10 Questions 2 – Patrick DSP – Technoscene Interview

10 Questions 2 – Patrick DSP – Technoscene Interview


01. Hey Patrick, welcome to Techno Scene! Can you tell us more about your music history, do you have formal training, maybe something many people don’t know about you?

I’ve been a DJ since I was a teenager, so about 25 years now. I’m trained in the trumpet and enjoy reading sheet music, although I haven’t needed to do that in quite some time. I’ve taught myself basic piano, guitar and violin as well, but I wouldn’t say I’m prolific in those instruments by any stretch of the imagination.

02. How did you get into the techno scene and what are your first memories of techno music?

I discovered electronic music through the works of Bomb The Bass, The KLF, Depeche Mode, New Order, Razormaid Brothers, and many other similar bands that were bridging the gap between traditional pop music with more experimental edits and sounds in the late 1980s. from there I grew an attachment to synthesised sounds and productions eventually leading me to my first rave related events from finding out about local ones happening near me in Toronto from late-night radio and flyers handed out in record shops I used to go to when I was djing more club music at the time.

03. Where do you see the techno scene in 10 years? And how do you see yourself in 10 years within the scene?

10 years is a long time from now. The new generation will determine where techno goes, as they always have. That’s why it’s our job to welcome them in and expose them to good music as much as possible instead of overnight hype and press. Where it will go, I cannot say because my only concern is to keep doing what interests me right now and if that changes next week, then it changes and I will still keep doing what I like, and sharing what I find along the way with those who are willing to join me on my sonic journey. Which is also where I see myself in 10 years time, doing what I love as I always have in some capacity involving DJing and music production.

Patrick DSP

04. Where do you most enjoying playing? Crowdy festival places or more intimate clubs?

Both. They are totally different scenarios, and require different areas of focus. There are benefits to both sides.

05. Do you prefer to play live/dj or is it all about the music production?

I like DJ’ing more these days, than performing live pas. I find live pas to be too ridged for myself to perform the way I like and for the crowd as well.

06. Tell us your most proud moment in your career to date?

Performing a Live PA with Miss DJAX at Awakenings Festival a few years ago was a highlight with our tent filled with over 10,000 techno lovers. Or when I played at the largest Love Parade ever in 2008 with almost 2 million people in attendance. Or one of the many times I’ve played at Tresor, which to me is the home of Techno. There are many great memories and events, but I try to take it as they come and live day by day until the next adventure.

07. What music/genres do you listen to when you’re at home?

Jazz, ambient, some experimental leftfield, 80s post-punk / alternative

08. What parties and festivals should we not miss this year (2019)?

Go to the festivals with your favourite artists and friends. Make memories and listen to good music.

09. Do you have any does or don’ts regarding tips to upcoming talents?

Be yourself. Be unique. Hype is never a substitute for real talent. Learn your trade. Stay humble.

10. Can you tell us more about your plans for the coming 12 Months?

“There’s nothing I plan to reveal right now. I don’t like to bring up things before they actually happen, but if you’re interested to know, stay tuned to my social media accounts.”

To connect with Patrick DSP  via social media: https://facebook.com/PatrickDSP/



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