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Steve Lawler Plans To Step Aside for New DJs

Author: Jonty Skrufff (
Sunday, September 19, 2004

Superstar Ibiza DJ Steve Lawler chatted to Skrufff this week and revealed that he's seriously considering cutting back on international DJ dates to make way for new DJs.

"I'm 31 now and I've been touring for a long time and right now I'm thinking that I don't want to be touring the world at the level I am at the moment, when I'm 40," said Steve. "There's no way. I don't think I'd be able to, even if I wanted to."

The Birmingham raised house/ progressive star also suggested new DJs' lack of experience can offer them a distinct advantage over today's stack of big name jocks.

"When something is new to somebody like DJing, they bring in a certain amount of initial excitement that's humanly impossible to recreate when you've been doing it for years," he pointed out.

"I still get really excited to listen to my new music and I still get nervous before gigs, but it's not the same as it was for me 10 years ago. But every industry needs that kind of fresh excitement, it's a really positive thing. If a thousand people start DJing tomorrow, within that thousand they'll be some good talent somewhere. And good talent shouldn't be hidden," he added.

Lawler's label Harlem releases Sinesweeper's The Vibe/ Korason shortly.

Jonty Skrufff (