Ibiza Club News Radio has been bubbling around in the background for quite a few weeks now. Testing, plotting, dancing to ourselves, preparing for a long winter of great music leading into hopefully the return of summer in 2021. As we celebrate our official launch, it’s time to get to know the residents. This time around, we chat to BIGMOO…
Hey! Nice to meet you. What’s your name?
What made you want to be a DJ?
It’s funny because growing up, I was always known as the kid that hated music. All I would ever hear was the generic pop they played on the radio and I would constantly complain “Mum this song’s annoying, Mum this song sucks!” etc and NEVER in a million years did I think I would EVER end up in a career in the music business! I wanted to build rockets or something nerdy like that.
Then one day when I was 10, driving home from school, I heard “Animal Rights by Deadmau5 and Wolfgang Gartner come on the radio. It was a straight club track with no words and nothing like I’d ever heard. I was immediately in love. I raced home that afternoon and went down the YouTube rabbit hole, discovering Swedish House Mafia, Nicky Romero, Knife Party and all the guys who were big back in 2010. I was totally hooked and couldn’t get enough!
I was just an EDM fan though until my final year of high school where I started DJing and mucking around with FL Studio for fun. Then after one year studying mechanical engineering at Uni, I realised the traditional 9-5 route wasn’t at all for me and I had to switch things up. So I dropped out of my engineering degree to pursue music (my parents were thrilled as you can imagine). I studied a Diploma of Audio at SAE to learn production basics, watched a tonne of YouTube tutorials etc, and started releasing tracks.
They were shit at first lol but I kept at it, and got better with every release until 4 years later I signed my first track to Spinnin Records (Maxximize) last month!
What are your top 5 tunes EVER? We’ll be secretly judging you, so they better be good.
Suuuuper hard to choose!
But I’d have to boil it down to these ones:
1. Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso – Calling (Lose My Mind) ft. Ryan Tedder
2. Nicky Romero and Vicetone – Let Me Feel (feat. When We Are Wild)
3. Hardwell & Metropole Orkest – Conquerors
4. Sebastion Ingrosso and Tommy Trash – Reload (feat. John Martin)
5. Martin Garrix feat. Third Party – Lions in the Wild
My ‘Top 5’ Playlists:
Whats your favourite club and why?
As much as my wallet hates this place (it is NOT cheap), I’d have to say the best club I’ve ever been to was Hakkasan in Vegas. I went with a buddy of mine to see Tiesto play there a couple years ago for my 21st, and the overall venue, production quality and experience was first class. It’s the perfect blend of upmarket luxury meets wild dance floor experience. You’ll definitely need at least a few hundred $$ to make the most of it tho, and make sure to secure yourself a spot on the guestlist beforehand!
Special shoutout to Time in Costa Mesa (California) too as my 2nd favourite ever club. The vibe is upbeat and friendly (rare for LA lol) and they have some of the biggest DJs headlining every weekend. Props to Bryant the VIP host for putting on a hell of a night!
Tell us your favourite thing about being a DJ?
Best part of being a DJ is when you mix in that perfect track at the perfect time and the crowd goes nuts. Having been on both sides of the booth, it makes such a difference to the overall enjoyment of the night when the DJ is letting it rip and playing all the right tunes. Being able to give that gift to the audience is an awesome feeling… and when it’s your own music that they came to hear? Now THAT’S the best feeling.
What advice have you been given in life that you found useful?
The best advice I ever got was from one of my business/marketing coaches, Jason Capital, over 5 years ago and I still hold these words close to my heart.
“Fill your plate up with everything you can stomach and then DEVOUR it, so when you reach the finish line of life, they take one shocked look at you and say, “Damn… that motherfucker LIVED!”
It always reminds me to pursue my dreams relentlessly, regardless of what anyone else thinks about me. You’re going to attract haters no matter what you do, so get out there and make epic shit happen and really give them something to talk about!
Lockdowns have been awful for dance music, if you had to make a bet – how do you see 2021 playing out?
A million bucks to anyone that accurately predict that one! haha. For sure no one knows what the next 12 months are going to hold but realistically I think we’re going to keep seeing a tonne more creative livestreams as clubs and smaller festivals start to slowly reopen. And then fingers crossed by 2022, we’ll be fully back into the swing of things and never have to hear the dreaded “C” word ever again!
Where is the best place for people to check out your music?
You can connect with me and check out my stuff in all these places!
And of course, keep an eye on my socials for exciting updates, announcements and BTS content:
Tell us about this months mix?
With ‘WAP’ by Cardi B being such a smash hit at the moment, I really feel it needed a trap remix and wanted to make one in time for this month’s radio show. I’m happy with how my remix turned out and it felt so good to finally play the full thing publicly after teasing it on my socials these past couple weeks. I always love making remixes and mashups of popular tracks as it adds a nice spice to my sets and makes them more exciting!