This month our guest is dear Basto! Have fun.
1. How did you get into DJing?
Through My dad. He”s been a dj for nearly 40 years so my brothers and me literally grew up between turntables, cd players and loads of records.
2. Who were some of your influences when you started DJing?
3. Do you prefer DJing or producing songs?
It”s a different ballgame alltogether. Barely comparable. DJing is all about grasping the moment, while making records is more like an office job. DJing is the short term adrenaline rush, while making a record can take a lot of time, and you”re always working in the long term.
4. What advice or tips would you give a young deejay?
Play stuff YOU like, not just what everybody”s playing or what”s in the Beatport top 10. Also, don”t limit yourself to new tracks. There”s a ton of ignored older treasures out there.
5. What is the best part of life as a deejay?
Going places and meeting people, hands down. It”s just incredible being able to do that and while being paid.
6. What is the worst part about DJing?
Lack of sleep while you”re on the road, due to late show times, and often early flight times.
7. Who would you love to DJ with?
No one in particular. Never quite got the back to back concept. You feel out the crowd, build your set, and I feel it”s always hard to do that equally good when you”re playing together with another dj.
8. What is the best song or your favorite song that you have produced?
Hmmm, I wouldn”t know. Ask me again in 40 years and I might be able to answer that. You need to be able to look back without your judgement being clouded by current success or trends. Of course the latest Basto tracks work really well, but it”s impossible for me to pick one now.
9. What has been your best show?
Equally hard question, because it”s comparing apples and oranges. Like a big summer festival and a small but packed basement club.. Impossible to choose. But of course, Tomorrowland was definitely a highlight, as you can see in the Again and Again video.
10. What has been your worst show?
I won”t name the club, but it was full of rich people spraying expensive champagne over the dance floor, at which point To find out what type of health cheap health insurance for families exchange your online casino State is running and for other general information on the exchanges see our ObamaCare Health Insurance Exchange page, or skip this section and continue reading learning how to use the marketplace now!Some quick Health Insurance Exchange Guide facts before we get started:• Most Americans must purchase cheap health insurance for families by 2014, get an exemption or pay a per month fee for every month they go without coverage in 2014. the personnel had to mob the place in order for the next shower to begin.. And everytime the whole crowd fled the floor to avoid getting soaked. And everytime someone ordered 10 bottles, the music was cut off and the Star Wars theme was played.. Nuff said.
11. What would be your favorite live set?
Definitely with a piano, lots of vocal elements and extensive visuals. But I think I”d rather do it in kind of a theatre setting rather than a big outdoor arena. I like a cosy atmosphere where you can really connect with the audience.
12. Where do you find the best audiences?
Where do you find the hottest chicks, or the best pizza? It”s a very subjective thing. I consider myself very lucky because I meet fantastic audiences almost everywhere.
That fact was actually the inspiration for “I Rave You”.
13. What is the longest set that you have ever played, and where was it?
13 hours, on a New Years Eve, back in the days where I was a resident dj in a big club.
14. Is there a perfect set length, and if yes, how long would it be?
I don”t mind playing long sets, but I think in terms of show, around 1h is perfect. It”s long enough to build something, to tell a story, and short enough to keep the energy high. If you do longer sets, you have to create “breathing space” in order not to wear out the crowd.
15. What”s next for Basto?
“I Rave You” is of course doing fantastic, but I”m already working on new material, and there”s also a few very cool remixes coming out, one being for the Spandau Ballet classic “Gold“, not the obvious choice.
And I”m very anxious to export the current European cross-over success to the North America, South America and Asia in the coming months.
So a lot of hard work that needs to be done, but I”m more than ready.
16. Do you have any words to Electronica.FM readers?
Hi guys, thank you so much for the enormous support everybody”s given me the past months. Keep checking out Electronica.FM, since a lot is going to happen in the coming months, and obviously here is where you will get a lot of scoops! Oh yeah, and on a shameless self-promotion note, follow me on Twitter and like me on Facebook to get an inside view.
Electronica.FM : We are thankful to dear Jef Martens to give this interview and dear Rakesh Sharma for his help.
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