The second time we ran into each other was during ADE 2015. Seghment (UK) I talked for hours. In 2016 I interviewed him about his first gig. “Everyone and no-one were there.”
We go back to 2016, when we met. Soon after, I spoke Dutch Ricardo Carota about his first gig. “I was rewarded by the sight of all these happy, dancing people.”
I met Dutch DJ/producer Paul Dirks during ADE, where he played. About his first gig he said: “After two good transitions I lost that nervousness.”
In 2014, on a cold and windy day, Nicole Moudaber sat down with me for an interview in Zaandam. We ended up talking for over 1,5 hours. This is the result.
Vincenzo Palumbo a.k.a. Irregular Synth’s first official gig took place in The Netherlands. “My parents had to give permission for the flight because I was only seventeen.”
The Polish hard techno DJ/producer Hellboy had his first gig at a techno party in Krakau, that he had organized himself. “Most of all I was very excited!”
In 2014 I interviewed trance hero Markus Schulz about his life in Germany and later in the USA, where he still resides. His goal was ‘to bring the fun back in trance’.
UK-garage pioneer Groovemaster Johnson has lived in The Netherlands for many years. Of course, we spoke about his unique first gig story. “Freaking out over a small bag of weed.”
Frau Hofmann and I met in 2017. After an interesting chat we agreed to do an interview about her first gig. She remembers: “The delay of the mixer was on the whole time. Hilarious!”
Dutch DJ/producer Dave Leatherman a.k.a. TFX is a true house pioneer who started DJing in 1987! He speaks vividly about his first gig. “With trembling knees, I put my first record on.”
In 2013 I interviewed Britsh dance vocalist Christian Burns. He told me about working with the likes of Armin van Buuren and Andrew Rayel. “Amazing stuff.”
During ADE 2013 I interviewed trance talent Andrew Rayel. Nowadays, the Moldavian prodigy is a well-renowned name in the industry. Check his story!