Soldier to DJ Climpo, raising money for Combat Stress along the way
Today, I have an interview. It’s a story that interested me for a while, John Climpson (DJ Climpo) emailed me way back last year and I wanted to cover what he’s been doing but didn’t have the medium to do it.
Once I launched this podcast, it was the perfect setting for it.
So, today I’m joined by John.
John joined the Army at 16, while he had a very rewarding and fulfilling career, his real struggles began to surface when returning from Afghanistan in 2010. Lacking purpose, uncontrolled emotions and several of life’s hurdles took him to the point where he almost lost everything. Above all, he was losing the battle with his mind! But even in the depth of his darkest days, there was a shimmer of light.
John’s debut track Valhalla, which is in collaboration with Austrian producer Hertenfels, is an analogy of Climpo’s challenges within. It highlights the worst times of his internal suffering, to the point where he felt all hope was lost.
So I chatted to John about his journey so far.