Locals: CARL LAUTIER Interview

Who are you? How old are you?

Carl Lautier, I work full time in events with 356 Entertainment, Tutor at Malta School of Sound, Local DJ and events organiser.

How many months/ years have you been Djing / producing?

16 years 🙂

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

The push came from listening to Steve Lawler’s Homelands 2001 CD religiously over and over again! Needless to see he was my hero for years to come.

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

Locally it’s Carl Bee, for his determination in making music and getting it out to the world, as well as his amazing skills on CDJS and FX panels. Music-wise I share a common love for diverse music selections as Sean Rickett, it’s always great to hear him whenever and wherever he plays. I’ve also shared some back to back sets and they were amongst some of my favourite gigs. A DJs DJ.

What skills do you think DJs need to be successful?

Skills: Just learning the basics on your tools, to make this work DJs need to be passionate about the music they follow, the sound they want to create and spend countless hours if not every single spare second of their life looking for this music effortlessly. Resilience and patience for those who want to take it outside of their bedroom. Our best gigs were not achieved overnight. It took years of dedication.

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

There’s a number of platforms I use, Following DJ mixes of my favourite DJs on YouTube, Social media and more. TikTok is a HUGE tool. Love it or hate it, if you use it well it’s a goldmine 🙂

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

The most common answer would be to share your love with other people. However having spent so much time digging for new tunes, getting out there and seeing the crowd react and remembering them is a form of achievement in itself.