I'm looking for the surprises, you know, and the unexpected moments of technology, the unexpected moments of musical creation.
Every time I'm in a foreign place and a different city, I'm always asking around to say, OK, well, what's special here in this particular place? What makes these people move here and why?
I'm one of the people who will hear a song in a taxi and be like, stop, stop the car. Like, let's go back. What was that?
If there's anything I have learned, it's to sort of be sensitive to what - to how much - to how creative the act of listening is and to how powerful the act of listening is.
I do think of myself as a taste-maker, yes, absolutely.
So much of what deejays like myself do is, I'm very interested in - I'm constantly looking for new music, constantly digging, but then also I am thinking about how to present it in a way that kind of makes sense to people who are less - sort of less with their hands in it than I am.
I have got to look at the flip side of things, because, in a way, music is always a conversation, you know? It's a conversation between the musician and their tools and their technologies.
Music is a conversation between people and their community, you know, people and - and deejaying, it is a way of amplifying that conversation and kind of putting that conversation on blast in a way. But at a very basic level, it's records talking to records.
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