We sit down with the 10 contestants who are going to go head to head at Pinball Wizard for Mix Us Happy 2019 in Singapore.
Here's our interview with FALLEN
ADM: How do you feel learning from MUH?
FAL: Before MUH, DJing was not something that I ever thought I’d do. I mean, I was never musically inclined and didn’t think it’d be something I’ll be able to do.
But I’m definitely glad I signed up for it and thankful that I got accepted because MUH has shown me that no matter who you are, you can learn to DJ as long as you’re passionate about it.
I’m very thankful to the instructors for taking their personal time out to impart their knowledge to us. And for being available anytime we approach them for help.
ADM: What can we expect in the finals?
FAL: I want to keep my set fun and try to be as interactive with the crowd as possible. It’s very rewarding to see the crowd grooving along to the set. At the end of the day, music is there to unite us and for people to have fun and enjoy. I also want to be able to showcase the skills that I’ve picked up in the last couple of months.
ADM: What do you feel now about DJing?
FAL: I think DJs have a lot of power. I’m no stranger to clubbing, and to be honest, that was the extent of my knowledge of DJs. And my impression of DJing was just playing one song after another (I’m sorry to all the DJs in Singapore). Up until 2 years ago, when I attended my first music festival on ITS 2017. That was when I got my first exposure to all the international DJs and all the different genres.
It was absolutely crazy. Seeing so many people from all around the world, strangers at first sight but families by the end, united by their love for music. DJing is not easy guys.
You need to be super coordinated, be multitasking, read/engage the crowd, be your own MC at times and have fun. What you see on stage is hours, days, weeks, months and years of effort that has been spent.