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Nick, you have been busy in the music for quite some time now – tell us about that particular moment when you´ve decided to make a living out of music! Q
I´VE BEEN WORKING IN MUSIC FOR A LONG LONG TIME, I USED TO MAKE MUSIC FOR TV COMMERCIALS MANY YEARS AGO. THERE WAS NO PARTICULAR TIME I JUST WORKED MY WAY INTO IT, I ALWAYS HAD A LOVE FOR PLAYING OUT LIVE, IT WAS JUST A NATURAL PROGRESSION FROM BEING IN THE STUDIO. A
What´s the difference between producing in the studio or on the road and what are the differences equipment-wise? Q
NORMALLY WHEN I´M ON THE ROAD I WORK IN MY HEADPHONES, SO I GET IDEAS TOGETHER OR MAYBE PUT SOME EDITS DOWN FOR MY SETS. WHEN YOU WORK IN YOUR HEADPHONES YOU´RE LIMITED, YOU NEED TO BE IN THE STUDIO TO REALLY HEAR THE MIX, THEN YOU CAN WORK OUT WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO MAKE THE TRACK BIGGER. I WORK FROM ABLETON MOST OF THE TIME, YOU CAN GET A LOT DONE FROM THE LAPTOP BUT YOU NEED TO PLAY IT LOUD! A
The whole EDM-thing is currently taking over, everywhere in the world people know electronic music now. Do you think that house music in general is kind of a sellout now? And what do you think comes next? Q
HOUSE MUSIC HAS BEEN AROUND FOREVER, IT´S NOTHING NEW BUT IT´S BEEN REINTRODUCED IN A DIFFERENT WAY TO KIDS. I DON´T THINK IT´S A SELLOUT, THERE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN BIG ELECTRONIC RECORDS THAT HAVE SOLD COMMERCIALLY, I JUST THINK THAT BECAUSE OF THE INTERNET NOW IT´S FASTER TO MAKE MUSIC BIGGER. I CAN´T TELL YOU WHAT COMES NEXT BUT IT´S GOING TO GET EVEN BIGGER I´M SURE. IT´S NOT SLOWING DOWN, LOOK AT EDC, 300 000 PEOPLE IN VEGAS AT A EDC FESTIVAL, IT´S HUGE! A
You’re currently touring the whole planet – from the US to Columbia to Finland to the UK to Sweden – tell us about the difference you recognized in the audiences from country to country and what´s your funniest experience on tour? Q
THE US IS DIFFERENT FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD, THE KIDS ARE CRAZY THERE, THEY SEEM TO BE GETTING MORE EDUCATED IN THE MUSIC HERE NOW TOO, WHAT IS GREAT, FANS ARE REALLY FINDING THEIR FAVOURITE ARTISTS AND STICKING BY THEM, I´M LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAYING IN MINISTRY OF SOUND IN LONDON THIS MONTH, I HEAR THE CROWD IS WILD AND REALLY INTO THE SOUND THERE. EVERYWHERE I PLAY I ALWAYS GET A GREAT REACTION, IT´S ALL ABOUT THE ENERGY AND POWER FROM THE BOOTH THAT THE CROWD LOVES. A
You’ve been releasing a few records on Spinnin Records, Azuli, Sneaker Music or Hysteria – what’s coming next? Q
NEXT TRACK IS ON DOORN RECORDS, IT´S CALLED RIDE, WILL BE OUT ON THE 15TH JULY, SANDER VAN DOORN IS A REAL INSPIRATION TO ME AND I REALLY RESPECT HIS SOUND SO I´M HONOURED TO BE ON HIS LABEL WITH THE NEXT RECORD. I HAVE A TRACK WITH COZI COMING SOON AND THE NEXT SINGLE WITH NADIA ALI. THEN AT THE END OF THE YEAR I HOPE TO WRAP ALL THE BIG RECORDS UP INTO THE FIRST STARKILLERS ALBUM ON SPINNIN, THERE WILL BE SOME EXCLUSIVES IN THERE AND ALSO SOME NEW VERSIONS OF THE STARKILLERS ANTHEMS. A
The fesitval-season just started, are there any gigs coming up this summer that you are excited about the most? Q
AS I SAID BEFORE I CAN´T WAIT TO PLAY AT MINISTRY OF SOUND IN LONDON, I HAVE A FESTIVAL WHICH I´M HEADLINING IN SWEDEN, THAT WILL BE HUGE. I´M CONSTANTLY TOURING IN THE US, LA, DALLAS, SCOTTSDALE. WE ARE WORKING ON DATES IN INDIA, AUSTRALIA AND MORE IN EUROPE. A

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