Sat, 05 Mar 2011  /  Post a comment
Hello Alex, do you prepare your music meticulously before a gig or go into the situation carefree?
I definitely do. Mostly twice. Usually on thursdays I start listening to promos or new releases in shops. On fridays when I’m in the hotel before a gig, I sort songs and clean CDs. same on Saturday. The last preparation I do in the club, a few minutes before I start to play.
Do you need information about a venue you will play or the type of audience in attendance at a particular club?
I dont, but I always ask the promoter before, because I think it’s just good to have some more details about the club. Mostly, the booking the club did before tells you a lot of what kind of music the club/audience is about.
Do you ever dwell on the DJ who opened the evening or would you rather go in and impose your sound?
I’m always in clubs 2 hours before I have to start. You can see a lot of what people like or dont, by seeing the dj before you playing and how people react.
Do you ever think “I definitely want to play this music tonight”?
Yes always. When I just recieved some awesome new tunes I really want to play, I Put some tracks together which could fit perfectly. but in the end, I react to the crowd and to the mood I’m in while playing.. you definitely have to improvise and be creative.
When you play live are you afraid of making a mistake or you’re always sure of your performance?
I’m not afraid of making mistakes…Misstakes are humanly… I also think people will miss the live charakter,if you play with ableton or traktor by useing the sync button…it’s just way too perfect then.
What do you do with the promoters and the public, you prefer to interact with all or you just want your space?
As a dj you are an entertainer…that means you really have to interact with the crowd…people want to see that you care about, what they do, how they feel… If I just want to be in my space, I could also put a mix Cd in the CD player instead and go to the bar untill CD has finished, if I dont interact, talk or drink with the crowd.