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WE HAD AN INTERESTING CONVERSATION DURING A COFFEE (ESPRESSO OFF COURSE) WITH N!CK CO-HOST OF THE CIRCUIT CORE RADIO SHOW
interview by Chem D
Q. Present yourself for who does not know you.
A. Wait a second is this gonna be recorded?... (Laughs). My name is Nick, I was part of Thunderdome Radio crew for a few years, I played hardcore with Bas my collegue and friend as N!CK and Red Fraction, we also played as the Thunderdome Radio Crew and I stopped playing Hardcore at the last Thunderdome.
Q. How old are you ?
Q. Why did you stop then ?
A. Good question I think because I lost interest in Hardcore... When I started playing Hardcore I was a really dedicated “gabber”, and to be a dj performing at high levels you have to be dedicated 24/7 to the scene, 2 years ago for several personal reasons I couldn’t be dedicated 100% to the scene, so I decided to stop with the last Thunderdome as milestone.
Q. When did you start ?
A. When I was 10 I got my first record player... and I was in my first Thunderdome Radio show when I was… (thinks) 11.
Q. There are photos from that evening…
A. Yeah there are loads of photos, hope you include them in the interview
Q. What are your plans for the future ?
A. I never stop being busy with music, I always listen to music, I always follow artists, check out new releases, I study Music Management and right now i’m doing an internship at ID&T so I never been away from music and... yeah... I do want to get back to it, but, when the time is right. Right now I want to just focus on my studies for the next year and a half
Q. Where do you study ?
A. At the HKU- Utrecht School of Arts
Q. But hey you are in Circuit Core Radio right now so you still have stuff to do in the hardcore scene… We know each other cause of multiple reasons and one of them is off course Thunderdome Radio and the other one is that we have colleagues and friends in common 3DJL first of all and MC No-ID and Mark who are hosting the show…
A. I didn’t even know you guys knew each other, those guys are funny as hell so when I heard you were doing a radio show with them I said F$£K yeah I wanna be part of it
Q. So we maybe we will be finally capable of giving an answer to your question before the end of the year...
A. Yeah what is Frenchcore ?
Q. So try to answer yourself now...
A. Well my journey into Frenchcore started 2 or 3 weeks ago and I’m still trying to figure out what it’s all about… laughs... right now it’s still Boom Boom Boom in my head, but hopefully I will find out, thanks to the Circuit Core show, what Frenchcore is all about
Q. It’s all about inflatable dolphins
A. Women in bikini & vodka
Q. So what can we expect from you at the Circuit Core Radio Show ?
A. I’m just a random white guy in the background asking stupid questions to people
and hopefully I can show to the Frenchcore public the other side of the EDM spectrum
Q. What are the track that you listen in this moment?
A. Major Lazor - Lean On and Jack U - all the album but the track "Mind" in particular
Q. Dolphins or crocodiles ?
A. I’ll go for dolphins dolphins are cute
Q. Rum or Vodka ?
Thanks man !
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