PJR Project are Andy Price, Mat Jones & James Roberts, resident DJs and promoters of Birmingham house night HABIT
Boys, Tell us how PJR Project came about?
Andy: When we started Habit Mat and I started off playing separate sets but soon realised our sounds crossed over a lot so started playing back to back which was when we former Jack2front. When James joined the team and started playing himself, it made sense to become a trio. We now play out all together whether it’s at our own parties or when we guest elsewhere.
Describe the PJR Project sound in one sentence.
Andy: Deep disco house music with a real house party vibe
How and when got you into djing?
James: Nic Fanciulli, its all his fault. A smokey Godskitchen middle room, sometime in 2006. I was enjoying myself a lot those days.
What is your pre gig meal?
Mat: It’s not really a meal but I call it vodka diet!
If you could warm up for any dj who would it be and why?
James: Im so happy to write this. Phil Weeks, and i’ve been lucky enough to do it!
Who are your favourite producers?
Mat: Too many to mention but I always keep coming back to DJ Sneak, Phil Weeks, Kerri Chandler and Jamie Jones. I really admire the older guys who keep themselves relevant by still producing great music years after they have entered the scene, people like Chez Damier, Ron Trent and Larry Heard
What is your favourite record label at the minute?
James: Can i have more than one? The first one has to be Robsoul Recordings. Every release pushing all my buttons, so consistent, underground house music at its best. Secondly, All Inn Records. A new label with only a few releases, but each release is pure quality, and keep an eye out for thier limited series.
All time top tune?
Mat: Loose joints – All Over My Face. Made in 1980 but still sounds amazing now. I never get bored of hearing it. What a great vocal! You can check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEhNyupUDz8&feature=related
What is your ‘if all else fails track’?
Andy: I’d have to say Tori Amos “Professional Widow”. It’s an all time classic that sounds right up to date. We started dropping it into our sets again earlier this year and when the bassline drops it always goes off!
What is the best thing about playing to the Habit regulars?
Andy: It’s like playing a to a room full of your best mates every party, even the ones we’ve never met before. Great people who love to party and enjoy great music. Good times!
Check out the latest top ten by PJR Project here