6. The Mekanism
‘The Flying-opinions Frenchman’
How did you start out?
When I was 15, but I was playing in a VIP club in Paris and it was shit. but the good thing about playing shit clubs is when it’s late and everyone’s drunk, you can kinda play what you like!
What was the turning point?
About two years ago I released my first EP on Needwant. Since then I travelled around the world and I knew that at that point this was my chance. I like Emerging because this is the first time you can be a nobody in Ibiza and still make it
Talk us through your production:
My first EP I did it in my girlfriend's bedroom, which was hard as bedrooms are shit environments to concentrate in. After that I travelled a lot, which was also hard because if you’re touring the vibe is always changing, London feels different to Mexico, you know. I sat for four months in my studio, and just did what I loved. It’s caught on - three EPs in three months. And I’d done hardly anything for the last two years. I learned it’s not about what I play, it’s how I feel.
What would you be If you weren’t a DJ?
What?! I don’t understand. If I wasn’t a DJ I’d be nothing. I’d be taking money from the state! I’ve never known anything else.