LSD Faze Time: Lemmy Ashton

The Lunaire EP Artwork

Londoner Lemmy Ashton has just delivered the triple shot of flamboyant disco laced house this yet-to-manifest summer needed. Peppered with acid inflexions – or in the case of its title track, left to marinate for exactly 303 days – Lunaire is a full throttle party EP, something Lemmy knows a thing or two about

As a longstanding resident DJ of Bugged Out, one of the longest running party series in the UK, Lemmy has graced the decks of countless clubs and festivals over the years and will be making his Sonar debut next month alongside Skream and Dusky in Razzmatazz.

With Lunaire now gracing the shelves of record stores far and wide, we’ve asked Lemmy to take on the mighty LSD Faze Time.

PAST

My name is Liam Ashton but you might know me as Lemmy Ashton. I was born in Canterbury and grew up in Whitstable. When I was a child my idol was Ryan Giggs, because…

When I was 14, I started to learn how to play the bagpipes. It was then that I realised that nobody likes the bagpipes and decided to play other people’s music for fun. Since then I started making my own music, and playing questionably better music.

One of the best gigs I played was in a chalet in Southport. It was so much fun because it only held 25 people, and Jackmaster played Dance Mania records constantly and you could only drink tequila.
One of the best gigs I have been to was any and all Bugged Out! shows that have ever been put on. I loved them all equally.

PRESENT

Now I live in Peckham with too many blog house records that I can’t throw away. In my house you can find a surprisingly large amount of Prince memorabilia and my refrigerator is usually full with spicy sausages and cheese. I enjoy Mexican food and plugging in wires a lot. I can spend hours ignoring emails. One of my favorite places to visit is New York City, because it’s my second favourite city.

On weekdays I enjoy efficient meetings and attempting to make music and on weekends I usually play gigs and binge watch on dubious TV series on various forms of transport.

My favorite song at the moment is Duke Slammer – Big Skies.

 

A film I watched lately and really liked was The Last Gladiators. The last series I watched and loved was Line Of Duty.

I am very inspired by tweaking presets whilst running random sequences. My dream is to hear pete tong introduce me to the essential mix with loads of reverb and delay as he says MIX..mix…mix. My worst nightmare is office cubicles.

I love Disney World and hate Ronan Keating.

I am addicted to pom bear crisps, I just cannot stop ordering cables from amazon.

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I get totally fucked up, when I get even a sniff of whiskey. The next day I need to have a breakfast burrito.

Local Suicide reminds me of Berlin.

FUTURE

Tomorrow I am plugging in some speakers in a pub and playing some Robo-Pop in the evening.

Next month is Sonar, Field Day, Parklife, Glastonbury and sunburns.

Next year is your year.

In 10 years I hope Pete Tong gets his act together and invites me on.

HYPOTHESES

If I wasn’t an average DJ with pretentions to greatness, I would be a computer programmer.

If my life was a Hollywood movie it would be Die Hard with no deaths, just getting lost in an office building and Bruce Willis would have the main role, because he nails it everytime.

If I could have sex with anyone, it would be you.

If I was a car, I would be a jaguar. If I was an animal, I would be a giraffe. If I was a drug I would be calpol. If I was an invention, I would be an Aeropress. If I was an object, I would be a lamp post. If I could date myself, I would probably avoid it.

If I could play with anyone it would be you. I would like to collaborate with you.

If I had only one wish, it would be you.

I would never eat fish, because it tastes like empty salty air.

ADVICE

My word of advice to the reader would be to unplug the computer.