Maryam Snape has been DJing and promoting since October 2002, as well as promoting live and club shows using her own brands, Chicks Dig Jerks, Hott Date and Come Together. She has also worked with countless venues and clients, from Rizzle Kicks to The Queen Of Hoxton and produced radio shows, fanzines and blogs, interviewing bands such as Franz Ferdinand and LCD Soundsystem.
My day started off when my alarm went off and I switched on 6 music on my DAB radio to listen to Shaun W Keavney’s breakfast show.
I started off with a client meeting at The Green Room, they were playing some classical music in the background. Next I went to meet my personal assistant at the Urban Coffee Company, they were playing Lauren Hill ‘Doo-Wop (That Thing)’ in the background and we both had a little sing along!
After catching up we went to Selfridges and heard them playing Justin Timberlake ‘Senorita’ which I am not very familiar with.
I then went to work at The Old Crown to use their Wi-Fi. They were playing their DJ Spotify playlists, I recall hearing ‘Tears Dry On Their Own’ by Amy Winehouse. I actually have my own playlist on there, as I am one of their resident DJs.
When I’d finished my working day I put my iPhone on my headphones for the bus journey home, I selected ‘Ain’t No Stopping Us Now’ by McFadden and Whitehead to start me off on the walk to the bus stop as I knew it would put me in a good mood. I then deliberately selected ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell for the same reason.
When I got on the bus I let it go onto shuffle, I remember hearing ‘Big Six’ by Judge Dread which always makes me chuckle due to the rude lyrics. ‘D’yer Mak’er’ by Led Zeppelin also came on which reminds me of when I had to perform a dance to it at the International Convention Centre with my school dance troupe.
When I got home I made myself a drink and sat on the sofa, turned the television on it was ‘The One Show’, I didn’t pay much attention to it although I do remember vaguely some music being on it. I put my laptop on and was working, I did listen to music on some video clips that had been made for a client ‘The Night Owl’ (a new Northern Soul & Motown club). I listened to ‘Uptight’ by Stevie Wonder several times whilst reviewing this video:
When I went up to bed I put my laptop on with my headphones and watched ‘Orange Is The New Black’ on Netflix, I remember hearing the title song ‘You’ve Got Time’ by Regina Specktor and ‘Milkshake’ by Kelis during the programme. These were the last songs I heard before going to sleep.