When did you start DJing and what or who were your early passions and influences?

I started DJing in the early 90s, with my early influencers stemming from hip hop and R&B. I was first inspired by Grandmaster Flash and DJ Shadow then by MAW and house music.

What do you consider to be the most special and high-impact moments in your career?

One of the most special moments was DJing back-to-back with Denny Tenaglia in Naples, Italy 2011 in a club for 300 people. It was a blessing!

Can you give us your thoughts on what makes an amazing set?

What makes a fantastic DJ set? It’s belief, passion, and musical knowledge.

Who is your favorite artist on the scene right now and why?

I don’t follow DJs very much, but like Mami, a French band, L’Impératrice, and vintage sounds with great rhythm.

Favorite quote to live by?

“Less is more.”

Joia Beach - Diego Ciaramella