Ron: Do you actually go in like storefront record stores as well?
James: Yes, I got to Massive in Oxford, theyre really cool, and just wherever I am basically. If Im in town for a few days, then Ill try and check out the record stores.
Ron: Something a little more on the more depressing side, how has the end of Hooj Choons affected you?
James: Not really, other than made me a bit sad because they were a label that I grew up with. The CD I did, it already came out and I sort of knew when I did the CD that it was going to be happening so, you know, it was just nice to have the CD or a label which for so long I was a huge fan of.
Ron: And just a goofy question, are you really referred to as Jay Z?
James: Oh, on the message board sometimes, and some of my friends say it.
Ron: Have you ever been confused with the rapper by any chance?
James: No, never.
Ron: Because I can see a billboard saying Jay Z Spinning Live and a whole different crowd showing up.
James: Yes, that would be pretty mad.
Ron: Is there anything you want to say to all the dance music fans out there?
James: Just buy music and stop stealing it off the Internet, otherwise all the artists are going to end up working at Burger King, and not making anymore music, then there wont be a scene, and then thatll be a real bummer. So I dont know, yes, thats my best advice, support the music and go out and have fun.
Ron: One thing I must ask you, what right now is your biggest record to play that gets the biggest response?
James: I dont know, Ive got a few, let me think. No, I dont know, I played a record last night which went down really well, which was given to me last week in Texas by a guy called Smight. Its called Leaving Harvard, and its not signed to a record label yet but it definitely will be.
Ron: Smight, S M I T E?
James: S M I G H T.
Ron: S M I T H?
James: S M I G, G for Garry.
Ron: OK. Just so I can put it right on the web site and people know to go attack that guy with the recording contracts.
Ron: Are there any classic records that you find yourself playing, you always come back to?
James: Yes, because of the demise of Hooj recently, I started playing Space Maneuvers, Stage One and Expand The Room., I started dropping those, I played both of those last night with a mark of respect.