WHERE YOU FROM: Lion City Singapore
WHAT YOU DO: DJ/Turntablist/Beat Maker
WHAT’S YOUR PHILOSOPHY: Understand the old Skool to see the new skool, Being Fresh, Original and no biting.
Latest work, would be the Youth Olympic Games which i have a hand in remixing a song and performed for the opening and closing ceremony. Next project, a album base on turntable expression entitled ” The Turntable Instrumentalist ” release date is on the 26 nov at the esplande ‘Late Night Series’
Balance! Its not actually by choice, i knew what my first love was, and thats ‘Scratching’. But i couldn’t sustain myself doing just that in singapore, cause it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. But luckily Liquidroom took me in as a resident. And also, i was given the freedom to dictate what i wanna play as long as i can keep the crowd. I knew what the crowd wanted but at the same time i wasn’t gonna give all in, and so the musical direction has always been 40% mainstream, 40% true skool and 20% turntablism. From there on the formula has been kept… However end of the day, i’m a turntablist and i love music. Music comes in all form, Hip Hop is my roots but music is what i do. I don’t call myself a hip hop dj nor a house dj nor a electro dj, i play all sorts of stuff cos i like all sort of stuff.
Lately, i have been very inspired by a place called ‘Blujazz’, especially where on the ground level,i often jam with a bunch of passionate musicians for ‘AYASCHOOL’. We create ‘free flow’ style of music, just like in the jamming studio, nothing is pre-plan. it’s really just what we feel but accept that there’s a crowd. And that forces me to keep myself on the toe and make sure everything i do make sense in that piece of music! i usually have a setup of a mpc 2500 and 1 turntable and 1 mixer….
SHAKING IT UP?
Intro DJ competition betting at ‘singapore pools’. If we could ever do that, i’m very sure everyone would listen to better music.
hm… It always starts from listening, and it’s where ever it takes me to…
TURN US ON TO SOMETHING?
Chivas ‘ONE’ on the 17th sep, and Mid Night Shift on the 18th sep at SteroLab. Its a funky weekend ahead!
Re-inventing and practice and re-inventing.
MOST INFLUENTIAL ?
Question and Answer, on the turntables! It’s like talking to each other on turntables…
Thrasher, Computer Music, SCRATCH, Transworld and VIBE….
Everything, it’s hard to pin point what music… i’m actually a rhythm and groove sort of person. so i would like to know everything about it….
I actually got into it by watching my friends scratch, and from then i battled at DMC.
IS EVERYONE A DJ?
But not everyone knew the feeling of using real vinyls to dj. And of cos, not every dj knows how to scratch. You can understand the theory of djing, and start mixing within a few weeks, but you take alot more years to cultivate one, to ‘scratch’ and ‘beat juggle’. Not every DJ is a Musician.
Dubstep. Cos it kinda brought back the old skool gangster grimey hip hop kinda vibe. Technology music but still the same aggression!
ELECTRO music and the 130bpm for all most every track…
Pushin ON Crew and Syndicate’s producer music movement.
The Vestax 05 Pro 4.
MOST INFLUENTIAL TOP 3 ALBUMS?
Entroducing / Oran Donor / Dj shadow, Enter the Wu-tang / wu-tang clan aint’t nothing to F^%K with / Wu-tang, It takes a million to hold us back / Bring the noise / Public Enemy
TurntableRadio.com, It’s the longest running internet radio that solely dedicated to ‘Scratch Music’ It’s quite a inspiration ground to check what the rest of the scratch musicians are creating….
TELL US ABOUT THE SCENE IN YOUR CITY?
It’s still young, but it’s growing fast, more people are getting into music of different forms.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO IN YOUR CITY?
Go digging and hunting for records and samples! For leisure wise, probably chilling out and smoking ‘Shisha’
WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO SHAKE UP THE SCENE?
Introduce more music cafe, that stock up tons of books and music from the past. Cos due to the lack of radio airplay for the music from the past that influences the music of today. Hopefully, it could be a inspiration for all sorts of music…
CAN YOU RECOMMEND A COOL SPOT TO EAT?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WATERING HOLE IN THE CITY?
For the past few years, i have been chilling and performing at Blujaz. Either due to shows or inspiration purpose.
BEST PARTY IN YOUR CITY… WHAT IS IT?
Pushin On and Good Times.
YOUR CITY GUIDE?
www.juiceonline.com a one stop guide to whatever parties you wanna know.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TRAVEL DESTINATION?
San Francisco, a place full of inspiration for music lovers!
WHAT IS THE BEST FESTIVAL YOU HAVE BEEN TO?
I dont have 1 in mind…. My friends are my tour guide there!
Clock work orange by Stanley Kubrick
YOUR 3 FAV PLACES TO EAT IN YOUR CITY:
Maxwell Market Chicken Rice, Ayam panyet at Lucky Plaza, Cumi Bali at Tanjong Pagar.
YOUR 3 FAV PLACES TO DRINK IN YOUR CITY:
1Altitude, Blujaz and Helipad.
YOUR 3 FAV PLACES TO SHOP IN YOUR CITY:
TerrorKota at Amoy Street, LeftFoot at Far East Plaza, SUP at Haji Lane.
YOUR 3 FAV PLACES TO HANGOUT IN YOUR CITY:
Blujaz, Esplanade and Jazz at southbridge.