Date of Birth: 04.11.1991
Where do you live? Rabat
Status: In a relationship
Star Sign: Scorpio
Media-related occupation: DJ / Promoter
From a young age, MUDY always knew music would always be a priority in his life. As a teenager, he always enjoyed clubbing and listening to all sorts of music with one thought in mind. He always wondered whether he would one day make it up there behind those decks and would have the opportunity to introduce the music he loves to the crowd standing right in front of him. He was also very keen to produce his own music.
“Slowly and with determination, I succeeded in making my dream come true. I am currently playing in Malta’s top clubs. I have also played in big events such as Cosa Nostra, Baccos and the Definite Underground, to name a few. Besides all of this, I have also put together my own one-off night called Mind The Gap. This event happens every three or four months in different localities around the island,” explained MUDY in this introduction to this interview with RAMONA PORTELLI.
What is your real full name and from where did the name MUDY come from?
Ha ha ha …. Well, what I can say is that MUDY comes from the word ‘moods’. It does sound really similar to my real name, though.
What projects are you currently working on?
Currently, I’m working on two important nights which I will be holding at a new outstanding club in Paceville, which is called Plusone Club. The first was held on 14th November where I played an exclusive set. The other will occur on Friday 12th December and which will feature the international guest DJ, NAKADIA. And obviously more will take place in 2015! I am currently focusing a lot on production and I have a couple of incredible goals which I hope to achieve next year.
Does your music carry a particular message or is it meant for pure pleasure?
It’s not easy to describe my style. Basically, it’s electronically routed influenced sounds of Deep and Tech-House up to serious Detroit Techno, depending on my mood, the crowd and the surroundings. In my sets, I always try to combine different styles with a positive energy vibration and I try to lead the crowd through different states of mind.
What challenges have you had to face in your chosen career?
In our small island the electronic-music industry is growing so fast. It is difficult not to be faced with challenges. The key to life is to accept them. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead. I always try and think outside the box when playing music. In this way, you always face new and bigger challenges which will boost your career to the next level.
Do you ever worry about whether people like you for the real you, or because you’re a DJ?
I believe people like you for who you really are. I try to treat everyone well and what is most important, with respect. However, there are some people who really love our music and what we do as DJs!
What do you normally like to do in your spare time?
I have a lovely three and a half year old son, so definitely I spend most of my spare time with him and with my family. I do actually love to cook, but I have no plans to become a chef. I also enjoy hanging out with friends or watching a movie. To be honest, I do actually spend a lot of my time planning and making music! But the good thing is that I can do this all from home. So as they say, I kind of have the best of both worlds.