Interviews

Read below about some of the biggest artists in the business before they come to perform in Hong Kong and Macau.

Tell us a little bit about how you got started DJing. Who was your biggest inspiration?

The end of the 1960’s-early 70’s my house became the center of the naibourhood where all my friends would hang out & listen to music. I was already a minor vinyl junky, & soon I got a 2nd turntable & a mixer & I was DJing for my friends while we were hanging out. When Andy Warhal’s club (the Dom) closed, I managed to get their Altec Lancing-Voice Of The Theater speakers, quite huge for my room, it was like me & my friends had our own private club. When my father turned his Ninth Circle Steak House into a disco in 1971, I was only 14, but he knew I was already DJing & on top of the music, & hired me to DJ @ the Ninth Circle. This was right around the corner from the ledgendary Stonewall, the birth place of gay rights, which had closed the year before. Greenwich Village was now like the gay center of the universe, & The Ninth Circle was now A gay Disco… & packed every night. My 2 biggest influences at the time were James Brown & a new Television show called Soul Train.

Tell us a little bit about how you got started DJing. Who was your biggest inspiration?

I was 12 years old, living in a small village, and I started to entertain parties. I discovered the turntables, the microphone. I was already singing and composing in my bedroom because I had learned drums and the piano on my own. I made some singing contests I won at 13 years old and I moved to the South of France at 16 when I met some DJs. I watched them play a lot to learn and started to have contracts with several clubs. I notably played for the tech-house room at Pacha (Ibiza, Spain) after having made a band with 2 DJs friends, where a guy working for the TV-show 'Staracademy' (like ‘Pop Idol’) asked me to participate as a 'DJ-singer' because he saw me singing on my set and he liked the concept, it was 7 years ago and DJ is my main job from then. At the beginning, Joachim Garraud gave me the will to propose something different, the passion of the show. Then I was impressed by David Guetta's career of course. I learned on my own by watching them play and listen to their productions.

Tell us a little bit about how you got started DJing. Who was your biggest inspiration?

When I first started going out it was guys like The Prodigy, Mauro Picotto, Armin Van Buuren that made me want to make music and DJ.



Will this be your first time in Macao? Is there anything that you are looking forward to doing or seeing in particular?

Yes, First time in Macau for me! I'm really excited. I'm really looking forward to see the city and also to enjoy some good quality food.



How do you feel that DJing and producing has changed over the last few years?
It's much more accessible to start producing. You can basically make music on a laptop now. DJing has also changed in that there are so many new tracks every week that you really have to look for special tracks that may go unnoticed otherwise.

Tell us a little bit about how you got started as a DJ / Producer? Who was your biggest inspiration?

Well we started with music long time ago, playing guitar in punk rock bands, djing at techno parties, producing hip hop beats, we always loved music and every different genre...we focused on djing in the last 6/7 years since we started this Djs From Mars project, but we didn't have an inspiration or someone to follow: it was just natural starting producing mashups since we were resident djs in Turin and we were tired of playing the same top40 tracks every week....so we started doing our own edits....and that turned into a real project very soon :)

Will this be your first time in Macao?  Is there anything that you are looking forward to doing or seeing in particular?

Actually it's our second time in Cubic, and it was just amazing when we were there first...so we expect it to be as awesome as it already was!!

 

Tell us a little bit about how you got started as a DJ / Producer? Who was your biggest inspiration?
We've been making music our whole life. It's been a natural part of our lives.
 
How do you feel that DJing and producing has changed over the last few years?
I love that the technology has gone so far that we can just bring our laptop and work anywhere! We can make edits of tracks in the taxi from the airport and play it later during the night. What has really got us working on the road is the new Sub Pac. It's a device that makes you feel the music instead of just hearing it. New we can feel the bass when where in a hotel room and it keeps us inspired!

What was your favourite memory of 2014 so far and what do you have planned for the rest of the year?
Dada Land the Voyage was an amazing experience for us. It was our first big event with two day camping.  We flew in for our set in a hot air ballon. We also started the whole festival with a 1 hour set with us playing music that we grew up with and then ended the whole festival with a full on Dada Life set. So it was a musical voyage also.

 

Tell us a little bit about how you got started as a DJ / Producer? Who was your biggest inspiration?

I started at the age of 14 making music. Couple years later at 16 i started DJ’ing at small parties for friends and family and later in small bars and clubs. My biggest inspiration was Tiësto, because he was the DJ everyone heard of when i was little.
 
Will this be your first time in Macao?  Is there anything that you are looking forward to doing or seeing in particular?

This will be my first time! I’m really looking forward to meeting people from Macao and see how the culture is different from the Dutch and Europe culture. I’m also looking forward to playing and seeing what the nightlife there is like.

Tell us a little bit about how you got started as a DJ / Producer? Who was your biggest inspiration?

Both of us started as solo Dj's, experimenting with different sounds. We were both playing various clubs, Andy around our hometown and Jelle around the country. When we met, it was in an empty club and we enjoyed eachothers sounds so we decided to jump in the studio. Everything went superfast from there and we decided to keep working together as Mightyfools!

Will this be your first time in Macao?  Is there anything that you are looking forward to doing or seeing in particular?

Yes, out of curiosity our booking agent is joining too. We're really looking forward to walk around and enjoy the culture, also very curious about the Chinese cuisine, heard it's really really good, but we love most asian food in general. Also we heard Macao is like a second Las Vegas, so some gambling must be done. And ofcourse we're looking forward to the show!


Tell us a little bit about how you got started as a DJ / Producer? Who was your biggest inspiration?
We lied to get our first gig. We said we had played all these big shows so that's how we got started. Filled it with all our mates and they kept us there. We were messing around with producing at the beginning too. We got more serious as we realised we could do it for a living. The swedish house mafia in the beginning were an inspiration individually before they were together as a group. Obviously they nailed it as a group but they were killing it before that too.

Will this be your first time in Macao?  Is there anything that you are looking forward to doing or seeing in particular?

We have never been to Macao before so really excited to check it out. I really don't know what to expect, but we will do our best to see everything!

 

Tell us a little bit about how you got started as a DJ / Producer? Who was your biggest inspiration?

At the start, I was really into the darker sounds of Aphex Twin and The Prodigy... But once I started clubbing, It was DJ's like Mauro Picotto, Ferry Corsten, Tiesto and Armin Van Buuren that inspired me a lot to become a DJ/Producer myself.

 

 

Tell us a little bit about how you got started as a DJ / Producer? Who was your biggest inspiration?

I first started djing at the age of 14 at local house party's, i had a couple of friends that were in a duo called 'electro rockers' and they were playing at all of the house party's I was going to, they inspired me to give djing a shot! Axwell was a big inspiration to me when I first started, I use to watch all of his videos on YouTube like a little fan girl haha. 

 

 

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