Eddy Temple-Morris
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If Eddy Temple-Morris were writing this himself, he’d have to say he discovered penicillin, staged the first cross-channel flight and once had a dog called Snoopy - largely because he’d be mixing other people’s biogs in with his own.

Since launching Xfm’s legendary (and twice Sony Award nominated) dance-rock crossover radio show, The Remix (now the biggest specialist show on the station), nearly ten years ago, Eddy’s become the undisputed champion not just of genre-hopping but of genre-breeding, slipping enough pills into dance music’s pint until it finds itself curled up in the corner of the room with rock’s dangly bits in its mouth.

It’s why artists from Kasabian to Liam Howlett (The Prodigy) rate his presenting skills, his DJing skills and his-hat-wearing skills above any other’s. It’s why his Losers remixes have graced recent b-sides from the likes of The Prodigy, Placebo and Snow Patrol, why ‘Patrol’s frontman Gary Lightbody calls him ‘twisted genius’. It’s why the man behind Manumission rates Eddy as “the future of Ibiza” and why he’s Pendulum’s favourite tour DJ.

Wherever music makes people feel better, that’s where you’ll find Eddy. You’ll know his voice from the radio (Chris Evans once called him the coolest man working in the medium). You’ll know his immaculately groomed armpits from the clubs, where his The Remix, Remix Allnighter at SEOne and at MATTER clubnights are or were consistently among the best-reviewed parties available to the UK and Ibiza’s hedonists. You might have seen his name on Ibiza Rocks posters the year it started, he was the first host and resident in year 1. You may have seen him play the main rooms at Manumission, or Ministry Of Sound. You may even know his face or voice from MTV’s groundbreaking Up For It Live show, from his stand-in spots filling in for Zane Lowe on MTV2’s Gonzo, and from all manner of shows on ITV, Channel 4 ,Five, or Radio One. Countless artists owe their careers to the fact they were discovered by Eddy, not least 2ManyDJs, Simian Mobile Disco, Kasabian, Justice, Sub Focus, Alex Metric, Pendulum, and Fenech Soler. But none of this is terribly important. The thing you really need to know about Eddy is that his lust for life makes Iggy Pop look like Marvin The Paranoid Android. His eyes shine so bright that moths frequently fly into them on foggy nights. To put it simply, he’s the happiest bugger you could ever hope to meet - not because of his success (and certainly not because of his fame), but simply because, when God was handing out bitchiness and egotism, Elton John was ahead of him in the queue.

And then he went back for seconds.

Eddy Temple-Morris, then. He’s gifted. He’s passionate. He’s a fucking brilliant DJ. And he’s incredibly proud of that Nobel Peace Prize.

Entries by Eddy Temple-Morris

Why Boris Johnson Playing the Hitler Card Was So, So Wrong

(66) Comments | Posted 16 May 2016 | (00:00)

So Boris played the Hitler card.

Gosh.

And only a couple of week's ago his colleague, Zac Goldsmith, played the terrorist card, in a flat out attempt to derail Sadiq Khan with bare-faced lies, as the "terrorist" he tried to link Sadiq to was actually a prominent Tory, whose hand...

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I Am the One in Ten - Tinnitus and How We Get It on the Agenda

(7) Comments | Posted 15 January 2013 | (23:00)

In my role as ambassador for the British Tinnitus Association, I was invited to give the opening speech at the charity's annual conference this year. The event took place at The Wellcome Institute on Euston Road in London in the autumn.

This is the story I gave them, and was...

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Tinnitus - We've Raised Our Game, Can GPs Do the Same?"

(8) Comments | Posted 7 February 2012 | (23:00)

I cast my eyes over the packed Sunday crowd in the Breaksday Tent at the first ever Glade Festival and smiled. A small lake of hands in the air, happy faces, wide eyes and wild costumes... then my gaze settled on one particular female, in the weirdest, most wonderful costume...

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Not if you Were the Last Tory on Earth

(6) Comments | Posted 12 October 2011 | (00:00)

So, another year, another Tory conference, one of those things that I'd never normally pay any attention to. The words 'Tory Party Conference' have the same lure, the same attractiveness for me as 'Hitler Appreciation Social' or 'Jehovah's Witness Cheese And Wine Evening'. But last week, on Wednesday night, while...

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If Anyone Finds Steve Jones's Voice Please let me Know

(0) Comments | Posted 6 October 2011 | (00:00)

I don't normally watch X Factor. Like Stephen Fry, I find the emotions it exploits - awkwardness and embarrassment - overrated as entertainment vehicles. But last Saturday night, before I left for a 1-3am DJ set in London, I was forced to switch on the US version of the show...

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Without Conflict There Is No Progress

(2) Comments | Posted 12 September 2011 | (00:00)

I've been thinking about something Andy Weatherall said when he came in to co-host my show on Xfm recently.

We were talking about dubstep, I played him Skrillex, and as soon as I said that Sonny (aka Skrillex) used to be in a metal band, his back straightened and he...

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Bestival? More like Worstival: A Statement, an Apology and a Vow

(1) Comments | Posted 9 September 2011 | (09:49)

I used to love Bestival. So much. The first couple of years, before it was expanded, were an utter delight. I had one of my favourite gigs ever, in the Secret Disco, coming on after Sean Rowley's Guilty Pleasures. The toughest act I've ever had to follow. That night will...

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