Resort dance DJ tipped for glory

Rebecca Saforia
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THE daughter of a former Blackpool nightclub owner is now setting her own dance floors alight.

After years of practice, Rebecca Saforia, 28, is enjoying success as a DJ featuring in venues across the world.

DJ Danny Howard

DJ Danny Howard

And the record spinner is now hoping to be named among the best DJs in the world by winning a place in the prestigious Top 100 competition by DJ magazine.

And the former Arnold School pupil remembers starting spinning her dad Kenneth Lane’s records at their home on Bloomfield Road.

Rebecca told The Gazette: “I used to love going to Melody House, on Bond Street, to buy records to practise on, I must have driven my parents crazy.

“When I was young my dad owned New Earth on Topping Street, he helped launch Blackpool DJ Peter Schofield.

“Sadly he passed away but I wish he could see me now, it would be nice for him to hear quality sound rather than me scratching his records in my bedroom, aged three.”

Rebecca, who left Blackpool to live in London in 2006, is gearing up for a busy summer with performances in Ibiza, Amsterdam and is now the resident DJ in The Gallery at Ministry of Sound in London.

She said: “Mixing has always been my hobby, but I went to London to study software engineering.

“I went into a recording studio and launched my debut track, Palingenesis, which went straight into the dance charts at number one.”

Fans can vote for Rebecca at www.top100djs.net.

Meanwhile, Blackpool DJ Danny Howard has just returned from a successful outing in Ibiza after winning Radio One’s Superstar DJ contest last week.