Flair and feeling are at the forefront of Barber’s musical armoury, be it DJing or producing. His expertise in the latter is testament to why his diary is full of studio clientele looking for something a little more… “Mmmm, Yes Bruv!”, and why the likes of Steve Lawler/ViVA Music, Darius Syrossian are sitting up, taking note, signing and playing his tracks.
His vigorous and entertaining DJ sets are an extension of his impulsive and fun personality, which has enabled him to play in both London and Berlin regularly this year, including Basing House, Egg Club, Studio 338, Fabric, IPSE and Sisyphos. 2016 will see Barber introduce a unique live show to proceedings and add to the permanent tear he’s made in every club roof so far.
So, other than featuring on ViVA Music: Club Cuts Volume 1, having Darius Syrossian champion his remix of the classic 808 State track, ’Pacific State’ or his debut Fabric London performance for B.A.R.E @ WetYourSelf… oh, and spearheading the Faceless Recordings label takeover at IPSE, Berlin, for the second time this year, and a debut set at Sisyphos, Berlin, what is Barber up to?
Well, he currently host’s his own monthly radio show on blooplondon.com. It’s the perfect outlet to showcase his fresh-out-the-studio productions and teasers, as well as the continual stream of up coming talent that fills his record bag and rocks a Barber buzzing dance floor. All the while he’s working tirelessly on the label he co-founded with long time friend — respected DJ/producer, Silky — Faceless Recordings. Together they are the driving force behind this quality-not-quantity driven underground house and techno label and are preparing for an even bigger 2016.
With a growing array of original and remix works that impressively count ViVA Music, Nervous, OFF, Phonetic, Go Deeva, Cubism, Suara, Cr2, Columbia, and Faceless Recordings as release carriers, expect to hear a whole lot more Barber audio online and in your favourite discoteque. Yes Bruv!
Words by Leon Clarkson