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D3FF & AKTEC: Profile + Interview

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D3FF & AKTEC: Interview

The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

D- Jimi Hendrix

A- Inspiration – A black canvas

     Passion- Innapropriate thoughts…

     Strength- Arnold Shwarzzzzenegger

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

D- Human Being, Star Dust

A- I consider myself the uncoolest kid, doing the coolest friggin job in the world. I’m the ANTI-cool kid…and people hate that.

Why do you do what you do?

D- I just do

A- Because in this career path, I believe that everything is happening for a reason and all these different roads we’ve taken are completely random. If I was to work any kind of other job, I know that if I start at point A, eventually I’ll reach B, or even C

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

D- It all started with a thought, an intention, an idea, some positive thinking, and a little bit of altering in the material world using the conscious mind.

A- We sent a mix to Electronic Nation Canada and they liked it enough to give us a shot to open up for IDentity Festival in 2011. That was the first gig I ever had and since that day things have just skyrocketed.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

D- Media. Still overcoming it.

A- Dealing with other human beings…..I consider myself to be quite an antisocial loser, so having to deal with all these people wanting to basically jump on our bandwagon and come backstage or in the booth just drives me nuts. I’m not in this for the fame. I’m in it because I want to be the best and be better then the rest. Its my competitive nature that keeps me moving forward and makes me awkwardly interact with all the people we encounter. I do what I gotta do to get ahead.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

D- The first day I payed attention to the world around me. I am inspired by everyone and I inspire all.

A- Im probably the worst person to inspire anyone really….I have horrible habits and I procrastinate a lot. But honestly, my cat inspires me…. to get out of bed everyday. Mostly because she wants to be fed, but once I wake up and start moving, the day begins and stuff starts happening.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

D- Doubt-Meditation, yoga, and positive thinking helped.

A- Don’t think I made any mistakes yet…..everything just seems to fall into our laps and I never doubt or second guess anything we do.

 

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

D- First original track release, followed by our first EP..coming soon.

A- A lot of production related projects and a lot of new music. In the ever changing landscape of Electronic music, you need to be changing just as fast to keep up with all the other shmucks DJing today…

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

D- Stargaze on a clear midnight sky and pay close attention to the world around you. Simple yet very effective.

A- Just friggin do it man. Anything it is that you want to do, just friggin do it. You’ll regret it for the rest of your life if you don’t.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

D- Hug the person next to you

A- Das it mane

D3FF & AKTEC: Profile

Full name

Jeffrey Da Cruz (D3FF)

Michael De Carolis (AKTEC)

Age

D- 24

A- 26

Place of Birth? (city, country)

D- Toronto

A- Toronto

Where you live now? (city, country)

D- Barrie, Ontario

A- Toronto

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

D- Belo Horizonte, Brazil

A- Toronto

First Language?

D- English/Portuguese

A- English/Italian

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

D- DJ & RSW (Rehab Support Worker)

A- DJ and professional slacker

How long have you been doing it?

D- DJing for 5 years, and RSW after CWY graduation

A- Been doing this whole DJ thing for like 3-4 years. And before that I was an air conditioning mechanic and a logistics manager at an independent clothing company.

Fav Song

D- I wonder – Rodriguez, Dark Side of the moon – Pink Floyd

A- Lighting Crashes – Live

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

D- Jimi Hendrix

A- Ludwig Van, Mozart, Deadmau5, Zeds Dead, Mat Zo,

Fav Movie

D- Senna

A- Jurassic Park, The Life Aquatic, Royal Tenenbaums, Pulp Fiction, WW2 Documentaries

Fav Actor/Actress

D- n/a

A- Brad Pitt, Bill Murray, John C. Riley

Fav Clothing brand

D- TEAMLTD

A- TEAMLTD, Yngindustry, Rage on, basically any cool graphic tees

Fav Visual artist/photographer/videographer/Dancer/choreographer

D- ZacJacPhotography

A- ZacJacPhotography, Rukes, Thirdeyephotography

Fav Sport to watch

D- Soccer

A- I don’t really watch too much sports

Fav Sport to play

D- Soccer

A- Does Fifa 14 on xbox count?

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