Guy J (ISR): “Music was all I cared about”

Guy J first gig
During ADE 2015 DJ/producer Guy J performed in Amsterdam. We had a short chat about his first gig. “The crowd was young, open minded and hungry for new music.”

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During ADE 2015 Israeli DJ/producer Guy J did a few shows in Amsterdam. A few weeks before we had a short chat about his first gig. “The crowd was young, open minded and hungry for new music.”

“My first gig was in Amsterdam of course! Where-else could it have been? (laughs) “So, not very surprising. I was 21 years old at the time and very nervous.”

Love for music

“The crowd was young, open minded and hungry for new music. I had brought along four friends for some moral support. I wasn’t really interested in impressing women at that time. Music was all I cared about. Everything I do, is out of love for music.”

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Over and over

“I had prepared my set very well at home, by listening to new tracks over and over again. All with the goal of accomplishing the perfect musical journey.”

John Digweed

“You wonder if I had a mentor or teacher? Not really. In those days, I just listened a lot to many well-known DJs. Especially John Digweed’s show on Kiss 100 FM has been a huge influence on my own development.”

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Self-confidence

“That first gig was mega! I immediately understood what makes The Netherlands so unique. It made me happier and it tasted like more. I’m glad to say that I didn’t make any huge mistakes. I did learn that it’s wrong to think that a lack of confidence is a bad characteristic. Because it’s not. The most important thing I learned that night is that I have to be original every time again.”

“Among other places, you can see me during ADE in the Recycle Lounge. Recently I had another fabulous night at that venue.”

This interview is originally published on DJMag.nl October 8th 2015.

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