5 Things You Didn’t Know About DJ Vas

Super talented turntablist, producer and beatmaker ‘DJ Vas’ is internationally renowned for the way he mixes up his grooves with a stylish musical vision. His latest release has just dropped here on Traxsource, the ‘DJ Vas Edits’ on Razor-N-Tape, so we took some time to dig a little deeper into the mindset of the French producer.

With support from the likes of Jimpster, Soul Clap, Derrick Carter and Miguel Migs to name but a few, you know that he is coming correct, as we found out 5 Things You Didn’t Know About DJ Vas.

Tell us a little about your personality away from music.

I guess you could say that I’m a little bit innocent, but in the good sense! ha! I try to look and live my life through a child’s eyes; I guess a lot of us are big kids at heart. I like to live for the present and look towards the future, not backwards. I always try and learn from my mistakes and always remember what William de Vaughn said ‘be thankful for what you got’.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Man, I spend a lot of my spare time scratching and beat juggling. Thankfully my favourite hobby is also my job!

I also love to rent scooter and travel around looking for cool restaurants as I’m a bit of a foodie. I like to play the Kalimba as it helps me to relax. I can’t live without my Playstation or my wife (even though I drive her mad!) and I love to jet ski. I also spend far too much time reading equipment manuals, but you’ve got to these days to stay one step ahead of the game. I also LOVE watching ‘Cat Falls and Fails’ videos on YouTube. Don’t ask me why! ha

Do you have any secret aliases?

I was one of the producer of the 90’s french group ‘Kojak’, but that’s not really a secret. I have a few projects in the pipeline that will be under an alias, but you’ll have to wait and see what that is. Maybe you’ll never know!

Do you have an superstitions or interesting quirks?

I always wear the same t-shirt to a play in a club where I have previously played, washed of course! I always take my own pillow with me when travelling abroad to DJ as I don’t like a lot of the ones provided by many hotels.

Did you have any interesting jobs before your music career?

When I was a student, I used to make the artwork for motocross helmets. It was a real job for 6 or 7 years. All of my audio gear and a big part of my vinyl collection came through the money I made in this job. I worked days doing that and nights in the studio. Finally it paid off, but you’ve got to work hard in everything you do to be a success.

DJ Vas artist page and releases on Traxsource.