Firstly, a question I ask everyone, if you had to describe Ibiza in just three words, what would they be?
The Ultimate Island
Love it! You’re going to be playing at the new night Colors this year, what dates are you playing and are you playing any other events?
I am not 100% sure the exact dates yet but I’ll be there a good portion of the summer. There is talk that I will also be playing ASOT again this year too.
Do you get much time to enjoy the island or are you straight back on the plane to your next gig? If you do, what do you enjoy doing in Ibiza?
I always make time in Ibiza. Obviously there will be times when I need to fly in and straight back out, but I have a few extended trips planned. Ibiza has pretty much everything, so I love to experience all of the beauty of the island, sometimes just driving around and finding places that I have never been to before. I also love the food, mainly local Spanish places. There is always something going on, it is essential to go and check out some events and catch up with people from all over the world. That’s the great thing about the island, so many people from so many countries all in one place for the same reason.
If you were to hold your own night in Ibiza, who would you ask to join you to create the best possible line-up?
Musically for me, the night would have to flow through a variety of styles therefore utilising dj’s from a range of genres. There is too many dj’s that I would want on there to list here.
Aside from Ibiza, what gigs are you looking forward to playing at this year?
I’m looking forward to the summer festival season, hitting Ultra in Argentina, some US festivals that are growing in size every year and the obvious European ones. I also always enjoy the more intimate gigs to allow my sets to include the more progressive side of my style to come through. I enjoy them all!
Any tracks or artists we should look out for this year?
Our current favourite at Ibiza2012.net is your collaboration with Ashley Wallbridge, World to turn!
Tom Fall is on fire at the moment, he has a style that really rocks in a club but also appeals when listening on your headphones, that’s always a good combination.
Can you tell us about your best or worst gig? What happened?
My worst gig was when I had food poisoning in the US, but I really didn’t want to not turn up (and so did the promoter!) so I produced my last bit of vomit before leaving for the gig. They had a bucket on stage and I must have looked awful. After every mix I had to visit the bucket to throw up.
Haha, sounds terrible! Can you tell us a little bit about how you became one of the most influential trance DJs?
I just worked hard at my craft and concentrated purely on the music. I am lucky enough to have had a lot of desire and knowledge when I was young, and I utilised this to its capacity. I tried to make sure every record that I released had longevity and always tried to do something unique in my sets, keeping the standard high and knowing what a good record is, and what will work, when it will work and why it works.
And finally, do you have any advise for people wanting to follow in your footsteps and become a DJ?
As mentioned above, work hard trying to learn about what you want to do. Set high standards for yourself, and find the area/genre you are most interested in. Try to be unique and put your own touch on everything you do (sometimes this just happens on it’s own) and never think “oh, this will do” when you know deep down you can do more. Also, don’t try too hard to be famous, try to be good at what you are doing before you let the bi-products of becoming a DJ motivate you.