Q: Do you mind when people label you a trance DJ?
A: Well, I guess the first thing to say would be "Do I consider myself one?" I really don't like to put myself in a bracket. I've really liked over the years playing so much different music in my sets. I guess over time, due to playing on certain line-ups, and to be fair making some really famous trance records over the years, understandably that's the bracket I get put in. I don't mind. But, what I do mind is when people apply this really rigid definition of what trance music is. I can play a track by
Q: Do you think trance is dying off as a genre?
A: I think trance has had a hard time and what happened is
Q: If you were stranded on a deserted island with only one other DJ, who would it be?
A: Ashley Wallbridge is a great producer. We have a really similar style and have already made a few tracks together. Another good one might be
Q: Why did you chose the name Garuda for your record label?
A: I wanted to start a label that could be easily related back to me. So I was traveling in Asia and Garuda is actually a mythical bird in Hindu culture. I heard about the mythology and I loved the imagery behind it. I like the design of it and then when i realized the word had the same first three letters of my name, I thought it was a no-brainer. I had gone through so many stupid ideas like G-star and Garuda just seemed to fit and catch on quite well.
Q: Do you have any tattoos?