Simon Busby [Glitterball] May 14, 2009Posted by rocketsciencemedia in Profile.
Simon Busby has had a varied DJ career since he took up the decks in 1998. Originally intent on becoming a hip-hop DJ, it was a trip to Electric Chair in Manchester and then Lowlife in London that fitted him with the house and disco bug, and a gradual shift in music taste developed resulting in a diverse yet consistent musical palette of organic, driving dancefloor music.
He co-founded the Short Circuit night which set West London’s modest clubbing scene alight when it hit 12 Acklam Road (ex-Neighbourhood) late in 2007, bringing disco, house and techno to an audience tired of homogenised electro and fearful of the impending onslaught of fidget house. Before the night ended in late 2008, his expanding gig repertoire included stints at The End, Lovebox, Stray, Simmer, Hz and the aforementioned underground disco hootnanny Lowlife.
Simon puts on his own Glitterball night in unique spots around London: disco “mezzanine parties” that recapture the golden age of disco and combine it with a friendly house party atmosphere.