Have you been DJing since before you were old enough to go to clubs? What was that like, and how did that affect how you've grown up, do you think?
Not really. It kinda came during. I always played around on software but never had any decks until I was older.
Does the lifestyle overwhelm you ever?
Sometimes, it's really hard to find a balance between work and time off. The main thing is finding time to sleep. It's hard when you're in lots of different time zones.
Yeah! For sure. Also, you finished school while being an international DJ, right?
Sure did! Somehow I managed to do both for a short while, but I pulled through and stuck with it.
Can you tell us a little about Inspected Records and what you're planning to release next?
Yeah, I started a label to put out my own music. Its purpose was to provide artists like myself with a platform to launch their brands where they didn't have anywhere to do so. In terms of the label, we have lots of new exciting projects from artists such as Asa, KOAN Sound, Teknian and more. From myself, that's hush hush for now.
So, Do you feel like major labels aren't for you? Why start an indie label?
I think majors are great but I started the label to launch the start of artists' careers. I think that's something that comes down the line for sure.
Are you a mentor to them?
For sure. I help where I can without being too persistent. Music has to come naturally, but it can be guided into something beautiful.
And who's helped mentor you?
Nobody sadly! I'm a self taught musician.
So do you think that learning everything the hard way has made you more resiliant or just cooler?
Definitely. I think it teaches you to appreciate what you own. You do what you can with the instruments you've got. I think that's the best way to learn and master a particular element of music.
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