"The worst thing someone can ask me is what I play out," sighs Amy Becker. Considering the 23-year-old's dexterous capabilities behind the decks, converging culture-spanning styles and genres from reggaeton to drill to dembow rhythms and grime, it's not a surprising complaint. According to Becker, to be stringently defined is to be denied complete artistic freedom.
As a seasoned DJ and regular radio presenter for South London's Radar Radio, Becker has spent the past six years working tirelessly to build her career and reputation, and has become an increasingly respected DJ.
Whether on stage or on air, being in a booth comes as second nature for the Finchley-born selector. “Song selection is just as important as technical ability,” she explains. “My priority is to take risks and push boundaries. That’s the great thing about not being a producer. I’m not defined by a single sound.”