What was your first EDM track you have heard which made you fall in love with this genre?

This may be funny to some people but it was the first time i heard the track “Tremor” at Paradiso back in 2013. That was actually my first music festival i had been too and my first time ever being introduced to EDM, so to hear that on the main stage for the first time ever was really mind blowing.

When did you first started with producing music?

Immediately after Paradiso back in 2013. I bought Ableton and started going to work learning all about the process of production. Fortunate for me i had played violin for 10 years so re learning music theory was easier.

How did you came up with your DJ name?

I couldn’t come up with anything that sounded good, all the names i came up with were super corny. But one day i had gotten a gig and the promoter needed name so i was like Shit! I thought about it and my last time shortened may sound alright, so i went with “Shoez” (My last name is shoemaker).

Which DAW do you use and why?

I currently use Ableton. The Reason why is it is just what i started on and my workflow is very quick on it. I also love the built in Plug-ins and interface it offers, as well as how easy it is to collaborate with other producers on it.

What are your favorite plugins for synths, mastering and effects?

Favorite Synths are hands down Sylenth 1 and Serum, They are two powerhouse synths which enable me to go anywhere with sound design my creativity takes me. Effects have to be the Fabfilter Pro Q2, Valhalla Verb, and all the Slate Digital stuff.

If you could do a collaboration with any artist out there, what would be your top 3 (and why)?

Top three would be 1. Armin Van Buuren, Because i feel he is the true master of the game. He has been around from the start and being able to learn from someone like him and to have the opportunity to create a track with someone of his caliber would be insane.  2. Bass Kleph- He is a very talented producer who has been such a help to me from the very start of my musical career and really cares about giving back to the community and i would be honored to make a track with him. 3. W&W- I honestly just love their sound and how they create tracks and would love the opportunity to learn and be apart of their process.

What do you usually drink when you are in the studio to get inspiration?

– im all about water baby!

If you could travel the world as a DJ what would be the three items you will always bring with you in your bag?

– 1. Laptop with Headphone, Go-Pro, and a shit ton of gum.

2016 is almost over, what can we expect in the upcoming year from you?

Got a new original track about to drop, a few remix’s planned as well as some collaborations! You will see me growing exponentially! i will be putting out tons of amazing musical content, video content, as well as a podcast series by the end of the year!

Socials with URL:

Facebook: DJ Shoez- https://www.facebook.com/DJShoezZ/

Twitter: @theshoezmusic

Instagram: DJ_Shoez- https://www.instagram.com/dj_shoez/

SoundCloud: DJ Shoez- https://soundcloud.com/djshoez

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