DJ ND: The past 10 years, “DJs” (producers) became the new rock stars. They went from their small DJ booths to the top of the charts. Do you think turntablists could have the same success in their careers?
- Everything is possible. Artists like C2C and Birdy Nam Nam paved the way already. Of course, musicality is a key and we need to be more accessible in the way we share our art. Portablism has a role to play… By sharing our art, we can get closer to music lovers and gain their interest. I personally think that “live performances”, I mean “real live shows” with an artistic approach, the use of video will definitely help.
DJ ND : Sometimes we hear people say that turntablism is dying. Is the golden era gone for good or will there be a revival somehow?
- Trends come…and go… and come back again. I think there was more quality before. More research. It’s like the knowledge is stagnating a bit. Are turntablist really going to the next level like the hall of famers of turntablist used to do in the past? I’m not sure… But then again, technology makes everything easier. It’s an asset and a hindrance at the same time.