A-Trak

I think that’s becoming the key to where the whole idea of art and culture are going nowadays anyway, is the idea of curation. Knowing what you like. That’s sort of the future right now. Molding something, whether it be a roster on a label, or your blog, or a song, or your DJ set.

I think that’s becoming the key to where the whole idea of art and culture are going nowadays anyway, is the idea of curation. Knowing … Read More

When you know what you like and what you want and you’re able to nudge things in the right direction, that’s more profitable than ever, because there’s so much information out there. Everything’s saturated. Tastemaker is probably the most overused word, but I still think it’s important.

When you know what you like and what you want and you’re able to nudge things in the right direction, that’s more profitable than ever, … Read More

Now I’m able to play on the main stage and play my own tracks and the crowd likes them. I feel like a lot the other DJs play a lot of the same songs, and not to knock them, but it’s important to me to go up there and sort of sneak in a bunch of stuff the other guys aren’t playing.

Now I’m able to play on the main stage and play my own tracks and the crowd likes them. I feel like a lot the … Read More

I’ve talked to people who say that their music and their creative work is a much needed and appreciated escape, where they don’t have to think about the state of the world; they’re not even thinking about themselves so much. They’re not trying to express their own experiences of that day or relationship strife or anything.

I’ve talked to people who say that their music and their creative work is a much needed and appreciated escape, where they don’t have to … Read More

At the end of the day, if I do a set at a festival and I only have an hour, which is kind of short for a DJ set, I know that I have to play at least six of my songs. Then the whole challenge is what do I weave around that. How do I stand out? Because at a festival there’s probably fifteen songs every DJ’s going to play every hour, for the whole day. That to me is more interesting, because I still feel like an outsider in this world.

At the end of the day, if I do a set at a festival and I only have an hour, which is kind of short … Read More

What’s amazing about a DJ set is when you’re able to re-appropriate a song or give purpose to a song that people didn’t really think it was supposed to have. Give it this sort of hidden power by playing it before this song and after that one. That it fits into this logic and it goes farther than you thought it could go.

What’s amazing about a DJ set is when you’re able to re-appropriate a song or give purpose to a song that people didn’t really think … Read More