We’ve interviewed with Sander Van Doorn, just before his performance in Barcelona’s No.1 Club, The Sutton.
I would like to express our gratitude to José Woldring who set the interview and Sander’s tour manager Mark for greeting us nicely and The Sutton manager Kyke Navarro and DJ Brian Cross also DJ Alex Rosen, it was a nice set before Sander! :)
Well, actually we’ve waited his new single to release interview, so here it is.
1. How did you get into DJing?
I started about 10 years ago. First I started as a producer a little bit.. back-room producing. A little bit experimenting with tracks. Got signed first to record label which I am still with today. About 9 years ago I came for my first show over in Switzerland and I kind of kept rolling after that. So, it was 9 years ago that I started.
2. Who were some of your influences when you started DJing?
Around that time a big influence was and still is Depeche Mode, Underworld, Marko V was of big influence, back in those days. He was a resident DJ in Eindhoven,club called Dance Loom. I would always call it, clubbing over in a club, he was always a big express for this. This is kind of like basis of mine, on my side.
3. Do you prefer DJing or producing songs?
It’s hard to say, I actually prefer the whole combination. Because you can produce a track in studio and then you can play at the same night, which I love to do. So, I couldn’t choose one or the other. These are two completely different worlds. I definitely love the combination.
4. What advice or tips would you give a young deejay?
A young DJ, I would say.. Really focus on producing as well. It’s all about creating your own sound. There are a lot of DJs out there and I predict the next few years, the amount of DJs, It’s kinda, gonna triple or quadruple, so there is gonna be a lot of competition and the best way to deal with that is to start producing first, to create your own sound and kind of take it from there.