DJ Badly, A.K.A. Mr.  Alex Holland plays a mixture of mainly instrumental Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae and Dub Reggae.
His preferred media is vinyl but can Dj Badly using ‘Djay’ app on iPad. Prefers records as he is an old man and they sound much better! Badly doesn’t mess with the tempo of tunes as he respects the fact that the artist, producer and record company intended the tunes to be played the correct tempo and pitch. Badly runs intros over outs and that is about as clever as it gets… He plays good time music for a good time! Simple as that and it works a treat, using his fantastic collection of 7”, 10” & 12” singles. No need for a microphone as the music speaks for itself.

Badly plays a lot of festivals and has done so since the early 1990’s. Regular slots at Glastonbury in ‘Silverhayes’, formerly ‘The Dance Area’ and ‘Shangri La’ as well as occasional change over sets on other stages including ‘The Other Stage’.
Other regular festivals are ‘Secret Garden Party’ doing both own sets and main stage change-overs, ‘Shambala Festival’ at ‘Naughty Morty’s Secret Ska Bar’.
Badly has also played at various festivals in the U.K. and mainland Europe and was first mentioned in a festival program for the 1998 Beach Festival in Carlyon Bay Cornwall. He also plays clubs and pubs and events in the U.K. and mainly in Wales where he lives.

Badly has had an interesting career in the music industry from the mid 1980’s on.
Cutting dub plates and masters for the likes of Jah Shaka at Sound supervision mastering studio in Acton London in the 1980’s.
Record manufacturing service using Jah Tubby’s Studios and various pressing plants and printers.
Badly has managed many bands, namely Back To The Planet, The Revolutionary Dub Warriors, Headmix Collective, Nucleus Roots and Dubdadda.
Record labels set up and run by Badly include ‘Arthur Mix Records’ for Back To The Planet, ‘Dreadymix’ with Nucleus Roots and ‘Dub Hooligan’ with Dubdadda.
Alex also had the honour of working for Adrian Sherwood’s ‘On-U Sound’ record label as well as reissue label ‘Pressure Sounds’ where he attempted to do P.R.  and failed due to a totally uninterested U.K. media!

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