Known for playing blends of Funk, Disco, House and Hip Hop beats; what has inspired you to get into the career of DJ-ing and was there any special moments during childhood which drove you into being passionate for such music?
The idea of being able to make a huge number of people dance with music inspired me to start a career in DJing. Since I was a kid I’ve also loved music as my dad has a huge collection of CDs.
With such extensive years of experience; how do you feel that DJing and producing has changed over the last few years?
Technology has definitely made DJ-ing and producing a lot more accessible, it has also become a popularity contest with the use of social media
Being a DJ known for playing at numerous venues; where is the favorite venue for you to play at and why is that?
My favorite venue is definitely ZOUK because that is the place where I really feel inspired to become a better DJ
What was your favourite memory so far of 2013 and what would you like to achieve during the rest of the year?
So far I don’t have any favorite memory of 2013 so will have to wait till my first ZoukOut. I would also like to be able to scratch and beat juggle on a CDJ by the end of this year
What can we expect from your upcoming performance at Zoukout?
2 different sets of music/genre for both days as I’ll be playing at 2 different stages.
Aside from your DJ equipment, name you top three touring essentials.
A book, toothbrush and tons of mixes on my phone for me to get inspired
Tell us a story from tour that shocked you?
None so far.
Do you have any pre gig rituals?
Yes I do, usually I’ll smoke alone in a quite place and mentally prepare myself for what to expect.
Who in your opinion are the best up-and-coming producers / artists at the moment?
Dusky, Duke Dumont, Danny Avila, Lush & Simo, Dyro, Jeremy Olander, Fehrplay and DJ Matthew(SG,Zouk)
If you weren’t a DJ/Producer what would you be doing?
I’ll probably be working in a sneaker store or book store
See The Professor perform as one of the resident DJs at Zoukout from the Friday, 13th of December to the Saturday, 14th of December.
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