As we head towards what I hope will be a happy 2019 for one and all, there is no better way to start the new year is there than by having a resolution that you’ll not break? So forget about the giving up of chocolate or only having the one sherry on a Friday – simply aim to listen to some more radio!!!! And why not start by tuning in to hear the glorious Josh Sharp as he co-hosts the HIV Hour on Radio Reverb?
You’re now presenting the HIV Hour on Radio Reverb. How did this come about and how does it feel to be a star of the airwaves? Well, fairly recently I started a course called Work Positive organized by the Terence Higgins Trust. As part of the course you’re offered a work placement and I chose The HIV Hour as the placement I’d like to do.
It’s still early days, but I’m loving co-hosting the show. I am also learning to produce the show and getting to play some jingles I’ve been working on. I think being a DJ has helped with that. I would eventually love to do my own solo show.
Where else can we see you playing? I’m not playing any residencies at the moment but I am Djing for private parties which is great. The crowd are ALWAYS up for a party.
Do you have any other exciting projects lined up for 2019? I’ve been producing my own music for quite a while now but have never really pushed myself. I do find networking and marketing myself quite difficult! I know this is a shame, because they are both important aspects in getting your music out there and played. Luckily the Work Positive programme is really helping with this. Who knows 2019 could really be my year! To that aim I have put a couple of my own tracks into my current Top 5 below!!! Please do check them out on SoundCloud.
What music is rocking your world these days? I have an eclectic taste in music. I do like the deeper and funkier side of house. But also I’m loving Justin Timberlake’s first album Justified at the moment.
Always a tricky one, but what is your favourite tune of all time? Oh my goodness, I’ve got far too many fave tracks!!!! But at this precise time, Take It From Here by the aforementioned Justin Timberlake is getting the most rewinds!!!!!
Describe yourself in three words! Resilient, Imperfect and Kind……
Josh’s January Five
Josh Sharp Get To Know Ya (promo) unreleased
Modento Without You (Vertigini Remix) Juiced Tracks
Josh Sharp You Missed The Love (promo) unreleased
David Leatherman/Hp Vince Right Here (House mix) WhoreHouse
Sneaky Sound System can’t help The Way I Feel (David Penn remix) Cr2 Records.
Check out the The HIV Hour on Radio Reverb 97.2FM 7pm every second Thursday of the month, repeated the following Tuesday at 12noon. radioreverb.com