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Back in 2002 when I was living in London, I remember being dragged along to a club until the small hours because a friend wanted to hear Soulwax (2manyDJs) play. At the time, I didn't have a clue who they were but I had a lot of fun and they were on my radar from then on.
Skip forward a few years (to 2007 perhaps). I was living in Dublin, studying for a doctorate at Trinity College and because of my love for music, I got involved with the University music magazine.
Lo and behold, one of my first assignments was to photograph Soulwax. I headed along with a writer from the magazine where we were surprised to find out we were granted access to interview them before the show in their dressing room!
We were very professional, interviewed them, took a few photos before they went onstage and then promptly freaked out about the whole situation! We were both a little giddy from the excitement - we had envisioned getting a brief 5 minute chat in the bar before the doors opened but in reality, they invited us in as if we were long lost members of their crew! They were all so friendly and welcoming, even offering us food and drink from their generous rider.
Of course, I still had a job to do, photographing the first few songs of the show from the pit. To be honest, I can't quite remember that part but I did manage to grab a few photos that I still keep in my portfolio to this day!
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