Locals: EAUB Interview

Who are you? How old are you?

My name is Eaub and I am a 20 year old from Gozo.

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

I have been Djing for the past 9 months and I just started experimenting with producing these last 2 months.

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

There are a lot of great artists that I have been following including Brutalismus 3000, AnD, Sara Landry, Dlv, Carv, etc… and recently I have also been listening to artists that focus more on the groovy side of techno such as Beau Didier, Flits, Zisko, Chlär, etc…

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

In Malta I mostly look up to INVERTED who has been constantly supporting me in my Djing journey from day 1. I have always admired his amazing productions and energetic sets. As for artists in Gozo, Damz and Nikky have been in the techno scene for a very long time and both of them are extremely talented artists. 

What skills do you think DJs need to be successful?

Personally, I would say it is the ability to beat match 2 or more tracks without looking at any waveforms and using just your ears. To be a good DJ, you need to love the music and do it with passion, and not just look for profits and income or consider it as just a weekend job.

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

I usually browse through Spotify or listen to the latest SoundCloud sets/releases from my favourite artists.

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

For me personally, it’s the way people react to your sets and most importantly seeing yourself constantly growing through hard work and dedication to achieve all the goals that you set for your future.