John Digweed Net Worth
John Digweed is an English DJ, actor, and record producer. He won the title of “World No. 1 DJ” in 2001, a coveted award that is granted by “DJ Magazine.” Now 50 years of age, he has already had a very successful career and has a current net worth of $48 million. Digweed believes that playing people’s popular music is not enough and that you need to play music that people don’t know yet. This philosophy makes him a promoter of new music as well as an effective DJ.
Who is John Digweed?
John Digweed is a British DJ and record producer. He began DJing at around age 13. He realised the only way to break through was to start his own nightclub and book the big names like Carl Cox for him to play with. His break finally came when Sasha (real name Alexander Coe) played at Digweed’s Bedrock nightclub in Hastings. Sasha, impressed by what he heard, offered Digweed the residency with him at the now seminal club Renaissance, at that time in Mansfield. A lasting partnership was born and saw the release of the the first ever club mix compilation “Renaissance a mix compilation pt One – Sasha and Digweed,” regarded by many as still the best.
John Digweed Known For
John Digweed, along with Sasha, as Sasha and Digweed, is known for promoting a progressive trance/house sound that became popular in Europe and North America in the 1990s. However, as trance became brighter (described by some as ‘cheesier’ or ‘fluffier’), the progressive sound provided a counterpoint by becaming darker, more minimal and tribal going into the 2000s.
Along with Nick Muir, Digweed produces under the alias Bedrock. Digweed also started the record label Bedrock Records.
John Digweed Life and Career
Digweed appeared in the 2000 film Groove, and in 2008, Digweed’s music is to be featured in the film movie adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s best-selling novel “Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance.” A Bedrock track ‘For What You Dream Of’ also appeared in “Trainspotting,” which was based on the novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh.
Digweed has a weekly radio show on Kiss 100 in the UK, where he provides a one hour set of his choice of music, followed by a one hour set of a guest.
In addition to Europe, Digweed has had a tremendous career in North America. Digweed, along with Sasha, established a monthly residency at the now defunct New York club Twilo, a legendary residency that established itself at the forefront of progressive trance and house music into the American mainstream. Digweed followed this appearance with a country-wide tour called Delta Heavy, a moderately successful appearance across North America.
Digweed’s Bedrock nightclub in the UK still continues with a very clued up and loyal crowd of house lovers!
John Digweed Bio Info
Born: 1 January 1967 (age 51 years), Hastings, United Kingdom
Genres: House music, Progressive house, Tech house, Techno, Trance music
Record labels: Bedrock Records, Global Underground, Renaissance
Awards: DJ Award for Tech-House/Progressive
Music groups: Sasha & John Digweed, Bedrock
John Digweed Quotes
- If you’re the biggest DJ in the world, you’re in a position where you can play stuff that people don’t know and blow people’s minds. But if you just chose to play stuff they know just to get a reaction, that’s just being lazy. – John Digweed
- The most important thing is how you program and how you choose your records. That really does sort out who is a good DJ and who is just playing records. – John Digweed
- As a personality, I’m not one that likes to be center stage. It’s not about me, it’s about the music. I just want people to listen. – John Digweed
John Digweed Videos on YouTube
Eye of the Storm is a documentary by filmmaker Pablo Casacuberta. The film captures Digweed on one of his many tours across South America, but rather than acting as a travel diary, it attempts to capture what Casacuberta considers Digweed’s very essence.
John Digweed on the Bedrock sound, his ‘Transistions’ radio show and what it’s like to play for 13 1/2 hours straight.