Interview with Meds Media

Fifteen Questions with DJ Rzbkn & Meds 19/12/2016

  • When did you start DJing – and what or who were your early passions and influences?

Actually I start djing as a pro it’s mean get paid hehe around 2004, that time fruit tea as a famous brand also become sponsored many school performing arts party

  • What do you personally consider to be the incisive moments in your artistic DJ career?

Incisive moments, for me every moments are unpaidable. maybe for answering this question is the first i spin in 2002 at Zanzibar Jakarta.

  • What are currently your main challenges as a DJ? What is it about DJing, compared to, say, producing your own music, that makes it interesting for you?

Maybe now is to maintain the existing ones and continue working and advancing the world dancescene Indonesia. dj who had been a hobby and passion is now a job that I love. especially music that impact is so great for the individual. Music can create and accompany dikala happy sad. and now it is being in the stage of learning to produce tracks.

  • What do you usually start with when preparing for a set?

Usually sees first is the payment, hahahahaha nooooo I am just kidding. in the observation is where we spin, again treend song what it was like in place, how long the duration of the play, then think about how rich the female crowd Hahahahaha

  • How important is building a real relationship with the music you’re playing for your own approach? There’s so much music out there, is it even possible to build meaningful long-term relationships with a particular track or album?

Genre of music we choose must match the passion or our hearts. so with so we get to enjoy and further ingrained by the time we play the song. as soldiers have expertise in certain weapons, if held is a weapon that indeed he chose and he would prefer maximum definitely bullet bullet hit the target. as well as a dj he had liked the songs he played, a period he wrote did not like how with its crowds.

  • What makes you decide to play a particular tune during one of your sets? Is there a criteria other than pure subjectivity, for selecting what to play at a gig?

For me personally I prefer to set the pumping and not give mercy but coquettish. so for a drink or a “drink” can be enjoyed. that art becomes dj, like a chef, they have the same material and ingridients but how to “cook” it is different.

  • When there’s more music than one can possibly take in, it is becoming increasingly hard to know what constitutes an original and a remake anymore. What’s your opinion on the importance of roots, traditions, respecting originals and sources?

I respect the people who create good music. and I hope for the remixer just have to make the songs were getting better and more beautiful,

  • Thanks to developments in the realm of software, DJing, playing live and producing have moved closer together than ever before, allowing DJs to change a track down the tiniest detail. How do you make use of these possibilities in your sets and is there a benefit?

Hey men its technology. if we stay we gonna be left behind. so lets be a friend to them and still not Forgetting the roots

  • Do you feel a crowd is actually able to appreciate the intricacies of complex DJing, if they don’t actually know what, precisely, is happening behind the decks?

Many different kinds of crowds who came to the club. stress because of work, problems, celebrate something, they mumgkin important is diclub want to listen to good speakers. and the passage of time the world pastimya with increasingly sophisticated information and easy surely they would know.

  • Do you believe in the possibility of “reading an audience” – and how do you put it into practise?

Hmmm to me first  that we found what is the concept the place  where we spin, then selection music should be easy listening or play songs that vintage classy and everyone knows and baseline is pumping

  • What makes a strong transition from one track to the next from your point of view and how do you see the relative importance of establishing a flow versus creating tension through suspenseful breaks in continuity?

It can be both! Sometimes you have to mix energeticly and the mixture will be very brief. Sometimes you want to flow and keep people dancing. Or tricking them into different types of energy and then flipped. The possibilities are endless and it really depends on the night, the vibe, the crowd, the atmosphere. enjoy the play. if the crowd a lot of women means more vocal track, aslong not cappella song hehehee

  • A strong set can be truly be more than the sum of its parts. How, do you feel, is the music transformed in the hands of a DJ? In which way are you actively trying to create an experience that is more than just stringing together a few excellent records?

In every gigs, I try to make people happy. so choosing  the track that could be so complicated. a different age, a different era so finding songs that if hatred song at least their love of music te basis. it will comeback to the flying hours of a dj

  • DJs that just press play on their laptop may have given technology a bad name, but without technology, there’d be no DJing in the first place. What’s your perspective on the relationship and the balance between technological advances, music and the art of DJing? How have particular technologies changed your style of DJing?

The progress of time can not be separated from the more sophisticated the technology, from tapes, turntables with plate, cdj with CDs, cdj with flash disk, then mp3 with controller. My respect for the people who still use turntables and insisted on wearing it. Nothing is wrong. only now our life easy and we can be more creative thinking.

  • People are often speaking about the demise of the club scene, but the experience has remained as potent as ever. Why, do you feel, has the club remained such a great place for the discovery and appreciation of electronic music? How do you see the relationship between music and the space it is performed at?

Trends and future spin. the club will become a destination for those who appreciate the pleasure of listening to the actual music in the club.

  • In how much, do you feel, is the club experience shaped by cultural differences? Do you, when travelling, take these cultural differences into consideration – and in how far has your approach as a DJ perhaps even benefited from playing in different countries and in front of different crowds?

Different countries depending also on the type of music that are popular. usually for a big club in a country club would have had the mecca of music. like the Netherlands for its trance, techno for detroit, chicago for deephouse, spain for tribal house. dibeda different playing experience make our country more and more flying hours, more and more see the characters crowd the existing characters. ravers, clubbers, romses,

  • Please recommend two DJs to our readers which you feel deserve their attention.

    Dj S.K.T & Dj frontier