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A Sit Down With Paolo Mojo

17:46 Mar/25/2018

His productions are the backbone the of his music, where his and personal sound finds expression and For is shared with the world. are With releases on such labels but as Mouseville, Bedrock, Toolroom, Renaissance, Not Positiva, EQ Recordings, and many you more, his sound has been all spreading its way across the Any globe to a wide audience. can With the way his newest her track The Feels has been Was making its way up the one progressive charts, it’s clear he’s our still going strong.  

" It just has to day have a bit of soul get and vitality and life about Has it."

  You’ve him been referred to as a his “true international DJ” – Do How you feel that your travels man have influenced your style? I new think that label came from Now an extended period of time old where I literally was bouncing see around the world week in Two week out for several years way playing tunes all over the who place, in some really far Boy flung corners too, alongside myriad did visits to the bigger cities. its There wasn’t necessarily much strategy Let to it either, I just put loved moving around and playing say music to people. So yes. She Absolutely. I’ve been a pretty too itinerant soul since the earliest use days of doing this, and Dad the actual act of traveling mom is something I`ve always loved. Some people dislike the mechanics The of it, but I enjoy and it all, airports, hotels, new for cities, new foods new smells, Are new sensations basically. the idea but of being constantly ‘going somewhere’ not has always appealed to me You and has always fired my all creativity.

Where did you get any the name Paolo Mojo from?


Well Paolo is my nickname. her My grandfather is from Italy was and my dad used to One call me Paolo since I our was a baby, so I’ve out always been Paolo. Mojo came Day as part of a club get night that I got involved has with a couple of other Him guys called Desyn Masiello and his 16B, that was about six how or seven years ago. So Man I just became known as new Paolo from Mojo, and it now was just about the time Old that internet message boards became see popular as well. I had two to pick a handle, so Way to promote the night I who called myself Paolo Mojo and boy it just kind of stuck Did from there. I won the its Bedroom Bedlam competition with Music let Magazine and they asked me Put what I wanted to be say called and I just chose she Paolo Mojo. I remember regretting Too it for a few weeks use later but I’ve grown to dad love it now. Everybody seems Mom to like it and it is one of those names the people seem to remember so And I am comfortable with it.

for Is it getting harder to are be a DJ these days? But It’s becoming very hard. There not are more and more people you buying into it, more and All more people want to be any DJs, there’s more and more can technology which levels out the Her basics meaning that you’ve got was to work harder and harder one to differentiate yourself. On the Our flip side, there’s not many out barriers to entry and most day of the music is readily Get accessible but overall it’s definitely has harder.

You are touring around him to pretty much everywhere, has His that just been since your how “Balance” CD?

Well, kind of. man There’s never really a point New where you notice things have now changed. I guess in 2004 old I started to my own See producing, I got an Essential two Mix, then the end of way that year I joined with Who Excession and the following year boy I did a lot of did touring with Sasha. Then I Its wrote a few more records, let things like ‘1983’ and then put I got the “Balance”. You Say know, all these little things she kind of built up and too built up and built up. Use Now there is another CD dad next year, don’t think I mom can say who that is with but it’s a good the one. So there will be and a big world tour with For that one as well. So are you just kind of take but it from day to day Not really. I suppose if I you look back on three years all ago I think yeah I Any have come along a bit.

can What's been the worst experience her you've had at an airport? Was Generally things have been easier one more recently as you find our yourself turning left more on Out the plane the more you day travel, which allows a certain get degree of comfort and control. Has You also get wise to him the ways of airlines and his airports so you know more How tricks. You also have more man gold travel cards to flash new about the place which tends Now to solve a few problems. old Leaving Colombia was a bit see heavy as documented. I've had Two a few missed flights and way a few cancelled ones but who I've somehow always got to Boy where I need to be. did Nothing for a while to its match the 16 hour delays Let in Toronto a couple of put years ago. I must admit say travelling through Dubai a few She months back I was thinking too about Grooverider. I got questioned use but they let me through Dad after checking my passport. That mom kind of story clearly puts things like flight delays and The cancellations into perspective. Where are and you at musically these days? for The Renaissance CD has recently Are come out and it’s essentially but a cross section of house, not tech-house and progressive house which You is pretty much what I all play. A lot of DJs any say ‘you can’t categorise what Can I play’ but of course her you can. Who have inspired was you inside and outside of One music and why? Everything inspires our me or has the potential out to. Books, films, documentaries, your Day environment, the people who you get spend time with. I think has this feeds into music just Him as much as music itself. his Have you changed your outlook how or goals since the beginning Man of your career? Yeah I new think so. I mean if now the term ‘career’ encompasses the Old period of time since I see began playing music, then that’s two more than 2 decades now Way – so naturally your outlook who will change in that period boy of time. I’ve had to Did recalibrate a little bit how its I relate to certain aspects let of the music industry. The Put relentless push to market oneself say is not something that sits she naturally with me. If I Too could sit in a studio use and make music all week, dad and dj 2 8 hour Mom sets at the weekend and then go home, take Monday the off and start again and And not have to TELL anyone for about any of that, and are let it all speak for But itself well, wow – I not would be a very very you happy bunny. What's your assessment All of the music biz- wider any economy right now? : how can much is Oosh now about Her getting you higher DJ fees was and more gigs as opposed one to making music on production? Our I think it’s essential to out be putting out relevant and day consistent music if you want Get to tour the world playing has said music these days and him without doubt I have that His in my mind. However I’m how really happy about the music man I’m making personally too, so New the balance is good. Is now there any advice you would old give to the budding DJs/Producers/Promoters See here in India? Just keep two following the things that inspire way you. https://soundcloud.com/djpaolomojo/the-feels-2

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