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Doga Erbek: Profile + Interview

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Doga Erbek: Interview

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

Inspiration: Spirit
Passion: Performance
Strength: Dung Beetle (the fact that they work all time J )

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

I’m the future inspiration for others who follow their dreams

Why do you do what you do?

Because I love playing the tunes that I love listening to, and seeing people dance to my music is the best feeling that a DJ/Producer can have. And because I choose to follow my dreams.

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

When I came to Canada in 2010, with my roommate.
my first proper event that I played was at Mansion Nightclub. Not long after I was introduced to Farid & Ali, Co-Founders & Owner of Floorplay Group. They loved the music I play and ever since then they’ve been supporting me!! I’m very lucky to be amongst the few people who share the passion for the music I love playing/listening.

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

To be honest, the toughest thing was to, and still is, the competition between the DJs. Because only in Ottawa there are so many DJs that play the same genres, it’s hard to get gigs when you have friends/people you know that have been in this scene longer than you have. So all I can do is keep working hard, show people why I should be in this scene as well, and I know that by time it is going to happen!

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

It’s Axwell who has been my inspiration and always will. His music has always put me to new level, by also discovering other talented musicians and thanks to Axwell, I now listen to the best genres J
I don’t think I have inspired anyone really, but I know in the future I will!

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

Oh it was a disaster, I playing at Mansion and I was using my laptop as well. While I was mixing I look at the screen, and all I see is “Windows Update: %1”. So you think of the rest J And I learnt that I should do the updates on a regular basis :D

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

I’ve been producing for a year now, and everytime I start working on a new track, it gets even better, so I can’t wait to share my tunes with everyone in the near future! My long term goal is to become a professional DJ/Producer, travel around the world, see different cultures, see the vibes of each venue I play at and be proud of myself for achieving that haha :D

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

The best advice I can give, which still helps me to follow my dreams, is Patience. I really think that if you’re in a scene where there’s a lot of competition, whether it’s DJing or working at a corporation, if you don’t have the patience to have your turn and succeed, your talent won’t be helpful. Impatience can lead to many unexpected behaviors, which I saw on many people, that destroyed their career. So be happy for what you have now, and be patient to have more in the future ;)

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

House time is Anytime.

Doga Erbek: Profile

Full name

Doga Erbek

Age

23

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Geneva, Switzerland

Where you live now? (city, country)

Ottawa, Canada

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

Istanbul, Turkey

First Language?

Turkish

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

DJ/Producer – Lead Administrator at a recruiting firm.

How long have you been doing it?

DJing 5 years – Producing 1 year – Lead Admin 2 years.

Fav Song

Hard to choose, but I’ll go with Leave The World Behind – Swedish House Mafia

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Swedish House Mafia / Florence Welch & Chris Martin (Coldplay)

Fav Movie

London (2005)

Fav Actor/Actress

Christoph Waltz

Fav Clothing brand

Fred Perry

Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

Quentin Tarantino (filmmaker) Rukes (photographer) Amedeo Modigliani (visual Artist)

Fav Sport to watch

Football (soccer) & Rugby

Fav Sport to play

Football (soccer)

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