DJ Martin Oldgoth joins Alt-Fest in 2014 to pull out the darkest sounds from the back of his sofa, dusts them off and play them to you in all their raw glory... a mix of the best in new and old dark alternative sounds, from goth to billy, but skipping past the metal and bleepy stuff!
Martin, a disillusioned ex-punk, turned to the darkside in 1982 & found he preferred it. Working as a doorman, part time DJ and promoter in Romfords' Rezz club from 1985 taught him all he needed to know about avoiding 'proper' work and a life on the alternative side of things beckoned.
Through to March 1988 when the club turned into a wine bar he booked some of the scenes finest bands and promoted gigs people still talk about today. In 1988 "The Playground" began and he began concentrating more on DJing than promoting. From 1998 he co-ran InsanitoriuM, firstly in pubs and then in a proper venue, returning to promoting for the final few, before the ill health of one of the DJ’s led to the decision to stop on the tenth anniversary.
He's DJ'd all over the UK, at the Whitby Gothic Weekend, Austria, and to Los Angeles to spin there as well as worked at the Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany and several other prestigious events.
He can't stop DJing, he's tried to a few times, but it's addictive you see, you should feel sorry for him and buy him alcohol. He likes spiced rum, Absolut vodka, a good brandy and decent beer and hates glowsticks. He is married to Brigitte (aka gothtart), they don't want any children as they are fattening and smell like wee (children that is, not Martin and Brigitte).
Martin presents a radio show called thirteen13 that plays out on Nightbreed Radio, Cathedral13 and Deathrock Radio. He also runs Nostalgia at the Whitby Gothic Weekend, a night where people can experience what a goth club used to be like before the advent of ‘industrial’ changed the scene. He writes his name in lower case as he prefers it that way, he’d like you to do that if you write it too.
He’s very happy that at last people are remembering what goth is, as it means he’s in demand again. He celebrated 25 years in the business in 2010, and all these years later he shows no signs of giving up just yet!