He’s a DJ who can turn the vibe up with his fantastic mixes and he’s the kind of professional you’d love to have at your party. He’s headlined with Benny Benassi and is a regular haunt at the most exclusive clubs in Paceville. We are proud to present to you Stickman Gil and his musical insights.
Can you recall the first time you handled a deck? What was it like?
That has been a while ago. Well, I was obviously nervous about playing in front of a crowd. But once I started and saw the crowd responding well to my tracks it got easier, and I just let myself go with the music.
Who are your musical inspirations?
The main ones are Roger Sanchez, Hernan Cattaneo, Richie Hawtin and Dubfire, due to their technical ability during their DJ set and production skills. But every artist in the scene who contributes some musical element can be an inspiration.
If you had to have a superpower to go with your performances, what would it be?
Extra hands would be handy!
Which would be your dream club to play at?
My current residencies are already a dream to play at, but if I had to mention others, I would go with Space Terrace (Ibiza) and Fabric (London).
How does the magic happen, or rather, how do you go about making it happen?
That’s a tricky question. In my case, there’s no planning. I like my DJ sets to set the pace, depending on the time at which I’m playing, the energy level of the place and the vibe of the crowd in front of me. You just need to know the music you have with you and then translate what I said above into a flow of tracks based on the music I have with me. Also, a versatile music collection is useful. I believe that the best DJ sets are spontaneous ones.
If you had to create a soundtrack for a movie, what genre would you opt for and why?
At the age of 5 I started playing the piano, and my childhood was mainly focused on classical music, so most probably, if I were to create a movie soundtrack, it would be something between Daft Punk’s futuristic synth focused soundtrack of the movie Tron: Legacy, and the classical orchestral works of Hans Zimmer.
What’s next on your agenda?
Although I do make music, I see myself more of a performer than a producer, but I still love my time in the studio. So hopefully my agenda will fill up with more gigs and more time in the studio.