You probably already know UK’s super talented dj and producer Glimpse, since he has released a number of albums and tracks and has done numerous remixes on some of the hottest tech house labels. He has been traveling and sharing his music throughout the globe and has done some amazing collaborations. His latest one with Martin Dawson is one of those tracks, that stay in your mind for days: “Our Friends“. But what you don’t know yet, is that apart from being a great musician, he is a cool guy, too! In this intimate interview we found out many things about him; stuff like that he thinks he looks like Annie Lennox, he would like to be a sculpture and have sex with Alex Jones. Did I wake up your curiosity? Well then keep on reading…
My name is Chris Spero but you might know me as Glimpse. I was born in London and grew up in London. When I was a child my idol was Neil Diamond, because he has great hair & tight trousers. When I was 15, I started puberty and trying to DJing. It was then when I realised that DJs got lots of girls and decided to keep doing it. Since then I have realised this wasn’t the case with me..
One of my best gigs I played was in a young offenders prison near Reading when I was 16. It was so much fun because I had to sing Eric Claptons ‘Tears in Heaven’ on my own to a bunch of knife wielding chavs who wanted to kick my head in and dangerous too. / Nerve wracking.
One of the best gigs I have been to was Jeff Mills @ Lost. I loved it because he is a master at what he does..
Now I live in London with Girlfriend, Daughter, Dog. In my house you can find my studio in the basement, lots of records and a Hungarian Vizla and my refrigerator is usually full with baby food, beer. I enjoy running and pumping iron a lot. I can spend hours staring in the mirror. One of my favorite places to visit is Japan, because I love the food.
On weekdays I make music and run around the park and on weekends I usually play music and fly or take trains.
My favorite song at the moment is denseandpika – Vomee. A film I watched lately and really liked was We need to talk about Kevin. The last series I watched and loved was Breaking Bad.
I am very inspired by my family & friends.
My dream is to get old happily and make music im proud of. My worst nightmare is the dentist.
I love my daughter and hate fake, fame hungry morons that play shit generic music..
I am addicted to Single Malt Whiskey, I just cannot stop getting ill on tour.
I got totally fucked up, when I go to Mexico and get food poisoning for 11 days.. The next day I need to take a 10 hour flight with turbulence sitting next to the window.
Local Suicide reminds me of going mad.
Tomorrow I am working again with my good friend Martin Dawson. Next month working in the studio with Alex Jones. Next year I’ll be older. In 10 years I hope i will start shaving.
If I wasn’t a musician, I would be a sculpture.
If my life was a Hollywood movie, Annie Lennox would have the main role, because apparently she looks like me. If I could have sex with anyone, it would be Alex Jones.
If I was a car, I would be a dead because I cant drive and failed my tests 7 times. If I was an animal, I would be a Lion. If I was a drug I would be Balvene Single Malt Whiskey. If I was an invention, I would be Grinder. If I was an object, I would be a something long and thin. If I could date myself, I wouldn’t bother.
If I could play with anyone it would be Geddes. I would like to collaborate with Olek.
If I had only one wish, it would be to be able to grow a really good beard.
I would never play a record by Swedish House Mafia, because they are shit.
My word of advice to the reader would be to Be real. Man.
Watch the video for “My Friends” in collaboration with Martin Dawson out on Pets Recordings.
Listen to his Ibiza Voice mix: