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Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of?
I am particularly proud of the BiXX Artist Tribute set I produced as it gained recognition and praise from BiXX himself which was hugely uplifting for me.
I am also proud to support Exist in Sound and Tranceplayer with my weekly mixes.
What's the biggest misconception about DJing?
That it is too late for older people to set out on the path!
How would you describe your style?
What type of music do you usually DJ?
High Energy Uplifting Trance.
Analog or digital and why?
Digital all the way. Hot cues, beat jumps, key lock and all the modern features for creative mixing.
Portability of music library. No worries about your record skipping or getting scratched up. Much more accessible for beginners. Cost!! Vinyl costs a fortune!
What do you like most about DJing?
The music and the way it makes me feel when I play. The escapism when I spin a set and most of all the positive feedback and comments I get from listeners to my mixes. Knowing people get pleasure from listening to my sets is hugely rewarding.
What was your career path? How long have you been DJing?
Picked up an entry level controller in December 2020 - By March I wanted 4 channels and club standard layout so switched to Pioneer and have never looked back. Approaching 2 years behind the decks!
What's your typical work process?
Listen to music as much as I can. My library is huge so tagging songs is massively important. For a
typical 90 minute set I will select around 80 tracks with 10 or so that I 100% want to include in the mix. The rest I will use as filler to try and ensure the set flows nicely.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Digital Set Up:
Pioneer DDJ-1000 Controller
Pioneer HDJ-X10 Headphones
Pioneer DM 40 Speakers (Though I don't use them!)
XMG Pro Audio Laptop (i7-10870H CPU, 32GB RAM, Geforce RTX 3060 GPU - 4TB SSD)
Can you share one DJ tip?
Practice and practice and don't be afraid to make mistakes. What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
There are too many to list as I have been a lover of this genre for over 25 years. There are so many
talented producers out there.
If I must mention a few I am hugely inspired by Guiseppe Ottiviani and his prodigy Hypaton. I am also fond of true trance veteran producers and DJ's such as Armin, Solarstone, Stoneface & Terminal and Aly & Fila. I am also inspired by Crostasis for their harder edge, Ralphie B, Richard Durand, Steve Dekay, Mecurial Virus, Incecent Noise, Paipy and of course BiXX are artists I always get excited over when they release new tracks.