Meet the DJ – Dominic Aquila

What was the very initial moment that made you wanted to make and play music to the masses?

A night out at Ministry for Northern Exposure with Sasha and Digweed at some point in the nineties.

What was the first record you bought and why?

I can’t remember exactly but it would have been something from City Sounds, the first record I remember really getting excited to own was Deep Inside by Hardrive or Bizarre Inc. Playing with knives.

When did you realise you were becoming a music junkie?

When my overdraft was at it’s limit but I was still spending between £50-80 on a Saturday on records.

How many records/tunes do you think you have currently?

Thousands! I literally don’t know I have loads here and a walk-in cupboard full at my mums. She is desperate for me to get them, sorry mum.

Who would you say your main musical influences are? Either a person, style of music, group etc 

Terry Francis is still the don for me and has been since I first fell in love with house music. From Wiggle to Fabric and beyond.

What was your first gig?

A tiny club in New Cross called the Passport club or a mates engagement party

How did it go?

The club one was wicked I was only about 17-18 and as my mate’s sister was on the door loads of us got in even though most were underage, it was my first experience of the ‘summer of love’ vibe where music was an ecstatic experience if you catch my drift 😉

What’s your DJ Name?

Dominic Aquila

Give us a little bio of you – hopes, dreams, goals

To make music that the DJs I respect will play, to keep chasing my dream of playing at the nights I love. A big goal is to release on certain labels I am a huge fan of.. Little Helpers, Jack’s House, Blind Vision to name a few.

Anything else you want to add?

Thanks for the questions 🙂

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You can listen to Dominic’s tunes here – https://undergroundkollektiv.co.uk/dj/dominic-aquila/