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The latest installment in our Mix Of The Week series comes courtesy of former Aeroplane man and and one of dance music's most mystical characters, The Magician. We caught up with him and got him to answer our Big Questions. Read below and listen to the mix.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
What’s the worst club you’ve been to?
I had a bad experience in a club in Switzerland in October 2011. I was playing and suddenly, someone threw a chemical liquid to my face. I had to stop and they brought me to the hospital. Fortunately, my eyes and skin were OK. Since then my DJ life has changed.
What’s been your worst job?
Making glass bottles while I was a student.
What are you obsessed with right now?
Art Nouveau Architecture, vintage cars, bikes, 90's house music, Leica cameras, Turkish and Armenian food.
And what do you hate right now?
When and where were you your happiest?
The first time I got two turntables and a mixer, I was 13 years old. Also the first times I went to New York and Tokyo.
How do you describe what you do to someone who doesn’t know you?
I make music to try and make people happy.
Have you ever been arrested? And if so what for?
At the age of 15 when I killed a chicken with a stone.
What's the best record ever made?
Supertramp's 'Breakfast in America'
What’s the coolest thing in your house?
My Siamese cat.
What's the best piece of advice you've ever had?
Be yourself, trust yourself.
Who's your all-time hero and why?
Goldorak because he got superpower and he always win against villains.
What do you collect – apart form records?
Art paintings, rare photography books, empty bottles of sake and air miles.
What’s your vice?
Who was your first love and what happened?
My actual girlfriend and we're now engaged.
What were you doing at 2pm last Sunday afternoon?
I was eating a mezze in an amazing restaurant in Istanbul.
On a scale of one to ten, how good are you in the sack?
What's your most prized possession that you've still got from when you were a kid?
A stuffed Pink Panther.
Have you ever had a homosexual experience?
I've kissed friends when drunk but never more.
What was your last treat for yourself?
A new pair of monitors for the studio.
What do you spend your money on?
Furnitures, wines, art paintings, restaurants, clothes, watches.
What's your drug of choice?
Home made mayonnaise.
What can't you live without?
The Magician plays I Love Techno at Flanders Expo, Ghent on 10th November 2012. www.ilovetechno.be