Hey I’m Craig Fraser and I’m the latest addition to the SHA team! I also hail from Edinburgh and I have been djing across Scotland for around 6 Years now.
My love for electronic music started in my early teens. Fascinated by my friend Paul’s brother Scott’s technics 1210’s and wealth of mixtapes, we used to ‘borrow’ his tapes and make copies. Prominent in this collection were the likes of Carl Cox, Sasha and Digweed, Paul Oakenfold, Billy Nasty and Danny Rampling.
Eventually I convinced my parents to provide my own decks albeit I ended up with a pair of Numark Belt Driven turntables. Now all my pocket money was going on vinyl so I could play with my new toys. As teenagers do, I became bored rather quickly and these gathered dust before eventually being sold.
Fast forward to being 18/19 and I had discovered House – all my cd’s were Strictly Rhythm, Defected, Subliminal and Ministry. I knew I wanted to get back into mixing so I saved hard and eventually got my own set of 1210 mk2’s. This time I wasn’t messing about and with Scott’s help it finally clicked and the passion was born. Over the Years my equipment has evolved to cd and now traktor but I still love my 1210’s and would never part with them. With the introduction of things like traktor and final scratch it has given these a new lease of life anyway.
Originally I never intended to play out anywhere, I just loved being able to mix my tunes and make cd’s for my friends but when I met some like-minded people in 2006 we set about starting our own night, Advance. We had a really fast rise moving through intimate venues to a 500 capacity club and it was a great learning experience. Since then I have been involved in running nights right across Scotland while also holding residencies and guesting at many different clubs and bars.
During this time I feel privileged to have warmed up for and supported some World Class artists and dj’s, these include Freemasons, Arno Cost, Norman
Doray, Kissy Sell Out, Herve, Stonebridge, Saemus Haji, Peyton, Miles Dyson, Filthy Dukes, Riley & Durrant, Whelan & Di Scala, Alistair Whitehead and Jeremy Healy.
These days I’ve settled down a bit and focused on my day job but I can still be found at my monthly residence at Edinburgh’s The Street bar on the 2nd Saturday of every month as well as various guest slots. I still have a massive hunger for House music so that’s why I’ve joined the team at SHA and look forward to exciting times ahead. Also started to dip my toes into the production scene so if that leads anywhere you will hear it first on SHA!
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