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AlesK


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Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?


Hi, my name is AlesK, I'm from the French Riviera and I just finished my studies. That said, I can proudly say that I am dentist by day and DJ by night. Since 2012, I've done mostly student parties and worked from time to time for some bars/clubs in Nice, but in 2017 I have been nominated for the NYDJAY by New Yorker contest on Mixcloud, which gave me the chance to play at VIP ROOM Paris and Komplex 457 Zurich.


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


I started to listen to Electronic Dance Music in the early 2010s, but what made me want to learn how to DJ is my best friend, a fiery House lover and DJ himself. My influences vary a lot between Hard Rock and Trance, as soon as I can feel the energy released by the melodies, as if they were tangible… While my tastes became a lot wider with time, I still am not a great fan of Rap/RNB, but nobody's perfect, right? Here is a list of some of my idols today: Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Axwell & Ingrosso, Don Diablo , Hardwell, Kryder, Laidback Luke, Madeon, Nora en Pure, Porter Robinson…


What´s new right now?


Right now, I just moved out to another city, Toulon, in order to begin my activity as a dentist. So I'm currently searching for some place(s) in the area where I could make the people feel the vibe. In parallel, I'm currently planning to learn how to produce my own sounds and just got myself the latest version of Ableton Live… Now you'll have to wait and see! Be sure to regularly check out my Mixcloud and Soundcloud profiles, as well as my Facebook page, just in case something would pop up there randomly.

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Are you a superfan of anyone? How did you become a superfan? Do you remember how you become a fan and what turned you into super fan? Have you ever thought about why you´re such a fan?


I am a super-fan of Slash, the former lead guitarist of Guns 'n' Roses. Will always be. I can't explain, he's just the best in the world.


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What was the biggest mistake you made when you started making music and what would be the number one tip you could give to a newcomer musician?


My biggest mistake was to think I could not make it in life by directly putting myself into making music. I lost time. But it's never too late. And I think that if you believe in yourself and work through it, you will succeed eventually. So never give up.


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How do you get gigs? Can you share any tips?



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Do you have good promotion tips for other musicians?



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Do you have insights on how to grow your audience on soundcloud that you want to share with our audience?



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What has been your biggest challenge right now? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?


My biggest challenge right now is to find workplaces or gigs to play as a DJ. People don't seem to care about how good you are anymore, it's more about you know in the night industry and if you are cheap or not. Music should not be treated like that.


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How do you personally discover new music?


I subscribed to some newsletters and follow a lot of artists and labels on social medias, but the best way for me to discover new music will always be the Discover Weekly and Daily Mixes on Spotify! They are always on point with my tastes of the moment, incredible.


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Once you discovered new music, do you tell others about the new music/artist you discovered? If yes, how exactly?


“Of course, I love to share my experiences through music, so I tweet or share on Facebook by any streaming mean possible (Spotify, YouTube, Soundcloud, etc.) and put them in my mixes, that I upload on Mixcloud.


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What is your number one tip to improve your music production or songwriting skills?



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What is your best tip for those who struggle with finishing their tracks?



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We meet again in one year. What has changed?


In one year, I will have produced my first track. Maybe it will be released, maybe not, but I will have improved my skills in producing, and other songs will be on their way. And I will be playing regularly somewhere, just enough to be better and recognised as a local DJ.


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https://soundcloud.com/djalesk

https://www.facebook.com/djalesk

https://twitter.com/djalesk

https://www.mixcloud.com/djalesk/

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