Music was for me always the highest value (beside Love, which was kinda too hard to get) - also in a materialistic sense; I used to spend all my money into LPs, tapes and into travelling to concerts. All bands I listened to in my youth I still love. It first discovered The Beatles and Pink Floyd, later also alternative music, mainly from UK (Depeche Mode, The Cure.. the first 'techno' and wave tracks) and in the last decade I became an enthousiast of Radiohead and Muse.. beside many new bands and componists. Latest discoveries are Neelix, Interactive Noise, Phaxe and Co.
I began with DJing rather late. Before I used to be one of the busiest Zurich clubbers; always all night on the dancefloor. What was played there (Acid, Chicago House, UK Rave, afterhours Techno and Trance) was sometimes brilliant - but then in the late 90ies often no more powerful enough. My feeling of lameness I shared with others in the public. That's why I started some years ago with my own concept for a new danceclub (3disco.com) and the partylabel reloaded.ch.
I bring as DJ fast and strong, also melodic tracks with lots of arpeggios and rolling basslines, interwoven rhythms ..and also I adore vocals. Currently my fave sound is Progressive Trance, but I heart also many tracks from other genres (Minimal, Techno, Progressive House, Electro). In 2012, I began with harmonic mixing also - one of the pros of digital DJing. I have also many vinyl records and 1000+ CDs n tapes, but it's clear that for someone who's beginning after the year 2000 (and is working with computers intensely), the only choice is DIGITAL, with mostly lossless mp3s or flacs! I think the anti-mp3 movement is nonsense. Electronic music is produced digitally and a needle gliding through a plastic creek cannot make it sound any better. Records are nice things to have though, a DJ handling with 12inches is better to look at than one staring into a notebook, that's right ;) Oh well, but what is it all about ? Music, passion, dance .. pure life! Digital DJing provides a lot more creative possibilities, especially with the devices of the newest generation. So .. I'm not sure how long vinyl is actually going to survive, outside of the living room of the older audio freaks.