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  Interview with DJ Rob

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Rob Martin
Born: 3-2-1976 in Long Beach, Ca
Years spinning: 8
Music types: Hard progressive house, UK hard house, Nu NRG
Influences: Tony De Vit, Lisa Lashes, Judge Jules, Pete Tong and Andy Farley

LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE: Lucky me - I was recently invited to a private underground party to see DJ Rob in action. After spending most of my nights getting stories in the nightclub scene - I was very excited to attend a "pseudo-rave". Hidden in the darkest corner of Downtown Los Angeles, I entered a "loft" full of partiers, glow sticks, Ikea furniture and, of course, loud music. I can't remember the last time I saw a place going off like this!! It was sick. The people were great - the vibe was great. I was so stoked to be there amongst real partiers, and needless to say I didn't get myself home till 6 in da mornan.

Anyway - DJ Rob was kind enough to chill with me for a minute to do the interview - he's a laid back cat with immense style. Check out what this crazy kid has to say to Raves.com about his life and times as a DJ. For more info on DJ Rob Martin, you can visit his website at www.djrobmartin.com

Annalee: So how did you end up getting started in this business?

Rob: I was spinning at a house party in whittier and this guy came up to me and asked me if I had ever thought of doing this professionally and it just went from there.

What was the 1st record you ever bought?
Up To No Good. By the Porn Kings.

Where was the 1st gig you ever played?
I played the second room at fry4five. My name then was Jedi

Do you currently have any residencies?
I am a resident for the world party tour. XE afterhours.

Are you in the studio now, do we have anything to look forward to in the near future, maybe some collaboration with someone else?
I am going to go into the studio and start working on my first publicly released track and am hoping to have it out by summer.

What type of music do you listen to when you are not spinning?
I listen to a lot of hard house, hip-hop and reggae.

Have you ever worked on a Movie Soundtrack?
No.

What are your thoughts on the scene right now locally?
I think the scene is about to change. There is a new hand-full of dj's coming out right now that are going to change up the energy a little. Locally I like how UK hard house Is becoming a bigger influence than trance.

Do any favorite moments that come to mind?
I remember the first time I everÝ spun in front of a crowd and I looked at my friends and they all were looking at me at the same time and we all had the same thought going through our head. That was the first time I started making a difference in how people saw the party scene and electronic music.

In the many places you have performed, which one is your most favorite?
I would have to say the garage because if your at the garage you're there for the music, not the club or the chicks.

How has your creativity changed over the last 10 years?
Do you tend to stay with your own styles/ideas or do you allow the mainstream to influence you and your work? I tend to stay with my own styles and Ideas because that is what got me here. I didn't get here by being "the mainstream DJ".

What is your current Goal as a DJ?
I want to start producing more.

What would you be doing right now if you never bought that 1st record and became a DJ?
Probably playing baseball.

OK! Last question and the cheesiest of all... What is the dopest thing about being DJ?
Knowing you have complete control over the emotion of the room you are spinning in.

-- written by Annalee Stone

 

ace="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">   Interview with DJ Rob

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Rob Martin
Born: 3-2-1976 in Long Beach, Ca
Years spinning: 8
Music types: Hard progressive house, UK hard house, Nu NRG
Influences: Tony De Vit, Lisa Lashes, Judge Jules, Pete Tong and Andy Farley

LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE: Lucky me - I was recently invited to a private underground party to see DJ Rob in action. After spending most of my nights getting stories in the nightclub scene - I was very excited to attend a "pseudo-rave". Hidden in the darkest corner of Downtown Los Angeles, I entered a "loft" full of partiers, glow sticks, Ikea furniture and, of course, loud music. I can't remember the last time I saw a place going off like this!! It was sick. The people were great - the vibe was great. I was so stoked to be there amongst real partiers, and needless to say I didn't get myself home till 6 in da mornan.

Anyway - DJ Rob was kind enough to chill with me for a minute to do the interview - he's a laid back cat with immense style. Check out what this crazy kid has to say to Raves.com about his life and times as a DJ. For more info on DJ Rob Martin, you can visit his website at www.djrobmartin.com

Annalee: So how did you end up getting started in this business?

Rob: I was spinning at a house party in whittier and this guy came up to me and asked me if I had ever thought of doing this professionally and it just went from there.

What was the 1st record you ever bought?
Up To No Good. By the Porn Kings.

Where was the 1st gig you ever played?
I played the second room at fry4five. My name then was Jedi

Do you currently have any residencies?
I am a resident for the world party tour. XE afterhours.

Are you in the studio now, do we have anything to look forward to in the near future, maybe some collaboration with someone else?
I am going to go into the studio and start working on my first publicly released track and am hoping to have it out by summer.

What type of music do you listen to when you are not spinning?
I listen to a lot of hard house, hip-hop and reggae.

Have you ever worked on a Movie Soundtrack?
No.

What are your thoughts on the scene right now locally?
I think the scene is about to change. There is a new hand-full of dj's coming out right now that are going to change up the energy a little. Locally I like how UK hard house Is becoming a bigger influence than trance.

Do any favorite moments that come to mind?
I remember the first time I everÝ spun in front of a crowd and I looked at my friends and they all were looking at me at the same time and we all had the same thought going through our head. That was the first time I started making a difference in how people saw the party scene and electronic music.

In the many places you have performed, which one is your most favorite?
I would have to say the garage because if your at the garage you're there for the music, not the club or the chicks.

How has your creativity changed over the last 10 years?
Do you tend to stay with your own styles/ideas or do you allow the mainstream to influence you and your work? I tend to stay with my own styles and Ideas because that is what got me here. I didn't get here by being "the mainstream DJ".

What is your current Goal as a DJ?
I want to start producing more.

What would you be doing right now if you never bought that 1st record and became a DJ?
Probably playing baseball.

OK! Last question and the cheesiest of all... What is the dopest thing about being DJ?
Knowing you have complete control over the emotion of the room you are spinning in.

-- written by Annalee Stone

 

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