We grab hold of this busy individual for a quick chat!
What do you think or expect of the music scene here?
Singapore has become a key spot for my music scene. I had the chance to play here last year at the ZoukOut Festival and it showed once again how influential the city is in Asia and beyond. The crowd is musically very up to date, open minded and interested in classic house acts as much as techno or progressive. I’m expecting nothing less than a great show.
In your own words, how would you describe your music?
In my own words my style is ‘anything funky that kicks ass...’ It’s not very elegant but pretty accurate.
Congrats on making the poll to top 100 DJs. What do you most want to be remembered for in 20 years?
Being different, pushing boundaries in terms of image and having produced a couple of classics.
What else will you be doing during the F1weekend?
I’m going to shoot the second episode of my ‘Smash’ web series. I’m coming with my manager ‘Lafaille’ and a small video team as it’s going to be a crazy week-end and I wrote a couple of scenes I’d like to play there in the middle of the towers...
Finally, what would you like to say to your fans here?
I simply want to thank them for having accepted me as I am, with a strong evolution of musical style over the years. In some places in Asia, I’m still considered a deep house DJ like I was 10 years ago. I almost closed my agenda for the next six months to focus on ‘Smash’, my forthcoming album. But I couldn’t pass on this gig. That gives you an idea of my motivation...
Martin Solveig is playing at the Zouk Pit Stop party on Friday, Sept 24.