Locals: SF14 Interview

Where can we find your music?

Who are you? How old are you?

Daniel: 21-year-old from Dingli / Dean: 21-year-old from Kalkara

What is your stage name?


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

Daniel: I have been producing for roughly 6 years and have been experimenting with djing for about a year.

Dean: I have been djing for about 6 months now. I haven’t really had the chance to start producing yet but I am planning to start learning production very soon.

Why do you want to share your music?

Daniel: I want to find a way how to connect several emotions together, not just through techno, even through other genres such as ambient, downtempo, and breakbeat. Nowadays music is ever-growing, and it is easy to miss out on hidden gems especially from underground and not so popular producers.

Dean: I want to share my music because I think it provides a solid introduction point for people that want to get into Techno but don’t really know where to start. I love the engagement that people get when they are listening to a new genre of music.


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

Daniel: It all started when I wanted to do a remix of a song from Basshunter, so I got FL Studio and started messing around. Through the years I explored many genres of music until I found certain sounds that resonate with me.
With my music, I am always trying to break barriers and not just make and play the top hits or the same old loop.
With DJing, there is no particular artist which introduced me, however, I see DJing as a skill that is complementary to production these days. When I started listening to techno artists such as Len Faki were a huge inspiration to me. Currently, the most inspiring artists for me are Tommy Four Seven, I Hate Models, and SNTS.

Dean: I have been in the scene for about 5-6 years now and have wanted to DJ for quite some time. One of the first artists that I looked up to and that really inspired me to DJ was Len Faki. My taste has changed quite a bit over the years though and now I see myself listening more to artists such as FJAAK and 999999999 primarily.

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

Daniel: In Malta, there are a lot of good artists who are not well known. Music production is becoming really popular in Malta and it’s a good feeling to find a community with which you can share your thoughts with.

Local artists which I admire include KONTAL, Mutex, and Acidulant just to mention a few. I also have some friends which have helped me along my musical journey Alessandro Damato (Atleha), Damian Cassar, all of which make good music. 

Dean: I can’t really say I’ve been involved in the local scene too much but from the few sets that I’ve attended, Manthrax and Mutex are two of my favorites.