•Name -Simon Heyliger
•Hometown -Brooklyn NY
•Current location -Brooklyn
•Inspiration/ mentor -Myself
Q•First of all you’re probably one of the most passionate and inspired artists and friends I know where do you get it all from ?
A•Well to be honest,I’ve always been in love with music. As a child I would be the one to start parties by dancing on the dance floor. My mother said I get it from my dad . He also was into music like I was. There is something about music that gets me to react with my muscles that gets me moving! I swear lol.
Q• What inspired you to DJ , was there one specific moment ?
A•I would say around 1997 I was introduced to trance and the first DJ I started listening to was Paul oakenfold. Also at that time I lost my first love and I was going through rough times. Something about his music kept me up. I would say mr oakenfold inspired me to play music. To move people when they need to escape from reality like he did for me.
Q•Describe your sound?
A•groovy tech house/ deep dark techno
Q• Are you looking into producing your own tracks or just playing music?
A• I’m deffinatly looking into producing my own stuff. It seems that’s the only way to make it big these days.
Q•How does your set up look like , what programs or additional pieces do you use ?
A •I currently use native instruments , Traktor duo and the kontrol x1 midi controller.
Q•As an up and coming DJ. How important is it to master the skill of an opening dj ?
A• Ha! Good question! I think that all a lot of DJs don’t really understand the art of a opening DJ. Its is very important to know how to set the mood for the main DJ. As a up and coming you have to expect to open for big guys. That’s why a DJ must be prepared for anything!
Q• What are your future projects or gigs that we should look out for ?
A• Well I currently work for Pacha NYC and Made Event. They both are currently backing me in my furture projects. I cant tell you what the future holds for me but I can say what I do now effects what I will be doing in the future. I know I must do my best to improve myself so I can ensure a bright future in this business.
Q•WMC I know its on your mind what are you most excited about ?
A• I’m excited to be opening for victor and adem bayer this year at ice palace! This is really huge for me. I feel this is my make or break moment. Also I’m excited to hear all these DJs from around the world. I wanna hear new sound. Its important to hear other talents so you can improve yourself and be open to other styles of the house genre.
Q•Name three things people wouldn’t expect to know about you after a first meet ?
A•.1.people wouldn’t expect that I love house music 2. would not think I spin music at these night clubs and 3. no one will expect the sacarifices I’ve made to be apart of this scene.