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DJ RAF – DISRUPTION, has a whole lot of first class experience at playing out as a live DJ!
He has graced many a stage, all over the London boroughs. Furthermore RAF – Disruption has played at the likes of Ibiza too. A great all rounder when it comes to the euphorically, harder styles of 160 – 180 BPM dance music.
Diving straight in it’s:
DJ RAF – DISRUPTION
Welcome RAF! Its a pleasure to talk to you today. Quantum Creations thanks you whole heartedly for your time and energy today.
You have recently played out at one of London’s FINEST Hardcore / multi genre rave events. You always bring amazing energy in all of your sets! Tell us about ‘The Pirate themed party‘ you have played at recently. How would you describe your selection?
DJ RAF: “The Pirate party was brilliant, they went all out on décor, everybody dressed up for it and the whole vibe of the place was just buzzing!”
“All of the artist’s and MC’s pulled it out the bag and the ravers made plenty of noise in appreciation of some quality tuneage! I played a very vocal and uplifting set as I knew I was warming it up for Breeze,
“I wanted to make sure the dancefloor was getting involved in the music so I knew that a few big classics mixed in with a few, more up to date, vocal bangers would get them right in the zone, and luckily it did!”
As mentioned above you are known across the board for playing both Hard House / Hard Dance as well as UK Hardcore. Tell the good people – how did you find your way into the dance music scene?
DJ RAF “Well it all started way back in ’98, I went to Peach at Camden Palace and had some of the best nights of my life! This is where my love for trance music was born, I went there every single Friday for about 3 years, then one night Lisa Pin Up was there and she did a special closing set where she dropped 9Bar by OD404, this was the first time I’d ever heard hard house and damn did I want to hear more!!”
“From there it all got a bit harder as I found Escape From Samara at the Fridge in Brixton, back when the whole place was decorated in U.V! The night was a pure journey through the harder side of dance music and everyone was dressed up in Cyberdog raving gear.”
“This led on to countless other raves with numerous different crews over the years, from Frantic, Tasty, Logic and Hard House Heaven to Freeformation, Hardcore Heaven and Helter Skelter, I just had a passion for harder faster music!!”
“I was lucky enough to be part of the raving era where you could go out to a huge event like Frantic at SE1, queue for an hour to get in and just down the road there are 2 other massive Hard House / Hardcore raves going on, and each one of them were also full!”
What brands have really been standing out for you this year or so musically? (UK Hardcore & Hard Dance.)
Where do you get your track selection from?
DJ RAF “Mainly from Toolbox Digital”
You have played from the era of vinyl decks, you have adapted into the digital age of mixing! How was this for you, did you have any trouble in this integration?…
DJ RAF “To be honest CDJ’s are by far easier to play on, I remember the first time I used them I was playing at an event and they didn’t actually have a working pair of 1210’s! I thought I wouldn’t be able to play my set but Ajay said I could use his CD’s, I was apprehensive at first as I’d never touched a pair of CDJ’s but I soon got into the groove…..once you learn on a pair of belt drive turntables you can play on anything!”
Your message to any up and coming DJ’s – who are looking to make it in the scene:
DJ RAF “Be unique, but not weird, nobody likes weird! Tune selection is key, don’t just play a track because it sounds good in the mix, the chorus and drop are the main things to concentrate on.”
Do you produce music? Double question! – Who would you most like to work with as a DJ?…
“I SAID – NIIIIIIIICE ONE BRUUUVVVVAAA!!!!!”
DJ RAF DISRUPTION – thank you very much once again. Wishing you all the very, highly -blessed best in your future. We look forward to seeing you out on the decks, as well as the dance floor – REAL SOON!
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