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 Kruger…
Hey! Nice to meet you. What’s your name?
What made you want to be a DJ?
I was always told that I was good in reading the crowd even before I was DJ’ing – whether it was putting on tunes in a car / taxi, or selecting some tracks from an iPod (yes an old school iPod) at house parties, my choice of tracks was good for whatever the occasion. DJ’ing isn’t something I’d considered at all until I went to university – I wasn’t really into electronic music until then – I think my first rave was Paul Oakenfold and Judge Jules. Then I got introduced to The Renaissance Series and from there, the music I started sharing changed and that obviously transitioned from me making music playlists for uni parties or whatever, into me starting to DJ instead.
What are your top 5 tunes EVER? We’ll be secretly judging you, so they better be good.
M.A.N.D.Y. vs Booka Shade – Body Language (Original Mix)
Booka Shade – In White Rooms (Original Mix)
Ladytron – Destroy Everything You Touch (Sasha Invol2er Remix)
Slam – Positive Education (Original Mix)
Chris Leibing & Speedy J – Acid Trezcore (Original Mix)
Whats your favourite club and why?
Hmmm – tough one. I’d probably have to say Renate in Berlin. It’s such a surreal experience to be a part of. It’s basically an old apartment building which has been converted into a club and you have multiple floors of different music genres. The atmosphere really makes it for me – ridiculously trippy and quirky with little hidden secrets you can find (like small rooms / compartments hidden behind tapestries). I’ve only been there once myself but its left such a massive impression on me that anyone I know who goes to Berlin, it’s the first place I recommend
Tell us your favourite thing about being a DJ?
Probably the same thing as most DJ’s – the vibe and energy you get from a crowd when playing to them. I’ve played to large crowds and also to a tiny group of like 5 people and have enjoyed it equally!
What advice have you been given in life that you found useful?
Don’t compare yourself to other DJ’s / producers and just enjoy the journey.
Lockdowns have been awful for dance music, if you had to make a bet – how do you see 2021 playing out?
I guess it’s too early to say – it really depends on the possibility of a second or third wave and how that will further impact clubs and raving in general. I do see it impacting a lot of the new up and coming talents though – because once it all restarts, most of the clubs will be looking to book the big names for the foreseeable future.
That being said, a lot of new artists have used lockdown to delve into the world of production and get signed. So I see a whole lot of great new music coming out!