DJ and producer Ron Wilson, who is also the owner of production label 777 Recordings, has added web development to his portfolio of skills. Uncertain times, and being a single parent made the decision to study the 12-week course at Spiced Academy, easy.
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”My father is a music journalist who later became a web developer”, Ron says.
His dad is British and moved to Berlin in the ’80s and started to work at Fritz Radio.
”He was always very involved with music and the punk scene. I grew up with music, and since he worked as a host there, he had easy access to music, so he brought me to concerts, and always came home with plenty of records. When his contract ended, he started learning web development to help build the radios website.”
”They say ’like father like son’, but I didn’t learn it through him. Although I could see that it was a great job with flexible working hours, as well as pretty creative and fun too.”
Ron has always enjoyed good music but didn’t listen to techno until he was 17 and then started working as a runner at old Tresor, a club he is a resident DJ at today.
Ron Wilson performing at HÖR.
”Before that I thought techno was not so interesting, but when I heard it on a good sound system, I started to understand it better. I also worked with the Love Parade in 2002, and I guess I needed to start dancing to it to get into the repetitive groove to understand it better. This evolved as I turned 18 and started clubbing.”
Ron met an old friend from school who showed him how to mix with records and they started to create parties together.
”All went kind of well and we started making a name for ourselves.”
After several years Ron could at this point live on his music career and started his label 777 Recordings.