Dom Servini is a stalwart of the soulful music scene in London. As co-owner of the Wah Wah 45s record label (this year celebrating its twenty third birthday) and resident DJ at their club and live events, as well as being an internationally respected turntablist, Dom knows not only how to rock a party, but also has the knack for finding an exciting new artist or two. Dom has been responsible for signing Hackney Colliery Band, The Milk, Dele Sosimi, Honeyfeet, Resonators and many more.
Dom is also an experienced music journalist, and was singles editor for jazz bible Straight No Chaser from 2003, then its offshoot Shook, followed by his own double-spread in the black music monthly, Echoes magazine, and now writes regularly for the highly respected Bandcamp website as well as the resurgent SNC, back after a long hiatus.
As a radio DJ, Dom hosts his own live monthly radio show on Soho Radio, a show representing new sister label Allison Recordings on Universal Rhythms Radio and of course the Wah Wah 45s Radio show on D95B (Berlin/Belgrade) which won the Mixcloud Best International Funk & Soul Radio Show in recent years. He’s also recently become a regular on the UK’s Jazz FM.
Dom was once also ranked by FACT Magazine as number 7 in the Top 100 Most Underrated DJs on the planet!
Over the past three decades Dom has played across the globe, from touring Japan, North America and Australia, to regular gigs in Europe. UK gigs have included residencies with Gilles Peterson as well as currently the famous South London Soul Train and weekly Fridays at The Jazz Café where he’s been a resident since 1993.
Dom is a festival regular and has played We Out Here, The Big Chill, Soundwave Croatia, Lovebox, and Bestival to name but a few, as well as co-creating, DJing and hosting the Southern Soul Festival in Montenegro for seven years.
His energetic and open-minded mix of anything soulful, be it afro-beat, jazz, house or hip hop, make him a club favourite.
“My kinda DJ!” Maseo (De La Soul)
“Taking cosmic to a new place” Jon More (Coldcut / Ninja Tune)
“He’s my man! A bad ass DJ who only plays the good sh*t!” Huey Morgan (BBC 6Music)
For more info check www.wahwah45s.com