How do you handle music requests?
Requests never bother me to be honest. If I have it and it fits the vibe I’ll play it. If I have it and it doesn’t fit the vibe I’ll usually say “I’ll try but can’t promise anything” and if it’s completely left field and I don’t have it I just say “I’m sorry I don’t have it.”
What do you do when equipment goes on strike?
Key is not to panic. But if it’s not my fault I usually hold my hands up and pull a face. But mistakes happen and I’m sure the crowd usually understands that. To be honest I’ve had it happen to me in the past and after it was fixed it actually made the night better, almost like it bought us all closer together.
What are your musical influences from childhood?
Wow! This is extensive because my family and siblings listened to so much when I was growing up. Everything ranging from the Bee Gees to Metallica and from Jungle to Enya. Honestly it was wild! But I guess the first artist that I purchased music for myself was The Prodigy. The song ‘Out of Space’ was a favorite and still is to this day.
Is it even possible to argue about musical tastes?
No! And it’s a waste of breath to try. It’s all a matter of tastes and opinions.
Which track would play when you made your entrance for your boxing match?
I actually have a workout playlist that contains nothing but metal and rock. That’s what gets me pumped to train. So maybe Metallica – ‘Enter Sandman’.
What was the worst job you ever had?
It was a temp job at a storage box company. All day I used to build up cardboard boxes. Mind-numbing boring.
Describe your sound to someone who has never heard it before.
Vibey dance music.
Do you have any good tour stories from clubs or festivals?
I got into a fight once with Justin Beiber in South Korea. True story.
What would you do if you weren’t a musician?
I always wanted to be an Actor and I used to work in TV so probably something like that.
Which style of music should have the most followers? And why?
Soul. It’s the music that has given us so much and it’s the genre that can be listened to in any situation.
What is the most important musical equipment invention of all time – and why?
The computer. Surely that’s obvious. Think of any song made within the past 20 to 30 years, now take away the computer. Would be hard to imagine a song today without a computer being involved somewhere in the process.
What would you advise to become a professional?
Persistence and hard work. It’s absolutely key to make a career within this industry.