Mix-master DJ David on BBC’s 1Xtra show

David 'Voorny' Vaughn heard one of his songs played on BBC 1Xtra's radio show on Tuesday night. GG
David 'Voorny' Vaughn heard one of his songs played on BBC 1Xtra's radio show on Tuesday night. GG

AN UP-and-coming Boston -based DJ and music producer is one step closer to his dream after hearing his song played on national radio.

David Vaughan, of Rimmington Road, Fishtoft, had his track Traveller Dub played as the opening song on BBC 1Xtra’s Daily Dose of Dubstep show on Tuesday

“It was surreal really,” said David, 24, known as DJ Voorny in his expanding music circles.

“It’s the first time something I’ve produced has made it on to national radio and it felt very weird!”

Producing all his music on a PC in his bedroom, David’s latest creation saw him sample an oscure folk song called Ghost of Stephen Foster by American band Squirrel Nut Zippers,

He then added drums, trumpets and a bass line, and produced a jovial dance track in a style he affectionately refers to as ‘gypsystep’.

“I basically just made the original song much fatter and beefier,” David said. “It has more of a party feel to it now.”

The song was played at 9pm on MistaJam’s show by guest DJ Stenchman who is part of a major dubstep record label called True Tiger.

“I’m a huge fan of Stenchman and as he is retiring from music I wanted to make the track in his honour really,” explained David. “So I sent him an email with a link to the song and he used it as the first track in his 30-minute mix.”

David might be a familiar face to some in Boston, having been in numerous local bands since the age of 12, including comedy rap group ‘50 Sniffs’.

“I’ve always loved all types of music and would love to be a professional music producer,” he said. “I really admire what Kanye West does, he’s so arrogant, but you have to forgive him because he’s such a brilliant music producer!”

David is now working on new material and planning for an upcoming gig in London-based club Cable.

* To listen to David’s songs visit www.soundcloud.com/voornydubstep.