What is your current state of mind and where are you answering this interview from?
I just got back from an Asia tour, It was insane I went from – 40 degrees in Mongolia to + 32 in in less than a week. I played for the first time in Mongolia, Seoul Korea and Singapore and I went to visit some of the most ancient temples and biggest in the world Angor Wat in Cambodia. It was an unforgettable experience and now I am back fully inspired and energised and I’m ready for my upcoming shows in Europe.
Being raised in Tunisia, a place definitely not as free and open as Berlin, where you are currently based in, how difficult was it to jumpstart your career as DJ? Did your origins influence your style of music in any way?
I grew up in Tunisia by the Mediterranean sea I wasn’t even a DJ back then when I moved to Berlin. Tunisia is a beautiful country but its hard to engage in anything artistic there due to the country government restrictions and after the Arab spring revolution I decided move to Berlin where I was able to invest myself more in music and to become a DJ & producer. I think that all the restrictions that I experienced in my childhood shaped me to become a bold person who is not afraid to take risks, face challenges and to be unapologetically myself in anything I do.
What first inspired you to start your DJ-ing career?
The first year when I moved to Berlin I was going out a lot to dance I love dancing its like therapy but at some point I got bored of just being a raver I had this sudden urge that I needed to create something more. With my first mini job I managed to buy my first turntables and I started record mixes, I spent days and hours digging in vinyl shops in Berlin and I managed to stream all the music I gathered through radio shows and basically that’s how I managed to built myself as DJ and the platform around me.
Do you primarily listen to techno in your free time? What are other genres do you enjoy listening to? (If so) how do these other genres affect your music?
Believe it or not, I don’t listen to techno in my free time, except of when I DJ, dig music for my sets or when I produce. I’m a big fan of synth pop, synthwave, IDM and shoegaze, cult horror movies soundtracks, I also love songs even though I enjoy reading lyrics and singing sad love songs. I love as well the moodiness the darkness and the mystery, my favorite song and I wouldn’t mind someone playing at my funeral is by The Cure, “A Forest”.
How would you describe your current style of music and what would you like to see it evolving in?
I always played whatever the fuck I wanted and that’s was always my motto from the beginning, but at the moment my current style is hard, fast, trippy and full of tasty textures.
Lastly, what makes a good night? What key elements must come together for you to truly look back on a particular night?
The combo of an open minded crowd who are not just there to judge but to have fun and a good sound system + an empathetic DJ that can actually read the crowd and connect with them.
You stated your mission as a DJ is first and foremost to energise the crowd and quote on quote “make them loose their shit”, how different is your DJ persona with yourself off the stage?
I don’t have a pre conceived DJ persona, if you meet me you will see that I am exactly the same person as I present myself on socials, I just can’t be bothered to create another persona as I prefer to just be myself, I’m just as funny, annoying, full of energy as you can see me during my sets. Of course not everyone will like me and I’m ok with that , I am m not here to just please people I am here to express what I feel like to express artistically and those who will like what I do will follow me.