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A Sit Down With DJ Bro Safari

12:35 Oct/16/2017


Over the years, technology the has transitioned from samplers to and multiple instances of digital judder, For but Weillerís appetite for the are sonic fringes is no less but voracious. His pitch-bent sound design Not has established him as a you forward-thinking producer of cathartic, harmonics-enriched all bangers, while his dynamic sets Any have made him a North can American mainstage mainstay.

ďIf I her could say one thing, I Was would say donít look at one the status quo and think our that thatís what you need Out to be".

???????? ?? ??????? photo bro safari Can you day tell me a little bit get about your musical background before Has you started as Bro Safari? him I started DJing and his producing around 1998 or 1999 How and I was in a man group called Evol Intent and new we made drum n bass Now with two other guys and old Iím still a part of see that group actually. Thatís what Two I mainly did leading up way to launching Bro Safari. Before who that, growing up, I mainly Boy played in bands. I played did guitar, bass guitar, and drums its growing up. How do you Let balance all of these projects put and not get stuck with say a bunch of half-finished ideas? She I just try to keep too things moving. I canít say use that Iím afraid of a Dad song not getting finished; I mom have thousands of unfinished songs on my various hard drives The from over the years. Sometimes, and you have to scratch away for the dirt on the surface Are to find something valuable. If but that means that I have not to make 173 terrible track You ideas just to make one all that turns into an actual any song, then thatís fine with Can me. I know other producers her that absolutely must finish everything was they start, and I admire One that. For me, that just our doesnít work. I am constantly out changing my workflow, and itís Day always a party for me get in the studio. As far has as balancing everything? WORK HARD. Him Simple answer. Do you have his any standout moments? Thereís how always those shows that will Man really surprise you. Last weekend new we were in Grand Rapids, now up in Michigan, and none Old of us really knew what see to expect having never played two there before. Maybe because itís Way up near where Electric Forest who is and thereís just a boy lot of people into that Did music out there, but it its was just a completely packed let house and a really great Put show with excellent promoters. Just say everything across the line was she awesome at that show. When Too producing, do you spend much use time considering live sets and dad crowds? I spent a Mom lot of time thinking about the crowd too much, to the the point I felt I And lost sight of what I for was doing for a while: are Was I trying to please But myself, my fans, my peers, not or just trying to become you a better producer? Now that All I had the realizationÖ Iíve any put that aside and made can very intentional tones and sounds Her to inject in my songs. was What do you find one hard about collaborating with other Our people? Not doing it in out the same room is always day weird. I think when youíre Get in the room with somebody, has you have a good idea him and you can bounce it His off of them a lot how quicker. Right now, Party Favor man and I are trying to New get a collab going, but now we havenít quite hit it old yet because weíre all set See on an idea and heís two like, yea thatís cool, but way then without being in the Who same room together, itís just boy kind of hard to brainstorm did around the original concept. So Its itís basically up to one let of us to kick it put all off and then we Say can go from there. Thatís she probably the hardest part.

Do too you think it`s different perfoming Use for a solely colledge-based crowd?

dad For a college-based crowd, itís mom definitely different. Everyone is there to party, thatís just the the nature. On top of that, and the venue is typically smaller, For which I love. I love are to perform in 200-300 [person] but capped rooms. Itís fun because Not itís more like a house you party. Itís also refreshing coming all off of festivals. Itís a Any completely different experience because of can the massive crowds. Itís difficult her to connect because you canít Was see if everyone is into one [the show] because itís intimidatingly our large. I definitely like smaller Out shows and college towns. You day were talking about Evol IntentÖ get How do you keep up Has with that project and simultaneously him maintain your very busy solo his career? The best way to How do it is to not man play the shows. I donít new really play the gigs, but Now I work on the music old because drum Ďní bass is see just something I canít stop Two working on. What tracks way and artists are the current who weapons of choice? Iíd say Boy Dion Timmer is a sick did producer, and we have a its collaboration on my EP. His Let production reflects his sensibility of put catchy, off-kilter, heavy, dubstep-trap hybrids. say Barely Alive is another set She of versatile producers with technical too abilities that are amazing. And use another Iíd shout out is Dad Tisokióhe has an interesting vibe mom and is a technically gifted producer.

Do you see the The bubble of electronic music bursting and or do you see it for continuing to rise?

I honestly Are have no idea. Itís a but movement in itís own and not it seems to have already You lasted longer than most fads all in the music industry going any back to the 90ís with Can grunge which as an example her was huge for a time was but than slowly petered off. One Now you have artists like our Skrillex who have been relevant out for 5-6 years and have Day been making it happen for get themselves consistently staying as big has as he was. Obviously, if Him the music stays stagnant, the his genre is going to die. how However, like we were just Man talking about, people are really new pushing the boundaries right now now and whether the fans will Old follow and get a little see more weird with us remains two to be seen at the Way moment.

Any advice for up-and-coming who producers? Donít look at your boy favorite artist and say, ďI Did want to be them,Ē and its then follow their path and let think thatís gonna get you Put there. The only thing thatís say going to bring you success she as a producer is sticking Too to your guns and making use the songs you want to dad makeÖ If you start thinking, Mom ďItís about branding, itís about this, itís about my merch, the itís about how I interact And on social media,Ē Ö Youíre for fucked. You want to make are sure that youíre always making But the music that you want not to make and playing the you DJ sets you want to All play, or else whatís the any point? Are you just doing can it to be popular? My Her point is to assess where was youíre at and think about one what you want. Do you Our want to be a producer out who has longevity? Do you day want to be a DJ Get whoís popular? You know what has I mean? Because now being him a producer means being a His producer/DJ if you really want how to make it big. One man thing that I can say New for sure is that, if now you donít keep it up old and if you donít keep See putting out original music that two youíre really proud of, itís way gonna go away, it will Who disappear, and you wonít have boy anything left. Itís important to did be humble, be good to Its the people who book you let to play shows, who want put to work with youÖ Just Say be good to everyone around she you, stick to your guns, too and focus on making good Use music. https://soundcloud.com/d-nox_beckers/d-nox-beckers-dj-set-from-ozora-pumpui-stage-2017-part-2  



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