Student Profile - DJ Van Andreas

What/who inspired you to be a DJ?
My cousin in Vancouver got me initially interested, but it wasn't until I met my buddy Gilberto, who wanted me to show him what I knew of production, and in turn started to teach me the basics of DJing, that I really got into it.

What do you enjoy most about DJing?
The music!

When you are not working which DJs would you go to see (Locally and internationally)?
Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, Laidback Luke, Tiesto, Benny Benassi, Calvin Harris, Deadmau5, Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk, MSTRKRFT, Spencer & Hill, Adam K, Rusko, Netsky, Armin Van Buuren, Skream, Glitch Mob, Dub FX and lots more!!

What genre do you play at the moment?
Mostly House...Electro, Progressive, Vocal, Tech, etc, any type of House, but I also enjoy playing Trance, DnB, and a bit of Dubstep

How would you describe your style?
Not really sure, I like to play a mix of everything, as long as it sounds good!

Do you prefer Vinyl, CD, or Midi Controllers and why?
I like them all for different reasons, I figure Vinyl is better to practice with because you can't 'cheat' lol, you HAVE to beat match by ear...CDJs are good for Clubs and super reliable, and midi controllers for live production/remixing!

Top 5 All time Favorite tracks?
I love sooo many tracks, like a lot haha, butt if I had to pick five, these would be up there...
-KiD CuDi - Day 'n' Night (Crookers Remix)
-Dub FX - Step On My Trip (If you haven't seen this dude, check him out on YouTube, mad skills!)
-Calvin Harris - Certified
-MGMT - Electric Feel (Justice Remix)
-Bishop Brigante Ft. Nate Dogg - It's Fo Twenty

Top 10 Current favorite tracks?
-Adam K - Complicated (Vocal Mix)
-Jean Claude Ades - My Journey (Jerome Isma-Ae Remix)
-Spencer & Hill - Yeah Yeah Yeah
-Avicii - Levels (Original Mix)
-Tomcraft & Tim Healey Ft. DJ Assault - Real Smooth (Krafty Kuts Remix)
-Spencer & Hill - Sunbeam (Original Mix)
-Zion-I - Finger Paint
-Steve Angello - Teasing Mister Charlie
-Mark Morrisson - Return Of The Mack (Spencer & Hill Remix)
-KiD CuDi - CuDi Zone

Are you working on any current projects at the moment?
I'm part of a group of DJs called the Bass Wizards, most of them from Djs United, we're starting a night on Thursdays called 'Under The House' @ Sub Lounge 168 Elizabeth St, FREE entry before 11, 2 for 1 basic spirits and $3 pots ALL NIGHT! Come check it out!!! Also I'm always working on my own Production :). Check out my SoundCloud for mixes and tracks I've produced!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?
I'd like to be Producing and DJing full time, maybe touring the world ;), who knows.....

Any shoutouts?
Felix can't wait to mix again bro, the time can't come soon enough! Don for getting me my first pair of CDJs! Blaise stoked to see you soon dude! Jason, Jordan, Ross, Austin and all my other buds back in BC, Canada that I can enjoy good music with! My girlfriend Haley, my buddies here Nyaya and Mark, and my Mom, for all the support and encouragement they've given me! Ben in WA, move to Melbourne! Haha, and all of Bass Wizards Crew!

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