Ortofon: You have devoted yourself to Turntablism and battles. Compared to mixing, what is it about Turntablism and battles that excites you?
- I don't see myself as a battle DJ, that's just something that happened. I always had a strong passion for Turntablism, but it is no more or less important to me than mixing or producing. But the exciting part about Turntablism is, without a doubt, the creative power you can have over existing material.
Ortofon: What is your recipe for a good routine, and how do you create a new one? How long is the process from developing a routine until you perform it?
- A good routine is not only contemporary, but also somewhat progressive. Trends don't have to be avoided but should play a less significant role if you want to be different.
A good routine is not about what you can do, but more about who you are. It might sound cheesy, but it's true. At the end of the day, a lot of people have skills, but oddly, only a few have ideas. I was like that for a long time.
As far as practicing goes, for some weird reason it always takes me two weeks to memorize a routine. So in terms of memorization, others are faster than I am.