Locals: Silk Interview

Who are you? How old are you?

I’m Tristan Galea and I’m 22 years old.

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

In terms of DJing, between 2-3 years.
I started experimenting with production in October 2020

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

I really got inspired by locals at the time when I started going to parties.
Specifically Fullster and Serial Depth. They played the sound that really caught my attention at the time. A sound I still chase till this very day even as techno is evolving.

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

I always love seeing my brothers Aspekt, Etched and Dave Space playing in local clubs. 
However, someone who keeps stealing my heart the more I hear would be Gordon Flash.

What skills do you think DJs need to be successful?

Track selection is an important one for sure. 
And I think having the right amount of experience at events and parties is also very important. 
It helps you understand what to play, at what time. It also teaches you what your role is depending on what slot you are playing.

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

The reactions you get from a crowd. The ever-growing love for music. The new music you find as you build your library.
It’s the small things that make being a DJ fun.
How do you stay up to date with the latest music trends? 
When it comes to looking for music. If I like what I hear, I buy it. 
I usually go through several labels which I know have the sound/artists I like on them. If I see a new artist I never heard of, I do some digging and find smaller labels he’s on to see if I can find something interesting.