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Paul Hazendonk: “First gig in Paul Elstak’s radio-show”
During ADE 2017 we accidentally bumped into each other. Of course, the conversation quickly turned to Paul Hazendonk’s first gig. It all started with a DJ contest.
Max E Groove: “We were extremely eager”
My love goes way back with UK DJ Max E Groove, but I met this super nice man in 2015. Not soon after that, he told me about his first gig. The memory makes him laugh: “We waited by the stage entrance with our records in milk crates.”
Lorenzo: “The man said: ‘Boy, you will go far'”
We met in 2011 and became instant friends. In April 2016 I interviewed Lorenzo about his first gig. He remembers a mistake that turned out as a surprise.
Kipa: “Beautiful break in clumsy set”
What Kipa learned from his first gig? In 2017 he told me. “No liquids near the gear.”
Joe Farr: “So this is what happens at parties!”
In 2017 UK DJ Joe Farr told me about his first gig. “The first time that I took half a pill.”
Hoj: “A bit of a neat freak”
Hoj remisced with me about his first gig in a Californian coffeeshop in 1999. He was 21, so just old enough to drink. To make sure that the vinyl didn’t skip, he wiped each one of them with an old vinyl brush.