Although now based in London, Justin Robertson’s musical career began in Manchester in the early 90s. Working at the famous Eastern Bloc record shop in The Northern Quarter, it was through a series of encounters with customers in the shop that he eventually ended up getting gigs as a DJ and honing his craft. Years later this would eventually take him to the point of playing at The Haçienda himself and helping shape the legacy. Nearly 25 years later he’s once again gracing the line-ups alongside some of the most famous names to have played at the venue.
After jumping off his energetic set in The Concourse, we caught up with Justin to learn a little bit more about his origins as a DJ, and his penchant for brown leather shoes.
As part of our size? sponsorship of this season of Warehouse Project, each week we’ll be reporting from the Depot. We’ll be speaking to many of the artists on each eclectic line-up, seeing what everyone’s wearing on foot, and showcasing the spectacle that is the Mayfield Depot.