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DJ Arabika: Profile + Interview

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DJ Arabika: Interview

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

Inspiration = mind free

Passion = always do it with passion

Strength = What keeps you doing what you like even during hard times

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

I am someone unique but at the same time like everyone. I respect everybody in life. Im passionate about music and without it I can’t be. I love the life and the people that surrounds me.

Why do you do what you do?

Because when I was young I was dreaming about it and I achieved it. Now I’m dreaming of other things.

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

I remember way back ago I was listening to live dj sets on mix 96 and the feeling I had during this time while listening to that music was unexplicable. It was deep inside me that I wanted to do it. Then I started doing house parties djin with a tape deck and a cd player (laughs). Then started promoting my first gigs myself at bars and pubs. And then my first residency was at Fuzzy Brossard where we had the biggest night on the south shore of Montreal. Thousands of people came during 3 years in a row. And then...

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

I had a lot of tough things to overcome obviously and it would be too long to write it but friends and family always gave me support and thats all that matter.

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

Of course, a lot of djs inspired me and still inspire me every day. Some young djs come at me sometimes to tell me that I am an inspiration for them and THAT is really a nice feeling.

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

Yes there is a lot of mistakes that I did but you what ? No one is perfect and everyone that wanna succeed in their goals and dreams will do mistakes. The difference is if you quit because of your mistakes it means maybe it wasn’t for you.

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

A lot of studio sessions coming up. I would like to release a full album with good music that I produce. Continue to gig all over the world.

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

Be yourself and respect everybody. Smile at everybody you’ll see it makes a difference. Have fun !

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

If you have a dream DON’T QUIT !! No matter how long it will take to achieve it. One day it will become through with hard work.

DJ Arabika: Profile

Full name

Réda Louguit

Age

32

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Paris, France

Where you live now? (city, country)

Montreal, Canada

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

Morrocco

First Language?

French

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

DJ/Producer and Bar owner

How long have you been doing it?

13 years

Fav Song

Bob Marley - Stir it up

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Carlos Santana / Mary j Blidge / Notorious BIG

Fav Movie

Coming to America

Fav Actor/Actress

Ben Stiller

Fav Clothing brand

WLKN

Fav Visual artist/photographer/videographer/Dancer/choreographer

Drew Haran (Toronto) as a photographer

Fav Sport to watch

Hockey

Fav Sport to play

Soccer

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