Interviews

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

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

This will be my first gig in Hong Kong with Hed Kandi, but i spent 6 months here in 2006 with DJ Nipper who still has residencies on Central. It was where i first began learning the art of drumming with a DJ. I'm really excited and looking forward to now be able to come back and perform with one of the biggest brands in the clubbing world.


Will this be your first show in Hong Kong?   Is there anything that you are looking forward to doing or seeing in particular?
Yes, it will be my first show there, but actually it’s a funny story, I lived in Macau back in 2001 when I was racing cars in the Macau GP. I'm looking forward to seeing how the crowds have changed over the past 12 years. I hear Hong Kong is one of the best places with the best fans in the world. So I'm looking forward to showing Hong Kong what MAKJ's got!!


Since the release of ‘Kiss From The Past’ on June 13th 2011, the rumor mill on the internet forums has been in overdrive. Allure was back - and how! A full-on artist album, distributed in over 20 countries: no less than 14 pure unadulterated trance tracks featuring familiar former Allure vocalists like Christian Burns, JES and Emma Hewitt. Tiësto’s tweet “Listen to my @allurelive project which I am involved in” fueled the already piping hot discussions even more.  As the title hints, the legendary producer Tiësto, who has been involved with the Allure project since its inception, wanted to say both goodbye and hand on the torch to the next generation.

Now serving as the projects Executive Producer, Tiësto will be taking a backseat as the project moves to a new and exciting phase.


Tenashar spent most of her early modeling days in Europe, this FHM Cover Girl is now back and based in Singapore to work as a full time model in Asia.

Tenashar's talents extends beyond the realm of modelling, but also to photography, disk-jockeying and entrepreneurship. Tenashar was also once a broker in the financial world of Singapore but she gave up this career to follow her passion for photography and modeling eventually.

Proficient in English, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin, it is no surprise the name Tenashar is fast becoming internationally known. Her modelling career has already seen a series of successful shoots with notable brand names such has Cosmopolitan, FHM, Asian Geographic, Wardrobe Fashion Trends (WTF) and Fashion TV.


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

I got started as a DJ in 1992 after watching a few of my older friends do it. My biggest inspirations back in those days were people like Ellis Dee, Carl Cox, Rhythm Masters and Murk. I was big into jungle, hardcore and house so I had a varied taste in music which has helped my later career.


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

Khalil: Yes - this is the first time for all of us.
Rags: Im coming a week early to check out Hong Kong before the gig. I want to eat lots of noodles, check out the record stores, see some of the islands and run around the city with Harbour Runners.
Snips: I'm really looking forward to seeing the architecture of the city and checking out the local streetwear/sneaker scene.

Will this be your first show in Hong Kong?   Is there anything that you are looking forward to doing or seeing in particular?
Yes - my first show in Hong Kong. I've been wanting to come here for years. I hear the food and sightseeing is amazing. it's sounds like a really interesting mix of cultures.

How do you feel that DJing and producing has changed over the last few years?
The technology and music have changed a lot. DJ'ing to me has become more musical, more fun, and much more about the fans than ever. It's more of a proper "show" now where the DJ is the main focus, not the background. It's crazy that now you can make amazing pro-quality music with just a laptop.

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

I remember like it was yesterday, I was about 16, as every summer I would go back to home town in Corsica (where my family comes from),  and a friend of mine who was a local DJ there, told me that I might get a chance to play for a big outside party there. I was so excited about it, I remember my mother’s face when she saw my suit case with one or 2 swimming suits and the rest full of CDs...I played 2 hours, shaking with all my body, my technic was quite awful, but the energy was amazing, and the people liked it!


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

I started DJing when I was about 12 years old. I was always interested in music from a very young age so DJing seemed like the perfect hobby for me.  My older brother bought turntables because he wanted to learn to DJ but he never really got the hang of it and then went off to university and left his decks at home.  I would sneak into his room after school every day to practice and eventually realised that I was picking it up quite quickly. I started watching scratch videos of the Technics DMC World Championships and slowly learnt how to scratch just by watching DJ battles. I would say my biggest inspiration is DJ Jazzy Jeff. I used to listen to his early albums with the Fresh Prince and try to emulate his routines.


Will this be your first show in Hong Kong?   Is there anything that you are looking forward to doing or seeing in particular?
It's our first time here!! we wanna catch as much of the vibe of the city as we can!! Phillip from M.A.N.D.Y. just gave us some must-see destinations to go for last week in Stockholm....

How do you feel that DJing and producing has changed over the last few years?
Without a doubt DJing and producing have been influenced by technological progress quite a bit, but in the end it's still the musical quality that counts. A good song is still a good song.


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