We had the chance to do an exclusive interview with Phil Smith, DJ for legendary Manchester band Oasis. Smith worked with both Oasis and The Stone Roses as a guitar technician, before...
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KB: NOEL GALLAGHER SAID ONCE: "ALL OUR CREW WAS JUST ALL OUR MATES FROM MANCHESTER", WAS IT ALWAYS LIKE THAT? DID YOU FEEL IT WAS LIKE THAT UP TO THE END? EVEN AFTER KNEBWORTH? 

PS: Me & Coyley were mates of his. At Knebworth, there were 100s working so not all Mancs. 

KB: SPEAKING OF MANCHESTER, SOME OF THE MEMBERS OF THESE TWO BANDS ARE STRONG MAN UNITED AND CITY SUPPORTERS? WHERE DO YOU STAND THERE? ARE YOU A MAN CITY OR MAN UTD SUPPORTER?

PS: I support City of course. 

KB: SPEAKING OF THE ROSES, PHIL WERE YOU HAPPY WHEN YOU LEARNT THEY WERE GETTING BACK TOGETHER? DO YOU THINK THERE WAS SOME KIND OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS THERE?

PS: Absolutely. 

KB: YOU SPENT A LOT TIME WITH BOTH BANDS, WHO WERE FUNNIER THE STONE ROSES OR OASIS?

PS: It's always a laugh on the road with your mates. Both were funny. Oasis were louder. 

KB: THEN YOU DECIDED TO STOP WORKING AS A TECH AND DECIDED TO START DJING? WAS IT SOMETHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO DO?

PS: Well not really no, it just happened. 

KB: YOU WERE OASIS TOUR DJ FOR MANY YEARS, DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN YOU STARTED AND WHAT THE SET ACTUALLY CONSISTED OF?

PS: I Started on the Be Here Now tour 97-98. Probably playing exactly the same records as I do now!

KB: IF WE ARE NOT WRONG, YOU WERE NOELS TOUR DJ WHICH MEANT THAT YOU WERE ON THE ROAD WITH HIM FOR ALMOST A YEAR PERHAPS. WAS IT DIFFERENT TO BE JUST HIS DJ?

PS: Things are always different when people come & go

KB: DO YOU THINK YOU WILL GO ON TOUR WITH HIM WHEN HE RELEASES HIS SECOND SOLO ALBUM?

PS: F#### hope so!

KB: WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE EVENT AT SCALA IN LONDON? AND THE PHOTO DISPLAY PHIL?

PS: It should be a top night. Oasis UK are mega. Just gonna project my photos onto the wall. Stuff I took in 94. These photos have never been seen in public before. 

KB: YOU MUST HAVE LOADS OF STORIES, HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF PUBLISHING A BOOK ON ALL THOSE STORIES?

PS: People say I should but I won't.

KB: OASIS SPLIT UP BACK IN 2009 IT'S BEEN 5 YEARS ALREADY. DO YOU STILL DJ FOR EITHER NOEL OR FOR LIAMS BEADY EYE?

PS: I dj just for Noel.

KB: WHAT’S YOUR OPINION ON NOEL'S NEW SOLO CAREER? HAVE YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO HEAR HIS SECOND STUDIO ALBUM?

PS: I only heard the occasional riff so can't give an opinion really. He always writes great songs so I'm sure it'll be great.

 KB: WHAT WAS THE FIRST EVENT YOU EVER PLAYED AT?

PS:  Whatever the 1st gig of the BHN tour was. I can't remember exactly.

KB: WHAT'S THE BEST EVENT YOU'VE PLAYED AT?

PS: It was DJing at Man City's ground in 2005. 

KB: OUT OF ALL THE TUNES YOU HAVE, WHICH ONE IS THE ONE THAT YOU SAY "THIS ONE NEVER FAILS"?'

PS: I am the Resurrection by The Stone Roses

KB: WHEN ALL THE DJ PARTYING IS OVER HOW DO YOU LIKE TO CHILL OUT?

PS: Staring into space 

KB: SO HOW IS THE SCENE IN YOUR OWN EYES AT THE MOMENT?

PS: Rubbish. 

KB: WHATS THE BEST THING ABOUT DJ'N, DO YOU MISS YOUR OLD JOB AS A TECH?

PS: No responsibility as a DJ. 

KB: THANK YOU PHIL FOR YOUR TIME.

PS: Thank you.  See you all at Scala.