If you know me, you wouldn’t think I’m the kind of person who likes party sounds and club music. BUT, if you know REALLY WELL, you would know that this is the kind of music that I enjoy. Funny because I’m really not a party girl and I don’t even party. BUT, I just like the music. It keeps me up, awake and makes me feel like I’m on top of everything. And some of these club music podcast keep me going during my morning walks and workouts.
So, that’s the background of me and my love for club music. So imagine my excitement when I receive an email from the Social Media and Community Officer of DJ CENTER RECORDS which is one of the French leading Dance Music record company based in Paris. I need not say more because I also have a love and affinity for France having lived there for around 3 months. And although some of my friends didn’t rate Paris as one of their favorite cities, it was on my list and I wouldn’t mind going back!
Who is Quentin Mosimann?
Go ahead and search it on the internet. It would give this result…
“Quentin Mosimann is a Swiss singer, winner of the seventh season of the French TV reality show Star Academy. His first solo album, Duel, is composed of cover versions of 1980s hits. His second album, Exhibition was released in May 2010.
On top of that, this French-Swiss DJ singer, model, and performer is also one of the coaches in the TV show “The Voice Belgium.” He was also elected as one of the Top 100 DJ’s in the world wide poll of 2012 and 5th Best French DJ and Best DJ Dance of 2011.
And this year, he’s going on an ASIA tour. One of his stops is MANILA! YAY!
The Manila Tour
Mark your calendars: August 2, 2013 Friday at Palladium, Quentin will be partying with us.
Transcript below is the exclusive interview that he had regarding this Asia tour.
Interviewer: “How would you define your style of music?”
Quentin: ”Concerning my productions, I’m working on Electro-House and Progressive-House music because I like to alternate beautiful melodies with big drops, sometimes quite minimalist with strong percussions. Concerning my DJ sets, I can adapt the programmation with the audience, I can play more Tech-House in some countries like USA or Egypt. Some others are more Electro or mainstream. Anyway, the aim is that everybody has to be happy and in connivance with me.”
Interviewer: “How would you differentiate yourself from artists nowadays?”
Quentin: “Proposing something different is my main goal. I always admired Joachim Garraud because he was the first DJ doing a real performance live and that’s what I really want to do: entertaining the audience with a real show. That’s why I try to create an interactivity with singing, drums, keyboard. I try to push live at a next level.”
Interviewer: “What motivated you to become a dj / producer / singer?”
Quentin: “As I said, Joachim Garraud inspired me for being a DJ, and a DJ-singer especially because I wanted to propose something new and different, deejaying and singing were my 2 passions since I’m a kid. The same for being a producer, I learnt drums at 4 years old, then the piano and singing, deejaying at 14. Producing music was always a huge part of my daily life.”
Interviewer: “What are your personal achievements as a DJ?”
Quentin: “The first time I played in Ibiza at 18 years old was a dream came true. Since then, there was playing at Mansion and Set Club in Miami, being ranked in the Top 100 DJ Mag, playing at Ultra Music Festival for WMC, playing at Inox Festival in France, being playlisted by awesome artists like Chuckie, Erick Morillo… But I have many many more dreams to achieve so let’s work !”
Interviewer: “What are your current interests and inspiration?”
Quentin: “I feed myself with the countries I visit, the people I meet. Inspiration can come at any time but fortunately I always have my laptop with me to work on it. I can be inspired while I’m cooking (another passion), watching TV, waiting for my plane… Well, I think my daily artist life is full of interests and inspiration, I’m lucky.”
Interviewer: “Is it your first time touring in Asia & are you excited?”
Quentin: ”Yes it is! I’m so excited to come and discover a new public, another culture. I really hope to make a huge party with Asian people.”
Interviewer: “What should audiences expect from your live tour?”
Quentin: “To have a party they will remember… I’m stressed out but really ready to perform as I never did for Asia. Be ready to dance, jump, scream, sing, travel, pogo, maybe support me for crowdsurfing… Well, ENJOY !
Interviewer: “Where do you see yourself in the future?”
Quentin: “I always answer that doing this job for the next 20 years represents my biggest dream for the future. I hope I will be on tour in countries I’ve never been yet, doing great collaborations, producing music, improving my shows. Let’s be back in Asia soon to check all this! ”
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Quentin Mosimann on Twitter: https://twitter.com/quentinmosimann