Alex Virgo’s only played out in London a handful of times, but if you’ve seen any prominent house DJs play recently there’s a good chance you’ve heard his music before. The London producer’s had his tracks played from everyone including Eats Everything, B-Traits and The Black Madonna this year, and more recently he’s been linked with Hot Creations wonder Patrick Topping.
Musically Virgo takes direct influence from the classic house sound of the 90s, something you can easily hear in his records and regular sets on Rinse FM. Next Friday he plays Room One for the first time alongside Patrick Topping, so he recorded a mix of high energy house cuts in anticipation.
The lovely people at The Prince of Wales in Brixton let me record it in the club on their CDJs.
From where did you source most of the records?
A mixture of searching online and digital copies of records I own.
Can you talk more about your connection to Patrick Topping and how you both met?
I was first introduced to Patrick through Elliot Adamson – he passed my music on to him back in May. He later invited me along to his fabric date with Skream. We’ve been sending music back and forth, and last month I played for him alongside Elliot Adamson and Paul Johnson.
What’s been the highlight of your year (so far)?
I’ve had a few, but seeing Eats Everything close the Privilege terrace at Pure Carl Cox with my forthcoming track Ze Dance was pretty special.
For someone whose music is played so often, it’s relatively difficult to find your music online. Are there any releases planned from you looking ahead to 2018?
I’ve been patient on the release front lately, but I should have at least two EPs dropping in the first part of next year.