I started my carrier as DJ in 2001. At the beginning i played as 70's - 80's and gothic rock DJ in some local clubs. I was listening japanese music from some years too and my playlist usually included GLAY and X JAPAN songs. In 2005 I started to create a specific event about japanese music especially on Visual Kei and J-rock.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
My first concert i went to was Lacrimosa at Dracma Club in Turin. But surely the more memorable was on 2008 in Paris. I saw Miyavi for the first time at Olympia. I still shiver when i remember that concert.
What gear do you use?
Usually I use mobile gears. So a laptop with dedicated software is the best.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Iron Maiden, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Slayer, Kreator, Carcass, ELO, Bob Dylan, Mozart, Vixen, The Bangles, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Metallica, Moonspell, Southern All Stars, ZARD, EZO, QUEEN, Rosetta STone, Depeche Mode, Sister of Mercy, Bauhaus, The Cure, X JAPAN, Nightmare, Versailles Philarmonic Quintet,... and much more
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I played Bass with some friends in the past but just for fun. No i think that my way is different. I think I'm better as DJ.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Jam could be a problem, but would be nice make some remixes for japanese artists as X JAPAN or Miyavi... but maybe is not still time.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Uhm... for 70-8o and gothic music.... smallest was 5 person and biggest was 3000.
About Japanese music... smallest was 40 and biggest 800
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
I dunno... probably if i stuck on a desert island before to look to save album i look for something more important to survive... but if i safe an album surely it will change my life from that moment and maybe it will help me for something.
DJ MARU hasn't uploaded any pics yet.
DJ MARU hasn't uploaded any music yet. Sup with that.