JayK [Lebanon] Musician

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Hey JayK.! Thank you for giving us the chance to have this interview with you.

Its pleasure having you with us specially that I consider you one of our TOP 10

DJS

Shall we start?!

How did you get into DJing?

My first interest in DJ-ing happened in 2006, back when I hosted my first party under theSUC (the sound of united clubbers) bringing Vandit’s Kuffdam & Plant to Beirut. Standing with them in the DJ booth and feeling the crowd energy, I realized that this is exactly what I wanted to do.

Who were some of your influences when you started DJing?

I can never deny the fact that Paul Van Dyk was one of my first major influences! And then came James Zabiela.

Who would you think is the best ambassador for the genre you play? Although I know the answer but definitely your fans wants to know? 😉

Marco Carola – Reelow – Proudly People – Danniel Selfmade and so many more!

What is the best and worst part of being a DJ?

Best part: watching the crowd react to your music Worst part: _

You have played for so many international DJS like Marco Carola , James Zabiela and John Digweed in 2014 ..   Who would you LOVE to DJ alongside with this year or the year after?

Loco Dice – Reelow – Richie Hawtin and Ricardo Villalobos

Which country and club you would love to play at in Europe?

Country: Germany

Club: SPACE, Ibiza

WHP – Manchester

What has been your best show?

I’ve had so many awesome nights in the past couple years. But my highlights for this year would have to be my warm up set for James Zabiela in March. And my set for Forest Frequencies last August.

Where do you find the best audiences?

When the party is far away from the mainstream!

DO you have any plans towards producing? If you already did, what’s in your opinion is the best Track you have produced or you going to release soon?

Yes I do. Finishing some tracks off and sending them out to specific labels. Keep a look out for ‘Praying Mantis’

Any specific record label you want to work with? Or this info is confidential for now hehe?

Innocent Music

Let’s talk a bit about The SUC. “The Sound of United Clubbers”, from

Where you came up with the name and what was the idea behind it?

Funny story behind the name. It’s a little secret how it came up 😛

You have organized so many events; can we know some of them? And which one had the biggest success in your opinion and why?

Kuffdam & Plant – 2006

Yvel & Tristan – 2007

DJ Tarkan – 2007/2008

Marc O’Tool – 2009

Deprived – 2013

Matt Keyl – 2014

DJ Tarkan in Beirut was very successful at that time. But my favorite series of parties would have to be Deprived.

Anything coming up regard the SUC? Or no plans for now?

theSUC has been silent since 2009.

Keep a look out for some more Truth Or Dare: The Live XP parties 😉

You became one of Mix FM Lebanon resident DJS in 2012! And you have been  having your  weekly  show  that’s  called  Tr uth  or  Dare  every  Friday Midnight! Can you tell us more about it? How did you come up with the name? I’m sure that people would love to know more and I have to say this show is one of the best shows that we got addicted to & I have been a fan and trying my  best  not  to  miss  any  of  the  Episodes,  specially  that  you  are  having different guests from different countries which I find awesome !

Truth Or Dare is my little baby. I wanted the shows title to reflect me one way or another. I wanted it to reflect the music I play. And I wanted my listeners and fans to also relate. I’ve been trying to introduce fresh music to the scene. Music with an overall twist that is missing in the local music industry. Also hosting international and local DJs who are currently dominating the scene.

Is there a perfect set length, and if yes, how long would it be?

I prefer to play long sets. But I don’t believe in perfect set lengths.

Where can we hear your music online?

www.soundcloud.com/jayk

Do you have any Shoutouts you want to give?

A big shoutout to GetOut Blog

What advice or tips would you give a young and upcoming DJ?

Work hard. And always keep your ears open for new music and stay up to date with everything going on in the local and international scene

What’s cooking for 2015?

Sound & Audio production!

Thank you again for such a beautiful interview!

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