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.
Will this be your first time in Hong Kong? Is there anything that you are looking forward to doing or seeing in particular?
It won’t be my first time in Macao, I played already twice at Cubic Club in Macao. It’s an awesome club, I’m so glad to be back! I know what I’m looking forward to see in particular but I know what I don’t want to see: people puking in the boat from Hong Kong to Macau!
How do you feel that DJing and producing has changed over the last few years?
Of course, DJing and producing have changed over the last few years. It became trendy to be a DJ, DJs are performing in stadiums like guest stars now! Their tracks are playlisted on radios and appear like the new big worldwide hits. I’m happy that it’s a respected job that can make dream and entertain more and more people, DJs and producers are real Artists.
What was your favourite memory of 2014 so far and what do you have planned for the rest of the year?
My favourite memory of 2014 is when I received the award of “Best French DJ of the year” at the Fun Radio European DJ awards. I was in competition with some of my idols and I won… It was really unexpected. For the rest of the year, I’ll be on tour of course but I’ll try to go much more in the studio for new tracks, remixes…
What can we expect from your upcoming performance at Cubic?
I think that people at Cubic start to know me as I played twice already so it will be a challenge to surprise them all over again… Of course, I’ll do drums, singing, playing keyboard, share my energy and surprise them with tech-house & progressive tracks I just discovered.
Aside from your DJ equipment, name your top three touring essentials.
My Top 3 touring essentials are: bottles of water (a lot!), high-speed wi-fi, and of course, the audience!
What is the weirdest thing that you’ve seen from the DJ booth?
The weirdest thing I’ve seen from the DJ booth is a 70-year-old guy dancing half naked on the dancing poll like a go-go dancer! He was on fire! lol
Do you have any pre-gig rituals?
My pre-gig ritual is just a big nap before the performance to get the most energy I can give on stage!
Who in your opinion are the best up-and-coming producers at the moment?
In my opinion,the best up-and-coming producers at the moment are Kryder, Arno Cost & Norman Doray, and Dim Chris.
If you weren’t a DJ/Producer what would you be doing?
If I wasn’t a DJ producer, I think I would be a cook or a ski teacher. These are my other passions.
What tracks/ projects can we look forward to in the upcoming months?
In the upcoming months, I will release several new tracks but I’m still working on them so I can’t really tell you more… My new release ‘TUMF’ just got out on my own label “Change Your Mind records”, progressive-house track almost acid. More electro-house tracks are coming soon ;)
What would be your dream collaboration?
My dream collaboration would be with Jamie Cullum and Serge Gainsbourg!
Club Cubic Presents Quentin Mossiman on the 15th November 2014. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.