Entrevista a Flashmob
1. What are your expectations about playing in Dominican Republic?
I think I will have fun, I've already been to the Dominican Republic many times, I usually go to Punta Cana with my family where my kids can play and where I can do a lot of scuba diving and sports, just switch off from my regular crazy schedule, hahaha… so I love DR, I know the Dominicans are very happy and shining people, I'm sure I'll have fun.
2. The Dominican public is all about the groove. Can we spect techno or house when you get here?
I think in a place like that I'm going to play a lot of tribal and house, that’s the kind of stuff I think goes really down well, especially because is in the summer, it’s in a holiday place it’s near the sea so you know anything that has bongos and that little taste of tribal is always good.
3. Is there an artist you look up to? Maybe a mentor figure.
Let’s say I have a very, very close relationship with a fellow artists called Eiad from Bambook, we are in constant talk about everything that we do regarding his career and my career now, because his now above the huge list, so before we use to talk about mine but now about his, and in terms of sound Radioslave in certainly the kind that I really, really love the most, I also like Nina Kraviz as well and smaller artists like Mark Henning.
4. Who is on your radar at the moment production wise?
I've just had a guy who’s called Wouter De Moore in my label, he is an incredible producer, he is certainly on my radar and I just signed DJ Wild with Phil Weeks on my label for October, so that will be good, and Emanuel Satie is doing very, very well he is getting involved with the label for a remix and there is a guy called Jordan who I got a promo from he is from Belfast I’m playing every gig I’m playing a record of his I think he got a very big potential, there are so may I would say this.
5. In your spare time, do you have a hobby?
Yes I row, I have rower... and I do scuba diving, I like to eat sushi, play the guitar and the bass, hahaha.... They are relaxing basically from my troubles.
6. Every DJ has a random anecdote from one of his gigs…¿Can you share a funny or interesting story about something that happened to you at a gig?
Well this winter we set outside of a gig they completely forgot about us, we were headlining the O2 arena in this event, and it was an strange coincidence nothing to do with the organizers, and they completely forgot about us and we couldn’t get in contact with anyone so we ended up standing in front of the O2 arena for like two hours in the cold, and then eventually when the car arrived the sing on the piece of paper they had wasn’t Flashmob but it was Fastbob…hahaha… after two hours Fastbob, I really not sure if that’s funny …hahahaha.
7. Regularly, every big DJ like you has a tradition to play in a very special place. Please name one or two places in which you feel that your followers have to go and check your performance at least once. Something they can't miss and why.
One place is definitely Toffler in Rotterdam last year y played seven hours there and this year probably the same and that is one of the places where I prefer to go the most because is the real underground Dutch thing and is the energy that is generated in that place is insane, and the other place is certainly The Hangar in Dublin where every time I go what happens is ridiculously insane good because the atmosphere the energy and the people go cray and lose it every time.
8. Can you provide any advice for future generations in the DJ industry? We would like to know your vision.
Keep it simple, and go back to the roots because in only back to the roots where you discover the real essence on what you are doing is, and say attached to the main concept that is about the music and not about all the rest, because if it becomes a job you will get lost many times and the only thing that will save you is the fact that you are doing it for the music, I you are doing it for any other reason you will get lost and ultimately the people that get lost they lose everything they've wait for, so it doesn’t make sense, does it?.....
9. Is there another project you're involved we must follow at the moment?
I'm working on a live project with a Berlin artist called Carl who I've known for like all my live, we grew up together and we recently re-meet in Berlin where I went for a shooting because my photographer Vitali Gelwich is in Berlin and we met after many, many years and he is an incredible musician and we started doing stuff and he came to the studio, since then we've been collaborating on a daily basis and we are working on a live together which is very interesting for me at the moment.
10. As an artist, ¿What do you feel is your biggest challenge right now?
I've just overcome my biggest challenge that has been one of the biggest obstacles that I've had in my whole live this last year and a half I literally changed everyone apart from going solo, I've literally removed everyone and everything that is basically causing me a waste of time or that is making my job more difficult I want to get to the essence of things, and I'm very, very lucky now because I moved to B4 Bookings and I'm working with Mikel who is my new agent and with him we get straight to the point we close dates, like every day….bam,bam,bam….. and also I'm managing the whole project intermediate people that usually get involved in a project once it get big like it happen to me you get media guys, you get PR guys, you get managers and ultimately you end having more problems than getting things done, so I feel that the fact that I've changed I've gone solo, I've changed my accountant media patterns, my PR and I've changed my agent and changing everything regarding the label, graphics and the way I’m investing in the project and everything has changed its been a big obstacle that I wasn’t happy with from over year and a half, and now has all come together and Flashmob is doing very, very well, I'm really pleased.
Thank you for having me, thank you very much… ciao!!!