Craig David: Midnight Chats – Episode 39

Everything you've always wanted to know about Craig's love for trainers but were too afraid to ask

In 1999 I was a 17-year-old going to the clubs of Southend for the first time and talking loudly about my car and kids at the front of the queue so the bouncers would let me in as they reasoned, ‘well, this guy has kids so he MUST be old enough to come in.’ I suppose there is a chance that it was my white jeans that got me into TOTS (Talk of The South), Adlib and Zeroes, or maybe it was just that my money was as good as anyone else’s – the other 17-year-olds inside.

UK garage was blowing up thanks to Craig David‘s and The Artful Dodger’s ‘Re-rewind’, and so my hometown began its three-year love affair with dancing to nothing but two-step beats and MCs in Moschino. By the time UKG was done, so was my taste for Smirnoff Ice, and so that music has embedded itself forever in my life and countless others now in their mid 30s.

Tonight, Craig is the guest on our podcast. Listen below for stories of how it began for him as a 17-year-old himself, what trainers he’s into, moving to Miami and his comeback via his TS5 house parties.

Subscribe to Midnight Chats via iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. There’s a new episode every other Thursday at 00:00.

Support Loud And Quiet from £3 per month and we'll post you our next 9 magazines

As all of us are constantly reminded, it’s getting harder for independent publishers to stay in business, which applies to Loud And Quiet more now than ever, 14 years after we first started printing a magazine that we’ve always given away for free.

Having thought about the best way to support our running costs (the printing and distribution fees, the podcast and production costs etc.) we’d like to ask our readers who really enjoy what we do to subscribe to our next 9 issues over the next 12 months. The cheapest we can afford to do this for works out at £3 per month for UK subscribers, charged yearly.

If that seems like a bit of a punt, you can pay-as-you-go for £4 per month and cancel any time you like. European and world plans are available too, at the lowest rate we can afford.

It’s not just a donation – you’ll receive a physical copy of our magazine through your door and some extra perks detailed on our subscribe page. Digital subscriptions are available worldwide for £15 per year. We hope you consider this a good deal and the best way to keep Loud And Quiet in your life without its content, independence or existence suffering.