INTERVIEW: Me, with DJ-LAB.DE. What was I thinking?


More than a year ago, I was approached by Rob Wong from dj-lab.de (think DJWORX in German). When I say approached, I mean accosted on a moving walkway at Musikmesse 2012, and Rob’s aim was to get me to agree to an interview, something that immediately made me feel uncomfortable, yet honoured at the same time that anyone would give enough of a crap about anything I had to say outside of sarcasm and criticism in a review. But 13 months later, after A LOT of stuff happening, a good number rewrites, and a heap of hesitation, the interview is up, and in German as well.

Even now, almost a week after it was posted, I’m still uncomfortable with seeing it online, hence taking this long to tell you about it. The spotlight should be on the content of DJWORX and the gear contained within, rather than the people who write about it. I still view myself as some bloke who makes a website and always will.

Anyway, take a look at what I have to say. I think it makes an interesting read for those who stop by on a casual basis to get some insight into where DJWORX has come from and what we’re about. Where we’re going however has yet to be written… ;). And if you have any questions that come to mind after reading the interview, don’t be shy.

  • James Wilson

    That was quite an enjoyable read. Funny thing is, when you talked about competition, I’ve pretty much thought the same thing about DJWORX as you have. I also completely agree with you about having standards.

    Hopefully the feedback from this interview will entice you to come away from your hermitage more often.

  • ace

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading that interview. Nice one!

  • Christian

    Great interview!
    When i started working i did the same as robert, checking your blog
    for backroundinformation and to get to know the buisiness and everything else that was covered by scratchworx back then.

    keep up the good work!

  • Rob Wyc

    Don´t be too modest. I think it was time to say these words in a dedicated article. It had to be from someone experienced who doesn´t rest on one´s laurels.

  • http://www.mixcrate.com/maiki Maiki Vince

    Rob: Please recommend some non-dj-related websites that you like to read!

    Mark: As sad as it sounds, Facebook.

    I Had a hearty laugh there.

    Great interview there. The views you express there are exactly what you have been drumming into our thick heads every now and then. I hope the great quality of work by DJWORX continues to soar higher and higher setting a standard for other info sites out there.

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