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James Haskell joins the Spotlight Mix


Former international rugby player and now MMA fighter James Haskell has been DJing for the last 8 years. He has played all around the world and has a real passion for it. He has his own house music radio show and podcast Backrow Radio which can be found here. He has also done a number of collaborations with Defected Records in the form of his Backrow Beats collection, which can be found here.

great music lover, James trained in DJing, originally to tick DJing off his bucket list and fulfil a lifelong ambition, but he loved it. “I am really into my House Music and have always used it as a tool to prepare for games. I love going to music festivals and always wanted to be able to mix good tunes. I am also a bit of attention seeker so the idea of controlling a room with awesome tunes that make you want to dance and feel a million dollars is a big draw“, says James.

His mixes are already delighting fans on Soundcloud and other platforms, and the star has already played to huge crowds at Ministry of Sound. We’ve no doubt he’ll go from strength to strength (no pun intended) – and be a big hit with the ladies, of course!

Today, we welcome him on the Spotlight Mix series, listen to it below and download it here.


  1. Mark Di Meo   Surrender feat. Liz Jai (Dario D’Attis Extended Remix)         
  2. Supernova       Can’t Stand It feat. Marley Munroe (Extended Mix) 
  3. 4A – Martin Ikin           Hooked (Extended)    
  4. 11A – Martin Ikin feat. Dope Earth Alien        Headnoise (Get Hype) (Extended Mix
  5. 11A – Joshwa (UK)       212 (Extended Club Mix)       
  6. 4A – Unknown7           One, 2 Step (Original Mix)     
  7. 4A – Robbie Doherty, Keees.   Pour The Milk (Matt Sassari Remix – Extended Mix) 
  8. 1A – Torren Foot         More Life (Extended Mix)      
  9. 1A – A-Trak & Friend Within   Blaze  
  10. 1A – Mike Vale Music Is the Answer  
  11. 11A – Sinner & James  Deep Inside (Original Mix)     
  12. 1A – Marlena Shaw     Woman of the Ghetto (Catz ‘n Dogz Remix) 
  13. 6A – Hardrive, Low Steppa      Deep Inside (Low Steppa Remix)       
  14. 7A – Dirty Channels     Catch Me (Extended Mix)      
  15. 8A – HOSH, 1979, Jalja Midnight (Original Mix)