The recently muted Audiotonic comes back to Dubai. We decided to investigate and attempt to try our hand on the decks.
The best thing about playing in Ibiza is… That you get an international crowd who are so open minded. As a DJ you can be as experimental as you like.
The best thing about playing in Dubai is… That it’s clubbing scene is relatively new and has no preconceptions.
If you weren’t a DJ, you’d be… A tennis pro.
If you could remix or work with anyone it would be… Deadmau5. The engineering on their tracks is pure genius.
If you could ‘be’ another DJ you’d be Carl Cox – without a doubt. What a career, what a DJ and, from what I’ve heard, one hell of a nice guy.
If you could DJ anywhere in the world you’d pick… Sydney, New Year’s Eve. Bring it on!
If I could only play one song for the rest of your life it would be… The Beloved’s ‘Sunrising’.
You are happiest when… I’ve got a tune in the charts (could happen), DJing in front of an awesome crowd (does happen, regularly), winning three sets to love at tennis (this is rare).
Your vice is… Cold beer in an icy glass. Can’t resist it.
The thing most people don’t know about you is… I went to Hamburger University to get a job at McDonalds age 16. What a muppet.
The thing you’re most proud of so far is… When we were at the Radio 1 live broadcast with thousands of people and Pete Tong announced that we had the number one Ibiza tune of the year with Kujay Dada’s ‘Young Hearts’. E-samba Junior Jack came second and Lee Cabrera came third. Good times.
The most annoying question to be asked in an interview is… I would love to tell you my number one answer but it would upset too many people. So my number two is: ‘what’s gonna be the big tune for this summer’. Well….... I DON’T KNOW! When you do give an answer and read the article a month later your answer always sounds so cheesy.
You’ll call it a day when… I’ll never be satisfied and I won’t give up until I’m either deaf, have arthritis in my hands and can’t pick up my headphones or I’m dead. The buzz of playing a new tune you’ve just got your hands on to a whole club full of house music lovers just keeps you going and going and going…
Audio Tonic feat. the Elektrik DJs play The Apartment on Thursday February 21, 9pm-3am, Dhs85, free for ladies before 12midnight.