Locals: DAMZ & NIKKY Interview

DAMZ

Who are you? How old are you?

I am Damz and I’m 19 years old.

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

I have yet to start producing but I have been djing for the past 3 1/2 years

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

A DJ that definitely inspired me the most was surely my brother Nikky.

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

The person I look up to most has to be Junior B. Such a pleasure listening to him play.                         

What skills do you think DJs need to be successful?

You need to have to drive and dedication in order to keep your consistency.

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

I follow the charts on Beatport and various live sets and radio shows.                                                   

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

Seeing the dance floor fill up while you are playing, personally is the most rewarding part.

NIKKY

Who are you? How old are you?

I am Nikky and I am 24 years old.

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

I have been djing for the past 10 years

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

The artist that inspired me the most has to be Jeff mills.

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

Manthrax and Junior b are two DJs that I look up to the most. As a huge techno fan I have always followed them around to listen to their sets.

What skills do you think DJs need to be successful?

Adaptability is one of them. Another trait has to be the abilty to read the crowd.

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

I mostly follow charts on beatport and since me and Damz have a radio show its important to follow the new trends.

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

The most rewarding part of being a DJ is the warm up. Seeing the people starting to dance, and the club shift from opening to peak time for me is the best part.

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