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Respect the DJ Interview with Justin Pollnick @justinpollnik

Amanda Giordano

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How did you get into DJing?
I tried it on an application for iPhone in 2015 I think and started to become a huge fan of electronic music. In 2016 I looked up to the stars in the electronic dance music scene and thought that I don't have to loose anything, so I started to learn professional DJing and yeah, I would say it worked.

What did you do to advance your skills/knowledge?
You just have to get enough motivation to reach your goals and have to invest every minute of your free time. If you work with this attitude you automatically influence the progress of your skills and your knowledge will advance.

What did your first setup look like?
I brought a Herkules DJ Control Jogvision Player. It's a horrible controller. I think, if you can work with this stone, you can work with every setup on the market.

What does your current setup look like?
Honestly I don't have an own setup at home. But for my gigs my rider includes the standard setup of pioneer, mostly I get 3 x Pioneer CDJ 2000NXS2 and 1 x Pioneer DJM-900.

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How did you get your DJ/Artist name?
It's my real name.

If you could DJ at any 3 events/festivals what would they be?
Tomorrowland (Belgium)
Ultra Europe (Croatia)
Airbeat One Festival (Germany)

If you could DJ in any 3 cities what would they be?
New York City (USA)
Tokyo (Japan)
Seoul (South Korea)

If you could be a tour DJ for any artist (dead or alive), who would it be?
I Can't decide between Alesso and Zedd.

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What is your goal when you play live?
To play a perfect set without any mistakes and to infect all the visitors with the same level of fun I have.

What's your go to song right now?
Maybe drink tickets, maybe a million. Nobody knows.

What is your dream as a DJ?
To explore the world while traveling around the globe and to see many different kinds of events, festivals and cultures behind them.

What is some advice you would give to someone with a dream to become aDJ?
You have to put it on the top of your priorities. It sounds hard but your job, your girlfriend and your family have to stay behind your dream. If you want to become a world famous DJ there is no other opportunity than to invest every second to go forward.

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Where can people find you? (social media, website, etc.)
You can follow me in my life via Instagram (@justinpollnik), my tour dates are online at www.justinpollnik.eu.