A Moray DJ could soon be blasting techno tunes through Westminster if he succeeds in a national competition.
By day, 24-year-old Duncan Falconer works as a recycling assistant for Moray Council, but by night he travels the country spinning the decks before massive crowds.
Under the moniker of Acutek, Mr Falconer has performed sets at Belladrum and Rockness and has supported dance favourites such as Pleasurecraft and Gary Beck in Aberdeen.
Now, in a bid to spread his music south of the border, the Pluscarden-based artist will compete in a UK-wide House the House competition organised by legendary DJ Carol Cox.
Mr Falconer recently submitted a sample of his work to contest organisers, who invited him to perform in a regional heat in Leeds later this month.
He will compete against a handful of the north of England’s best DJs on Wednesday, April 20, and if judges pick him as winner he will open for Mr Cox at a charity gig in the Houses of Parliament.
Mr Falconer said: “I often enter different competitions as a way of getting my music out there, and this seemed like a fantastic opportunity.
“A lot of people in Scotland know about me, and I’ve played places like Glasgow, but I’d like to get more exposure in England.”
He began DJing almost 10 years ago, after picking up an old set of decks as part payment for a motorcycle he was selling.
He said: “I’ve always had a love of music, and I used to watch my friends on the decks and think it was amazing.
“DJing is my passion and my ultimate ambition would be to do it professionally.
“Being paid to travel about the place and play and write tunes would be a dream come true, and this competition could help with that.”
Mr Falconer is fundraising for the Last Night a DJ Saved My Life children’s charity as part of the contest, and information on the campaign can be found on his Acutek Facebook page.