Cockney Lama was born and bred in Greece, in the city of Thessaloniki. These days he is living in Hackney, East London. Always being passionate for music, he begun his travel through the sounds at the age of 14 by forming his own band with other friends-musicians. He then started spinning his Jackin n classic house sounds in the 90’s, after being inspired by many acknowledged DJ’s such as Alister Whitehead, Carl Cox, DJ Sneak, Tall Paul, A guy called Gerald and many more.
Currently working as a music producer, he has releases on Robsoul, Henry Street Music and Monique Musique. DJ Mag heaped high praise on his single ‘Losing Like A Man’, “A glorious piece of electronic composition. Moody, techy, atmospheric, glisteningly-produced, ‘Losing Like A Man’ is that type of house that you hear all too little of these days. A brilliant release, and no mistake.”
When we sat down with Cockney we asked how does this mix represent you as an artist to which he explained, “this podcast has a mixture of my own tracks with old school and also a bit of jacking! And that’s what my sound is. I am jacking old school groovy house.” He went on to explain the House Gangster movement “has been an inspiration ever since I got deep into house music, and now I consider myself a part of the movement.”