Cowlin Presents: Bowler
SW4, Stevie Wonder, Techno & Techno. A young DJ is on the rise.
In the first of our new series of interviews. Cowlin caught up with DJ, Producer & Event owner ‘Bowler’ ahead of his debut set at the famous London based festival, South West Four (SW4). Amongst such a huge line up, he plays the festival on the Saturday, playing on Sasha’s ‘Last Day On Earth’ stage at 12PM.
Congratulations on the ‘South West Four’ Festival booking. Must feel amazing to be playing such a huge festival. What style you going to be playing at the festival? Chilled or Mad?
I will definitely be playing a chilled set as I’ll be opening the festival. I’ll have a nice selection of deep tech to play.
How many years have you been playing? And in that time where would you say you’re favorite venue has been to play?
I’ve been playing for 5/6 years now… Not quite sure where that time has gone though! Favourite venue has to be Electric Brixton, everything from the crowd to the sound-system on the night was spot on.
what else do you do outside of Djing & Producing to help the scene grow?
I also run my own events in Reading, the night is called Systematik. I have been putting on shows for just over a year now and we have had some awesome guests down in that time! Ben Pearce, Catz ‘N’ Dogz, Gorgon City, Hannah Wants, Maxxi Soundsystem, wAFF, Waifs & Strays, Leftwing & Kody, Real Connoisseur.
I have another big show at Sub89 + The Bowery District where MK (Marc Kinchen) will be headlining with another two very special acts that will be announced soon. You can find out more about Systematik on our fan page, please give it a like! ( www.facebook.com/systematik.reading )
So is there a track that has had a huge inspiration on you with house music today?
Oxia – Domino – This was one of the first house songs that really got my attention and started my love for house music.
In the next 5 years, where to do you want to be in the house/techno scene?
I’ve recently started producing so I’m hoping to be signed to a label in the next couple of years, ideally I would like to be playing up and down the country weekly and around Europe too.
Out of the dance music scene, give us you’re top 3 tracks?
Stevie Wonder – Love Light In Flight
New Order – Blue Monday
KC & The Sunshine Band – Give It Up
Anything on your own productions in the pipeline?
As I mentioned earlier I’ve recently started producing, so there should be some fresh material up on my soundcloud over the next month or so for you to check out.
Drinking alcohol or taking Pro Plus? Both…
Play a Techno rave in Germany or a house set in Ibiza? Techno set in Germany. That would be a dream come true!
Blondes or Brunettes? Brunettes.