I am coming from Istria, a multicultural largest peninsula , the “Terra Magica” with mediterranean climate, situated north by the Adriatic sea. My hometown is Pula in Croatian part of Istria, a small city with the Roman amphitheater.
I love all kinds of music and I think every style is unique and good in its own kind, so no comparison is needed. I’m selecting the finest tunes by my taste and when the style is rare, I play it so we can all enjoy something new and have fun.
The electro swing story:
I first got in touch with electro swing back in 2010. Since then I collect it and when I saw that in the place where I study, in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, this style is really rare, I started to play it in an alternative heaven, Metelkova, and people really enjoy it!!! Dancing until late morning hours, smiling, shouting, asking about the style, asking about the tunes…just beautiful…and one time I played for 7 hours!
***Except the mix, here is one more gift from me, a Dj manifesto I wrote inspired by the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tze:
The Tao Te Djing
The Tao of Djing that can be sad is not a real Tao of Djing (everything depends on certain moment).
If you want to be a virtuous Dj you must be the master of contexts. If you want drop a hard track and you want it to be good, then you must drop a soft track before. If you want that a soft track have a meaning, then you must drop hard tracks before. Always feel what the track is saying, so a virtuous Dj tracklist is based on feeling. If you feel songs that you play, then you are standing behind them. So when you feel then you are the Dj and the dancer, you know when to play a drop or a hard depart. Find unique songs with clear meaning, groove and interesting things in them. Play a known song so that the crowd becomes together. Mix similar styles so the set becomes dynamic. So a virtuous Dj is never boring.
He plays with contexts based on feeling of the “right moment.” And because he is the master of the contexts he is in many. When he is in many, then he is in everybody. When he is in everybody the crowd become one, and he becomes one with them. That’s why God is a Dj.
What is Electro Swing for you ?
It is pure madness!!! … characterized by showing inability to remain at rest while being happy!!!