Seb Fontaine: Leaving Radio 1 Is Like Leaving A Girlfriend
Seb Fontaine chatted to Skrufff this week about his impending departure from Radio 1 and compared the experience to a mutual break up of a long-term romance.
âI must admit I am a little bit sad about it and thereâs certainly a lump in my throat, but weâve also parted on really good terms, thereâs no animosity or bitterness,â said Seb.
âIt isnât a case of âyouâve been sacked, fuck offâ, in fact, Iâm still going to be doing Ibiza for them as well as various other projects later on. Itâs sad but sad in a good way.â
âSomeone said to me this week âleaving Radio 1 is probably the right thing for you, but you donât like it because you didnât make the decision and youâre used to making your own decisionsâ,â he added.
âI think thatâs the truest thing anyone has said to me in years.â
The progressive/ house/ trance DJ, whoâs been hosting Radio 1âs Saturday evening 7-9pm slot for almost four years, said heâs going to be taking a break from radio broadcasting in the short term though endorsed Matt Priestâs comments last week that the timing of his departure is positive.
âIf there was ever a good time for this to happen, itâs now; Iâve got a single coming out on Positiva, a huge tour of America lined up in September and October to support a mix album Iâm doing and weâre also starting a record label,â said Seb.
âAll these projects are already in place and about to happen so leaving Radio 1 means I can concentrate on them. So thereâs nothing for me to feel miserable about, apart from the fact that Iâve loved doing the show.â
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