Frank McWeeny (GB)
Digging beyond the crates, joining the dots behind the dots, navigating music’s rich narrative and having fun in the process; for Frank McWeeny being a broadcaster and DJ is much more than just playing records. It’s about telling the tales around the sounds, celebrating real scenes, cultures and movements… and sharing his findings with you. This is life 24/7 for Frank, a presenter, DJ, audio producer, writer and lecturer.
Now based in London – but frequently spotted shaking a foot and immersing himself in cutting edge scenes in every corner of the globe, from New Delhi to New York, Beirut to Beijing. Frank has a unique space in a crowded scene. He has an ear for a great idea and selects sounds like fine wine. He can also bring an interview, panel or masterclass to life with knowledge, passion and his signature Frenglish smile. Whether you catch him on the airwaves, the dancefloor or anywhere in between, one thread runs the deepest; Frank loves telling stories. You can hear them in-flight at 35,000 feet or on independent radio stations near and far, you can picture them through his audio documentaries and podcasts on BBC World Service, BBC Sounds and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM, and you can read them in respected publications and sites such as Resident Advisor and DJ Mag.
Frank is someone who’ll never just stay in the hotel then fly home the morning after, he immerses himself in the local culture as long as he can; collaborating, sharing, dancing, and, most of all, exploring each community’s unique energy, passion and challenges. Naturally you can feel his stories in his DJ sets, too. They weave groove-infused house to world-inspired 4x4 rhythms, constantly upping the positivity factor into overdrive. They’ve taken Frank around the world and allowed him to experience first-hand the wealth of music and culture that surrounds him. There are more scenes to explore and more stories to tell, and Frank is just getting started...