DJ Table Manners knows how to set the scene. He regularly spins the wheels of steel at clubs across Ibiza, gets party-goers into the groove all over London, and now he’s ready to take on a whole new stage amidst a lush tropical island. That’s right, starting this October, Table Manners will be our newest resident DJ in the Maldives.
Bringing his eclectic sounds and world-class mixes to The Standard, get ready to tune into a range of styles from house to techno and everything in between. Until then, find out more about the well-versed DJ and fully-trained audio technician right here.
Tell us more about the name DJ Table Manners…
The name Table Manners comes from my initial roots DJing on turntables and someone once telling me I served up some great tunes. I feel we should all have good manners and be respectful around each other, so it links to my ethos in life too.
What year did you start DJing?
I started as a young teenager in 1999, I still remember playing my first grown-up party when I was 14 years old. Wow, that's some time ago now.
What genres of music do you spin?
I have a multi-genre DJ background and love listening to many styles of music but I am mainly known for playing House, Disco, Deep House and Tech.
If you hadn’t made it as a DJ, what do you think you would’ve done instead?
I have a passion for design and audio. I am lucky to have been able to study these alongside DJing, gaining qualifications and experience building and designing high-end luxury private cinema and audio rooms.
What is your most memorable DJ experience?
I was playing a boat party in Ibiza, the sun was setting with an amazing orange glow and we had dolphins chasing the boat. Certainly a magical moment. I am looking forward to experiencing the amazing sea life the Maldives has to offer, too.
What about your proudest moment?
My debut Tech house track “Blast From The Past” is now featured on nineteen Tech house compilations.
What can guests expect during your performance at The Standard, Maldives?
I don’t plan my sets, I prefer to play to the setting as I go and create a sound and energy fitting to the surroundings or the vibe I want to create. Some days they will hear chilled beach vibes and feel good house music, and after dark I will bring a little more groove to dance the night away.
What is your piece of advice for budding Djs?
Don't worry about what others are doing or playing, trust in your own sound, practice as often as you can, be respectful to the art and enjoy the journey even if it's a tough one.