Allen Watts interview
Hey Alle. Thanks for taking the time out to do this interview. Such a pleasure to have you take the time to talk to us! How are you?
Pleasure is all mine , I’m good thanks for asking :)
When did you start writing about music—and what or who were your early passions and influences?
I think it started all in 1997 or 1998 when i started listening to trance and I’ve been listening it for a lot of years after 1997, loved Trance so much, but that wasn't really enough for me. I wanted to create it myself. so started to fiddling around with some music programs, with absolute zero knowledge, and in 2012 it started to get serious after signing my first track to Richard Durand's label Terminal 4 which was a sublabel of Blackhole.
My early passions and influence were Ferry Corsten (System F), Tiësto, Paul van Dyk and I love Dave202 & Phil Green some years later
What other genres of music are you into? Any other genre artists to scream about?
Well basically I love a lot of genres, Rock/Pop, Blues and what I really love is Coldplay.
Who has been your biggest influence musically and non-musically?
My biggest influence musically is Thrillseekers, Darren Porter, Ferry Corsten and Armin and I don't really have non-musically influence
Where has been your favourite place to play?
My favorite place to play was Luminosity, crowd was awesome and crazy haha and I always love to play in the UK, superb crowd and great people!!
Music has changed drastically over the years, how important do you think it is to stick to your roots or do you think it is more important to embrace and go with change?
Yes, it has changed a lot, I think it's a good thing for the scene to try some different stuff and you can always pick up the good things
What has been your favourite back to back set?
Haven't had much b2b sets, but I really enjoyed my set with Alessandra Roncone, we felt eachother musically wise that is ;)
You got number 25 in the TrancePodium Top 100 DJs, a far cry from 132 last year. How does that make you feel?
How does it make me feel?
I feel very, very happy, I'd never expect to get this high, since I don't have that many gigs! It puts me a bit in the spotlight, between some huge names.
Hope this result helps me to get even more gigs!
And thanks to anyone that voted for me of course!
What are your top 5 tracks right now?
Myon & Shane - Round We go (Standerwick Remix)
Darren porter - To Feel again
Will atkinson - Pat Butcher
Christopher Lawrence- Banshee (Lostly Remix)
Jorn van Deynhoven - We Can Fly
Thank you so much for talking to us Alle? Do you have any parting words?
Thank you for having me, had a lot of fun doing this :)
And hope to see you soon on the dancefloor in the UK