Marcia Carr interviewed young women DJs at an International Women’s day event in Brixton’s Pure Vinyl. Simone Richardson turns the tables in this interview
“From way back, since I was about six years old, I have always been interested in music – from playing around with my parents’ gram with a built in record player and buying records with what little pocket money I used to get,” she says.
“My parents would play a lot of reggae as well as US R&B which I would hear being played. especially at weekends.”
While Marcia tells me about her first record buys – Natalie Cole and Roy Ayers among others. It was my pleasure to watch her ask young women DJs why they chose their three oldest memorable first-bought records that were then shared on the player.
Marcia’s current focus is building her brand of 2 Decks and a Mixer @2DecksAndAMixer.
Behind raising her profile in commercial radio is a desire to “take music to a global network of new listeners”.
The power of good music brings people together, she says – “which I see as a good thing and it can lift one’s heart and also help all those who are hurting.”
Marcia is back at Pure Vinyl on 24 May (7-11pm). You can listen live to her monthly show on www.Rinse.fm – next on Wednesday 22 May from 12pm to 2pm.