DJ ND: Besides your technical skills, you always take care of your image. Your videos are always very professional. That's the impression people get. Where do your video skills come from?
- Well, I used to organize battles between 2005 and 2015. For the first editions, we needed a kind of "video recap" of the event. I knew nobody back than who was able to do that for me. So I gave it a try myself. Bit by bit, after watching tutorials, I became better and I bought some gear to step up my game.
DJ ND: OK, so the marketing side of the job is important. Isn’t that unusual for a "turntablist"? Most of the time producers and "party DJs" spend more time on these kind of topics.
- First of all, I don’t really like the word “turntablist”. Not the word itself, but the perception that people have of it. Lots of promoters & booking agencies are afraid of that word. They don’t see us as musicians, but as scratch nerds destroying the vibe in a party or a festival by adding to much tricks in their sets. I prefer to be seen as a technical DJ, who uses his skills to make music. That’s why I barely juggle or backcue at parties. People don’t understand it. Like everyone else, I've had some bad experiences in the past, but I've learned my lessons.