Tracey Butler | Aquarian Soul
Neo Soul, a touch of Jazz, Hypnotic Vibes & all good flavours from the fertile ground.
Q1. What first attracted you to Soul Music, is this relevant today?
I grew up listening to Soul Music. There was no way getting away from it.
Q2. What are your top 5 favourite soul tracks?
Too many to list
Q3. What are your favourite three record labels?
Q4. Who are your favourite five artists?
Ledisi and many more
Q5. What are your top three soul clubs of all time?
Club yo yo
The Fridge Bar (all back in the day).
However, now I LOVE Live venue restaurants…
The Jam House in Birmingham
and The Annexe
Q6. What radio experience did you have before you joined Solar?
6 years on Sound Radio
Q7. What is/are your main criteria in choosing records for airplay?
I play music that has a nice feel.
Q8. Why would you recommend Solar to a listener?
Diverse sounds of Soul Music.
Q9. Which other DJs do you admire and why?
Growing up and listening to Tony Blackburn (what a voice). Michael Baisden for his positive mentoring. DJ Spinna for creating and mixing music for the head & feet. Felix Hernandez for being the librarian DJ of classic soul and jazz. Finally Jazzie B for laying down the UK Soul Foundation and being the original ‘Funky’ Dread! There are so much more I admire.
Q10. How would you like to be remembered by a listener?
A Lady who knows what to play and when to play it.
Q11. What do you do to relax?
Walking, cycling, Spa treatments and mediation – ALL while listening to jazz music.