The pioneering sounds of the influential English bands Joy Division and New Order were marked by the sinister, throbbing bass of guitarist Peter Hook. Back in the 1970s, Hook’s bass instilled the importance of rhythm in punk rock, helping to inspire a generation of dance-oriented new wave bands. Since 2002, however, Hook has been marching to a different rhythm – as a DJ.
With over two decades of quality music in his record box, he often goes for a mash-up of tracks that range from present favourites to The Hacienda / Manchester revolution, New Order classics and exclusive remixes.
And when one of the pioneers of dance music offers his own personal insight into the music which defined a generation, you quite simply have to sit up and take notice.