Locals: Alias 1 Interview

Who are you? How old are you?

I’m Aidan Somers also known as Alias 1 my electronic project. I started with an interest in DJ’ing though I immediately shifted my focus into producing and haven’t stopped for the past 11 years. 

Mention an artist that inspired you to become a DJ/producer?

Some of my inspirations include the likes of Four Tet, Bonobo, Aphex Twin, and Mr.G & Leo Pol as live acts. 

Is there a local artist that you look up to and love to see play at events?

I’d say I’m always keen on listening and keeping up to date with the progress of locals like Owen Jay, Mato, Human Safari, and Sean Rickett.

What skills do you think DJs need to be successful?

The skills a DJ  or producer needs to be successful is perseverance for sure.

How do you stay up to date with the latest music trends?

I don’t really stay up to date with the latest trends, I prefer producing whatever is inspiring me in the moment and rarely tend to actually listen to electronic music outside of a club. I enjoy it within it’s purest setting and appreciate it during that moment, other than that I just produce my own when I feel like it.

What would you say is the most rewarding part of being a DJ?

Sharing your music with the world and creating a meaningful connection with an audience is definitely the pleasure I enjoy sharing the most.