Locals: Darren Interview

Who are you? How old are you?

Hi my name is Darren Borg and I’m from Malta. I’m 44 years old and still kicking.

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

I’ve been DJing for around 25 years and 15 years ago I decided to also start producing music. I was introduced to the scenes of Acid House and rave, way back when I was still in school. In my generation the word ‘’Techno’’ wasn’t even introduced in Malta.

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

The artists who inspired me way back when I was just 16 years old were Plastikman with his ‘’Sheet One’’ Album and Emanuel Top with his album ‘’Asteroid’’. These two artists gave me inspiration to study and learn more about music, which eventually lead me to DJing and Producing.

What skills do you think DJs need to be successful?

think the toughest, main skill a DJ needs to master is understanding the depth of music itself and being able to transmit pure energy from the beginning till the end.