What made you want to DJ?
I was always in charge changing tapes on tape player on our classmate parties since the 4th grade. It continued back in the 90’s when I was at 7th grade at age of 13. The person that organized the music for the elementary school parties left, so I kind a stepped in and took over, as I had seen from the wings how older the dudes had done it before me. Of course the gear and music wasn’t exactly what we understand as DJ thing now, but I think that was what I could describe as the starting point and from there everything continued pretty much on autopilot – search for new fresh music, introduction of the sounds that I thought were cool not, and what everyone always wanted to hear, then finding out ways to get the most out of the equipment and get a bigger, better sound etc.
What was the first track you bought specifically to DJ with?
Insane question, can’t even remember what my wife’s birthday is. That was hell long ago. But I do recall tunes what brought me specifically into house music: DJ Gregory – Elle, Pete Heller – Big Love, Richard Earnshaw – People Are People, Dennis Ferrer – Reach for Freedom, Jocelyn Brown – Believe. Hearing those on radio shows and at some softer club events I realized that house music did not have to always be dark and deep, as that was almost the standard at house music events. It could be also very catchy and easy listening. And off course from there you get that little virus and start discovering more deeply and basically get sucked into hole where you dig deeper and understand way better that darker side, and now I find it hard to believe what type of crap I used to listen before.
Everybody wants to be a DJ these days. What ignites your passion to continue, despite the competitiveness?
Within club culture? I don’t pay attention what everyone else does, I do my thing my way – first of all I do it coz I like doing it not that I earn living from it or to become famous with it. Music is my thing so I don’t need any ignition to compete with anyone.
If you could go back in time and be involved in the club scene of any era, when would this be and why?
Defo some disco era time in the 70’s when I was born and I believe somewhere on west coast USA that time was pretty cool.
Who would be your dream guest on your show?
I don’t have a dream dj. I got some favorites but wouldn’t mind having a chat with Kerri Chandler I guess.
If you could go B2B with any DJ on the planet, who would it be and where?
Would do B2B with “Ossom Sessions” friends anywhere.
What was the last tune that was stuck in your head before this interview?
Just finished a remix for Andy Ward & Sofia Rubina, so still a bit stuck in my mind and analyzing it, was it alright etc. It’s usual with latest things I do – hard to let go.
If you could have made any of the records you have played which one would it be and why?
That would be soo tough, choosing one of thousands I would pick probably after every 5 min a different one. As off music from any genre I think some Quincy Jones older work, when working with stereo was a thing, use to be used very cleverly than.
What’s your musical guilty pleasure? – Don’t be shy 😉
Drum’N’Bass (Makoto), Jazz (RaFa Orchestra), Britt Funk (Jamiroquai), Liquid
If you could only listen to the same 5 records for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Do you need these answers today or next year? – if I’m lucky I might figure them out by then 🙂
Get up or Get Down?
Too Hot or Too Cold?
Piano or Bassline?
Yoda or Gandalf?
Facebook or Twitter?