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24 Jul, 2016

Dutch DJ Moti is providing us with the tunes we need to fill our summer playlist.  For feel good vibes, he should be your go-to.  We caught up with him in between gigs to chat about what he’s listening to at the moment, secret addictions and what he’s got on his agenda for the rest of 2016…

interview with moti official

Tell us about yourself…

I started DJing somewhere around 2005.  I had my first release (vinyl and digital) in 2007 under a different alias.  I did around 170 beatport releases under this alias and thought it was time for something new!

I started with MOTi in 2012, starting off with my remix for Tiësto – Bleckentrommel on Black Hole Recordings.   My sound started off mainly for the clubs. This evolved into festival music as I started to play more festivals than clubs.

Right now I’m trying to make a little bit of everything.  My tracks used to have big breaks and short drops but I’m trying to keep a more steady flow in my tracks which are both good for clubs and festivals. Next to my club tracks I recently signed a deal with Virgin where I will be releasing more radio friendly tracks. As a side project I might pick up an old alias of mine which will be more techno inspired.

Who’s the coolest person you’ve met so far?

Coolest not sure. Funniest is definitely Tommy Trash.

Where can we see you perform next?

This week I’ll be playing San Francisco and Canada!

What’s the best gig you have ever played?

Ziggodome, Amsterdam during ADE 3 years ago. This was my first show in front of 10K+ people.

I was terrified because I was up after Tiësto and Calvin Harris played before him. After starting my first track the scared feeling I had changed into happiness, I will never forget that moment, and a big plus it was in my hometown Amsterdam 🙂

What’s on the agenda for 2016?

First off finishing my new studio! After that I’m hoping a lot of studio time! I want to release more music than last year.

Next to that I’m playing some cool festivals and have some cool shows lined up for this year!

Who would you like to collaborate with and why?

Mura Masa because he is so super creative with his music. I’m not sure if our music would fit each other but i think I can learn a lot from working with someone as talented as him.

What’s your spirit animal?


What makes you laugh?


What’s your secret addiction?

A.O.M. plug-ins

What would your superhero power be?

Making people dance to the music i made in my top secret lab. Oh wait….

What was the first thing you did this morning?

Turn around and sleep another hour

Who are you listening to at the moment?

Nora En Pure – Lake Arrowhead

What’s your song to get you ready for a party?

The Opposites – Ey, Ey, Ey 

What has been your favourite place you’ve travelled to?

Def Tokyo!

Wanna know more? Follow Moti on Instagram @motiofficial