Updated: Mar 20
Raxon took a moment to answer a few questions ahead of his Melbourne headline show at Arteq turns Three.
Raxon has fast become known as one of the Middle East’s most respected electronic artists. His time spent as a resident DJ for Audio Tonic in Dubai has exposed him to a wide variation of sound, most importantly the influences of quality dance music!
It’s his upbringing and passion for this music that has driven him to produce his signature
sound of driving bass heavy house & techno, which has been inspired from his 2012
accolade winning the Beatport remix competition for Nick Curly’s ‘Underground’ on Cecille.
Since then, he has released and worked with some of the industry’s most respected imprints including Ellum, Diynamic, Noir Music, Tronic and more, but he is mostly know for is 2016 summer remix of Noir & Olivier Giacamotto’s ‘Reste’ His success in the studio has brought him to the attention of a global audience, with past (and current) gigs for the likes of Watergate Berlin, Pacha Ibiza, 2016 summer residency at Mosaic By Maceo. Off Sonar, ADE, BPM Festival and DGTL Festival Amsterdam and
Barcelona. Extenuating his global appeal, Raxon has also appeared 3 times as a special guest on John Digweed’s Transitions radio show.
He joins us for 2 hours on Saturday July 7 for our 3rd birthday. Read a bit more about him below.
• What was it like growing up in Abu Dhabi? Do you go back home often? Is there family their?
Quite the ordinary, lots of video games and football during the week after school and house parties on the weekends.
I actually do when I play Dubai and usually the flight stop overs are usually in Dubai as well if I'm heading to South Africa or Asia. I'm a bit lucky with that :)
• You moved to Barcelona, Spain in what year? Why was this?
In 2015, i think its important to be based in Europe at least to kick things off to the next phase and to be closer to the scene
• What inspires you to keep at it with music?
My surroundings, its a constant thing. At the moment its being in different cities on the weekends and experiencing different atmospheres, Barcelona is a big part of that, its the renewal of the senses I guess.
• Where do you want to see yourself in 5 years?
Making more music, having my own event and maybe even scoring a movie. I normally have a rough plan of course but these days I like focus to on the moment now because things move so fast that sometimes you forget to enjoy them.
• Describe the Raxon sound.
Driving, sci-fi inspired with a bit of mystery.
• What do you listen to when you’re relaxing?
Silence in general because I'm constantly around music whether its working on music or listening to demos/promos or DJing, so when i get some free moments it's always good to give the ears and brain some rest
• What are you most excited to see or do in Melbourne?
Everything actually. I've never been to Australia before, although its gonna be really short this time.
Albert Park Country Club
Saturday July 7
3.00pm - 11.00pm