1. How does the intimacy of a destination festival compare to the experience at a larger international festival?
I think one of the differences lies in the fact that a lot of my peers choose to stay longer as opposed to leaving after their sets. It such an amazing experience to hang with your homies on a beautiful island like this. I mean it’s rare because we are all flying around and rarely get to hang out in setting where we are all together for an extended period of time. It’s also great to reconnect and spend quality time with friends who are there on vacation and make a bunch a new ones on the way as well. I’m mean Helloooo!!!
2. How does the culture of Saint Martin impact the overall festival experience at SXM?
The island is perfect for a festival this size. The distance between venues is just right and the island features various types of places to stay depending on your budget. You can choose your own adventure so to speak. Also I feel it’s a good moment for the electronic music community to come together and show support for the island while it’s still recovering from the hurricane that hit them so hard. There is still a lot of work to do and it feels good to be a part of the healing process.
3. What aspect of the festival makes you most excited to return?
The vibe, the people, the island and all the magic adventures ahead. It is very fun, very wild and I always come back with so many fun stories. It’s also such a pleasure to work with everyone from the festival. The hospitality and production is top notch and makes it feel great as an artist to be a part of it all.
4. Are there any artists that you’re excited to see perform at SXM?
I mean it’s such a stacked line up of talented people that it’s hard to decide on one in particular. To be honest I’m hoping to see Julian Prince close the festival out again like last time. That was pure magic.
5. What advice would you give to a DJ performing at SXM for the first time?
Have fun playing and don’t take it too serious. Everyone is there to support one another and enjoy your music. The vibe is incredible and everything is setup for a fantastic time.