Bruno It Makes Sense - We Talk With One Of Brighton's Biggest House Legends
Updated: Dec 29, 2021
We're so excited to bring back our Brighton Mixtapes Series. Since the success of our beloved Berlin Mixtapes Series, which has featured awesome guests so far, we felt there was a real gap in terms of showcasing the amazing talent within our own home city right here in Brighton. We have a wide spectrum of artists that span across many genres therefore we decided we would create the 'Brighton Mixtapes' Series, so that we can not only showcase established artists but also feature up and coming musicians that would like a platform to be heard.
Equally, whilst our focus at Berlin has always been somewhere between Deep House and Techno we can now open up and extend a wider reach into other genres that Brighton has to offer. Also each artist will be subject to a series of one answer quick-fire questions to accompany each guest mix to give readers a quirky insight into the artists' likes and dislikes.
Next up we bring you Brighton legend Brunonumerouno who cut his DJ’ing teeth on the South African clubbing scene. He first started spinning the wheels of steel way back in 1994 starting at private parties, as he was too young to land gigs in night clubs. He quickly developed a reputation for an impeccable taste in music as well flawless technical ability, able to respond to any crowds’ needs on any dance floor.
Once he was old enough to start playing in clubs, raves and private after parties, he quickly started to establish residencies all around Johannesburg. In addition to the club residencies, he established his own regular Friday Night Deep House venue, the first in Johannesburg. In 1999 Brunonumerouno took the decision to move to the UK to broaden his horizons and pit himself against the finest DJ’ing talent around. He started playing at all sorts of nights in Brighton, establishing several residencies at reputable venues. He also secured a position at Covert Records, the south coast’s premier Techno, Deep House and Electro record shop. While there, he took it upon himself to learn from the best around, and be influenced by some of the finest talent in and around Brighton. Soon, he developed the same reputation as he had in South Africa for his fine taste in music. His sets are lively and energetic as well as proving to be the life of all parties he has played at. He also hosts a very popular weekly breakfast show on www.codesouth.fm, The Friday Wake & Bake every Friday morning. We linked up with Bruno to find out more.
Hi Bruno, how are you and what have you been up to this week?
Hi guys, I've been really busy sorting music for a very busy month ahead. I've also been spending as much time as possible digging out all my old records to play on my freshly refurbished SL1200's, a very happy boy.
How long have you been DJing?
Since about 1994, I started at a school party, bought some more tunes, equipment and it started to snowball from there. I managed to beg/borrow and steal my first setup, decks mixer and 3 records in 1995, so I suppose it started in earnest then. I was also tall, so could blag my way into clubs to play from a young age.
You have been running the Friday Wake & Bake Show on Codesouth.FM for many years now. How did that start and how long has the show been running?
Yes, it's been going since the station's inception. It all started as something called Upfront Dance. I was asked to cover another DJ's Friday morning show one week, the owner was listening and enjoyed the show, so he offered me a Wednesday morning slot, which ran for a while. The station ceased to exist but the owner decided to do another thing, Codesouth was born and I immediately took up the Friday morning slot when offered and have been there ever since, which is around 11 years now.
What are your favourite things about the show and what sort of music can people expect?
So many things really, I'll try to name a few. The fact that I have the freedom to play what I like, i.e. the bits I can't get away with playing on a dance floor. I love the rapport I have with my long-time listeners, I love being able to introduce more people to the beautiful thing known as Deep House. I honestly get a buzz with every show, without fail and I love that too. I treat it like I'm playing a gig to potentially hundreds of people, and I really love that. I love that people from all over the world and different timezones lock onto and enjoy the same thing, it's beautiful. People can expect all manner of Deep House flavours, cheesy, soulful, deep, phat and chunky, old school, all manner of Deep House (with a cherry on pop).