a member of Major Lazer, who also put outhis “Gyal Town” track with Nasher. “They did the dangerous mixes where you have to make sure everything is on point, and I did the dancehall section. I was way out of my league, but they wanted me to do as much as they were doing.” It was during this time that he headlined Roskilde Festival, playing to over 100,000 people. “What I mostly learnt though, was how to make an actual show. How to entertain and engage an audience, give them something to react to” There’s absolutely no doubt he has that special thing in abundance, a commentator and respected arbiter in taste, a creative musical force and an entrepreneur rolled into one.