A SWINDON-BORN DJ is living his dream after topping the iTunes chart with a track he mixed with TV star Gok Wan.

Craig Knight started his music career in 2009 performing at Liquid nightclub and Mackenzie's Bar & Kitchen in Old Town.

Now he’s working with dance music legends like Calvin Harris.

He said: “I started getting into music production after I DJ’d with Calvin Harris a few times. I learned how to do it by watching YouTube tutorials and dabbled in music for a couple of years.

"I’d share my music on BBC Introducing and things like that and then from 2015 I started playing music more seriously.

“I worked in Malia in 2015 to be the warm up for a lot of big artists like Stormzy, Example and Skepta. It was insane to get to do that and work with all these people.”

Now his new single Let Me Be Your Fantasy – a remix of the 1992 original version by Baby D – has made it to number one.

He created this remix with DJ and fashion TV presenter Gok Wan. As well as iTunes, the track is a number one bestseller on Amazon, and made it to Capital's Big Top 40.

“I woke up last Friday to find it was number eight and then throughout the day it kept going up,” Craig said.

“When it hit number one, I was buzzing but shaking at the same time, it was a crazy experience.

“We knocked KSI and S1mba off the top and I started getting a ridiculous amount of people following me. Then I found out we knocked Joel Corry off the dance chart, it was surreal but brilliant.”

Craig and Gok had to work remotely because of the Covid crisis, having meetings over Zoom and phone calls to put the track together.

He said: “I never thought I would get this far in music. I’ve always had a passion for it. A guy I know was DJing up north with Gok, he sent me a video on Instagram of him playing one of my remixes.

"I ended up messaging him to say thank you for playing it, we started talking and I asked him if he would want to work together and he said yes.

“I was really chuffed, it’s pretty crazy he even knew my name and my music.

“It was great to work with him, he’s a perfectionist and he knows what he wants but he also took onboard what I had to say which is really good."

Craig was born and raised in Park North and went to Church Field School which is now known as Lawn Manor Academy.