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DJ Semaj C - Deep n' Funky House
DJ Semaj C - Biography

 
 
How it all began:

James Clerkin aka Semaj C started out djing at the age of 19 in 1995 in a small town in Ireland called Sligo.
After spending his mid teens experimenting with different styles of House Music and using a single old Goodmans Hi - Fi unit to try and mix all his Music together, by jaming the Tape, Phono and Cd Select Buttons down Together, this would allow him to mix from cd to vinyl and visa versa and record all his favourite music onto a tape seamlessly....well that was the idea! 
Semaj C finally got to a Club where to his amazement the DJ's were playing the music that he had been experimenting with, and each song was matched together perfectly. Little did he know that in a few years time he would be Guesting regularly at this Club.
 
Semaj decided he had to have a set of decks for his bedroom, so he began saving up and started collecting vinyl. Once he had a few months practice he became swamped with requests to play at House parties and small events.
 
 
He soon  realised that he really loved djing in front of a crowd, so he started orgaising and DJing at afterhours parties in Ireland, which ran weekly through to the early hours, these parties concentrated on deep underground and funky house. 
Due to the success of these parties he earned many Residencies and Guest slots in Bars and Clubs in and around his Hometown, which include: Clarence, Journeyman, Bar Eille, Coopers. He was also invited to London to play at the Priory.
 
Semaj regularly Guested at the Clarence Nightclub on both Saturday Nights and on Tuesday's Student Nights
 
Since moving to London just over 1 year ago Semaj has played at neumerous Bars and Clubs: Insomina, Asylum, Bibo - Cibo, Cocomo, Aquarium, Jerusalem to mention but a few.
He has also worked closely with promoters starting new club nights and student orientated nights, organising flyers, flyer distribution, promotions and guest DJs.
 
Semaj's music has been described as the Catwalk of House, his sets are consistant and constructed of Deep Underground Groovy  House and lots of excellent Funky and Vocal House.
He says "I never buy a record unless it has that element of funk in it, because that is what does it for me!"
Some of his favourite labels include: 2020 Vision  Drop Music  Look At You  Naked Music  JBO Yoshitoshi Soulfuric  Doubledown and many many more.
Check out the links to these labels for info on thier tracks, djs / producers, catalogues and some wicked audio!
 
His passion for music mixed with his love of clubbing and his talent on the decks gives his sets a great edge of life.You can catch him every Sunday at Locked In, in Exit, 174 Brick Lane from 3pm - Late. See homepage for details..