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40 Questions: Endor

40 Questions: Endor

Brighton born house producer Endor has dominated clubs and festivals in recent years by pushing his sample-heavy style of UK house to the masses.

His first taste of mainstream success came at the end of 2019, when his Pump It Up original dropped on Defected Records, the track peaked at No.8 on the UK charts and currently has over 56 million streams on Spotify.

His other notable works include outings with Simma Black, Armada and Warner, and he has remixed names like Mabel, Leona Lewis and S-Man with positive reception.

Joining us for this months edition of 40 Questions, Endor mentions Spice Girls, vaping, Mike Skinner and Rappin’ For Jesus. Get the full feature below.

01. Where are you right now and what are you doing?

​In my studio with a big mug of tea, wading through emails hoping there’s enough time in my day to make some tunes!

02. What year were you born?

‘92 baby.

03. Do you have a nickname?

Teddy.

04. What’s the coolest thing in your house?

The fridge, coming in at approximately 4​°C.

05. How would you describe yourself?

Pretty sound I hope.

06. Worst experience as a DJ?

​Pre gig food poisoning.

07. Best experience as a DJ?

Playing Printworks, E1 and Lab 11 Birmingham all in one day.

08. Favourite record label?

Defected Records of course!

09. What’s your biggest weakness?

​Interviews.

10. First record you ever paid for?

​Spice Girls, Spiceworld.

11. What’s your morning routine?

Wake up as late as I can get away with,​ ​shower, breakfast, cuppa, Runescape, check emails.

12. Your dream collaboration?

A Tribe Called Quest.

13. Tell us something we shouldn’t know about you?

​I’ve got a mean kickflip.

14. Who’s your biggest inspiration?

Joey Jordison.

15. Ever smoked?

Does vaping count?

16. Ever done drugs?

No comment officer.

17. What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?

A pair of KRKs.

18. And the best gift you’ve ever given?

An Airfix model Lancaster Bomber, to my Grandad.

19. What’s the coolest place you’ve ever been to?

Brooklyn, NYC.

20. And one place you want to visit?

Giza, Egypt.

40 Questions: Endor

21. One act who’s inspired you your whole career?

Mike Skinner.

22. If you weren’t in the music industry, what would you be doing?

Sleeping more and painting.

23. Worst job you’ve ever had?

I worked in a greengrocer as a Saturday boy.

24. Favourite record right now?

Khalifa Cyrus – More Than Me.

25. And the best record ever made?

Miles Davis – So What.

26. One thing you couldn’t live without?

Youtube tutorials.

27. Your favourite food?

​Tofu Katsu Curry.

28. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Raw karambwan.

29. Who would you want to play you in a movie?

Anne Hathaway.

30. What’s something you’re passionate about?

Politics.

31. Favourite club you’ve played at?

Weidendamm, Hannover.

32. Favourite festival you’ve played at?

Beat-Herder!

33. Craziest story of being on the road?

​Letting a certain Irish promoter bring his ‘mates’ back to the hotel for afters, before realising he knew everyone in the club. 10 in the bed, 5 in the bath, the rest on the floor, and more plastic bags flying round than a Greenpeace clean-up operation.

34. Weirdest request as a DJ?

Being asked not to play one of my own songs so that a resident DJ could open with it.

35. If you had one superpower what would it be?

Teleportation.

36. Late sleeper or early riser?

Late sleeper.

37. Strangest video you’ve watched on YouTube?

Rappin’ For Jesus.

38. The top thing on your bucket list?

​Play an Ibiza superclub.

39. Most memorable moment of your life so far?

Canoeing down a river in Vermont.

40. Will you ever be done with music?

I don’t think I’ll be done with music. There’s too much unchartered territory I can’t wait to explore.