Hi. My name is Phill Sacre, and I am the creator of the Sacred DnB podcast.
I am a Drum & Bass DJ based in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, UK.
Tell us about your history…
A question that no-one ever asks (for good reason!).
I got into “dance” music when I was a teenager. I loved all sorts of stuff – not just dnb. I did buy a dnb CD with some obscure artists no-one’s ever heard of that didn’t impress me much (it was some ‘bargain basement’ thing). A bit later on I got into Aphrodite through a friend and really loved it. But I was still on a musical journey and had lots to discover!
I started DJing when I was 17 in the late 90s / early noughties. I started out with trance because that was all the rage back then. As a student I worked hard one summer and bought myself 2 x Technics 1210 Mk2s and a Numark mixer. Over time my tastes evolved, I moved into progressive house (I had a few tunes which were more than 10 minutes long!), then into nu-skool breaks, then finally into drum & bass.
I did a few gigs here and there, but never really got going, and due to the general pressures of life and “growing up” I decided to hang up my headphones in about 2006… until 2018. I discovered that technology had moved on a lot since I finished, and decided to start mixing virtually. After that, I haven’t looked back, and this podcast is the result. I hope you enjoy it.
So, why did I choose the name ‘Sacred’ for this podcast?
A few reasons:
- My surname is Sacre, from the French word Sacré. (My ancestors were huguenots, they came to England in the 1500s.)
- When I was at university, I was part of a DJ workshop. On my first time DJing with them at a bar (probably my first gig), I was given the name “DJ Sacred”.
- My day job is helping to lead a church and running another website about Christianity. Yes, I know, there are probably not many people who do that and run a DnB podcast… maybe I’m the only one.