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George Fitzgerald on the power of communication
"I’ve always been fascinated by language. I was a translator in Berlin and Munich for quite a while, and it’s had a big effect on the way I produce. The evolution of different languages is what interests me most. Do humans really speak different languages or are they all dialects of the same language? If you were an alien you’d probably think we all talked the same, so there must be something fundamental to the way we order our communication. I see different genres of music as dialects with their own grammar and regional accents. For me, becoming an interesting producer is all about mastering a particular musical language."
Stefano Ritteri says travel makes the job sweet
"Travelling is one of the most important aspects of a DJ’s career, and it’s the reason why I love this profession so much. Being on the road is the counterpart to the long days and nights spent in studio making music, and to me it creates the perfect bridge between the nerd life and the ‘party time’. Very often I’m in a city for just a night, so I don’t get to see much of the surroundings or the daytime world, but at the same time this mini experience offers a lot: from the moment you land and are picked up by enthusiastic promoters, with whom you often become good friends, to dinner (though, because I’m Italian, people tend to take me for pizza). Then drinks in bars where you meet local people, then finally the party, sometimes the afterparty, and then an early-morning drive to the hotel or the airport, which ends with big hugs and an arrivederci to your new friends. And off you go again, next city! Any fool can watch a sunset, but a dawn you have to earn."
Laidback Luke on the energy that comes from Kung Fu
"My schedule is packed with deadlines, travelling and juggling family time. My kung fu and tai chi help; they keep me grounded and energised. I did karate as a kid but I quit in puberty, just before my black belt. Eleven years ago I started doing kung fu to keep in shape and it’s a part of my life now. The qi-jong exercises energise and train the internal body as well. Kung fu affects the way I lift my luggage, the way I react, the way I climb stairs. And I’m getting more and more addicted! I even bring my teacher, Mark Horton of the Hong Ying Federation, on the road once a month. It’s a dream of mine to open up a school one day."