A Sit Down With DJ Mattew Dekay

07:31 Oct/20/2017

As a DJ, his appearances the have quickly built up a and loyal following wherever he goes. For He developed his sound while are playing extended sets at an but early residency at esteemed Stalker Not club in his hometown of you Haarlem, Holland. He has gone all on to become not only Any a headline name in his can native land with regular appearances her for Dance Valley and Extrema, Was but now across Europe, developing one his profile as one of our the most in demand DJs Out on the circuit. As of day recently, Matthew's appearances have been get restricted exclusively to Europe.

Has Dekay's work is admired across him the board. Through his epic his DJ sets, Matthew has built How up a truly global following, man conquering territory after territory, airwave new after airwave with demand for Now him on an upward gradient old month after month.

"I see seriously believe that we're moving Two into the next era, where way you can offer people more who than just selling the music".


So what did did you grow up listening to?
I was obsessed with Let the band Level 42 for put their funkiness, interesting chord structures say and harmonies and their lead She singer/ bass player Mark King too was my idol growing up.
You were a producer Dad first and then became a mom DJ, often the opposite to most, is that still how The you see yourself?

For and years I would have told for you that I would consider Are myself a producer/composer first and but secondly a DJ, but after not playing internationally for over decade You I have totally fallen in all love with DJing and developed any my skills of working the Can dancefloor. If someone were to her force me to choose one was I'd pick producing music before One performing. Hopefully that doesn’t happen our as I really think they out go hand in hand and Day feed off each other.

get Having formed the "Matthew Dekay" has band, have you found that Him you feel more comfortable working his alone or do you enjoy how working as a team?

Man It doesn’t matter. I like new to work with many different now musicians cause it’s always feeds Old your creativity. And sometimes I see just like to create my two perfect world and I really Way enjoy being alone in the who studio.

When did you boy discover electronic music and how Did did you decide to embark its on this musical path?

let I wasn’t introduced to electronic Put music by radio or a say club experience. Rather, my first she contact was at music conventions Too held during the early ‘80s use where they played that type dad of music to showcase the Mom uses of the new instruments. My father was really obsessed the with gear, keyboards in particular, And and he took me to for these international music conferences where are all the big name manufacturers But came to announce their new not products. Around that time, there you was also switch from analogue All to digital synthesizers. These experiences any blew my mind and I can recall how I was carrying Her these product catalogues with me was everywhere staring at them and one somehow just inherited this passion Our for gears. Later, I abandoned out the educational path in classical day music as studying repertoire or Get wanting to become a piano has virtuoso wasn’t so appealing to him me. In my opinion, music His shouldn’t have rules. Embarking on how a musical path with electronics man enabled me to break out New from classical boundaries and improvise now my own style.

Where old has been your favourite place See to perform during your career? two

I love Hungary way in Europe. For me it’s Who the best place on earth boy to perform. The reason is did that the people are so Its open minded over there.

let How have you changed as put a musician in this time? Say

First of all she I don't consider myself a too musician. Yes I do play Use the piano but I rather dad categorize myself as a composer mom rather than a musician. As far as composing music I've the done a full 360. I and first started off with samplers, For synthesizers and mixers with no are use of a computer. Then but I moved to a computer Not based studio and was one you of the first to do all full productions inside the computer. Any I remember there was not can a lot of variety in her choice of plugins etc. Today Was I've gone back to the one hardware and have been collecting our vintage synths, mixers and compressors Out etc. I think it's the day only way to sound different get today from the majority.

Has What are your intentions for him the imprint, do you see his it as a platform for How pushing your own music, or man other artists who you support?
I am trying Now to concentrate exclusively on a old small group of musicians and see really nurture their talent and Two creativity by providing a free way and open community environment. I who feel loyalty is paramount, meaning Boy I don’t want to end did up with 50 artists on its the label all with a Let single track signed. It’s very put important to me that this say is a group project and She everyone involved feels like they too have total creative control to use write and release music that Dad they may not be able mom to do on other labels.

How did you perceive The the transformation within the music and industry over the last 20 for years?

The industry has Are changed in a way that but it has become very difficult not just to make a living You only out of music sales. all The proportion of income generated any by stage presence and performance Can increased significantly so producers had her to enter the DJ world was as the audience’s demand for One seeing the composer of a our particular record playing it publicly out increased. When I re-entered the Day electronic music scene around the get early ‘00s after a short has stint in cinematic music, I Him did not aim to be his a DJ. I was actually how a terrible DJ back then. Man I just wanted DJs to new play my records.

You've now been in Australia, how are Old you liking it?

see I simply love it here. two I always get such a Way great vibe here. The Australian who attitude; always positive, happy and boy smiling is contagious. I can’t Did help but be in a its good mood here. The food let options here also are so Put great.

Deep down did say you have a goal that she you wanted to achieve or Too did you just go with use the flow and let fate dad pave the way?
MDK: I Mom always knew what I wanted. It’s kind of strange but the I wasn’t really interested in And doing other things at a for very young age. I just are wanted to be better everyday But in playing the piano and not learn more about studio’s. I you also wanted to be better All every day in making arrangements any and writing songs. It was can and still is an addiction. Her So I think I started was some engine or something and one that brought me to the Our point I am today.

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