#004: Jay Wearden - Part Two
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In this episode, I am joined by the legend which is Jay Wearden.
Jay Wearden started his DJ career in 1988, initially as a scratch DJ in a Hip Hop group. He gained his first weekly residency at Manchester's Precinct 13 in the same year.
At the age of 19, after an unsuccessful stint in Ibiza, Jay secured a weekly Thursday & Saturday night at the infamous Thunderdome.
The seminal club was packed to the rafters every week.
The Dome became the go-to venue for the masses who wanted an alternative to what the Hacienda had to offer. While forging a strong partnership with his mentor, the highly respected DJ Steve Williams, Jay also built a large local following of Hardcore Ravers. This period was the most fundamental period in his career, which gave him his foundations in his future musical style and direction.
He became one of the key players in the rise of the House scene in Manchester, playing at the well documented Blackburn raves and across the country, primarily a constant feature of huge Streetrave parties around Scotland.
Join me, Derick Karma as I chat with Jay about his first trip up to Scotland and the night Alex Higgins (ex-world champion snooker player) was playing pool with people who were in various states of consciousness.