A HOUSE music DJ and producer has been granted legendary status after not being very good for over twenty years.
Brighton-based Tom Booker aka DJ Deep Chunk began his career in dance music two decades ago with the launch of a boring club that nobody went to. Although he vaguely knew some professional DJs, they all thought he was an arrogant knob.
Since then he has consistently played drab, unimaginative records to increasingly small crowds of people. He has also done dozens of remixes that weren’t very good, including one for a well-known American label that was a bit desperate at the time.
Booker said: “It goes to show that all you’ve got to do is keep plodding on and eventually everyone will decide you are a legend.
“Don’t try thinking up new ideas because eventually everything gets re-hashed by nerds desperate to unearth ‘seminal’ things even if they were actually quite poor.
“All those people who kept telling me to get a proper job didn’t count on the modern obsession with nostalgia. I’m going to play a massive rave on a Croatian ‘sex island’ next week, with loads of models.
“I just wish I wasn’t so old and tired.”
Music blogger Stephen Malley said: “Chunk is definitely a legend. His music is seminal. I don’t know what ‘seminal’ means but I like saying it because it sounds very adult.”
A 1993 vinyl release on DJ Deep Chunk’s label Mediocre Records, The HumDrum EP, recently sold for £84,400 on eBay to an overenthusiastic American teenager.